Shazam! The fury of the gods It is already in theaters in Mexico and much of the world. Although it has not had the best reception from critics (54% so far in Rotten Tomatoes), die-hard fans of DC Comics have shown their excitement for this new installment of the character. This emotion grew even more when it was confirmed, thanks to a television spot, that Wonder Woman would be part of Shazam 2, although only with a cameo. How was it decided that the heroine would appear in the film?
In interview for dorkaholics, Chris Morgan, screenwriter of the tape, spoke about the idea of having important cameos for this sequel. Although The fury of the gods It is not part of the new DCU (at least as far as is known), the team behind the tape wanted to close the tape with a nod to the most beloved DC heroes by the audience. These were his words:
“Early in the process, we were like: ‘You know what would be awesome? What if we reward that thing that we set up in the first movie, the Superman from the neck down, and here we do the same thing, but actually lift him up?‘ It started at first as a fun idea between us and then we were able to carry it out.”
As you may remember, the first Shazam It ends with Superman visiting the school attended by Billy Batson (Asher Angel) and Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer). However, the hero’s body is only seen from the neck down. Henry Cavill could not be on the tape because his contract as Superman was in “we’ll see.” In Shazam 2, Wonder Woman’s cameo is much more useful, as it helps to revive Batson after the final confrontation against Kalypso (Lucy Liu). She doesn’t appear for more than 5 minutes, but her presence has been well received by viewers.
About the brief return of Gal Gadot, this mentioned Zachary Levi, who brings the hero of the film to life (via Extra):
“I loved how basically every character in the comics is a guest star in each other’s comics. And this connected the entire universe. The fact that Gal wanted to do a little bit with us in the movie and connect all of that was really lovely.”
Unfortunately, Gal Gadot’s future as Wonder Woman isn’t very promising. After the cancellation of the third film about the Amazon, little has been known about the possible appearance of him in more projects in the franchise. If this is the last appearance of him as the heroine, at least he will have said goodbye with a heroic act and full of hope. Just as her character was throughout the extinct DCEU.
Did you like Wonder Woman’s cameo in Shazam 2? Do you think it works as a dignified send-off for the character?
Juan Jose Cruz I am one of those who always defended Robert Pattinson as Batman and can see the same movie in the theater up to 7 times. My guilty pleasure? Low budget horror movie.