Shazam 2 director issues a warning after new TV spot spoils its own DC cameo

Shazam! Fury of the Gods
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Shazam! Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg has issued a major spoiler warning to fans of the DC movie after a new TV spot aired. Shared on social media by several fans, the final few seconds of the trailer revealed a huge DC character cameoing in the upcoming movie. 

Reacting to the TV spot, Sandberg told his followers: "Well there’s some big Shazam spoilers out there now. If you want to go in fresh maybe don’t be online or watch tv with ads… Pretty good advice in general actually."

In a series of follow-up tweets, he also clarified that he didn’t get to approve the ads. "I don’t approve ads (they make a lot of them)," Sandberg wrote. "I do get a say in trailers though." 

The director, who was also at the helm of the first Shazam! movie, also shared his concerns about spoilers. He tweeted: "I’m happy if it convinces people to see the movie. But it’s of course less ideal for people who were going to see it anyway if they happen to see spoilers."

So what exactly was in the TV spot that has caused so much controversy? Well, we don’t want to spoil the surprise, but you can see the cameo online from fans on social media through the link. If not, you don't have long to wait to find out for yourself when the movie hits theaters on March 17.

For more on the new movie, check out what Lucy Liu and Helen Mirren had to say about their new villains and why Sandberg has compared it to a "mini Avengers movie".

Fay Watson
Deputy Entertainment Editor

I’m the Deputy Entertainment Editor here at GamesRadar+, covering TV and film for the Total Film and SFX sections online. I previously worked as a Senior Showbiz Reporter and SEO TV reporter at Express Online for three years. I've also written for The Resident magazines and Amateur Photographer, before specializing in entertainment.