The average moviegoer may not know much about Bill Batson, but director David F. Sandberg is doing his best to hype the hero. The DC Extended Universe is poised to rush production on the hero’s standalone for its next project. So, naturally, Sandberg is teasing fans with a “look” at the script for Shazam!
Over on Twitter, Sandberg teased (read: trolled) fans about his impending superhero feature. The director reached out to writer Henry Gayden to praise his “latest draft” of Shazam! However, if you look closely at the tweet below, you will see the script isn’t exactly what it appears to be.
Reading through the script, fans will discover Sandberg’s tease is nothing more than an elaborate rick-roll. The dialogue was penned as a joke, but its wit is sharp enough to make plenty of DC die-hards chuckle.
The script starts as a blue and red blur is shown flying through the sky. The blur is Superman, and Billy Batson is none to impressed with his superhero comrade. After seeing the Kryptonian, Shazam! exclaims, “Oh, is dis b*tch. Hold my beer Tawny.”
Of course, Tawny is a dapper-looking tiger. Don’t think too hard about it.
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) August 6, 2017
After a moment, Billy transforms into Shazam! and asks Superman if he is “back for another whoopin’” to which Clark declines. The script says Superman “quickly puts on a pair of glasses like a b*tch,” making makes Shazam! lose sight of him.
This isn’t the first time Sandberg has teased fans about Shazam!; Earlier this month, the director showed off “concept art” of the hero’s suit which was really just a crudely drawn stick figure. With Shazam! still in development, there is lots of work to be done before a finalized script and costume design are approved. However, fans shouldn’t be surprised by Sandberg’s behind-the-scenes antics; The director admitted Shazam! will be the DCEU’s most light-hearted film to date, so Sandberg is just giving a fans a taste of what’s actually to come.
There’s no official synopsis for Shazam! or Black Adam, but here’s what Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson had to say about the latter film over on Instagram:
“One of the most powerful anti-heroes on the planet is coming. And he is coming in hot. Brace yourself for BLACK ADAM! It’s a new dawn.
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