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.
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Back in the saddle again. We about to make “additional photography” look rill purty. ? Also, now that I have your attention: if you’re in the United States of America, and you care about the direction our country is heading/about to head, and how that affects all of us, I encourage you to educate yourself on the matters and candidates at hand, and then vote according to YOUR convictions. Trust that your voice does in fact mean something. And our collective voices mean everything. #wethepeople ?
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.
JoYFQ is a Gryffindor who distracts herself from the pitfalls of capitalism and hegemonic representations by reading fanfiction. Has surprisingly good RNG luck in games. Probably just jinxed herself.