SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS Star Jack Dylan Grazer Reveals Alternate Ending Which Saw [SPOILER] Die

SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS Star Jack Dylan Grazer Reveals Alternate Ending Which Saw [SPOILER] Die SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS Star Jack Dylan Grazer Reveals Alternate Ending Which Saw [SPOILER] Die

Shazam! Fury of the Gods star Jack Dylan Grazer has shared what sounds like the sequel's original ending, with one character's fate playing out very differently before a certain cameo was later added...

By JoshWilding - Mar 19, 2023 06:03 AM EST
Source: Fandom Entertainment

Shazam! Fury of the Gods ends with Billy Batson the only member of the "Shazamily" left standing against the Daughters of Atlas. In order to save the Earth and stop Kalypso, the hero makes the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life to save the day...and his family.

Later buried by his loved ones, Shazam is almost immediately resurrected courtesy of a timely intervention from Wonder Woman. As one of the world's last Gods, she's able to restore power to The Wizard's staff so Billy can live to fight another day. 

During a recent interview with Fandom Entertainment, Jack Dylan Grazer - who plays Freddy Freeman in the sequel - suggested that Diana Prince showing up to resurrect Shazam wasn't always the plan. 

"We're like 'Oh my God, she's here. Wonder Woman is here.' She's in her costume already and she's like, 'Do you mind if I step into the scene?' because originally in the end, Billy just dies," the actor explained. "The movie was over. And [then], she comes in, she walks on set and she's like 'here,' and she does her magic."

That would have been a rather downbeat ending for the Shazam! follow-up, but if Warner Bros. had been banking on a third movie at the time, then we may well have seen the hero brought back to life in that to fight Mister Mind.

Unfortunately, we're unlikely to know what Warner Bros. had planned for the DCEU prior to DC Studios' formation (heck, even they probably weren't sure).

Looking closely at the scene with Gal Gadot's Amazon warrior, it being the product of reshoots makes sense, especially as the green screen behind Wonder Woman stuck out like a sore thumb.

For what it's worth, though, Shazam! Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg is insistent that Gadot was on set with the rest of the cast. 

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ProfessorWhy
ProfessorWhy - 3/19/2023, 6:56 AM
I need another Shazam article stat!
VictorAlonzo
VictorAlonzo - 3/19/2023, 7:04 AM
@ProfessorWhy - 😂 my day begins.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 3/19/2023, 7:53 AM
Wouldn't mind it if they just make Taylor Cahill Wonder Woman. Same with Superman's double in Peacemaker. These doubles definitely look the part. That's for sure
Scarilian
Scarilian - 3/19/2023, 8:33 AM
Grace Randolph with another dumb take because she does not understand how body doubles work.
santoanderson
santoanderson - 3/19/2023, 9:51 AM
When Shazam “died”, I thought “Wow. Surprise twist. I’m kinda okay with this. This movie needed some life & death stakes, and killing off the main character gets the job done.” So I was expecting a bittersweet ending… and then Wonder Woman appeared out of literally nowhere, first time Gal Gadot shows her face in the film, and brings him back to life.

I’m not saying they shouldn’t have brought Billy back to life, but you don’t hand that power to the cameo character. You give that power to another character who was previously important to the plot. You say, I don’t know, “Only a mother’s love can resurrect a child” and suddenly the Mom, Rosa, has magic powers too, and brings him back. I know that sounds lazy and hokey, and there are certainly better ideas, but something like that would be better than “Random superhero shows up out of nowhere and is a literal Deus ex machina.”
JobinJ
JobinJ - 3/19/2023, 11:07 AM
IT was not an alternate ending....the actor just wasn't aware that WW was set to appear.

And what a stupid ending and incredibly dumb plot hole...WW just shows up after rate fight....lame.
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 3/21/2023, 2:13 AM
I didn't really mind that. Billy's fave hero and his crush saved him, felt like a sensible payoff for a teenager that gave it all and got a rightful second chance.
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