Zachary Levi believes fans must unite to stop Hollywood from constantly churning out "garbage" movies.
The actor has starred in Shazam! and Shazam! Fury of the Gods. In the sequel, Billy Batson and his foster brothers and sisters join forces to take on the Daughters of Atlas. It received mostly negative reviews from critics and was also a box office bomb, earning just $133 million against a budget of $125m.
Even though Levi is coming off the failure of Fury of the Gods, he has slammed Hollywood for the quality of its content.
Speaking at the Chicago Fan Expo over the weekend, Levi said, “I personally feel like the amount of content that comes out of Hollywood is garbage — they don’t care enough to actually make it great for you guys. They don’t.
“How many times do you watch a trailer and go, ‘Oh my god, this looks so cool!’ Then you go to the movie, and it’s like, ‘This was what I get?’ They know that once you’ve already bought the ticket and you’re in the seat, they’ve got your money.
“We have to actively not choose the garbage. It’ll help. It’ll help a lot.”
Levi supports striking actors
At the moment, writers and actors in Hollywood are striking at the same time since the 1960s, which has left several television and movie productions indefinitely postponed.
And, Levi, as a member of the actor's union, is in full support of the strike.
“I fully support my union, the WGA, and the strike,” he insisted.
“I remain an outspoken critic of the exploitative system that us artists are subject to work in since I started my journey in this business 25 years ago. This strike is necessary to protect ourselves, our writers, and all those working in production who make the industry move.”
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Shazam! Fury of the Gods
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