Be Careful: Shazam 2’s New TV Spot Spoils a Big Cameo
Watch out for spoilers if you want to be surprised in theaters next weekend.
Mar 12, 2023 2:20 am
Shazam! Fury of the Gods doesn’t hit theaters until Friday, but a major cameo in the film is already making the rounds on the internet.
It’s not The Rock leaking the big surprise this time, though — it’s DC’s own marketing. A new television ad for Shazam 2 spoils what could end up being one of the more surprising moments of the movie. So, if you want to avoid spoilers and see the reveal for yourself in theaters, you should probably stay away from Shazam on social media and look away if an ad comes up on your TV.
The film’s director, David F. Sandberg, took to Twitter to confirm the presence of spoilers, and to warn fans to stay away from TV ads.
Well there’s some big Shazam spoilers out there now. If you want to go in fresh maybe don’t be online or watch tv with ads… Pretty good advice in general actually.
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) March 11, 2023
On the flipside, if you want to know everything about Shazam 2’s newly-revealed cameo, we’ve got you covered below.
Spoiler Warning: We’re about to reveal who shows up in Shazam 2’s latest TV ad. If you don’t want to know, leave this article now!
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman appears in the latest television spot for Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
As posted to Twitter by several users, the final seconds of the ad show Wonder Woman walking away from Zachary Levi’s Billy Batson saying, “Stick to saving the world, kid,” as he’s motioning for her to call him. It’s unclear how large of a role Gadot will play in Shazam 2.
Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman’s future in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new DCU is up in the air right now. Following Gunn and Safran’s takeover, reports surfaced saying the new DC leaders decided not to move forward with Wonder Woman 3. We also heard reports that cameos for Henry Cavill’s Superman and Gadot’s Wonder Woman were cut out of The Flash to make way for the new DCU.
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But while Cavill is confirmed to be out as Superman, the same can’t be said for Gadot’s Wonder Woman just yet. In January, Gunn said, “We’ve talked to Gal [Gadot]. She’s up for doing stuff. We’re not sure what we’re going to do with that.”
Meanwhile, Gunn also teased Wonder Woman fans on Twitter today. The DC Studios head quote tweeted a post referencing the Wonder Woman animated series that said, “Diana is a character with such a rich cast with so much untapped potential and stories, it’s beyond past time for it to be explored.” Gunn simply said, “Agreed. Working on it,” leaving fans to speculate what exactly he’s got in store for Wonder Woman.
Agreed. Working on it. https://t.co/tVzceTDqrM
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 11, 2023
For more, check out why Shazam’s director says there’s a possiblity for more Shazam films despite the DCU overhaul. Or, check out everything coming in the DCU’s first phase, Gods and Monsters.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of experience in the gaming industry with bylines at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.