Shazam! director David F. Sandberg has been laying rather low on social media as of late as he is currently shooting the upcoming DC standalone film, however, he took some time to share a special thank you note from the film’s star, Zachary Levi.
Levi stars as the titular hero in the film that follows Billy Batson (Asher Angel) who has the ability to transform into an adult superhero with the power of six mythological gods after saying the word “Shazam.” It’s the first role as a superhero for the Chuck alum and he’s making sure his director knows how much he appreciates the opportunity the play the iconic DC character.
You can check out Sandberg’s post below.
Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Grace Fulton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana. Here’s the 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! hits theaters on April 5, 2019.
10 Actresses Who Could Play Catwoman In The DC Extended Universe
Catwoman. One of Batman’s most iconic enemies and also his most famous romantic partner. A character that walks the line between hero and villain, and one that sooner or later audiences should expect to see again on the big screen. Be it in The Batman, Gotham City Sirens, Nightwing, Batgirl or even Suicide Squad 2, it will soon be time to introduce this master thief to the DC Extended Universe. This is a major role and one that, rightful so, will be a big feature in the universe. Casting her will be extremely difficult.
Taking on the role of Catwoman is tricky. The actress who accepts the role will be following in the footsteps of Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway and Camren Bicondova. It will be a difficult task for any actress, so why not pick an experienced one with years of work under her belt?
Hollywood’s system of phasing out actress as leading romantic roles once they reach a certain age is extremely troubling. Not only do men age but continue to get starring roles, it enforces the idea that women are only valued based on their age. There are plenty of amazing actresses out there in their 40s and early 50s who still have what it takes and should be considered for more work. Their time is not up. So the caveat is that the actress playing Catwoman should be around the same age as the actor playing Batman, and the Caped Crusader at the moment is Ben Affleck. Catwoman is Batman’s equal and should be his same age. The last thing we need to see is a 45-year-old Batman alongside a 20-year-old Catwoman.
Take a look as we pick ten actresses who could play Catwoman in the DC Extended Universe. Click Next to get started.