TheWrap is reporting that David F. Sandberg is in talks to direct Shazam for New Line, the sister studio to Warner Bros.
Last week, The Rock boasted about a very successful meeting at DC Comics about Shazam and the entire DC Films universe. Geoff Johns even said it was one of his favorite meetings ever! Several Batman News readers pointed out to me that after the meeting, Johns followed The Rock’s producing partners, but also director Brad […]
Last night, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s producer teased that “big things” were coming after a successful meeting with DC Comics, and just moments ago The Rock had some really interesting things to say about the meeting himself!
Hiram Garcia, Shazam producer and vice president of The Rock’s production company, Seven Bucks Productions, had a big meeting with DC Comics yesterday regarding the movie. “Big things are coming,” he teased on Twitter.
“Look… I love the role of Black Adam,” Johnson said. “I love that he starts off as a slave, that he felt like he was wronged. I just love that backstory. And I think that Black Adam has always been, for me, the most intriguing superhero.”
It’s fair to say that Warner Bros.’ DC Comics movie universe has stumbled out of the starting blocks in 2016—both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad have been met with tepid reviews by both fans and critics. For Warner Bros., which announced an ambitious slate of superhero movies springboarding from the presumed […]
“I can’t wait,” Johnson said when asked if he’s excited to play the villain in Shazam. “He’s a unique type of villain. When you start off as a slave, you’re not in a good mood! There’s a heavy wrath that a lot of people have to pay. But when it’s fuelled by a righteous anger […]
Digital Spy spoke to The Rock during press rounds for Fast & Furious 7 to discuss the upcoming superhero film, and what made him choose to play villain Black Adam over the heroic Shazam. SOURCE: Digital Spy
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reveals what he knows about casting the heroic ‘Shazam’ while promoting his upcoming role in ‘Furious 7’.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teases his upcoming super villain role as Black Adam in ‘Shazam.’
“It was all agreed that the worlds are all interconnected… One day you will see Black Adam go at it with Superman or Batman or any of the DC characters. But that said, there’s a great independence to Black Adam from the DC world, allowing us to inject, not only viciousness, but also winking humour.”
So is Shazam part of the DC Movie Universe, or not? We originally thought it might be, but the film is from New Line rather than Warner Bros. proper, and comments from New Line head Toby Emmerich have suggested Shazam might be off on its own. But now a new post from DC has led […]
Can't wait to play BLACK ADAM. We'll find that anti-hero balance of ruthless rip your throat out w/ wonderful charm.. #ROCKTALK @Dosteguin — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 12, 2014
Today, The Rock finally announced that he’ll be playing Black Adam in an upcoming Shazam movie. "Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot." My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics pic.twitter.com/Qk55eNf3R7 — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 3, 2014