During a screening of Shazam! and talking to David F. Sandberg and producer Peter Safran, Comicbook.com wanted to know if Superman was in Shazam! or not.
What Director David F. Sandberg says:
While many rumours claim that the Man of Steel will be present in the upcoming film, the team behind the film wasn’t ready to admit the sameness. The makers were instead just enthusiastic on pulling a similar feat to Aquaman. This is in the sense that both will stay connected to the bigger world of DC but remain isolated and independent of any other film.
“The focus was always, ‘This is Shazam’s story,'” Sandberg said when asked how he decided whether or not he would include other DC Comics heroes. “He is front and centre. We have fun with all the things around but first and foremost, it’s Shazam’s story.”
Why Dwayne Johnson Was Left Out Of Shazam:
Initially, the makers considered having Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson play Black Adam in Shazam’s first outing but decided it could be even more isolated. ”
“Shazam’s origin story is big enough to merit its own film,” Safran added. “I think that’s what everybody discovered early on. When you see the movie, you’ll see that that’s what it deserved and what it got.”
When asked if audiences will see Superman, Safran tried to dodge it with a fun response. “Yeah, when DC makes that movie, it’s gonna be great,” the producer joked. “You’ll definitely get to see it then! You guys will love it, it’ll be great!”
So whether or not will we see Superman in the film remains unanswered. While Safran and Sandberg weren’t eager to spoil anything, the outside rumours seem to claim that he will be there.
Shazam! will hit the theatres on April 5.
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