Each superhero film fan is aware of you could’t go away the theater till the final credit have rolled, however that’s additional essential info for moviegoers seeing Shazam: Fury of the Gods. There are two further scenes to the film as soon as the credit start, the primary containing main hints about the way forward for the character of Shazam (Zachary Levi) and the end-credits scene teasing large issues if DC have been to go ahead with a 3rd Shazam film.
Warning: The next incorporates spoilers for Shazam: Fury of the Gods. Proceed with warning.
After Billy (Asher Angel) is revived by Surprise Lady (Gal Gadot) within the ultimate scenes of the movie, the mid-credits sequence teases the place Shazam is likely to be heading within the bigger DC cinematic universe. As Shazam is performing some lightning goal follow, he’s approached by Peacemaker’s Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) and John Economos (Steve Agee) on behalf of Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) with an invitation to the Justice Society.
“That [scene was created] earlier than [James Gunn] grew to become the boss. It was really speculated to be totally different characters, however then we needed to change it final minute after we had already constructed the set,” Fury of the Gods director David Sandberg advised a gaggle of journalists together with GameSpot at a press lunch. “We had the time and every thing and we nonetheless needed to do the scene, so Peter Safran, who produces Peacemaker, made some calls and fortunately, Jen Holland and Steve Agee have been in a position to come down and try this scene. We nonetheless acquired to make use of that set and every thing.”
As for Shazam himself, he’s past stoked at the opportunity of Shazam becoming a member of a bigger group of heroes–even although no formal bulletins a couple of Justice Society team-up have been made below Gunn’s management.
“My hopes and goals are the identical that I’ve had for the reason that starting which was, I might like to be in a crew,” Zachary Levi advised GameSpot on the Fury of the Gods press junket. “The actually enjoyable factor is that inside our personal franchise, we’ve a crew superhero film, so I already get [that] somewhat bit, however then to additionally work with different superheroes and one other crew, no matter crew that’s gong to be, signal me up! I need to be part of that.”
Whereas Shazam himself might slot in with Gunn’s imaginative and prescient for the following section of DC films, what’s going to occur with the remainder of the Shazamily is extra unclear. They’re characters created by former DC chief Geoff Johns. Nonetheless, the tip credit scene of Fury of the Gods teased what is likely to be in retailer for the Shazamily if a 3rd movie is inexperienced lit. Mr. Thoughts, a literal diabolical speaking worm (voiced by Sandberg) returns within the scene, visiting Dr. Siivana in jail.
Whereas no particulars of his plan for world domination are revealed, he confirms that he’s nonetheless engaged on a plan to take down the Shazamily and declare their powers. In accordance with Sandberg, Mr. Thoughts was the unique villain for Fury of the Gods, earlier than the plot grew to become too convoluted and the crew pivoted, leaving Shazam’s biggest foe to be tackled in a later movie.
“At first we have been like, we’ll proceed [with] Mr. Thoughts and Sivana. They’re those who carry the Gods to this world,” the director defined. “Mr. Thoughts had this large plan, nevertheless it was simply an excessive amount of story to inform. Even with out it, the film is 2 hours and 10 minutes…I am glad we acquired to do some enjoyable factor on the finish as a result of I do know individuals are going to be like, ‘Wait, what occurred with the worm?’ So he is nonetheless engaged on one thing. It’s simply going to take a while.”
A part of the choice to push the Mr. Thoughts showdown was additionally to keep up the appeal of the primary film with out turning Shazam right into a full-on fantasy movie.
“[The] later comics do go into all of these kinds of worlds, with the doorways, and it turns into very type of fantasy. We did go down the trail and we talked about, ‘Oh, they go to animal land. That is how we will usher in Tawky Tawny and issues like that,’ nevertheless it didn’t really feel proper. What’s so good in regards to the first one is that it’s type of a fantastical factor taking place in a reasonably grounded world. In case you have one thing fantastical taking place in a fantastical place, then all of it turns into type of fantasy. I am not a giant fan of that. That is once we scrapped it and began over with this concept of, ‘Properly, his energy are from the gods, perhaps they’re coming to get the powers again.'”
We’ll should see if Mr. Thoughts’s plan will ever get to see the sunshine of day or if the little worm might be caught crawling by the pipes of a most safety jail ceaselessly.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods hit theaters on March 17.
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