Minor spoilers forward for Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
Over the previous decade we’ve seen the comedian ebook style develop into a robust drive within the leisure trade. Though serialized storytelling does include some problems, like when explaining why no different heroes are sometimes referred to as throughout solo motion pictures. And Shazam! Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg not too long ago answered that “why no Justice League?” query for his DC sequel.
For each the MCU and DCU, audiences are sometimes questioning why not one of the heroes name for backup throughout their solo motion pictures, given the formation of The Avengers and the Justice League respectively. Generally screenwriters have to leap by way of hoops to clarify why crossovers aren’t occurring, and the parents behind Shazam! Fury of the Gods undoubtedly thought of why different heroes weren’t displaying up (aside from that cameo in fact). Director David F. Sandberg addressed this in a dialog with Polygon, sharing:
There you will have it. Fairly than ignoring the existence of different heroes just like the Justice League, Shazam 2’s story was in a position to keep contained due to the dome that the Daughter of Atlas trapped the complete metropolis of Philadelphia underneath. And identical to that, it was as much as Billy Batson and his household to take care of the film’s antagonists on their very own.
David F. Sandberg’s feedback to Polygon come from a bigger dialog that he and screenwriters Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan had about their work on Shazam! Fury of the Gods. For his half, the filmmaker not too long ago revealed that he’s taking a break from superhero motion pictures and going again to his horror roots.
For the DC sequel, the dome created by the Daughters of Atlas was the proper macguffin to maintain the story contained. Though there reportedly may have been a Black Adam tie-in that Dwayne Johnson shot down. Screenwriter Chris Morgan spoke extra about how the dome positively impacted Shazam 2’s story, sharing:
In fact, Shazam would get a crossover second when Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince abruptly appeared in the direction of the tip of Fury of the Gods. This was sadly spoiled within the trailers main as much as the film’s launch, however was cool nonetheless. It additionally turned heads since Patty Jenkins’ Marvel Girl 3 was scrapped. What precisely does Gadot’s future within the franchise seem like?
It’s additionally unclear what’s going to occur subsequent with Shazam contemplating it was filmed earlier than DC’s new management got here and began making sweeping adjustments to the shared universe. Is the Shazamily’s story over, or will they proceed to seem in future blockbusters? Solely time will inform.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is in theaters now. Make sure to try the 2023 film launch dates to plan your subsequent film expertise.