Each superhero film fan is aware of that you would be able to’t depart the theater till the final credit have rolled, however that’s additional vital info for moviegoers seeing Shazam: Fury of the Gods. There are two extra 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 massive issues if DC had 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 Marvel Girl (Gal Gadot) within the last scenes of the movie, the mid-credits sequence teases the place Shazam could be heading within the bigger DC cinematic universe. As Shazam is performing some lightning goal apply, 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] turned the boss. It was really alleged to be completely 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 instructed a bunch of journalists together with GameSpot at a press lunch. “We had the time and the whole lot and we nonetheless needed to do the scene, so Peter Safran, who produces Peacemaker, made some calls and fortunately, Jen Holland and Steve Agee had been capable of come down and do this scene. We nonetheless received to make use of that set and the whole lot.”
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 few Justice Society team-up have been made underneath Gunn’s management.
“My hopes and goals are the identical that I’ve had because the starting which was, I might like to be in a group,” Zachary Levi instructed GameSpot on the Fury of the Gods press junket. “The actually enjoyable factor is that inside our personal franchise, now we have a group superhero film, so I already get [that] slightly bit, however then to additionally work with different superheroes and one other group, no matter group 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 subsequent part of DC motion pictures, 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 could 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 response to Sandberg, Mr. Thoughts was the unique villain for Fury of the Gods, earlier than the plot turned too convoluted and the group pivoted, leaving Shazam’s best foe to be tackled in a later movie.
“At first we had 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 massive 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 received to perform a little enjoyable factor on the finish as a result of I do know persons 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 take care of the attraction of the primary film with out turning Shazam right into a full-on fantasy movie.
“[The] later comics do go into all of a lot of these 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 are able to herald 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 fairly grounded world. When you have one thing fantastical taking place in a fantastical place, then all of it turns into type of fantasy. I am not an enormous fan of that. That is once we scrapped it and began over with this concept of, ‘Nicely, his energy are from the gods, possibly 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 will probably be caught crawling by the pipes of a most safety jail perpetually.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods hit theaters on March 17.
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