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David F. Sandberg Hints At Batman’s Appearance in ‘Shazam’

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David F. Sandberg Hints At Batman’s Appearance in ‘Shazam’

Shazam director David F. Sandberg posted an animated clip on his Instagram account, getting fans to speculate the appearance of none other than Batman in the Shazam movie.

Several details regarding DC’s 2019 slated release Shazam have been making its way out to the audience over the past few months. The animated clip posted by Sandberg suggests the inclusion of the Dark Knight in the film. Watch the animated clip right below.

Billy Batson in the animated clip is knocked out when Batman approaches him to check. Batson says “Shazam” as soon as he wakes up. Batman is blown back as soon as he utters the magical word. A footage from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is thrown in when Ben Affleck wakes up from the nightmare feeling breathless.

Even though Sandberg has said nothing in the post, rumors are doing the rounds that the Batman might actually show up in the Shazam movie.

Meanwhile, David F. Sandberg debunked and took a dig at recent rumors doing the rounds on the Internet. Highlighting a passage from the subreddit DCEULeaks, the director tweeted, “Reading /r/DCEUleaks on reddit is the best.” The person in the post claimed that Sandberg was fired by the Warner Bros. for trying to make an R-rated and “gritty” Shazam version.

Shazam narrates the story of a young boy named Billy Batson. By uttering the magic word “Shazam,” Batson can transform himself into an adult superhero. This character was created in 1939 by Parker and C.C. Beck for Fawcett Comics. Shazam character first appeared in the year 1940 in Whiz Comics #2 as the original Captain Marvel.

DC Comics later filed a case against Fawcett Comics for ripping off Superman because of which they had to close down in 1953. It was in the year 1972 that DC acquired Fawcett’s intellectual property, and that included Captain Marvel. Unfortunately, for DC, the Marvel Comics had by then come up with its own Captain Marvel and trademarked the name. Since DC could not use the name anymore they marketed the character with the name Shazam.

Shazam will have Zachary Levi play the title role. The film’s script is written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. The movie is expected to hit the theaters in April 2019.

Take a look at the animated scene shared by Sandberg right below.


A post shared by David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) on

Source: David F. Sandberg/Instagram




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