How explosive will David F. Sandberg‘s DC Comics flick ‘Shazam!’ be?  Apparently “Michael Bay” explosive.  Now the question becomes just how tongue-in-cheek is the always cheeky director being?  We may have to wait and see.  But Sandberg tweeted an encounter he had with practical effects technicians on the set of ‘Shazam!’

Where will these explosions appear in the film?  It depends.  Villain Thaddeus Sivana, played by Mark Strong, is typically depicted as a mad scientist type– a goofier Lex Luthor.  But he has in the past gained superpowers of his own, which may make him more of an “explosive” threat against the film’s super strong hero, Zachary Levi.

Then there are the rumors that Henry Cavill’s Superman will appear in the film.  Despite the Man of Steel and the Big Red Cheese both being heroes, fans and creators seem obsessed with having the two slug it out.  Wishes were granted in 1978 when the icons traded punches in an extra-large Treasury Edition comic book, written by Gerry Conway and illustrated by Rich Buckler and Dick Giordano.  The pair battled a few more times, but perhaps their most well-recalled slugfest was in the climax of the best-selling series ‘Kingdom Come’ written by Mark Waid and painted by Alex Ross, which resulted in the deaths of a large portion of the world’s remaining superhuman population in an alternate timeline.  In 2010, Warner Brothers released the animated short film ‘Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam’ which brought this conflict to life for the first time.

But we don’t yet know what role Cavill will play in ‘Shazam!’– in fact, it has been officially confirmed.  But should these titans come to blows, it’s sure to be… yep, “explosive.”

On the other hand, Sandberg has stressed that ‘Shazam!’ will be decidedly lighter than prior DC movies, going so far as to compare it to the beloved Tom Hanks family movie ‘Big’.  So these effects might be all eye candy with little actual damage.  And after the lackluster reaction to ‘Batman V. Superman’, we may not even see Shazam and Superman opposing one another.

What do you think?  Are looking forward to “Michael Bay” sized explosions in ‘Shazam!’?  Would you like to see a live action Shazam/Superman battle?

Source: Pursue News