One of the interweb’s longest comic book movie rumours has gained steam.
It’s long been rumoured that Henry Cavill’s Superman will team with either Black Adam or Shazam in an upcoming movie.
According to Revenge of the Fans, Cavill will reprise his Man of Steel role for April 2019’s “Shazam!”.
“Yes, folks, I’ve been told by a trusted source that Cavill is set to appear in Shazam! This decision comes after a bunch of internal discussions about where to place him next, since a sequel is still a ways off. Dwayne Johnson is adamant about having Cavill appear in his Black Adam film, but- for the time being- that film, I’m told, is far from getting off the ground because of Johnson’s hectic schedule.
Warner Bros. doesn’t want to wait that long, since they’re still aware that the mainstream response to Superman in Justice League was a favorable one. Even the mostly-negative reviews the film garnered took the time to single out that the portrayal of Superman in the film is one of its saving graces.
So rather than wait for Untitled Superman Sequel or Black Adam, they’ve agreed to have him appear in Shazam! to keep him alive in the minds of the general public. Cavill even lightheartedly teased it back in September.”
As for how Superman factors into the movie, there’s little info to go on.
“All I’ve been told, story-wise, is that Superman has had an impact on Asher Angel’s Billy Batson. Batson sees the Man of Steel as an inspirational figure in his life, and that seems to feed into how he conducts himself when he eventually transforms into a cape-wearing, square-jawed superhero himself, in the form of Zachary Levi.”
While there’s talk of further “Superman” films, they’re still a long ways off, so probably a good thing slotting the big guy into one of the more pressing superhero flicks.