Shazam! Fury of the Gods Almost Had Superman and Batman Cameos (Exclusive)

DC Studios has finally been released Shazam! Anger of the Gods this week, and the movie finally gives us our first look at the final chapter of the DC Extended Universe slate. Shazam! Anger of the Gods has gotten some pretty positive early response, and now that the reviews are out, we’re finally getting some in-depth critiques on the movie. It was revealed quite early on that Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) will appear in the movie Shazam! sequel as the studio chose to reveal it through a new TV spot. But it looks like there could have been other big cameos. Brandon Davis of recently had a conversation with Shazam!: Anger of the Gods director David F. Sandberg, and he revealed that Batman and Superman almost appeared in the sequel.

“Yeah. I mean, we kind of get around it because we have a big dome, a big force field dome. We stole that from The Simpsons,” Sandberg told us. “No, but I thought early on that we should have a scene, at least in a news report or something, where you can see from afar something like Superman trying to get in or Batman standing outside pounding the dome or “Something like that. That got dropped pretty quickly, because that also opens up a whole other can of worms, because then you really start thinking about it. Well, they’re obviously here, so what’s going on?”

What is the Shazam! Anger of the Gods Short content?

The most recent DC Studios movie to be released is Shazam! Anger of the Gods. Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line describe the film as follows: “Endowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with adult superhero alter egos. But when the daughters of Atlas, a vengeful trio of ancient gods, arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago.

Shazam! Anger of the Gods stars recurring cast members Zachary Levi (Thor: Ragnarok) as Shazam; Asher Angel (Andy Mack) as Billy Batson; Jack Dylan Grazer (The chapter two) as Freddy Freeman; Adam Brody (Promising young woman) as superhero Freddy; Ross Butler (Raya and the Last Dragon) as superhero Eugene; great good (Day shift) as superhero Darla; DJ Cotrona (GI Joe: Retaliation) as superhero Pedro; Grace Caroline Currey (Annabelle: Creation) as Mary Bromfield / Superhero Mary; Faith Herman (This is us) as Darla Dudley; Ian Chen (A dog trip) as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand (“Second Chances”) as Pedro Pena; Marta Milans (White lines) as Rosa Vasquez; Cooper Andrews (The living Dead) as Victor Vasquez; with Djimon Hounsou (A Quiet Place Part II) as Wizard. Joining the cast are Rachel Zegler (West Side Story), with Lucy Liu (Kung Fu Panda franchise) and Helen Mirren (F9: The fast saga).”

The film is directed by David F. Sandberg (Shazam!, Annabelle: Creation) and produced by Peter Safran. Anger of the Gods was written by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan. Shazam! Anger of the Gods is in theaters now!

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