The puzzle that is the fate of DC Universe actors continues to be a work in progress as now Zachary Levi has taken to social media to update his statements.
Earlier this week Levi responded to a fan on social media saying he felt he was “Gucci” – a slang term for being set in a project, or safe – when it came to his place in the reforming DC Universe. Levi then decided to follow up by taking to Instagram Live on Thursday night to further address the situation.
“You have no idea the reasonings behind any of the decisions that are going on. 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,” Levi said. “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.”
He went on to add that James Gunn and Peter Safran are “not just making decisions because they like someone or don’t like someone. They’re making decisions based on what is best for Warner Bros., DC, that entire studio and entity and trying to make as many fans, as much of an audience, happy as they can.”
“Listen, I have no idea what ultimately is going to happen to me. I think I’m in a pretty good position, I think we made a great movie, I think it’s going to do well — reasonably well, I hope so,” said Levi. “But again, regardless of that, if they decide at some point that this is the way we gotta go — them’s the breaks, that’s how it goes.”
What follows is a portion of the video from the Instagram Live video.
Zachary Levi went on Instagram Live to discuss his future as #Shazam in the DCU after Fury of the Gods and rumors/lies.
“As of this point right now, I’m still that character […] I have no idea what’s going to ultimately happen to me. I think I’m in a pretty good position…” pic.twitter.com/58V4QwWhrW
— Shazam Updates (@ShazamNews) December 23, 2022
Shazam: Fury of the Gods is due to hit theaters on March 17, 2023.