In case you missed it, Henry Cavill is reportedly returning as Superman in Shazam! Fury of the Gods. But will the DC Extended Universe sequel actually feature a real cameo from the Man of Steel? Director David F. Sandberg has addressed the possibility of Superman teaming up with Shazam.
It was previously reported that Cavill is in talks to reprise his role as the DC superhero in Shazam 2. This would make sense considering that the character had appeared briefly in the first movie, although a different actor played Superman.
So is it true that the Man of Steel is teaming up with Billy Batson? Sandberg responded to the news on his official Twitter account.
Though I can confirm with ~90% certainty that Shazam will appear in Shazam 2. So if you’re a fan of that character you might enjoy Shazam 2.— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) February 5, 2021
"Not going to comment on casting rumors for several reasons. One being you can’t be sure about anything until it’s happened. Halfway through shooting Shazam the plan was still for Cavill to be in it. Scoopers could have scooped that and been right at the time but wrong in the end," Sandberg wrote.
The filmmaker went on to point out that he can confirm with "90% certainty that Shazam will appear in Shazam 2." This is great news indeed since we'd love to see Shazam in a movie about Shazam.
Sandberg's response confirms once again that Cavill was supposed to appear in the first movie. Unfortunately, the Justice League star's hectic schedule made it impossible and Sandberg had to improvise by hiring a body double to appear in the film's closing scene.
For now, we can't confirm whether Cavill will appear in Shazam 2. However, there is still a possibility that Superman will have a brief cameo in Fury of the Gods.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods will star Zachary Levi and Angel Asher as Billy Batson. Most of the original cast will also return as Billy's family and Mark Strong is set to reprise his role as Dr. Sivana. The film will begin production later this year and is scheduled for release on June 2, 2023.