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Does DC Comics’ ‘Shazam’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

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Does DC Comics’ ‘Shazam’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?
The summer superhero movie season is about to get started in earnest with “Avengers: Endgame,” “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” but first we’ve got “Shazam” from DC Comics — the second big comic book movie of the year after “Captain Marvel” in March.

For a long time, movies based on DC properties eschewed the practice that became the norm for their Marvel counterparts — post-credits scenes. Marvel movies, and movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular, loved tossing in a bonus scene during and/or at the end of the credits to tease future movies or just add a little extra joke. But DC didn’t do that sort of thing until very recently, with “Justice League” back in 2017 and “Aquaman” just a few months back.

So does “Shazam” follow the recent DC trend by including any bonus scenes after the credits roll, or does it stick
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First look images from Charlie’s Angels featuring Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott

Entertainment Weekly and Sony Pictures have revealed the first official images from Elizabeth Banks’ upcoming action comedy ‘continuation’ Charlie’s Angels featuring Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart), Jane Kano (Ella Balinska), Elena Houghlin (Aladdin’s Naomi Scott), Langston (Noah Centineo), and Banks as Bosley; check them out here…

Charlie’s Angels is set for release on November 15th and sees Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2) directing a cast that includes Banks, Kristen Stewart (Personal Shopper), Naomi Scott (Power Rangers), Ella Balinska (Midsomer Murders), Patrick Stewart (Logan), Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), Sam Claflin (Me Before You), Jonathan Tucker (Westworld), and Luis Gerardo Mendez (Murder Mystery).

Photo Credits: Sony/Nadja Klier/Chiabella James

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Bo Report: ‘Shazam!’ rules again as new releases go missing

Back of the Net

Facing zero competition from the new releases, New Line/DC Entertainment’s family superhero adventure Shazam! continued its reign at Australian cinemas last weekend.

Lionsgate’s Hellboy reboot, Universal’s comedy Little, Fox’s romantic drama The Aftermath and Laika Studios/Roadshow’s stop-motion animated comedy Missing Link all struggled, generally mirroring their Us results.

Meanwhile Umbrella’s Back of the Net, a young adult drama directed by Louise Alston and scripted by Casie Tabanou and Alison Spuck, launched in Queensland and Victoria, netting $14,000 from limited sessions on 38 screens.

Don’t read too much into that because the film starring Sofia Wylie (the Disney Channel’s Andi Mack) as a soccer academy student who locks horns with the school’s star player Evie (Tiarnie Coupland) is rolling out over the next few weeks, dated for the school holidays.

Also, producer Steve Jaggi is soon expected to
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A DC Comics Villain Makes a Tiny Cameo in Shazam! - Here's Why It's So Important

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Warning: Big spoilers for the end of Shazam! below.

As any superhero film connoisseur knows, the strength of the story lives and dies by the strength of the villain - literally and metaphorically. Do they have Loki's sass? Kilgrave's obsessive manipulations? Kingpin's ruthlessness? In Shazam!, Mark Strong plays the film's big bad, Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, and is just as cruel as he is bald (very). But he's actually not the only antagonist that pops up over the course of Shazam! During a brief but ominous midcredits scene, an imprisoned Sivana is visited by another villainous presence from the comics: a superintelligent evil two-inch talking worm named Mister Mind.

After having lost a battle with Billy Batson's Shazam (played as an adult by Zachary Levi), Sivana is locked away in a prison somewhere. We see him, sapped of the powers the now-defeated Seven Deadly Sins imbued him with, frantically scribbling a
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Spoilers: Shazam producer discusses the movie’s surprise cameo

Warning. This post contains Shazam! spoilers…

After months and months of rumours and speculation, we finally got confirmation last week on the rumours that Zachary Levi’s Shazam! would be joined in the DC blockbuster by the Man of Steel, with Superman popping up at the end of the film for a surprise cameo.

With Henry Cavill’s status as Superman up in the air (the actor having reportedly parted ways with the DC Extended Universe after failing to reach a deal to extend his contract), the filmmakers chose to shoot Superman from the chest down for his cameo.

However, according to producer Peter Safran, Cavill’s absence was simply down to scheduling conflicts rather than a Dceu exit, as he revealed during an interview with Comic Book.

“At one point, we’d hoped it was going to be Cavill doing it, but unfortunately his schedule didn’t allow him to do it,
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An Explanation For Why Shazam!'s Ominous Midcredits Scene Is So Important

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Shazam! has officially exploded into theaters, and the charming, hilarious, and heartfelt superhero comedy is poised to be the Dceu's next big hit. But while much of the film is focused on the upbeat nonstop jokey banter between blossoming hero Billy Batson (aka the titular Shazam) and his foster brother, Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Glazer), there's also an undercurrent of villainy courtesy of Professional Villain actor Mark Strong. It's his twisted, one-eyed antagonist who occupies the movie's midcredits scene, setting up a potential sequel for Shazam!. So, what exactly goes down? Let's dive in.

Warning: Major spoilers for Shazam! below.

Strong plays wealthy scientist Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, whom we actually meet as a young boy at the very start of the film. He's one of the many people who are contacted by the Wizard Shazam (Djimon Hounsou) in hopes that he's "pure of heart" enough to take over the aging,
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Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska Are Up to Stuff in First Look at ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (Photos)

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Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska Are Up to Stuff in First Look at ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (Photos)
Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska are ready for action (and horse racing) in the first images of Elizabeth Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” movie to make their way online.

The images, exclusive to Entertainment Weekly, don’t really tell us much about the upcoming reboot, but they do look pretty cool. First, as seen above, we can see Stewart, Scott and Balinska as Sabina Wilson, Elena Houghlin and Jane Kano respectively, looking at… something like they’re about to do something tactical.

Below, you can see another cool image of Sabina hanging out with Banks’ Bosley. Bosley is of course helpful person who assists the Angels in their missions and also serves as a bridge between them and their employer. However, in a twist Banks isn’t the only Bosley in the new film. Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou also play characters named Bosley, though just how that works we have no idea.
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First Look at Charlie's Angels Reboot Goes Undercover with the New Team

First Look at Charlie's Angels Reboot Goes Undercover with the New Team
Charlie's Angels is coming back in a big way later this year with an all-new team lead by actor and director Elizabeth Banks. Today, we have a look at what she's cooked up, with the first images featuring Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska & Naomi Scott going undercover.

There has been a lot made about the updates in store for this latest tweak on Charlie's Angels, but from the first images, it's quite clear that going undercover will still be a big part of the storyline, and it looks as fun and consistent as it's been in the past TV shows and movies.

In this new reboot of the popular franchise, Charles Townsend has become a gazillionaire, taking his organization worldwide (a conceit we'll also see played with in Sony's other big 2019 franchise reboot Men in Black International). Elizabeth Banks claims that her movie is not a remake or reboot, but
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First Official Photos Released For Charlie's Angels with Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska

Thanks to EW, we have our first official look at director Elizabeth Banks’ upcoming reboot of Charlie’s Angels. This include photos featuring the main cast of Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska. As you’ll see they are sporting different outfits and the movie looks like it will have vibrant tone.

Stewart is taking on the role of Sabina Wilson, “the hard-partying, highly skilled wild card”; Balinska is playing Jane Kano, ”the ex-MI6 muscle of the group”; and Scott will play Elena Houghlin, “the MIT-trained scientist who, Banks says, serves as the ‘heart of the movie.’”

When talking about these character in the film and what she was looking to accomplish, Banks explained that she wanted to showcase the teamwork of the characters:

“It was important to me to make a movie about women working together and supporting each other, and not make a movie about
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Shazam! 2 in development as screenwriter signs on for return

With the film topping the box office this past weekend with $159.1 million worldwide, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and DC Films are jumping straight into a sequel to Shazam!, with The Wrap reporting that screenwriter Henry Gayden has signed on to pen the script for Shazam! 2.

The outlet reports that Gayden, who is currently adapting the sci-fi novel Last Human for Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, is expected to be joined on the sequel by director David F. Sanberg and producer Peter Safran, although their deals are yet to close.

Produced on a budget of around $100 million, a modest figure for a superhero blockbuster, Shazam! has proven to be a hit with critics and fans alike, and continues the reversal in fortune for the DC Extended Universe that kicked off this past December with the enormous box office success of Aquaman.

Next up from DC Films is the standalone Joker origin movie,
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Win movie merchandise with Shazam!

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To celebrate the release of Shazam! which is in UK cinemas now, Warner Bros. is giving away 5 superhero bundles that includes a signed poster, a phone wallet, light up hoodie and t-shirt, a child’s cape, and a bag to put them all in!

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—Shazam!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary 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
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Dwayne Johnson says Black Adam will start shooting in “about a year”

Having originally been cast to portray the character as the villain Shazam!, it was announced back in January of 2017 that Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam would instead make his big screen debut in his own solo movie, before squaring off against his arch-enemy in a subsequent crossover film.

Since then, we’ve heard very little in the way of movement on the Black Adam movie, save for regular updates from Johnson where he confirmed that he was still on board and the project remained part of his insanely packed schedule.

Well, with Shazam! now out in cinemas and performing well at the box office, it appears that the stars may be aligning for Black Adam, as The Rock has shared a message on Instagram congratulating Zachary Levi on Shazam!’s success and stating that he expects cameras to start rolling on his own movie in “about a year”.

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‘Shazam!’ Writer Henry Gayden Will Return to Write Sequel (Exclusive)

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“Shazam!” screenplay writer Henry Gayden has been tapped to write the DC superhero movie’s sequel for DC and New Line, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. The filmmaking team of David F. Sandberg and Peter Safran are also expected to return.

The writer has a busy slate as he is also adapting “Last Human,” a live-action science fiction film from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller based on the forthcoming novel of the same name by Lee Bacon, which Sony/TriStar have won in a bidding war. The film is described as a “reverse Et” and tells the story of an artificial intelligence society where three robots discover a human child.

“Shazam!” was the #1 film worldwide this weekend, over-performing expectations with a domestic cume of $56.8 million (inclusive of $3.3m in previews) and $102.3 internationally for a worldwide figure of $159.1 million on a relatively modest budget for a superhero film.
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Shazam! Is a Fun and Funny Action Comedy Except When It's a Huge Bummer

I begin with a confession: this review is late. My review of Shazam! was supposed to run last Thursday, and then last Friday, and what actually happened is I tried and failed to write it so many times I just stepped away and took the weekend and tried to figure out what to say about this movie that I wanted to like so badly. The problem is, I didn't like it, and I didn't like it because I was baffled by it. And I was baffled by the fact that other people seemed to really love it. After the screening I went to, other members of the press gave comments like, "DC figured it out!" and, "The funniest superhero movie ever made!" (Which is definitely either Deadpool or Thor: Ragnarok).

So here is my honest opinion: Shazam! is a fun and funny feel-good action comedy, but I also thought it was a huge bummer.
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‘Shazam!’ Review

Stars: Zachary Levi, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong, Michelle Borth, Djimon Hounsou, Asher Angel, Marta Milans, Meagan Good, Grace Fulton, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Cooper Andrews, D.J. Cotrona | Written by Henry Gayden | Directed by David F. Sandberg

Shazam! is directed by David F. Sandberg and is the latest chapter in the dysfunctional D.C.E.U. from Warner Bros, who are hoping for a continuation of the recent successful second wind, after the hugely triumphant James Wan-directed Aquaman grossed over a billion dollars at the global box office. Which was somewhat a surprise after the disastrous turnout of Justice League, directed by both Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, resulting in a slightly ambiguous fate for this current regime and with Affleck and Cavill most certainly out, the future looks muddles. However Shazam! throws the franchise firmly back on track, with an end product that is probably the perfect recipe
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Bo Report: ‘Shazam!’ works its magic while ‘Pet Sematary’ underperforms

‘Shazam!

New Line/DC Entertainment’s family superhero adventure Shazam! was the dominant title in Australia last weekend without matching the heights of its Us launch while Paramount’s horror remake Pet Sematary underperformed.

Despite the new entrants the national box office trailed the previous frame, weighed down by a lousy debut for Paramount’s animated fantasy adventure Wonder Park and steep second weekend drops by Disney’s Dumbo and Universal’s Us.

Among the specialty releases, Icelandic environmental comedy drama Woman at War had a decent start and Us coming-of-age film Mid90s opened impressively.

The top 20 titles’ takings dropped by 10 per cent to $13.5 million, according to Numero. Directed by David F. Sandberg (best known for horror films Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation), Shazam! conjured up $4.4 million on 507 screens and $4.7 million including previews for Warner Bros.

In the Us the movie starring Asher Angel as a teenager who transforms
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Shazam! buries Pet Sematary with $53 million at the Us box office, $158.6 million worldwide

It was another triumphant week at the top of the Us box office for Warner Bros. and DC, as Shazam! followed in the blockbusting footsteps of Aquaman, and topped the weekend box office with $55.3 million (or $56.8 million including previews).

While these might not seem like the kind of numbers posted by his spandex wearing peers, Shazam! carries a relatively tiny budget of $09 million, no real stars to speak of, and a superhero without any discernible links to an extended universe.

Judged using those caveats, this is a huge win for DC, and a surefire sign that they have a franchise on their hands. The domestic numbers were backed up by the overseas earnings, where the Zachary Levi headlined grossed a further $102 million internationally, including $30.9 million in China, for a total worldwide opening weekend of $158.6 million.

Landing in second place was the latest offering from the increasingly lucrative Stephen King back catalogue,
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'Shazam!' $159.1m debut rules global box office (update)

Disney’s Dumbo, Universal’s Us both cross $200m worldwide.

April 8 Update: Warner Bros and DC Entertainment’s Shazam! rules the global box office courtesy of a $159.1m opening weekend powered by a $102.3m international debut in 79 markets and a number one North American launch.

Paramount’s Pet Sematary opened on $17.3m in its first international wave, as Disney’s Dumbo and Universal’s Us both crossed $200m worldwide.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Updated: Shazam! ranks number one in 60 of its markets, and is the top film across the regions, led by a $30.4m (Rmb 204m) launch in China during the Qingming holidays,
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'Shazam!' $159m debut rules global box office

Disney’s Dumbo, Universal’s Us both cross $200m worldwide.

Warner Bros and DC Entertainment’s Shazam! rules the global box office courtesy of a $158.6m opening weekend powered by a $102m international debut in 79 markets and a number one North American launch.

Paramount’s Pet Sematary opened on $17.3m in its first international wave, as Disney’s Dumbo and Universal’s Us both crossed $200m worldwide.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Shazam! ranks number one in 60 of its markets, and is the top film across the regions, led by a $30.9m launch in China during the Qingming holidays, where it ranks second.
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'Shazam!' scores $159m worldwide opening weekend

Superhero adaptation debuts at number one in UK on $5.3m (£4.1m).

Warner Bros and DC Entertainment’s Shazam! rules the global box office courtesy of a $158.6m opening weekend powered by a $102m international debut in 79 markets and a number one North American launch.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Shazam! ranks number one in 60 of its markets, and is the top film across the regions, led by a $30.9m launch in China during the Qingming holidays, where it ranks second.

Mexico delivered $6.2m (Ps 118.7m) and 50% of top five market share, followed by the UK on $5.3m (£4.1m) , Russia on $5.3m (Rb 340m) for 51% share,
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