Shazam! Wrath of the Gods Actor Jack Dylan Grazer revealed that Billy Batson’s death at the end of the film was not originally going to be reversed.
In an interview with Fandom Entertainment, Grazer, who plays Freddy Freeman in the Wrath of the Gods, suggested that the temporarily martyred Billy should indeed remain dead. However, he revealed that those plans changed when Gal Gadot showed up on set to star as Wonder Woman. “We’re like, ‘Oh my God, she’s here.’ Wonder Woman is here. She’s already in her costume and she says, ‘Do you mind if I step into the scene?’ because in the end, Billy just dies,” Grazer said. “The movie was over. And (then), she comes in, she goes on set, and she’s like ‘here,’ and she does her magic.”
Wonder Woman brings Billy Batson back to life
IN Wrath of the Gods, Billy, who accepts his new superhero name Shazam at the end of the film, perishes in an act of sacrifice to save his family and the rest of Philadelphia in the climactic battle against Kalypso (Lucy Liu). The entire Shazam family, along with Anthea (Rachel Zegler), bury Billy in the god realm and mourn his death. None of them are able to revive their fallen leader anymore because they lost their powers. However, it doesn’t take long for Wonder Woman to show up and use her own demigod powers to bring Billy back to life.
This latest twist suggests that Zachary Levi’s Shazam may have a role to play in James Gunn’s DC Universe. IN fury of the gods first post-credits scene, Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) and John Economos (Steve Agee), who made their DC debut in Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and played major roles in Peacemaker, meets with Shazam to discuss his future. The two appear to have been sent there by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), and after teasing Shazam into thinking he was being recruited into the Justice League, they reveal that they actually want him to join Justice Society.
Early reactions to Shazam 2
Despite these revelations, Shazam! Wrath of the Gods failed to impress the majority of critics, which did not surprise director David F. Sandberg. “It’s not like it comes as a surprise. I saw where it was going a long time ago,” Sandberg, who also directed the first Shazam movie, said. “I’ll be fine. I got all my money paid in advance.” Despite the opinions of others, Gunn revealed that he loved the film. “It’s a complete blast,” he said on Twitter.
Shazam! Wrath of the Gods is now in the cinema.
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