So is Shazam part of the DC Movie Universe, or not? We originally thought it might be, but the film is from New Line rather than Warner Bros. proper, and comments from New Line head Toby Emmerich have suggested Shazam might be off on its own. But now a new post from DC has led people to thinking that the character Shazam is part of the same universe that also features Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman — which naturally has us wondering if he’ll fit into the big Justice League story after all. So, first off, is the big question: Is Shazam in the DC Movie Universe as an active group participant, or not? Read More »
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Over the next five and a half years, there are 10 DC Comics movies, 11 Marvel Studios movies, and 10 Marvel movies from Fox and Sony on the calendar. With this week’s new announcements, I thought now was as good a time as any to take a look at the future of the comic book movie landscape. Hit the jump to find a comprehensive calendar of superhero movie release dates tracking the announced comic book movie adaptations up to the year 2020.
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Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
The Internet has been all abuzz over the news that Dwayne Johnson is finally set to play Black Adam in a Shazam movie, after years of rumor. But once the initial excitement over a Dwayne Johnson superhero movie wore off, some of us were left with questions — like “Wait, who is Black Adam, exactly?”
Luckily, there’s a video now to give you the answer to that exact inquiry. Whether you’re a DC Comics newbie just getting to know the universe, or a longtime fan who wants to brush up on your history, learn everything you need to know about Black Adam after the jump.
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Earlier today, when talking about revelations from The Rock that he’s playing Black Adam in Shazam, we wondered if either Captain Marvel / Shazam or Black Adam might be introduced in Batman v Superman or Justice League. Turns out that’s not likely to happen. While Shazam is being treated as a DC property, the film is being assembled by New Line rather than Warner Bros. As such, it will likely be outside the parameters of the Justice League story. Get the Shazam Justice League info we have below. Read More »
Dwayne Johnson has confirmed the role he’ll play in Shazam, and it isn’t the good guy. The actor tweeted a photo of the villain Black Adam attacking Shazam, along with a quote and text that clearly puts the Rock in the costume of Black Adam. But he probably won’t be an out-and-out bad guy, as word is the film will follow the more recent conception of the character, which casts him as a militant and somewhat reformed anti-hero who struggles to clear his name from past villainous deeds. Read More »
UPDATE: ScreenCrush points out these domains were actually registered over 10 years ago.
Though Zack Snyder wowed San Diego Comic-Con earlier this summer with footage from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans were expecting something else. They were expecting an outline of what Warner Bros. has in store for their DC Comics movies over the next few years. Instead, a version of that announcement came a few weeks later when the company announced release dates for nine upcoming DC Comics movies. Unfortunately, those dates were all for untitled films.
If we’re to believe the wonderful world of domain registration, those titles should be coming soon. Warner Bros. just registered websites for four DC Comics movies we’re all been pretty sure are coming: Justice League, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Shazam. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
We’ve known for a while now that Dwayne Johnson has plans to star in a Shazam movie. But there have been some conflicting reports about which part he’d play, and now we know why: He hasn’t decided yet. Hit the jump to read his latest comments on the matter.
Update: Further comments from Johnson have been added below, relating that he wanted to announce Shazam at Comic Con, and saying that he expects the official announcement to come soon.
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The biggest news this week came from Warner Bros, who gave release dates to ten upcoming DC Comics movies through 2020. Nine of those are untitled and the first, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, will be out March 25, 2016. While untitled, we have a pretty good idea what a few of those movies are going to be. Justice League is a lock. Wonder Woman has a good shot. Shazam is a strong possibility and a few others.
Fortunately Dan Fellman, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution, spoke to Entertainment Weekly and said some of the titles will officially be announced later this month. He also commented on the seemingly strange strategy of opening a massive blockbuster in March and teased that Justice League might follow Dawn of Justice quickly. Read about the potential Justice League release date and more below. Read More »