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RUMOUR: Shazam! has a Superman cameo… but it’s not what you hope

February 8th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Ah, Warner Bros, what are you doing!?

So, for some time now we have been hearing rumblings of a Superman cameo in the upcoming Shazam! movie and we were really excited.

But then as you all know, the rumours started spreading last year that Cavill was done playing Superman because Warners were relegating him to cameos and Cavill, understandable given that his Superman has been the cornerstone that the rest of the movies have been built on. And the word was that Warners were not prepared to spend the big money on Cavill if he’s all set for guest appearances.

And so, ever since September (here) we have pretty much thought Cavill, disappointed as we were, was finished in the role.

But THEN Jason Momoa said that Cavill is still Superman (here) and we didn’t know what to think anymore.

But if this new rumour turns out to be true, then it doesn’t look good for Cavill retuning to the role.

 

New reports are saying that the test audience previews of Shazam! do indeed have Superman appearing… but it’s not Cavill.

In fact, it’s not anyone…

SPOILERS

“Towards the end of the movie, Shazam shows up at Freddy Freeman’s school to impress his friends. But he’s not alone. He has Superman with him. The catch? We only see his chest and the Superman symbol, not his face. A clear indication that it’s not Cavill in the costume.”

SPOILERS END

Now it’s still possible this will change… we know that Cavill wants to play Superman (and has teased a little in the last few days (here)) and we know Warners want him to play him too, so it is possible something will be worked out.

We hope so… we can’t wait for Shazam! and an appearance from Cavill would be the icing on the cake.

What say you all?

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).

Shazam arrives in cinemas on April 5th

Source: We Got This Covered

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….