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It might not absolutely look like it, however Shazam: Fury of the Gods comes out subsequent Friday. Initially scheduled to come back out in the direction of the top of 2022 earlier than being punted to 2023, Fury of the Gods has had a considerably muted advertising cycle in comparison with newer DC film fare, and even its personal 2019 predecessor. However in the identical manner that WB determined at a sure level to surrender the sport about Henry Cavill’s Superman cameo in Black Adam, the studio is now doing it once more with the Shazam Household’s second outing.

Spoilers from this level, clearly.

When you have cable TV, likelihood is you’ve seen a latest promo for Fury that’s filled with social media buzz, whereby Gal Gadot’s Surprise Lady reveals as much as shut out the advert. Sooner or later in the direction of the movie’s finish, she’ll gently rebuff Billy Batson’s makes an attempt to get her quantity earlier than going off to do her personal factor…no matter that factor might find yourself being. Her inclusion within the movie, nonetheless substantial it’s, was positively meant to be a shock: on Friday, director David F. Sandberg suggested individuals to be careful for spoilers in the event that they wished to go in blind subsequent weekend.

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The inclusion of Surprise Lady in Fury of the Gods is a enjoyable gag, because the first film had a headless Superman cameo, and it’d be enjoyable if this continued being the case with different heroes within the franchise’s future. For the time being, although, all it actually serves to remind you is how abrupt Gadot’s time with the character obtained lower brief, since she additionally obtained lower from The Flash alongside Cavill (not less than, at time of writing, who is aware of with these motion pictures anymore?) Extra importantly, if a studio has to depend on one or two-minutes cameos to promote a film, then it in all probability says one thing about their religion in the way it’ll do by itself deserves.

Shazam: Fury of the Gods hits theaters on Friday, March 17.

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