Shazam star Asher Angel wants to see his superhero interact with other DC characters in the new DCU.
Much like Dwayne Johnson’s recent attempt to take on Henry Cavill’s Superman in Black Adam, Angel told ComicBook.com that he also hopes Shazam will have similar cameos and crossovers.
“Hopefully I can integrate with other characters, but who knows?” Angel said, without giving away anything about possible crossovers in the upcoming sequel Shazam: Fury of the Gods.
The original Shazam movie had a small cameo at the end, when Superman (only filmed from the neck down) showed up at Billy Batson’s high school, who plays Angel.
Unlike Black Adam’s marketing, which featured the Justice Society of America and other DC characters, Shazam: Fury of the Gods has stayed light on this front. That said, Black Adam’s Superman cameo wasn’t known until the movie was released (and Johnson spoiled it himself), so there may still be some surprises in store for the Shazam sequel.
Major changes are underway at DC Studios as new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran look to implement their eight to ten year plan. Angel is excited about this new era, noting that he thinks the original Shazam helped usher it in. “I think Shazam opened up the DC Universe in a way because it’s lighthearted and fun,” Angel said.
The DC movies in (chronological) order
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