Zachary Levi has extra ideas.
Simply days after the Shazam: Fury of the Gods star made headlines for his feedback about “dumb” actors’ strike guidelines (“taken out of context”) and some weeks after calling film critics “insanely unkind” of their Shazam! sequel critiques and some months after seemingly knocking Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for reportedly not wanting Levi’s DC character in Black Adam (dude, you had been higher off), now Levi is tackling the standard of Hollywood movies.
Talking at Fan Expo Chicago on Saturday and reported by Leisure Weekly, the 42-year-old actor took a shot at studio filmmaking.
“I personally really feel like the quantity of content material that comes out of Hollywood that’s rubbish — they don’t care sufficient to really make it nice for you guys,” Levi stated, reportedly to enthusiastic applause. “They don’t. What number of occasions do you watch a trailer and go, ‘Oh my God, this seems to be so cool!’ Then you definitely go to the film and it’s like, ‘This was what I get?’ They know that when you’ve already purchased the ticket and also you’re within the seat, they’ve bought your cash. And the one means for us to vary any of it’s to not go to the rubbish. We have now to actively not select the rubbish. It’ll assist. It’ll assist quite a bit.”
On the SAG-AFTRA strike, Levi was at Manchester Comedian-Con in July and informed the viewers, “I’m not allowed to speak about … that is so dumb. I’m not allowed to speak about any of my earlier work. I’m not allowed to speak about films that I could also be a superhero in. I’m not allowed to speak about TV reveals that I’ll have been a nerd who labored at a Finest Purchase…” After the feedback went viral, Levi clarified, “It’s come to my consideration that an offhand comment I made in jest final weekend is being taken out of context,” Levi stated in an announcement Friday. “So let me be very clear. I absolutely help my union, the WGA, and the strike … However we additionally can’t neglect our followers throughout this strike. Followers that spend their cash and power touring far distances to speak with us about our work which means a lot to them, we must always be capable of interact.”
The Shazam! sequel controversy was extra tangled, with Levi seemingly calling out Johnson after a Wrap report stated the Black Adam star blocked Justice Society characters from showing in Fury of the Gods and likewise shot down the potential for a Levi cameo in his film. He then later clarified, “I’ll or might not have, , reposted one thing in my Tales a few story that I had nothing to do with that [The Wrap] had reported on, after which I bought flack about it as a result of folks had been saying ‘Oh, what are you doing? You’re making an attempt responsible this man as a result of your film’s not doing properly. Like, you’re making an attempt responsible us,’” Levi stated in an Instagram Reside on Thursday. “Pay attention, I haven’t blamed anyone. There’s not one single individual that I’ve blamed for something about the way in which that our film has carried out.”
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Levi’s reps for any extra remark.