DC Studios boss James Gunn addressed this Tuesday (31) about actor Zachary Levi’s controversial tweet, which went viral in recent days. In the case in question, the Shazam interpreter shared a message from another user speaking badly about the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. In response, he says he “strongly agrees”.
The actor’s speech quickly gained repercussions on social networks, with several fans interpreting the message as a “clear anti-vaccine opinion”.
hardcore agree. ?? https://t.co/goeEf5UQ5s
— Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) January 29, 2023
With the negative reactions, many wondered if the situation could be an obstacle to the actor’s stay in the DCEU – which has gone through several changes in recent months.
At a press conference, Gunn stressed that differing opinions from the actors do not lead to cast changes.
“The actors and filmmakers I work with are going to say things I agree with and things I don’t agree with. And it will happen. I don’t have a list of things someone should say because of what I think. And you know, I don’t I can change my plans all the time because an actor says something I don’t agree with.”
“Likewise, if someone is doing something morally reprehensible, it’s a different story,” he added. “We have to take all of that into account. It’s a balance. It is a modern world and a different place.”
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Return of Shazam!
The feature film starring Zachary Levy hits Brazilian theaters on March 17. In Shazam! Gods Fury, Billy Batson faces an existential crisis: fear of adulthood and aging. He must reconcile these issues while facing the villainous Hespera and Kalypso, daughters of the Greek god Atlas.
In addition to Levy, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Faithe Herman, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand and Adam Brody return for the sequel.