Zachary Levi and David F. Sandberg are gearing up for production on DC’s upcoming standalone Shazam! film.
Production on the project is expected to kick off early this year at Pinewood Studios Toronto. Levi who stars as the titular superhero arrived in Toronto just a few days ago and already has united with the film’s director at the film’s production office.
Sandberg took to Instagram today to share a photo with the Shazam! star. You can check it out below.
The film stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Grace Fulton as Mary Marvel, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freedman, Cooper Andrews, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen as Eugene, Jovan Armand as Pedro, and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana.
Sandberg is directing from a script written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. The film is being produced by New Line Cinema in conjunction with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. 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! is slated to hit theaters in April 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Shazam! and the future of DC Films as we learn it.
10 Ways DC Films Can Succeed
As DC fans, and even comic book fans in general, it is a sad time to behold in the world of DC Comics movies. Call it what you may (the DC Extended Universe or the DC Films Universe), but it’s no secret that DC has had a bad run with its recent films. With the undeniable critic annihilation of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and simple flop of Justice League, there are a lot of question marks surrounding the DC Extended Universe.
I’m a huge DC fan myself, and want nothing more than these movies to succeed and compete with Marvel on a larger scale, as I am sure many of you readers do as well. While Justice League and Batman v Superman were loved by many, DC and Warner Brothers have to take a long look at those movies and ask themselves what went wrong. Not only that, but they must take a look at movies like Wonder Woman (and even in some cases, Man of Steel) and ask the more important question: “What went right?”
As many people look at what can be done to save the DC Extended Universe, they instead should be looking for ways it can succeed from here. With that being said, here are ten ways (fact or speculation) DC Films can succeed from here. Click Next to get started!