Zachary Levi has spoken candidly about the recent controversy involving James Gunn and Peter Safran, the newly appointed co-heads of DC, as well as the rumours about the franchise’s future. A number of announcements were delivered quickly, sending the audience into a frenzy. Initially, there were reports that there would be some modifications made to the franchises as they moved forward for the next initiatives, as well as the appointment of the DC co-heads.
The next to make the announcement that he would be appearing in another movie was Henry Cavill. He announced on Instagram a week later that he will not be taking the role of Superman back. The role of Superman’s younger self in the upcoming movie, which would centre on those years, is being explored for a younger actor. Online criticism followed, which James Gunn even addressed a few days ago on his Twitter account.
On his Instagram Live, the Shazam! star spoke to fans about the ongoing discussion while admonishing them not to believe everything they read online. Levi said, “I’m not the boss, I have no idea what the heck is ultimately going on, but I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that… Listen, I loved Walter Hamada. I loved him as a boss, I love him as a human being, and I hope to work with him wherever he goes. But I couldn’t have hand chosen two better people to be the people that are now helping to guide where the DC Universe is going. You have no idea the reasonings behind any of the decisions that are going on.”
He added, “The amount of conjecture and rumor mill and drama and nonsense that keeps getting spun around out there on Instagram and Twitter is laughable. It is unbelievably laughable. So I would just say be patient, and give them some space and some time to try and really make something special. And I think something that DC deserves to have, and something that [Zack] Snyder tried to do and it just didn’t ultimately materialize, guys.” The Shazam! sequel received a response from the actor as well. Levi said, “At this point right now, I’m still that character. I have not had any outgoing conversations with the bosses. We have a movie that’s literally coming out in March,” Levi continued. ” I have no idea what’s going to ultimately happen to me. I think I’m in a pretty good position.”