Shazam! director David F. Sandberg says the DC hero’s Fortnite floss dance featured in the teaser trailer was Zachary Levi’s idea.
The first footage of Shazam! was revealed back at San Diego Comic-Con in July and put the spotlight on the DC film’s unique comedic tone. One of those comedic elements featured in the teaser trailer was Shazam doing the Fortnite floss dance. A fan reached out to Sanberg on Twitter, asking who’s idea it was to include the floss dance in the film. Sandberg revealed that it was Levi’s idea and admitted he didn’t know how popular the dance was until fans mentioned it online:
It was just something Zac did. I thought it was a silly dance he came up with until I saw people mention it online. https://t.co/bDSGArUU3Q
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) December 4, 2018
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Ron Cephas.
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! will be released in theaters on April 5, 2019.
Elseworlds Crossover Photos Offer New Looks At Lois, Clark, & The Monitor
The CW has released several new photos from the upcoming Elseworlds crossover that include Lois Lane, Clark Kent, and The Monitor.
The upcoming Arrowverse crossover will find Barry Allen and Oliver Queen switching identities due to unknown circumstances, sending them on a journey that will see them meet Superman, Lois Lane, and The Monitor. Now, new photos from the Elseworlds event reveal a new look at the Monitor and Lois & Clark on the Kent farm in Smallville.
You can check out the first photo below and click next to continue the gallery!
You can read the official synopsis for the first part of the crossover below!
EPIC ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s (guest star Melissa Benoist) help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch). LaMonica Garrett guest stars as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen.
The 2018 Elseworlds crossover starts with a special episode of The Flash on Sunday, December 9 and continues with Arrow on Monday, December 10. The three-night event will then conclude with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.
All three entries will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on their respective nights.