The Shazam! Fury of the Gods director says the recent DC shuffle changed his retcon plans related to The Flash.
Last week, Warner Bros. surprised fans with the shuffling of release dates for some of their upcoming DC Extended Universe films. Films such as Black Adam, The Flash and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom got delayed, with the latter two delayed to 2023, whereas Shazam! Fury of the Gods was pushed six months earlier for a release just in time for Christmas at the end of the year.
Director David F. Sandberg, responded to the film’s earlier release date through a series of tweets, including a playful, humorous comment for Avatar 2 director James Cameron. Now, he also revealed that he had a plan to explain why the suits for the Shazam family are different designs when asked, and it turns out that he would’ve referenced The Flash and Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) messing with the DC Extended Universe timeline:
Thankfully, we have the appearance of the Wizard (Djimon Hounsou) to look forward to when it comes to this exciting new release. Also, given the fact that we will be seeing the return of the Shazam family in more action-packed sequences, it’s exciting to see that the film will be releasing earlier than expected, and with that in mind, there will be no need to explain anything based on what DC has planned with The Flash.
Here is the synopsis for the DC’s first Shazam! film:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quick.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Djimon Hounsou.
The original film is available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Meanwhile, Shazam! Fury of the Gods will hit theaters on December 16, 2022 while The Flash will hit theaters on June 23, 2023. Be sure to continue following us for the latest news following the DC Extended Universe, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!