Shazam! is becoming the DC Extended Universe best photobomber. The hero has appeared just before the epic showdown in Dawn of Justice, as well as an intimate moment between Superman and Lois Lane and in the shower with Batman. Now Billy has time traveled to World War II to join Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor.
Since fans were given their first look at Zachary Levi in costume the image has made its way around the internet. The image shows Shazam! sipping on a tasty beverage and looking very interested in whatever he is looking it. This fun picture fits great into memes and allows for the DC hero to photobomb like no other. “>The hero being added to random DC moments, is the thing that I didn’t know I needed in my life. Levi slurping on that drink in the background of any dramatic moment will get smile out of me. I hope that this poster is good indicator as to how the new hero will fit into the DC universe. As opposed to running away from the tone of previous films, I hope to see Warner Bros. lean into the humor that can come from a fun hero like Shazam! being in the same universe as such films as Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Batman v Superman. You can check out the photobomb below:
What are your thoughts on Shazam’s latest Wonder Woman photobomb? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Plot details for the Wonder Woman sequel are currently under wraps, though the film will follow the Amazonian Princess during the week Cold War as she faces off against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The film stars Gal Gadot as the titular heroine, Kristen Wiig as Cheetah, and Pedro Pascal in an undisclosed role.
Here is the official synopsis of Shazam!:
“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).”
Directed by David F. Sandberg, the film stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Grace Fulton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana.
Shazam! is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 5, 2019.
Wonder Woman 2 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on November 1, 2019.
10 Great Potential Directors For DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’
Green Lantern Corps has been on the DC Films slate for quite some time, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid about the project. The film’s original release date was slated for 2020 yet no director, casting announcement or any real progress has been made so far. Warner Bros. and DC failed to lay the groundwork for the film by introducing a Green Lantern as a member of the Justice League (except for a small cameo in a flashback). It is safe to assume Warner Bros. wants to have a good amount of time to distance the general audience from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Yet now approaching seven years one has to wonder when this film will get off the ground? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has proven no concept is too far out there for the general movie going audience and DC could have its own intergalactic saga to compete with Marvel by making this movie.
Warner Bros. and DC even have an interesting hook to separate Green Lantern Corps from not only Guardians of the Galaxy but also every other major superhero film. The DC project is supposedly a “buddy cop film set in space.” Basically Lethal Weapon meets Star Trek. Or even for a more modern reference, The Nice Guys meets Mass Effect. That’s a great pitch for any movie. Green Lantern Corps needs to be a higher priority for the studio than Lobo, Nightwing or that Joker origin movie.
The first step is finding the right director for the project. David S. Goyer, who has written a draft of the script, was rumored to be in talks to helm the project, but Warner Bros. and DC are paving a new path forward so they may want to try getting a better director. Hundreds of directors make interesting films every year and given the recent success of Black Panther, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok, it’s clear that some of the best choices come from unconventional places.
These are the ten directors that should be on Warner Bros. and DC’s radar to help bring the Green Lantern Corps to the big screen. Click Next to get started!