SPOILER ALERT: If you STILL haven’t seen ‘Shazam!’ you may want to turn back, as this article discusses scenes that may be considered SPOILERS.
‘Shazam!’ has now soared past the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, and from the start, it has gotten great reviews from critics. And while the majority of the focus is on goofy man-boy Zachary Levi as the titular superhero, who is secretly 14-year-old Billy Batson (Asher Angel), a hero is only as mighty as his enemy, and in this case, Mark Strong who delivered a steely performance as the eternally rejected Doctor Thaddeus “Thad” Sivana.
While Sivana was determined to be unworthy of the power of Shazam, he uses his experience and keen intelligence to find another way to journey back to the Rock of Eternity, where he instead harnesses the powers of the Seven Deadly Sins. With this nearly unstoppable power at his disposal, Sivana seeks revenge against the first people to reject him– his father and brother. Sivana storms into a board meeting where we flings his brother Sid (played by Wayne Ward) through a highrise window. He then unleashes the Sins to kill his father (John Glover) and the other executives.
But apparently, this scene was not in the original script. In fact, it wasn’t even filmed during production. It was added during reshoots. ‘Shazam!’s editor Michel Aller, stated:
“It was a later addition. Originally the way Sivana confronts his family was completely different. It was at a Christmas party in his mansion. And so the whole idea of him confronting his family was re-conceived. So that was part of the additional photography.”
That means that the original confrontation was filmed for the first cut of the film, and Aller says that it should surface on the Blu-Ray release as a deleted scene, even though the effects will not be complete.
“Yeah, I mean, I’ve submitted it and I believe that they’ll include that for sure.”
The home video release of ‘Shazam!’ hasn’t been scheduled, as the film has only been in theaters, going on three weeks and it’s still flying high.
If you’ve seen ‘Shazam!’, do you prefer the Sivana scene the way it was, or do you think the other version would have worked better?
Source: Cinema Blend