If you didn’t get your fill of Superman in last year’s Justice League, you may be in luck. According to Revenge of the Fans, Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel will be appearing on the big screen alongside Shazam in the standalone Shazam! film.
The reason is that the studio wants Superman to be in the public eye sooner rather than later. A sequel to Man of Steel is still a long ways off (if ever), and although Dwayne Johnson reportedly wants Superman to appear in Black Adam, that film is still a while from getting made. So rather than let Superman fall away from view over the next few years, it sounds like they may bring him into Shazam!
Sadly, there’s no indication in the report as to how he’ll be incorporated into the movie, which isn’t a good sign. Given that the film is pretty much in production at this point, I’d like to think they would have figured this out beforehand. However, it does sound like, regardless of how they end up using Henry Cavill, that the character will have an impact on the film, with Billy Batson looking up to him as an inspirational figure.
Personally, I think this would be a disappointing misstep for DC. Justice League already proved that audiences don’t really have any more tolerance for the way they’re doing things, and the movie fans most connected with was Wonder Woman — the most detached film in the whole DCEU. I think it’s better to focus on letting this one stand alone, and not shoving it into the DCEU unnecessarily.
But those are just my thoughts. What are yours? Would Superman joining the Shazam! be a good or bad move? Let us know down below! Let us know your thoughts down below!
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SOURCE: Revenge of the Fans