In an Instagram Live video posting, “Shazam” star Zachary Levi has shared his thoughts on the state of DC Studios films amidst all the drama surrounding new bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran and the changes taking place.
Earlier this week, actor Dwayne Johnson announced that his recent “Black Adam” film would not be getting a sequel, the announcement following Henry Cavill’s public exit from the role of Superman and plenty of chatter about the future of DC.
In the video, Levi says he aims to dispel any “random deceitful banter” that is circulating online. He says whilst he doesn’t know what Gunn and Safran have in mind for Shazam, he believes he is in “a pretty good position”.
He also encourages fans to “be patient and give them some space and some time to try and really make something special” with the DC Universe. He adds:
“Up to this point, there have been quite a few DC films that may have made some fans very happy, but they’re not tapping into the larger audience. Marvel was very successful in doing that – bringing in as many people to the table, as many people that could be satiated and brought joy and all that stuff.
If you’re out there, and you really liked what happened before, you can do that – that’s fine. But recognize there’s a lot of people that didn’t like those things, and we should always be trying to, I think, tap into as much audience as possible, making as many people as happy as possible.
That’s what we’re in entertainment for, and I think that’s what Peter and James are really trying to do, and it’s not an easy position. They got handed all of these things that were already in a lot of conflict. So guys, just f—ing give them a break. Take it easy. Take a breath.”
Levi added that he wishes he could work with some of the people exiting the DC world, likely referencing both Johnson and Cavill. To see the full video posting, head over to Instagram.