According to The Hollywood Reporter, Asher Angel, star of the Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack” show, will star as Billy Batson alongside Zachary Levi.
According to The Wrap, Mark Strong is in talks to play the villain Doctor Sivana in Shazam. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed this story with their own sources.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zachary Levi will star in Shazam, which follows a boy named Billy Batson, who can transform into an adult superhero by uttering the magic word “Shazam!” The name is an acronym of the ancient world gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury, from which the big […]
Shazam was given an April 5, 2019 release date back in 2014 and according to director David F. Sandberg, that’s still the plan. “April 2019. It takes a long time to make vfx heavy movies,” Sandberg said on reddit last week, in a reply to a fan asking about the movie’s release date.
“The big attraction for me with that character is the fact that every kid dreams of being Superman, right? I mean I certainly did, and (Billy Batson) is a kid that gets that chance,” Sandberg said. “He gets to become the superhero. So it’ll be big with superpowers in a way. In terms of what […]
“It wasn’t a character I grew up with. It was published in Sweden, where I’m from, in the ’70s, so it’s a little before my time. So I only knew him from the Justice League,” Sandberg admitted. “It’s not until now that I’m getting into the comics and reading a lot of the old ones, […]
“We haven’t announced any casting yet,” Johns said. “But Dwayne isn’t going to be in this movie. He’s still doing Black Adam, but he won’t be in Shazam.”
A Shazam rumor from earlier this week was just confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. They say that Shazam is the next DC Comics movie that will go into production, and cameras are expected to start rolling in January or February 2018 for a targeted 2019 release.
Last month Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said that Armie Hammer would be a great choice to play Shazam against his Black Adam in the DC Extended Universe. CinemaBlend caught up with Hammer this past weekend while he was promoting his new movie Cars 3 and got his response. It sounds like he’d be open to […]
Dwayne Johnson tells We Got This Covered that he wants Armie Hammer to play Shazam! VIA: Batman News
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 […]