John Williams’ Superman theme will not be heard in Shazam! in any form.
This past week has been pretty hectic for Shazam! rumors. These rumors are definitely jumping on the Aquaman hype train to prep fans of DC Films for the next film to come out of the stable, Shazam!. While most of the rumors are more than likely false there is a slight chance that a small fraction could be true.
One of the rumors that is 100% false is that a kid will hum John Williams’ Superman theme. This rumor, unlike the others, angered DC fans that believe that Hans Zimmer’s Superman theme would be more fitting for this universe. The rumor even reached the desk of Shazam! director David F. Sandberg and he has officially debunked it. You can check out his tweet below.
And the best part is that there’s no humming of any theme in the movie. Maybe we should add it though to keep the rage train going. 🚂🤬😤😡
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) January 9, 2019
What do you think of the director’s comments? Would you have liked to see a kid hum Williams’ Superman theme in Shazam!? Sound off in the comments section below.
In the film, Asher Angel plays Billy Batson, an orphan child who is granted the ability to become an adult hero (Zachary Levi) with godlike powers by an ancient wizard. Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman and Djimon Hounsou are also on board.
Annabelle: Creation helmer David F. Sandberg is directing the project from a script by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Here’s the film’s 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! opens in theaters on April 5, 2019. Keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on this project come out.
The Superhero Movies Of 2018, Ranked From Worst To Best
2018 has gone by too fast. It seems like yesterday when the beginning of the new year was upon us, and the advent of having so many superhero movies hitting theaters seemed like a dream come true for every fanboy and fangirl. It’s also funny to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we almost had eleven. Sadly, Fox delayed both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to 2019 instead.
Even with those two films delayed, 2018 was still a massive year not just at the box office, but for the continued advancement of the genre on a number of levels. Whether it was through the cultural significance of a film like Black Panther or the exciting animated adventures of Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was no shortage of exciting superhero stories told on the big screen this year.
Here are the 9 theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. You can start the gallery by clicking “Next.”