RUMOR/SPOILER ALERT: This article contains possible RUMORS/SPOILERS for ‘Shazam!’ so proceed with caution.
There has been buzz about a Superman cameo in ‘Shazam!’ since before that movie began filming, but it was revealed in September that Henry Cavill passed. That could have been the end of the story, but now comes word that there will be a small Superman cameo in ‘Shazam!’, but it just won’t be Cavill in the suit.
Reportedly, Superman does appear at the end of the movie as the payoff to a running joke. After Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) continually begs Billy Batson (Asher Angel) to show up at school as Shazam, the hero finally relents and turns up at the end. But he isn’t alone, as he brought a friend. Enter Superman. Presumably, he will just be glimpsed and probably from behind, so director David F. Sandberg probably used a body double.
That’s not confirmed, and if this scene doesn’t appear in the finished film, it’s no big loss, as Warner Bros. doesn’t have any plans to bring the Man of Steel back to the big screen anytime soon. But this would at least establish a connection to the larger DC film universe.
Warner Bros. has publically declared that they are less concerned with universe building than they were before and are more concerned with just crafting enjoyable movies based on the DC roster of characters, like December’s ‘Aquaman’, which is still in the Top Five at the box office and now stands as the highest-grossing DC movie of all time, even beating the various Batman movies.
And speaking of Batman, the Caped Crusader is winging back to the big screen in 2021, in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’. But while there is talk that a ‘Supergirl’ movie may join the DC lineup, there has been no talk of another ‘Superman’ movie and by most indications, Henry Cavill is done with the DCU and isn’t interested in returning.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing a Superman cameo, or do you even care at this point?
Directed by David F. Sandberg, ‘Shazam!’ stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Cooper Andrews, Jovan Armand, Michelle Borth, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Ian Chen, D.J. Cotrona, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Djimon Hounsou, Marta Milans, Natalia Safran and Mark Strong, and opens on April 5, 2019.
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