‘Shazam’ To Start Production In February 2018

Captain_Marvel_0001-e1486481013468 (1)Heroic Hollywood editor-in-chief Umberto Gonzalez has learned that production on Shazam, the next installment of the DCEU is set to begin this February with David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) at the helm.

Earlier today, Warner Bros. revealed several untitled projects had been slated for release, with two of the films listed as untitled DCEU films. It’s possible one of these dates could be reserved for Shazam as both of these developments come just days before Warner Bros.’ presentation at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, although Shazam was previously set to hit theaters April 5, 2019. As for the second date, it’s possible this could be the Wonder Woman sequel in the event of announcement at SDCC 2017.

Plot details on Shazam remain under wraps, however, it was previously reported that the New Line Cinema production which will be produced in conjunction with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, will not feature Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson) as the villain of the Billy Batson-centric film.

Shazam is a DC Comics character who first debuted in 1939 with the original name of Captain Marvel. Created by C.C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, the character was first published by Fawcett Comics. Shazam himself is the alter-ego of the aforementioned teenage Billy Batson who has the ability to say the word “Shazam,” and transform into an adult superhero with the power of six mythological gods after saying the word.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Shazam as we learn it.

5 Ways To Make The ‘Shazam’ Movie Relatable & Engaging

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Shazam DC ComicsThe DC Extended Universe is set to expand to new heights in the next few years. Not only will we see the Justice League hit the big screen this year, but we also have exciting movies like Dark Universe and Shazam coming soon.

Shazam — a.k.a. Captain Marvel, though I doubt DC will ever call him that again — is a perfect character to bring to the big screen. The dark, gritty vibe of the DCEU works for characters like Batman or the Suicide Squad, but Shazam deserves something a bit more bright and lively.

The story of Billy Batson walking into a magical world and gaining both the powers of distinct mythical deities and the appearance of a strong adult, He-Man style, is perfect for the big screen. But, as with a lot of superheroes, the trick is making them relatable, and Shazam, with his magic and transformative powers, could be the trickiest of all.

Click the Next button and shout “Shazam” to find out the five ways I think Warner Bros. can make his movie relatable and engaging.

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.

  • JMMagwood

    This makes no sense. No Black Adam??

    • Lone Wolf AB

      black adam isn’t his only villain why don’t people understand that? he will probably fight dr sivana, y’know his first nemisis!!?? black adam will have his origin movie and then they will fight in another movise at a later date. your comment is like basically saying superman only can fight lex luthor and batman only can fight joker.

      • JMMagwood

        Of course everyone knows that. I mentioned Sivana or Ibac in another post. Still, it wouldn’t be odd to not have them square off after all of The Rock’s hype, and you have a villain in Black Adam who is the equal and opposite of Captain Marvel. Anything less than having those two collide feels anti climatic, but you’re right that maybe it happens down the line.

        However, there are rumors that BA has been moved to be the villain in the next Superman movie, so that would make it less likely to see him battle Cap in a movie.