By George Bate and Josh Reilly B.
WARNING: The following review contains spoilers for Shazam! Fury of the Gods
The latest DC movie hit theaters this weekend amidst a rather tumultuous time for DC movies and shows. Shazam! Fury of the Gods is last DC film to be released ahead of the “reset” to the timeline in this summer’s The Flash. Nonetheless, the Shazam sequel has two post-credits scenes that reveal clues as to what the future of the DCU will entail.
Post-Credits Scene 1
Jennifer Holland and Steve Agee reprise their roles as Emilia Harcourt and John Economos from Peacemaker in the film’s mid-credits scene. Harcourt and Economos are seen walking in the woods to meet Billy Batson (Zachary Levi) in a discrete location.
Upon meeting him, the agents reveal that they are here on behalf of Amanda Waller to invite Billy to join the Justice Society. The Justice Society was last seen in Black Adam and included the likes of Doctor Fate, Hawkman, and Atom Smasher.
Billy jokes about how there are two superhero teams with ‘Justice’ in their name – Justice League and Justice Society. He then proceeds to offer alternate names for the Justice Society to the agents, including a wink at the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the ‘Avengers Society.’
Post-Credits Scene 2
The final post-credits scene is an unusual repeat of the post-credits scene from the first Shazam! film. Mark Strong reprises his role as Doctor Sivana and is visited once again by the villain Mister Mind, a talking caterpillar who made his comic debut all the way back in 1943.
Sivana remarks that it’s been two years since Mister Mind visited his cell with the promise of revenge. Mister Mind says that it takes him a while to travel and, before you know it, shuffles away from Sivana yet again.
This post-credits scene pokes fun at the first film’s post-credits scene, which set up Mister Mind as a villain in a Shazam! sequel. Director David Sandberg spoke about this decision with DC.com. “At first, we thought we’d continue Mister Mind and Sivana, so they would be the ones bringing the gods to this world, since Mister Mind has this big plan. But that wound up just being too much story to tell. Even without Mind and Sivana, the movie is still, like, two hours and ten minutes long so we had [to make some choices].”
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is now in theaters. Check out our review here: