Not only integrating the DC universe, part 2 of Shazam! also mentioned another blockbuster series of Warner Bros. and more than that!
Two versions of Annabelle
Not one, but two versions of the haunted Annabelle doll featured in David F. Sandberg’s new blockbuster. When Shazam! went to the pediatrician’s office to ask for psychotherapy, the camera angle panned out to the entertainment area and showed the film version of Annabelle and the real Annabelle (simulation) sitting there.
The Goonies shirt
When the Shazam family! together to prevent the disaster of the bridge collapse at the beginning of the film, one member was seen wearing a shirt with the logo of the movie The Goonies. This is a famous film about a group of mischievous adventurers, including the Asian-American star who has just won the Oscar 2023 Quan Ke Huy.
As usual, Justice League continues to be mentioned in a DC movie project. Here Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Shazam! compared himself to superheroes like Superman, Batman and Aquaman, claiming that he was not equal to them. In addition, in the prison scene, Freddie Freeman compared the wizard Shazam to Batman, specifically in his similar low voice.
Fast & Furious and “Family”
To end the war in this movie, Shazam! had planned to ask the eldest of Atlas’ daughters – Hespera out to negotiate. To “scare” Hespera, Shazam! Says he’s watched the entire Fast & Furious franchise and drawn family strength is everything.
Shazam! 70’s version
When Shazam! was fighting against Kalypso, many of the people there caught him and cheered him on. One of those people is played by Michael Gray – the actor who played Billy Batson in the ’70s TV series Shazam. This person wears the same old costume from the movie and shouts, “Come on, Captain Marvel ” – the original name of Shazam!.
The Shazam Family’s Mysterious Base! there was an area of countless doors leading to various locations. One of the doors leads to Wonderland, or Grimmworld in the original comics. This is home to many mythical creatures such as unicorns, one-eyed giants, oxen…
Also in the battle with Kalypso, Shazam! surprised her by calling her by the name Khaleesi. This is the original name of Daenerys Targaryen in the Game of Thrones series. Reason Shazam! He uttered this name because at that time Kalypso was riding on the back of the dragon Ladon guarding the Tree of Life in Greek mythology.
Because it is a movie related to witches, Shazam! Fury of the Gods also has many details in tribute to Harry Potter. Also in the arrest scene, Freddy Freeman compared the witch Shazam to Hagrid due to his bushy beard. He then shouted “I’m a wizard, a wizard!”, mimicking Hagrid’s classic quote when he first met Harry Potter in part 1.
Also, the mysterious magic library in the Shazam family base! with flying books, or self-written pens are reminiscent of the atmosphere of Hogwarts.
Wonder Woman saves
This is definitely the most epic and unexpected Easter Egg in Shazam! Fury of the Gods. At the end of the film, Wonder Woman appeared, using her status as a god to save Shazam’s life!. But the funniest thing, Diana was also his “dream lover”, so much so that he dreamed that he was dating her in Paris before being “disrupted” by the witch Shazam.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is showing in theaters.