Will Henry Cavill return as Superman?
Shazam! Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg has broken his silence on the rumors claiming that the film features Henry Cavill’s Superman.
David F. Sandberg, the director behind the highly-anticipated Shazam! sequel, took to his official Twitter page to address the recent rumors claiming that Superman actor Henry Cavill is in the DC Extended Universe project. The director said that he’s “not going to comment on casting rumors” and pointed out that the first Shazam! movie was initially set to include Henry Cavill before talks between the actor and DC Films broke down. Check out Sandberg’s tweets on the matter below.
Though I can confirm with ~90% certainty that Shazam will appear in Shazam 2. So if you’re a fan of that character you might enjoy Shazam 2.
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) February 5, 2021
A trade report that broke after the rumors claims that Henry Cavill’s Superman won’t be featured in the Shazam! sequel, citing two sources with knowlege of the production and the actor’s schedule. Cavill’s version of the Man of Steel will next be seen in the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League, which hits HBO Max next month.
Here is the official synopsis for the Shazam! movie:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quick.
Directed by David F Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Djimon Hounsou.
Shazam! is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Henry Cavill’s Superman and the Shazam! sequel, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!
Source: David F. Sandberg
Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he’s not playing video games, he’s usually writing about film and television.