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 »
Posted on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 by Germain Lussier
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.
Posted on Friday, August 8th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
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 »
Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
In addition to dating Batman v Superman for March 2016, Warner Bros. has dated not one, but NINE additional DC Comics movies. They’re all untitled for the time being. Now Warner and DC’s plan stretches beyond Marvel’s. They also planted the flag on two untitled event films. Read more about the DC Comics movie release dates below.
Update: WB has dated two animated films, which are rumored to be further Lego movies to follow the Lego Movie sequel already set for May 2017.
It’s about time to put those Dwayne Johnson superhero movie rumors to rest — because according to Johnson, one is about to be announced for real.
In a recent interview, Johnson teased an upcoming project involving a DC character with “the power of Superman.” He wouldn’t say whom exactly it was, but it sounds a whole lot like Shazam. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
Posted on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
After last year’s epic Batman v Superman announcement, everyone expects Warner Bros. to give fans tons of big news at Comic-Con this year. We’d already heard pretty definitively that the next bit film, Justice League directed by Zack Snyder, would hit in 2017. Given the casting of characters such as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, WB and DC seem to be readying other major superheroes for spin offs. Now, a rumored schedule has been released that shows the potential Warner Bros. and DC schedule through 2018. Not on the list? Batman. What is on the list? Shazam, Wonder Woman and a Flash/Green Lantern team up. See the Warner Bros DC schedule below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
The sanctity of the theater is slowly eroding as companies make use of the fact that electronic devices offer new advertising options. Take the theatrical pre-show that has blasted at top volume at the multiplex for years now. Soon, you won’t just sit through that collection of warmed – up featurettes and TV ads. You’ll be able to use the Shazam app to get more info on each one. So that Spider-Man credits sequence thing wasn’t an isolated incident, but rather the start of a trend. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
UPDATE: The initial release wasn’t clear, it has nothing to do with the X-Men trailer. Story has been updated.
UPDATE 2: The images have been revealed.
When The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screened for press in Los Angeles last week, there was no scene at the end of the credits. Even if there was, though, we wouldn’t have unlocked the true secret because we didn’t know the key. Now you do.
Sony tells us that when the film opens in U.S. theaters Thursday night, fans will be able to Shazam the credit sequence featuring the song “It’s on Again” by Alicia Keys featuring Kendrick Lamar to “unlock a look into the sinister future.” Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was, many years ago, tied to a Shazam film, to play the villainous Black Adam. He’s also been connected to a big-screen adventure starring the character Lobo. Neither project went anywhere; both have seemed more or less dead in the past couple years. But during his promotion of Hercules, The Rock teased a DC Comics project, and his description sounds like it could be one of those two characters.