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.
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I’m hearing SHAZAM?? goes into production February. Maybe one of today’s new DCEU dates could be that film. RT!
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) July 17, 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
The 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.