Shazam

What to Expect From the ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Comic-Con Panel

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by Matt Singer July 6, 2015 @ 10:42 AM
Warner Bros.
Faster than a speeding bullet, Comic-Con is upon once again. The biggest, nerdiest party in the world kicks off on Wednesday in San Diego and, yes, Team ScreenCrush will be on hand to cover it all. With Marvel, Sony, and Paramount, all sitting out this year’s big geek bash, the clear #1 panel to anticipate is Warner Bros. Saturday morning showcase of their upcoming slate. The presentation will include clips from the new live-action Pan starring Hugh Jackman, and the movie version of the ’60s spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. But the star attraction is unquestionably an appearance by Zack Snyder and the stars of next spring’s hotly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

‘Shazam’ Could Be Coming Sooner Than You Think, According to Dwayne Johnson

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by Britt Hayes May 25, 2015 @ 1:13 PM
DC Comics
A few months back, Dwayne Johnson hinted at an earlier release date for Warner Bros.’ Shazam, in which the actor is set to play the villain, Black Adam. The film has been scheduled for a 2019 release on WB’s big, busy superhero slate, but Johnson is once again promising that we’ll get to see Shazam much sooner than that.

‘Shazam’ May Arrive Sooner Than Expected According to The Rock

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by Jacob Hall February 24, 2015 @ 12:28 PM
DC Comics
When Warner Bros. revealed their ambitious slate of DC superhero movies, Shazam was scheduled for April 5, 2019. That’s four years away, which is an awfully long time to sit on a project that already has a lead in Dwayne Johnson. However, the latest news from The Rock himself suggests that the 2019 release date may have been more of a guideline than an actual plan and that Shazam may arrive sooner than expected.

The Complete History of Comic-Book Movies, Chapter 1: ‘Adventures of Captain Marvel’

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by Matt Singer January 13, 2015 @ 12:27 PM
Republic Pictures
The number one movie of last year was based on a comic book. The year before, two of the top five movies were based on comics. The year before that, both of the two top movies of the year were inspired by comics; both went on to make more than $1 billion worldwide and are now among the top 15 highest-grossing movies in history. Next year, no less than ten (10) movies based on comic books will open in theaters. Blessed are the geeks, for they have inherited the earth, at least as far as Hollywood is concerned.

DC Confirms What We Already Knew: Warner Bros. Superhero Films Will Have a Shared Universe

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by Britt Hayes December 26, 2014 @ 2:46 PM
Warner Bros.
When Warner Bros. announced their big slate of upcoming DC superhero films a few months ago, we all pretty much assumed that these movies and characters would operate in a shared universe. Given the ‘Justice League’ connection, how could they not? What we haven’t been clear on is whether some of the other DC heroes, like Shazam and Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Dark Universe’ characters, would also inhabit the same universe. As if sensing the little question marks over our heads, DC Comics has confirmed what we all assumed: Yes, their WB superhero movies will operate in a shared universe.

Comic Strip: The Superior Woes of Spider-Man

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by Jacob Hall December 18, 2014 @ 12:15 PM
Marvel
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Spider-Man has a really hard time, a fascinating ‘Batman vs Superman’ spoiler is revealed, and Marvel looks to cast the mentor of ‘Doctor Strange.’

‘Shazam’ Star Dwayne Johnson Teases Role as “Anti-Hero” Black Adam

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by Britt Hayes December 13, 2014 @ 1:22 PM
DC
Back in September, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed through Twitter that he’s signed on to play the villainous Black Adam role in DC’s upcoming ‘Shazam’ movie. We’d been hearing rumors for a while that Johnson was getting in on the superhero business, and casting him as Black Adam is a rather inspired choice. But don’t expect Johnson to play a straightforward bad guy: the actor just teased some more hints about his “anti-hero” character.

'Justice League: Throne of Atlantis' Trailer: The Aquaman Movie to Watch Before His Live-Action Outing

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by Nick Romano October 1, 2014 @ 10:50 AM
Warner Bros. Animation
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The trailer premiere for the animated movie 'Justice League: Throne of Atlantis' has emerged, and with it comes our first look at the sequel to DC's 'Justice League: War.' Hey, it's no 'Batman vs. Superman' or the live...

Comic Strip: The Rock Says 'Shazam,' The Vision Revealed, and a New Ra's Al Ghul on 'Arrow

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by Jacob Hall September 8, 2014 @ 12:17 PM
Marvel/DC Comics/Warner Bros.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Dwayne Johnson makes 'Shazam' official, Paul Bettany's Vision is revealed, and Stan Lee's original 'Guardians of the Galaxy' cameo is dissected.

The Rock's 'Shazam!' Movie Won't Take Place in the 'Justice League' Universe

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by Mike Sampson September 4, 2014 @ 8:04 AM
DC Comics
As 'Batman vs. Superman' very clearly teases the upcoming 'Justice League' crossover (the subtitle is 'Dawn of Justice' after all), we all sort of assumed that The Rock's long-teased 'Shazam!' movie would fit into that blueprint somehow. Even The Rock himself tweeted the art above of his character, Black Adam, fighting both Shazam and Superman. But, now it seems that 'Shazam!' will be operating independently from the rest of the other DC superheroes at Warner Bros.