Warning: This publish accommodates spoilers for Shazam!
A brand new superhero has formally arrived on scene within the DC Extended Universe and he’s placing a refreshingly lighthearted spin on its steadily grim catalog.
In Shazam!, Asher Angel stars as Billy Batson, a 14-year-old foster child who’s granted powers by an historic wizard (Djimon Hounsou) and features the flexibility to remodel into an grownup superhero (Zachary Levi) just by saying the wizard’s title, Shazam.
Levi’s character — who we’re going to check with as Shazam although his lack of an acceptable superhero title is likely one of the film’s working jokes — groups up along with his foster brother, Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer), to grasp his newly acquired demigod talents. However when Physician Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Robust), a supervillain imbued with the powers of the Seven Deadly Sins, learns of his existence, Shazam realizes that being one in every of Earth’s strongest beings isn’t all enjoyable and video games.
As with most DCEU and Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Shazam! options a number of post-credits scenes that work to spin the story ahead for future movies. On this case, there’s each a mid-credits and after-credits scene to maintain you in your seat after the not-so-final shot.
Right here’s what we discovered from Shazam!‘s two post-credits scenes.
Scene 1: Physician Sivana meets Mister Thoughts
Following his defeat by the hands of Shazam and his foster siblings, Physician Sivana is locked in a jail cell the place he spends his time obsessively drawing the symbols that first gave him entry to the wizard Shazam’s lair, the Rock of Eternity. That’s, till in the future he hears somebody laughing and a voice informs him that there’s a couple of solution to achieve magic.
The voice is revealed to belong to Mister Thoughts, a telepathic alien worm who is usually related to the Monster Society of Evil, a type of second-tier Legion of Doom. Earlier within the film, we noticed Mister Thoughts trapped in a jar on the Rock of Eternity that’s later proven to have been smashed, implying that he escaped and is able to get again into the enterprise of supervillainy.
“Oh, what fun we’re going to have together,” he tells Sivana. “The Seven Realms are about to be ours.”
If Warner Bros. greenlights a Shazam! sequel, this probably signifies that Mister Thoughts — and never, as some followers assumed, Shazam’s comedian ebook archenemy Black Adam — would be the major villain. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is at present slated to play Black Adam in his personal solo flick, however according to producer Hiram Garcia, the film was nonetheless within the scripting stage as of August 2018.
Scene 2: Shazam takes a dig at Aquaman
In a scene that was teased in a number of the film’s promos, Shazam pretends to have the ability to speak to his goldfish to trick Freddy into considering that he has the flexibility to telepathically talk with fish. When the jig is up, a laughing Shazam questions what he would even be capable of do with that energy.
“Oh, I don’t know, maybe command an army of billions in the ocean,” Freddy says, referencing Shazam’s fellow DCEU hero Aquaman (Jason Momoa).
This jokey last sequence capabilities largely as a gag, however there’s at all times an opportunity that it is also hinting at an eventual crossover film. DC followers will simply have to attend to seek out out.