Shazam 2 Director Reveals Hilarious Peacemaker Character Cameo

Shazam 2 Director Reveals Hilarious Peacemaker Character Cameo

David F. Sandberg, director of the upcoming 2022 film Shazam! Fury of the Gods has revealed a cameo in the sequel that fans missed in the trailer released earlier this month. That’s right! Jamil, the janitor, previously seen in the DCEU TV series Peacemaker, has a small cameo in the upcoming movie.

After the success of the 2019 film Shazam!, WB greenlighted the sequel for one of the latest entrants of the DCEU, Zachary Levi’s Shazam. The red-suited hero won hearts with humorous deliveries, heartfelt emotion, and a doubtful superhero learning the ropes of saving the world.

Shazam 2 Director Reveals Hilarious Peacemaker Character Cameo
Shazam 2 | Source: IMDb

The sequel’s trailer was released at Comic-Con 2022, where actors from the first film were joined by new cast additions Lucy Liu and Helen Mirren, and Rachel Zegler joined the panel via video.

The trailer showed new antagonists Lucy Liu as Kalypso, Helen Mirren as Hespera, and Rachel Zegler as Anthea, the daughters of the god Atlas, who have come to take the powers of the gods away from the children. 

Many characters from the DCEU were referenced in the trailer. The Flash, Aquaman, Batman, and Superman were name-dropped by Levi’s Shazam in a therapy session, while a Wonder Woman plushie was seen in the doctor’s office. Even the haunted Annabelle doll, who had previously made a cameo in Aquaman (2018), was seen in the doctor’s office!

Shazam 2 Director Reveals Hilarious Peacemaker Character Cameo
Shazam 2 | Source: IMDb

But one DCEU cameo went unnoticed at first, and after fans theorized about the unidentified janitor in the background of the scene featuring Kalypso and Hespera’s first looks, David F. Sandberg took to Twitter to confirm all theories. Sandberg confirmed that the janitor in question is Rizwan Manji’s Jamil, confirming the Peacemaker character’s role in the film.

Sandberg figured that including the DCEU character wouldn’t be an issue since his role was a short one. But now, since the connection has been made, new lines connecting the two characters have sprouted since they both belong in the universe that holds the Justice League.

Manji’s Jamil had played a crucial part in uplifting the comedic aspect of Peacemaker, and his relationship with John Cena’s Peacemaker was a fan favorite. His cameo in Shazam! Fury of the Gods allows Gunn and Sandberg to canonize the joint universe in the most unexpected way possible.

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About Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It will be a sequel to 2019’s Shazam! Directed by David F. Sandberg, who’s returned for the sequel.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods follows Billy Batson and his superhero siblings take on Hespera and Kalypso, daughters of the Greek god Atlas, who is one of Shazam’s power source gods. The Daughters of Atlas have come to strip the six heroes of their powers, claiming the wizard Shazam’s decision of giving Billy the power of the gods was a mistake.

The movie starring Zachary Levi, Jack Dylan Grazer, Lucy Liu, and Helen Mirren is set to release on December 21, 2022.

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