Shazam! is still a ways off from the silver screen, with its debut slated for April 5, 2019, so it’s certainly no doomsday scenario that its cast has been called back for a couple of reshoots.
While the term ‘reshoot’ has been imbued with certain unfortunately negative connotations — signalling a conflict in artistic direction, mismanagement of audience expectations, etc. — there has been no indication from Shazam!’s production that it’s been anything other than smooth-sailing. So fans may rest easier and try to refrain from working themselves into a tizzy.
Shazam actor Zachary Levi is evidently fully aware of the regrettable implications that’s tied to ‘reshoots’, and has pointedly side-stepped the word in his Instagram post, instead, using ‘additional photography’.
In it, he shares a close-up of Shazam’s costume, and subsequently urges the citizens of America to vote in the midterm-elections according to their beliefs — which has since seen the Democrats taking control of the House, and Republicans tightening their hold on the Senate.
Considering the increasingly apparent conflict amidst an unfortunately polarising media and social landscape, it looks like we’re seeing a very real need for superheroes in our lives — maybe that explains the current mass infatuation with superheroes on the silver screen.