WARNING: BIG SPOILERS FOR SHAZAM: FURY OF THE GODS BELOW
Well, in a curious move from the marketing department at Warner Bros., a new TV spot for Shazam: Fury of the Gods showcases a pretty big cameo reveal. CBR reports on the TV spot spoiler and director David F. Sandberg’s reaction (although they also put the spoiler in the url, so tread carefully).
Amid the shake-ups and reinvention of the DC Film universe, with James Gunn and Peter Safran spearheading a ten-year plan, some of the existing franchise sequels are still scheduled for release, including Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and The Flash. However, Shazam: Fury of the Gods is set to release later this month and promotion is already up and running. This includes at least one TV spot that spoils a cameo appearance that would have surely excited some of the fans and garner applause at the theater. Although, it still might, depending upon who has seen the commercial.
In one of the TV spots for the film, there is not only a shot but an extended exchange between Shazam and Wonder Woman, played once again by Gal Gadot, as she appears to help bail him out of a jam. This is an official release and not leaked clip. The director of the Shazam movies, David F. Sandberg, has addressed this on Twitter with a post saying, “Well there’s some big Shazam spoilers out there now. If you want to go in fresh maybe don’t be online or watch tv with ads… Pretty good advice in general actually.”
Zachary Levi, the film’s star, would quote the director’s tweet as he backs it with his post simply saying, “THISSSSSSS!!!” One of the big perks of having a shared universe is being able to crossover characters from one movie to the next, and these sequels usually play their cards when they can. What will particularly be a bummer for fans is this may be the last time we see Gal Gadot in the role after her four film appearances. Plans for a third Wonder Woman had fallen through as controversy around Patty Jenkins’ departure led to the project’s demise. In addition, this scene could now play like the Superman cameo in Black Adam — no longer having relevance due to Zack Snyder’s universe getting phased out.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods is due to zap into theaters on March 17.
By the way, I must say in Sideshow Bob-like fashion, I’m well aware of the irony of posting the spoiler in reporting that the director advises fans to stay away from spoilers.