With Shazam! just a few weeks away from reaching cinemas, current signs indicate that the DCEU might well have another hit on their hands, and should Billy Batson’s solo debut do as well as expected, it sounds like Warner Bros. may already have an idea of where they want to take the saga next. Bear in mind that some potential spoilers lie ahead.
According to a source close to We Got This Covered, Shazam! ends things with a mandatory post-credits tease that hints at a new foe entering the fray. As you likely know already, Billy’s first movie features Dr. Thaddeus Sivana as the main antagonist, but by the end of the film, it’s said that the villain has been thrown in jail. While sitting in his cell, Sivana reportedly receives a visit from the diabolical Venusian worm Mister Mind, who tells the doctor that they need to talk about the Seven Realms.
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Apparently, this isn’t the first time in the film that Mister Mind shows up. If previous reports are anything to go by, then Shazam! also features a flashback of Dr. Sivana entering the wizard’s cave, where sees his fellow villain in a glass case. In the present day, however, the case is allegedly broken, indicating that Mister Mind has escaped.
In any case, that’s what we’ve been told, and it’s less than a month now before we can see for ourselves what last-minute teases Shazam! has in store, including whether or not that long-rumored Superman cameo is actually happening. Either way though, the reception from early viewers suggests that Billy Batson’s solo debut could get the hero’s DCEU run off to a respectable start when it arrives in theaters in just a few weeks, on April 5th.