Actor Zachary Levi has been facing criticism on social media since he posted a tweet on January 29th expressing his agreement with a Twitter user who claimed Pfizer is a danger to the world.
This has given Levi and Warner Bros. a potential obstacle as the “Shazam: Fury of the Gods” press tour gears up for its March release.
Hardcore agree. 😐 https://t.co/goeEf5UQ5s— Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) January 29, 2023
James Gunn, the co-head of DC Studios, was asked to comment on Levi’s tweet during a press event on January 30th. Gunn stated, “Actors and filmmakers that I work with are going to say things that I agree with and things that I don’t agree with. And that’s going to happen. I can’t be changing my plans all the time because an actor says something that I don’t agree with.” Gunn added, “if somebody’s doing something morally reprehensible then that’s a different story. We have to take all that stuff into account. It’s a balance. It’s modern world and it’s a different place.”
It is worth noting that Marvel faced a similar crisis when “Black Panther” star Letitia Wright shared an anti-vaxx conspiracy video on Twitter. Wright eventually issued a statement saying that her intention was not to hurt anyone, but to raise concerns about what is in the vaccine.
Levi has the “Shazam” sequel releasing in March, but there have been no announcements yet regarding a potential third “Shazam” movie. Gunn stated that previously established DC Universe actors like Levi and Gal Gadot can continue to play their characters, but there are no concrete plans yet. The impact of Levi’s anti-Pfizer tweet on his “Shazam: Fury of the Gods” press tour remains to be seen.
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