“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 […]
“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.’