DC Fandome certainly lived up to the hype and had no shortage of exclusive news. We got a finalized look at Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984, we found out the whole JSA for Black Adam, and got a complete character list for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Well, not to be outdone, the cast and director of SHAZAM! decided to drop their own little nugget, even with it being a DC film with the longest wait before its release (pushed back to November of 2022, to be exact). In fact, we got two updates on the film, one being its official title and the other a very particular and peculiar cameo that may or may not happen!
During their panel, the cast had a lot of fun at their director’s expense. And, they let the cat out of the bag that the film will officially be titled SHAZAM!: Fury of the Gods. This teases the plot somewhat, as there could be some backlash to the new SHAZAM family taking the seats at the Council of Eternity. There’s still a 7th empty seat, and that very well could go to Black Adam, who would ultimately want all the seats for himself. Or, some other god could step into the villain role in this film. But, if the new title wasn’t enough, a certain comedian/actor made an appearance in the panel, and proclaimed himself the original SHAZAM, as well as his appearance in the upcoming sequel. I’m talking, of course, about Sinbad!
Confused? Let me help. There is a mental trick called ‘The Mandela Effect’, where the mass conscious believes something happened in the past, including remembering specific details, but it never actually happened in the first place (the name comes from the world believing that Nelson Mandela died several years before his actual death, including remembering a massive funeral and everything).
For years, many people have sworn to have see the comedian Sinbad in a 90’s film called Shazam, about a kid and a genie (myself included). Problem is, the film was never a thing. Instead, there was a film we all also remember called Kazam starring actor and Hall of Fame NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neil as a genie. That one actually happened. It’s led to many a joke about Sinbad being the ‘real’ Shazam, and now it looks like he will at least have some part in a SHAZAM film of sorts.
Whatever happens, this film looks to up the ante of fun and action from its 2019 origin film, and that is something we can all look forward to in 2022!
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