Sinbad Won't Be In Shazam 2, But The Movie Finally Has An Official Title
’90s comedian Sinbad showed up to the DC FanDome Shazam 2 panel. And while he won’t be appearing in the upcoming movie, according to ComicBook, his appearance did make for a very fun panel, in which the director and cast couldn’t reveal too much information about the 2022 film, which is now called Shazam: Fury of the Gods.
Zachary Levi–who plays the titular superhero–led the discussion with the other kids that make up the Shazam family. Levi said over and over again that they can’t reveal any info for the upcoming movie, which isn’t arriving to theaters until November 4, 2022. However, Faithe Herman–who plays Billy Batson’s foster sister Darla Dudley–drew a brand-new poster for the movie, which you can see below.
If something looks out of place in the new poster, that’s because the man in black is none other than the comedian Sinbad. Levi asked Sinbad if he was in Shazam 2, and the comedian’s response was confusing. “You tell me John Krasinski, am I? Cause everybody thought I was in Shazam 1 before it even existed. Google it. I’m number three on the Mandela list, all right?”
Sinbad then went on to demand a prominent role in the movie to director David F. Sandberg, stating “I can play like anything,” Sinbad explained. “I can play good guy, bad guy pictures. I could play Shazam’s trainer. And great news, David, I already started working out for the movie. Check this out, man. I’m gonna look so good. I’ll even do nude scenes.”
So is Sinbad actually finally in a Shazam movie? He’s not, according to ComicBook, but it did seem like this was played off as more of a joke, as so many people remember Sinbad in the role of Shazam in a movie during the ’90s–the Mandela Effect Sinbad referred to earlier. It’s a movie that doesn’t exist, but there was 1996’s Kazaam, which starred Shaquille O’Neal as a wish-granting genie. The rumor may have started because of a television marathon Sinbad hosted more than 25 years ago in which he dressed as Sinbad the sailor. His outfit could have been confused for a genie.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods won’t arrive until 2022–with Sinbad or not. However, that’s not the only news we got from DC FanDome. There were full trailers for the Snyder Cut of Justice League and Wonder Woman 1984. We also saw the first footage for the upcoming video game Gotham Knights and behind-the-scenes look at James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.
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