When Shazam! released in 2019, it was extremely well received. Fans and critics alike had nothing but praise for the film, calling it an “amazing coming-of-age spectacular,” and the “best DC movie ever.”

Everyone wanted a sequel, and at DC Fandome 2020, that’s what they got. Shazam! Fury of the Gods was officially confirmed, with a release date of June 2, 2023. All of Shazam’s sidekicks from the previous film were confirmed to be returning. Instantly, fans were excited and hyping each other up on social media, speculating what the new film would do.

Earlier, reliable insiders in the film business posted that The Flash was removing Zack Snyder’s films from the DCEU continuity, but that Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Shazam, and Cyborg would still be in the main continuity. Only Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill would be leaving, and Sashe Calle’s Supergirl and Leslie Grace’s Batgirl would become the new Superman and Batman, respectively. Now, the director for Shazam! and Shazam! Fury of the Gods has responded to these comments, and in a very enthusiastic fashion.


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Reliable insider MyTimeToShineHello posted on Twitter more details about The Flash, and one of them happened to include Shazam.

They wrote:

Movie ends with Flash, Supergirl, and Shazam forming a new Justice League.

MyTimeToShineHello on The Flash (2022)

An hour after that, Shazam! Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg responded to that tweet, saying:

Shazam is joining the Justice League? 2022 starting out with some great news!

David F. Sandberg on The Flash (2022)

Sandberg later clarified that he had not seen the film, and wrote:

I mean, I haven’t watched (or read the script of) The Flash, so I guess anything could happen as far as I know.

David F. Sandberg on The Flash (2022)

I’ve been told the basic story and seen a couple of shots. Don’t know a lot of details though.

David F. Sandberg on The Flash (2022)
Shazam! Director David Sandberg Tweets About Billy Joining The Justice League - The Illuminerdi

If true, this is quite good news for the future of the Justice League. There will be a new Batman and Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and more will stick around, and we’ll have Billy Batson himself as the leader of the Justice League. The future of the DCEU is looking brighter than ever, and hopefully WarnerMedia can keep up with the fans’ desires. Warner Bros. has fumbled the ball quite a bit with DC properties in the past, but with The BatmanBlack AdamThe Flash, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom all on the horizon for 2022, there is new hope.

What did you think of this news? Are you excited for Shazam! Fury of the Gods? Don’t miss Shazam! Fury of the Gods when it’s currently set to premiere in theaters on June 2, 2023. The Flash will arrive in theaters on November 4, 2022.

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