Zachary Levi’s Shazam Joins The Justice League & Suicide Squad In New DC Banner

Zachary Levi’s Shazam joins the Justice League, Suicide Squad, and Jared Leto’s Joker in a new DC Films banner on iTunes.

The inter-connectivity of the DCEU appears to be uncertain for several reasons. For one, we are getting a new Batman with Robert Pattinson and the success of Joker may mean that more standalone films are in the pipeline. No Justice League film is currently planned at this time either, however there are still many elements of the DCEU that are moving forward. James Gunn is bringing back many actors to reprise their roles in The Suicide Squad but whether its a sequel remains unclear. The Wonder Woman and Aquaman franchises are still a top priority for Warner Bros. and the last DCEU film was Zachary Levi’s Shazam!

With DC and Warner Bros. shifting their strategy to focus on standalone films instead of team-ups, there is some doubt on whether we will see Zachary Levi suit up as Shazam in a Justice League film. Shazam! featured many references to the greater DCEU including a faceless man in a Henry Cavill Superman suit at the end. A new DC banner on iTunes was spotted by Batman News on Reddit and it may be the closest thing we get to a connected DCEU for a while. The DC banner sees Zachary Levi’s Shazam alongside the Justice League, Suicide Squad, and Jared Leto’s Joker.

PHOTO: Shazam added to the DC banner on iTunes/Apple TV from DC_Cinematic

Do you think we will get a Justice League film anytime soon? Will we see Zachary Levi’s Shazam interact with any established DC heroes or villains in the future? Could this banner mean that the DCEU is still alive? Comment below!

Here’s the official synopsis for Zachary Levi’s 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, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans and Djimon Hounsou.

Shazam! is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Source: Reddit

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Zachary Levi’s Shazam! sequel, The Suicide Squad, and the future of the Justice League and the DCEU!

‘Titans’: ‘Jericho’ Episode Photos Show Off New Look At Deathstroke

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Titans Jericho 01 DeathstrokeDC Universe has released some brand new images from episode #208 of Titans titled "Jericho" featuring a new look at Esai Morales' Deathstroke.

In this selection of eight images, we get our first glimpse at the eighth episode of the second seasonAlong with a new look at Deathstroke, we get a glimpse at what's next for our group of characters following the events of last week's episode.

"Jericho" is set to premiere on DC Universe on Friday October 25. You can start the gallery of new images by clicking "Next."

Here is the official synopsis for season 2:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard "Dick" Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand'r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield "Gar" Logan / Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke's children. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman.

Titans season two is now streaming on DC Universe.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.