Director David F. Sandberg has provided fans with an update on the reshoots for Shazam!, reassuring them it's just standard studio procedure and nothing is being done to drastically change the movie.
Fans are, after all, skeptical if reshoots would harm the integrity of the DC Extended Universe film. However, when asked about it on Twitter, Sandberg indicated there was nothing to worry about.
All normal stuff. No changing the tone, removing DC references or whatever else theories are out there.— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) November 10, 2018
"All normal stuff," he tweeted, "No changing the tone, removing DC references or whatever else theories are out there."
This comes on the heels of news that Shazam! will indeed be heading back to Toronto, where it originally filmed, for reshoots that are set to last for almost three weeks.
Following extensive reshoots to films like Suicide Squad and Justice League, the DCEU movies haven't been the most well-received, so it's obvious people are concerned if this is the case with Shazam!, especially in the wake of rumors Warner Bros. wanted to move away from the film universe it created with Ben Affleck's Batman and Henry Cavill's Superman.
Some speculation arose that Sandberg's reshoots would include a cameo for Cavill's Man of Steel, but theories then emerged that perhaps Warner Bros. was trying to scrub the DCEU references from the film to make it standalone so it can be part of the new film universe moving forward. But, as Sandberg has revealed, that's not the case and the studio is steering the course as initially planned.
Arriving April 5, 2019, director David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi as Shazam, Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, Djimon Hounsou as an ancient wizard named Shazam, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick “Freddy” Freeman, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Cooper Andrews as Victor Vásquez and Marta Milans as Rosa Vásquez.