Although the possibility of Superman showing up in Shazam! remains murky, Henry Cavill's superhero does get mentioned in the latest teaser for the David F. Sandberg flick.
Last week, reports surfaced on web suggesting that the Aquaman home release would include a special Shazam! sneak peek. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has confirmed the news today with a 30-second teaser. Apart from making the announcement, the promotional video shows off some new footage from the April 5 release, revealing a fun reference to the Man of Steel.
The teaser shows Freddy Freeman trying to figure out the abilities of his foster-brother Billy Batson, who recently received superpowers from an ancient wizard. When Zachary Levi's superhero struggles in his attempt to fly into the air, Jack Dylan Grazer's character advises him to Superman it. Check out the rib-tickling teaser below!
It's known from Shazam!'s pre-production days that the movie would include references to superheroes like Batman and Superman; so, Freddy mentioning Supes comes as no surprise. While fans would be glad to come across these references, they still have their fingers crossed that the Last Son of Krypton would pop up in the movie, possibly during a post-credits scene. On that front, however, we have yet to receive an official confirmation or denial.
Several media outlets recently visited the Warner Bros. backlot, where they got to watch around 15 minutes of footage from the upcoming DC superhero tentpole, and also got to chat with its director David F. Sandberg and producer Peter Safran. Both filmmakers refrained from answering in yes or no when asked to address the rumors about a Superman cameo in Shazam!, but according to IGN, they did seem to downplay it. It must be noted though that Safran didn't hesitate to shoot down a rumor about a Black Adam cameo.
The producer also went on to confirm that the movie would include a post-credits scene. But as expected, he steered cleared of the spoiler-y details. Here's how he addressed the stinger:
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.