The latest entry in the DCEU soon hits theaters, but here's five secrets about Shazam! that have already been revealed. Shazam was among the titles announced by Warner Bros. all the way back in 2014, and even though that slate has changed dramatically over the years, it's been a lesser known character like Billy Batson aka Shazam who made it through. Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam looks to bring a lighthearted tone to the DC world.
The solo film centers around Billy Batson (Asher Angel), a teenager who gains magical abilities after being chosen by a dying wizard. All he has to do is say the magic word and he becomes the hero known as Shazam (Zachary Levi) - or Captain Sparklefingers as the trailers have joked. With the fun and humorous approach to the film, the marketing for Shazam has not focused too heavily on the plot or conflict of the film.
They've been able to maintain some surprises for Shazam in the process, but some secrets have already been revealed. Screen Rant's latest video, which can be seen at the top of this post, runs down five of them. Something as clear as the movie adapting the character's recent New 52 origin is mentioned, as well as some other Easter eggs that some have noticed.
Even though these secrets have been revealed, Shazam still has plenty of surprises in store for DC fans. The trailers have already shown that Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) is a walking Easter egg of references to the DCEU, and the movie will likely continue that in other ways too. There's long been rumors about Superman making an appearance in the movie, but those have yet to be confirmed at this point. But, between the Seven Deadly Sins and the Shazam Family both set to appear, there will be a lot of powered individuals included.
Thankfully, Shazam is already generating very positive reviews from critics and fans who got the chance to see the movie early, and the buzz indicates that it would deliver even if these references weren't included or these secrets known. This all bodes well for the currently officially unannounced sequel, but these reactions and the expected box office performance make the likelihood of the franchise continuing. With Sandberg and producer Peter Safran indicating they'd return for Shazam 2, if any of these secrets leave room to be expanded upon, they may get the chance to do just that.
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