‘Shazam!’ Director Responds To ‘Aquaman’ Easter Egg Theory

New Line Cinema and DC Films’ upcoming Shazam! movie is going to be the most self-aware entry in the DC Extended Universe thus far. Not because we will be seeing Shazam (Zachary Levi) breaking the fourth wall like Deadpool, but rather that the characters in this film are aware of the world of superheroes that they live in. Easter Eggs to different DCEU heroes such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman have been present in the first teaser trailer we received from San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year.

Now, a DC fan on Twitter may have spotted yet another Easter Egg that can be tied to Aquaman in some form. In the scene where Billy Batson (Asher Angel) is on the subway train, we see an advertisement for an aquarium where we see a silhouette of what looks like a young boy looking at the fish in the tank. Obviously, this fan ties it back to young Arthur Curry as seen in Aquaman:

This same fan asked director David F. Sandberg if we will ever get confirmation about whether this aquarium advertisement is a tie to Aquaman and if that young boy is also Arthur Curry. Sandberg responded as follows:

This could certainly be coincidence, but we do see Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) don an Aquaman shirt in the trailer, so it is possible that this is in fact a nod to young Arthur Curry.

Shazam! is the highly anticipated first installment of the DCEU in 2019. David F. Sandberg has directed the film with Zachary Levi starring in the titular role of Billy Batson’s alter-ego ShazamThe studio has now released a new synopsis for the film which you can read below:

“We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou). Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).”

Directed by David F. Sandberg, the film stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman, Cooper Andrews, and Marta Millan.

Shazam! comes to theaters on April 5, 2019.

‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle

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Titans BatmobileFollowing its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.

The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:

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Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!

The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!

When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.

Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.

Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.

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