Shazam! Home Release Features a Ton of Deleted & Alternate Scenes

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One of the most critically acclaimed films in the DC Extended Universe was this year's Shazam!, with the superhero film receiving a home video release this July.

According to director David F. Sandberg, the special features will include approximately 20 minutes worth of deleted and alternate scenes, including a fake cartoon intended to play in the background throughout the movie. Sandberg shared an animated clip from the cartoon on his Instagram account, voicing the cartoon's characters.

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Editor Michel Aller previously alluded to a deleted scene between Billy Batson and his adopted sister Mary Bromfield in the film, hinting at its inclusion with the home video release. Despite the impressive amount of unused footage included in the special features, Sandberg clarified there would not be enough to create a full extended cut.

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"It’s something like 15 scenes if it all made it on there. I think it’s 20+ minutes in length but there’s stuff repeated from the movie to give context," Sandberg explained in an interview with Collider. "Also, a lot of [deleted material is] alternate scenes so it’s not like you could make a 20-minute longer version of the film.”

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Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi as Shazam, Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, Djimon Hounsou as the ancient wizard Shazam, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Jack Dylan Grazer as 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. The film is scheduled to be released on digital HD on July 2 and Blu-ray and 4K UHD on July 16.

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