At this point, scenes during and after the credits in comic-book movies are more than just a tradition; they’re a full-fledged institution. So, even though Shazam’s future in DC’s movie universe isn’t clear, it shouldn’t be a surprise that his sequel, Shazam! Fury of the Gods has not one but two hints about what will happen next.
Since Fury of the Gods was filmed before James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as DC’s bosses, it’s still determined if they’ll have any real impact in the long run. But while the two have announced ten projects that will reorganize and improve the DCU, starting with 2025’s Superman: Legacy, they have kept their plans for many of the franchise’s existing characters secret.
So, these teases must be considered valuable and important. Most importantly, they can’t get out of having to make sense. This brings us to the first scene of Shazam! Right after the credits. Fury of the Gods, two cameos from existing characters, tear big holes in the fabric of this universe. Even though this isn’t the franchise’s most obvious mistake, it shows how confused the old regime’s goals had become. Read on, if you dare
Cameo in Shazam!
Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) and John Economos (Steve Agee), who were in The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker, are on their way to meet a specific superpowered asset when the mid-credits scene starts. It is said that the two of them are working for Amanda Waller (Viola Davis). And they’re looking for Shazam (Zachary Levi), who saved the world and came back from the dead through magic.
Harcourt says, “We’re here to offer you a spot on the Justice…” Shazam jumps in, thinking she’s talking about the Justice League and that he’s about to spend much more time with his demigod crush, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). When it’s made clear that they’re trying to get him to join the Justice Society of America, a group first seen in last year’s Black Adam, his enthusiastic “yes” seems too soon.
Shazam doesn’t answer them since Harcourt and Economos leave when our hero starts ranting about how misleading the names are. Why Harcourt and Economos, however? How did Waller become the leader of the Justice Society? This is where the problem is.