Now that we have a good idea how Zachary Levi will look in the titular role in DC’s standalone film, Shazam!, digital artist Datrini has delivered what could be the best imagining of Levi as the superhero yet.
In addition, Datrini has also provided a rendering of Dwayne The Rock Johnson in the role of Black Adam. While Shazam! is currently in production at Pinewood Studios Toronto, the official word is that the film will not feature Black Adam as the main antagonist. Johnson’s Black Adam will reportedly be introduced in the Suicide Squad sequel which features the Squad on a mission to find a terrifying new Weapon of Mass Destruction that happens to be Black Adam himself.
I’ve got to start doing my research for this type of work i really want to bring them to the next level. For now.. SHAZAM! Referenced the amazing @thealexrossart work. #shazam #zacharylevi #davidsandberg #dccomics #billybatson #dccinematic #dcfilms #dceu #artwork #alexross #digitalpainting #conceptart
A post shared by datrinti Art (@datrinti) on
Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Grace Fulton as Mary Marvel, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freedman, Cooper Andrews and Marta Milans as Victor and Rosa Vasquez, Faithe Herman as Darla, Ian Chen as Eugene, Jovan Armand as Pedro, and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana. Here’s the official synopsis:
“We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).”
Shazam! is slated to hit theaters April 5, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Shazam! and the future of DC Films as we learn it.
5 Reasons Michael Bay Is The Perfect Director For DC’s ‘Lobo’
One of the most “in development hell” movies from DC has been Lobo. In fall of 2009, Guy Ritchie was attached to the project, but he left in early 2010 to work on other films. Two years later, Brad Peyton was reportedly going to write and direct the film with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring as the titular character. However, Johnson was soon after announced as Black Adam. Jason Fuchs had been named the screenwriter in spring of 2016 but there still wasn’t a solid director rumored or announced until a few weeks ago when Michael Bay was revealed to be in talks for the project.
Bay has to be one of the most polarizing directors in the last 25 years and I think the criticisms are valid. You’ve got films like The Rock, Armageddon, Bad Boys and Transformers on one side but then you’ve got some questionable choices in those same franchises as well. But Lobo is something that might be a little different and not the typical Michael Bay experience so there are reasons why this movie might actually work with him at the helm.
Hit Next to check out five reasons Michael Bay is the perfect director for DC’s Lobo!