Seeing a film in IMAX can caution a viewer to background details that you probably won’t see on your PC or even a standard film screen, including off-base outfits on superhero toys. When questioned about non-canonical outfits on background merchandising, Shazam! director David F. Sandberg joked about the disparity propelling the sequel’s plot.
Over on Twitter, one fan shared screenshots of a Superman toy and a Batman backpack. These toys include outfits that resemble their comic book costumes which are very different from the outfits they wear in the DC Extended Universe. This made the fan to speculate that the new film doesn’t happen in the same universe as the rest of the movies.
Sandberg jokingly replied, “In the movie those toy designers all get fired for taking creative license. It’s a big plot point that sets up the villain of Shazam 2.”
While the substitution of recognizable logos justifiably creates some questions, it wouldn’t be the first runtime the DCEU has indicated more comics-precise colour schemes and logos. In Suicide Squad, for instance, a merchant is seen moving Superman and Batman shirts that resemble their comic book adaptations. The clarification is likely more intently in accordance with the reasons these characters experience costume changes in comic books, which is that different artists would stylise these logos and colour schemes as they saw fit.
This isn’t the first time Sandberg has prodded fans about the new film and its costumes, having recently joked that primary character Billy Batson would also borrow an outfit from another hero.
At the point when a fan inquired as to whether Batson would get different outfits in the new film, Sandberg answered, “Yeah, sometimes he wears Aquaman’s suit. It was a late addition but after seeing the Chinese box office numbers it was the right thing to do.”
In the film, “We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou). 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 quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).”