‘Shazam!’ Director David F. Sandberg Shares Up-Close Look At Batman Easter Egg

Shazam! director David F. Sandberg took to Twitter to share a closer look at a Batman easter egg featured in the movie.

David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! opened last year to critical acclaim for its imaginative and playful nature as well as its insistence on not being fully tied into the DC Extended Universe. Shazam!, while existing within the confines of the DCEU, didn’t necessarily lean in on the cinematic universe it was a part of. Instead, the David F. Sandberg film decided to do its own thing while occasionally referencing the other heroes that resided in its universe like Batman and Superman.

While Shazam!’s most famous reference to other characters in the DCEU is Superman, who appears at the end of the film, there’s another nod to Batman that David F. Sandberg just gave us a closer look to. Taking to Twitter, the Shazam! director shared a closer look at a Batman Easter egg that appears in Freddy Freeman’s room. The Easter egg in question is found on a prop Daily Planet newspaper that references how crime in Gotham is continuing to soar. You can check out David F. Sandberg’s tweet on the Batman Easter egg below.

The copy on the newspaper highlights the political tension that is taking ahold of Batman’s hometown, with the image caption revealing that Gotham City officials are reconsidering a citywide curfew that would hopefully curb the crime rate. David F. Sandberg tweeted this image during a Shazam! quarantine watch party, which took place on Twitter. Alongside the Batman easter egg, David F. Sandberg shared tons of tidbits regarding the movie, including a brand new photo of Zachary Levi and that Seth Green had a cameo in the superhero flick.

What are your thoughts on this Batman easter egg from the David F. Sandberg film? Let us know in the comments!

Here is the official synopsis for the Shazam! movie:

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. 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 quick.

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

Shazam! is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

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