After the press was given 20 minutes of Shazam, it seems like hype for the DC movie is at an all-time high. Fans were already all in for the film after the very first trailer, which impressed a number of people with its humor and tone. During a Q and A after the footage was shown, it was confirmed that the movie will have a post-credits scene, which might be more of a Marvel thing but has since been quietly adopted by DC as well, with Suicide Squad, Justice League, and Aquaman having them.
Here’s what Peter Safran said about the post-credits scene (via ComicBookMovie):
"I think it’s probably the same decision-making that one has on all these movies, which is, what’s going to be fun, what’s going to be satisfying for the audience, what’s going to be a nice punctuation mark at the end of the movie that, again, is going to be satisfying for the audience. So that’s the debate you always have. We had a lot of options. I think we ended up with something good."
Fans hoping to see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Black Adam are going to be disappointed, as Safran stated that we won’t be seeing him throughout the movie. Granted, he could be lying and the character, or clues to him, could be peppered along as the film goes on. Billy isn’t the first person to wield Shazam’s power after all.
It will be interesting to see what kind of film this will be and how it will differentiate itself from the MCU, given the light tone. We’ll wait and see but it’s clear that Shazam is shaping up really well, with many of us hoping it’s as good as Wonder Woman, maybe even better.
Shazam comes out on April 5.