Shazam! director David F. Sandberg takes to Twitter to shoot down a Superman-related rumor surrounding the film.
A rumor surfaced that a character would be humming the classic John Williams Superman theme in the movie, but Sandberg reveals that is not the case.
“And the best part is that there’s no humming of any theme in the movie. Maybe we should add it though to keep the rage train going,” Sandberg says on Twitter.
While it may have been a cool Easter Egg to include, it really makes no sense as the Richard Donner Superman movies are not canon to the DCEU. While the Justice League movie did include it, I felt it was pretty forced and out of place (similar to the whole movie).
While the John Williams Superman score won’t be in the movie, Shazam! does apparently have other Justice League Easter Eggs and references including Batman.
Regarding Superman, it has been rumored Henry Cavill is supposed to film some sort of cameo for Shazam!, but that remains to be seen as reportedly Cavill and his team are in heated talks with Warner Bros. over a new contract.
Shazam! has an April 5, 2019 release starring Zachary Levi as the titular DC Super Hero; Asher Angel as Billy Batson; Mark Strong in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana; Jack Dylan Grazer as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton; Darla, played by Faithe Herman; Eugene, played by Ian Chen, and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand. Cooper Andrews and Marta Milans play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Djimon Hounsou as the Wizard.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. 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 (Strong).