The DC film universe has been dying for a very long time now. Ever because the unique Justice League, it’s been clear issues weren’t fairly working, and that the overarching imaginative and prescient for the way forward for these franchises was by no means coming to move. And whereas each film since then has felt prefer it may simply be the ending of the cinematic universe or a brand new starting for it, particularly since James Gunn and Peter Safran formally took over DC films and began crafting their new model of the universe, it lastly seems like issues are coming to a detailed. Which is perhaps why Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ new trailer feels so bizarre.
Shazam! 2’s newest trailer was launched on Thursday and it seems to present away nearly your complete film. There are huge reveals and big brawls, a lot of jokes, and even what seems to be to be the film’s climactic combat. However none of it fairly feels prefer it issues, both dramatically or as half of a bigger world.
As not too long ago as San Diego Comedian-Con 2022, Warner Bros. was all in on the outdated new-version of the DCEU. This time issues could be centered across the Shazam household, with Black Adam coming in as an anti-hero, or perhaps even a villain, and the Justice Society taking part in an vital position. However after Black Adam’s disappointing run on the field workplace, and with the brand new regime taking up the cinematic reins, we all know none of that’s nonetheless within the playing cards.
Regardless of the sensation of the DC universe coming to an finish, it technically isn’t the final gasp. In reality, there’s nonetheless a Flash film that may supposedly come out at some point, and Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom is ready for the tip of 2023.
Even when the primary Shazam! proved to be one of many extra enjoyable and efficient current DC efforts, it’s exhausting to not really feel just like the sequel is the unintentional final episode of a TV collection that was canceled in the course of a season. Positive, it may nonetheless be gratifying, nevertheless it’s exhausting to be extra enthusiastic about what’s subsequent than what’s by no means going to be.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is ready for launch in theaters on March 17.