Shazam 2 Director Reacts to Justice League Evolution Rumors

By Russ Milheim Updated:
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2022 is a big year for Warner Bros. and its DC Comics adaptations. While 2021 only held The Suicide Squad, this year has the likes of The Batman, Black Adam, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Also, on the docket is Andy Muschietti’s The Flash, which will make big waves in the DCEU. Ezra Miller is back as the Scarlet Speedster, Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck are both returning as Batman, and Sasha Calle is joining the fold as Supergirl.

Prominent Twitter leaker @MyTimeToShine has come forward with potential information about The Flash’s ending next year, and it's a doozy.

According to them, by the film’s end, every movie within the Synderverse will have been erased. They particularly noted that Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Justice League will now never have happened in the DCEU narrative.

On top of that, both Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman will be gone. Instead, Supergirl will be the key Kryptonian in this timeline, with Michael Keaton becoming the resident Batman—going on to be replaced by Batgirl after her solo movie.

The cherry on top? The film's conclusion will include The Flash, Shazam, and Supergirl forming a brand new Justice League. If all is true, that’s quite the doozy of an information drop. Even more, it would seem Billy Batson is getting a significant upgrade when it comes to his place in the new DCEU.

But what does Shazam!’s director have to say about it all?

The Flash Upgrades Shazam

According to prominent leaker and insider @MyTimeToShineHello, Ezra Miller’s upcoming film The Flash will end with Zachary Levi’s Shazam becoming a part of the new Justice League.

In hearing the supposed news, Shazam! director David S. Sandberg directly responded with a cheeky message.

Sandberg said that it looks like “2022 [is] starting out with some great news" while sharing a meme of The Simpson's Milhouse:

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

Batson Simpsons Meme
David F. Sandberg

In response to another user, he clarified that “anything could happen,” and the director hasn't even read The Flash’s script:

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

In another Tweet, Sandberg noted that while he hasn't read the script, he has "been told the basic story:"

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

Shazam Enters The Justice League?

The obvious question that comes up first is: would Warner Bros. really have not told Sandberg about the use of his character? The answer is a resounding yes - it’s possible. After all, the director has confirmed that he has no idea what is happening in The Rock’s Black Adam, even with the character’s heavy ties to Shazam.

At the same time, it's a little difficult to believe that Zachary Levi wouldn't have said something if he had gone in to film something.

Though, if all of this is true, things are indeed looking up for Billy Batson. Fans have always wondered when the character may get involved in the wider cinematic universe, and it seems all it took was a slight timeline correction.

This information brings with it a lot of questions. Will the events of Black Adam still have happened? If David Sandberg truly has no idea about these events, where will Shazam! Fury of the Gods be when it comes to the DCEU canon?

Fans will have to wait until The Flash releases on November 4 to see if any of this is true. When it comes to how Fury of the Gods deals with it all, those answers won’t be revealed until June 2, 2023.

- In This Article: Shazam! Fury of the Gods
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March 17, 2023
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- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.