‘Shazam’ Director Hilariously Adds Henry Cavill’s Superman To Closing Cameo

Shazam director David F. Sandberg is having some fun with the return of Henry Cavill as Superman. You may recall that Supes made a “cameo” of sorts in Sandberg’s superhero film, introduced as a pal to Shazam and a surprise at Freddy Freeman’s school. But due to  Cavill’s status with Warner Bros. being a little bit dodgy at the time, they couldn’t show Superman’s face. Just his costume-enhanced bod. Well, that’s now been corrected.


Sandberg has now fixed that Superman cameo apparently as a response to fans who have been begging him for it. Well, never say directors don’t give the people what they want…

Taa-daa!! You asked to see Superman’s face, and you got it along with a stretchy Plastic Man neck. Enjoy!

Now that Cavill is really back, there’s a good chance he’ll actually show up in Shazam 2 with normal body proportions, or as close to proportional as Cavill gets. But it’s still too early to know where that appearance will be, and if it will lead to an eventual Man of Steel sequel. Fingers crossed that it does.

Travis Hopson
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