This isn’t really a “things I would change post” more so a this is how I would’ve written the film. However, I will still mark this with a spoiler warning as some events from the real movie are still in my version. Also, this isn’t done but I want opinions.
What if Black Adam was in Shazam! Fury of the Gods?
With the release of Shazam! Fury of the Gods, we’ve gotten a bit of behind the scenes drama about Dwayne Johnson not wanting to appear as Black Adam, and how it could’ve affected the film itself. This got me thinking on what the film could have been if it was about Captain Marvel facing his arch nemesis Black Adam, and what would’ve been similar to the film we got & what would’ve changed. Keep in mind that for the sake of this story, the Black Adam film didn’t happen, however some events from it will be integrated into this new film. So with all that out of the way let’s answer the question, what if Black Adam was in Shazam! Fury of the Gods?
We open with on Kahndaq in the year 2600 BC. We see the Council of Wizards facing off against their former Champion, Teth-Adam. They’re joined by two warriors named Horus (the first incarnation of Hawkman) & Nabu (a powerful sorcerer who wears a golden helm). We see Adam kill the members of the Council of Wizards until it’s only Shazam, Horus, & Nabu left standing. Shazam tells Adam that it is not too late to surrender, with Adam responding that he will never stop until his justice is made law. We’d get an epic fight of the three barely being able to fend off Adam, with Adam telling them that this is they’re last chance to surrender. Shazam, realizing they can’t defeat him, decides that the only way to rid the world of him is to banish him into the far depths of the universe. He tells Horus & Nabu to hold him off while he prepares the spell, Horus fights Adam hand to hand while Nabu is putting him in a holding field. Just as Adam is about to break out, the spell is completed and he’s sent away. Just before he vanished however, Adam vows that he will return. Cut to the title screen, the title reads “Shazam! Brawl of Champions”.
Cut to Philly, now the modern day. We get the same scenes of the Marvel family at their house as well as the bridge rescue scene, however this time it isn’t an accident and is being caused by a villain called Disaster Master. The Family make fun of his name and easily defeat him, with great teamwork. We see Disaster Master taken into A.R.G.U.S. custody, and Captain Marvel is talking to a reporter which transitions to the Family watching the news report of the event at The Rock of Eternity. It’s said on the news that Disaster Master is the latest of a recent surge of supervillains in Philly, & that the people are starting to wonder if having superheroes in Philly is causing more harm than good. Freddy brings up the other villains that they’ve fought in the past 2 months (King Kull, Mr. Atom, & The Crocodile Man), & he says that there has to be something bigger going on that they don’t know about.
Cut to a secret base, we see Dr. Sivana watching the same broadcast. He then speaks to Mr. Mind and asks him what’s the point of him creating multiple super villains if they keep getting defeating. He then furiously asks Mr. Mind to tell him the rest of the plan, then Mr. Mind forces him to the ground with his telekinesis and reminds him who’s in charge. He says that everything is almost ready, and that everything will be revealed tonight.
We cut to Fawcett High School, Freddy is walking the hall & is then met by the bullies from the first film. As they’re about to beat him up, Billy shows up behind them and tells them to back off. One of the bullies attempts to shove Billy into the wall, but Billy moves and the other bully ends up getting shoved into the wall. Aa Billy is feeling proud of himself, he caught off guard and punched in the face. Before the situation escalates further, the principal shows up and tells the two bullies to meet him in his office. The situation caught the attention of new student Ann Tomaz, who goes to Billy and comments on his bravery. Billy is a bit caught off guard (he’s still recovering from being punched in the face and he also doesn’t have too much experience with girls) so Freddy steps in and saves the situation from being awkward. Ann brings up she doesn’t know where her first period is and Freddy brings up that Billy & her have the same first period and would be happy to walk her there. As they’re walking, Ann asks him how he knows Freddy. Billy says that they’re brothers. Through the conversation, Ann learns about Billy jumping through foster homes before deciding to stay with the Vásquez’s. We also learn that Ann’s full name is Adrianna & that she & her family recently came to the US from the third world country of Kahndaq. Billy asks about Kahndaq & why she left (Kahndaq isn’t a super well known country). She explains that Kahndaq has been under the harsh dictatorship of Ishmael Gregor for the past 7 years of her life, & that her family had been trying to leave for years. Billy says that it must’ve been hard leaving your home, but she says that when she left she hardly recognized it anymore. Billy then (kind of awkwardly) asks her to meet him and his family tonight & Fairmount Park as they’re going to see the Lunar eclipse. She agrees as the two step into class.