Shazam! Fury of the Gods was never going to be a covert Justice League movie or a Black Adam sequel. Worlds would not collide for Billy Batson and his superpowered crew of foster kids — and director David F.
Sandberg was happy to keep it that way. The Swedish filmmaker, who cut his teeth in the horror world on films like Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation before jumping over to the world of DC Comics adaptations, loves Shazam, loves the Shazamily, and loves to unleash hordes of gods and monsters upon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in order to test their might.
In the sequel, he even put a dome over Philly to keep Batman and Superman — and any questions about Batman and Superman’s whereabouts — at bay.
But there was one big DC universe crossover Sandberg pushed for, as a mea culpa for the original Shazam’s wacky headless Superman scene. [Ed.Read more on polygon.com