Shazam!: Yes That Cameo Was Supposed To Include [SPOILER]

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Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for the very, very end of the movie Shazam! So if you haven’t seen that movie and don’t want any fun cameo-related details spoiled…stop reading. I mean, seriously, why in the hell did you click this to begin with if you saw the big spoiler tag at the top? Stop it.

Remember all those months back when there were reports that Henry Cavill would be stepping down as the Man of Steel. It was stated that Cavill and Warner Bros. couldn’t come to terms over some cameo appearance in Shazam!, and as a result, he would not be returning to the role that helped catapult him to the next level of superstardom. If you’ve seen the film, you already know the scene in question.

The end of the flick saw Billy somehow get Superman to visit his school and eat lunch with him and his family. All we saw of Supes, however, was his body armor. No face. No lines. No nothing. Just the suit. We got a reaction from Freddy before it turned to black. Speaking with, producer Peter Safran confirmed that they tried getting Cavill in on the action.

“At one point, we’d hoped it was going to be Cavill doing it, but unfortunately his schedule didn’t allow him to do it. We still wanted to do it anyway, and it turned out to be better, because it let us do a hard cut on Freddy’s reaction, because if we had Cavill there, we’d actually written lines, they had a dialogue, but then it’s a little bit of a hat on hat, because really what it’s about is Freddy’s reaction, so we got to get out on that.”

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Pretty interesting details here. According to him, it was a scheduling conflict that didn’t allow him to do it, rather than there being a problem with specific terms. Of course, you don’t expect a producer to actually tell us the truth in that instance, but it is the first we’ve heard of an official reason why it couldn’t be done.

Also interesting is his statement on what it added to the scene. Rather than give some fan service-y dialogue, it may have worked in favor of the comedy of the scene. To me, it kinda felt like the very end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which also ended on a surprising, yet funny note. What did you think of the cameo? Let us know down below!

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