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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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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!’ 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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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! comes to Lego DC Super-Villains with the Shazam! Movie Pack 1

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Tt Games have today released the Shazam! Movie Level Pack 1 for Lego DC Super-Villains. This new Dlc bundle will add new characters and a new level. The Shazam! Movie Pack 2 will arrive on the 23rd April and bring with it another new level and more characters. You can meet Shazam in the new trailer below…

This first Movie Level Pack will give players the opportunity to jump into action as the 14 year old streetwise Billy Batson and master his ability of transforming into the super hero Shazam. As Shazam, players will have access to his super powers of flight, strength, projectiles, electric beam and more. Also included in the pack is Freddy Freeman with his ability to transform and take on Shazam’s powers as well as four characters embodying the sins of man including Gluttony, Wrath, Pride and Envy.

See Also: Exclusive Interview – Zachary Levi
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Movie Review – Shazam! (2019)

Shazam, 2019.

Directed by David F. Sandberg.

Starring Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, Adam Brody, Michelle Borth, Meagan Good, Ross Butler, and D.J. Cotrona.

Synopsis:

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – Shazam! – this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam.

One of the appeals of the superhero genre, especially for much younger fans, is imagining yourself in the role of the superhero with all their mighty powers and the things that could be done with them. Shazam! is basically one big lampshade of this as Asher Angel’s 14-year-old Billy Batson is deemed worthy by a powerful wizard to become a hero and given a vast array of abilities,
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‘Shazam!’ Director David F. Sandberg Talks Going Horror To Superhero And Bringing Inclusivity To Family Narrative

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Spoiler Alert: This article contains story details about Shazam!

It wasn’t that much of a surprise to pick David F. Sandberg as the director of the Warner Bros. adaptation of Shazam! The director is known mostly for his horror fare like Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation but his credits also include short comedy films. His experience in the two genres make for a cross-section of filmmaking sensibilities that match the style and tone of the DC Comics superhero movie that is not only fun like an action-packed amusement park attraction, but also heartfelt and inclusive.

“I’ve always liked all kinds of movies, so many different genres,” Sandberg tells Deadline. “To me, this was a love letter to movies I grew up with and loved that made me fall in love with film.”

Before he was scaring us with demonic dolls and things that go bump in the dark,
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Win 1 of 5 Signed Posters and Superhero Bundles to Celebrate the Release of ‘Shazam!’

If you want to save the world, just say the word!

Shazam! is in UK cinemas now.

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 sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order
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Shazam! – Review

Superheroes in the Springtime? Oh yes, they’re not the mainstay of Summer cinema any longer. Hey, a few even pop up in the Winter. Just about four weeks ago Marvel Studios released their super-powered, high-flying hero Captain Marvel to much praise and big box office bucks. So this new flick has a fairly familiar fella’ in red tights and white cape, guess he’s from the same producers. right? Nope, this powerhouse actually predates all the McU stars (even WWII’s Captain America). Oh, and he hails from Marvel’s long-standing rival, DC Comics. Technically though he’s an acquisition from a defunct comic book kingdom (a bit more on that later). And what’s the source of his astounding abilities? Born on a distant planet? Exposure to weird rays or energy blasts? A bite from an irradiated animal? None of the above, for his myriad of gifts come
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Movie Review – Shazam! (2019)

Shazam, 2019.

Directed by David F. Sandberg.

Starring Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, Adam Brody, Michelle Borth, Meagan Good, Ross Butler, and D.J. Cotrona.

Synopsis:

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – Shazam! – this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam.

During the climactic battle between Billy Batson/Shazam and manipulator of the seven deadly sins, Thaddeus there is a shot of a child inside his home having his Batman and Superman action figures go at it. It’s hard not to be reminded of the absolute fumble that was Dawn of Justice while also marveling at the notion that Shazam!, in its final moments, is delivering something
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We Are 110% Here For the Diversity in the Shazam! Cast

Brimming with seasoned and new talent, the cast of Shazam! is almost as power-packed as the title superhero himself. At the front and center of the DC Extended Universe movie is none other than Zachary Levi, who's well-known for being the lovable protagonist on Chuck and the smoldering thief in Rapunzel. Right by his side as his kid alter ego Billy Batson is Disney Channel star Asher Angel, who plays Jonah Beck on Andi Mack. The two actors make for a playful duo, and you can definitely see their chemistry immediately working its magic in the zany trailer.

Along with the leading pair, the film boasts big names in the industry, including Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, and Adam Brody. Additionally, it features talented stars on the rise such as The Walking Dead's Cooper Andrews and 13 Reasons Why's Ross Butler. Read on to see all of the major players in
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We Are 110% Here For the Diversity in the Shazam! Cast

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Brimming with seasoned and new talent, the cast of Shazam! is almost as power-packed as the title superhero himself. At the front and center of the DC Extended Universe movie is none other than Zachary Levi, who's well-known for being the lovable protagonist on Chuck and the smoldering thief in Rapunzel. Right by his side as his kid alter ego Billy Batson is Disney Channel star Asher Angel, who plays Jonah Beck on Andi Mack. The two actors make for a playful duo, and you can definitely see their chemistry immediately working its magic in the zany trailer.

Along with the leading pair, the film boasts big names in the industry, including Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, and Adam Brody. Additionally, it features talented stars on the rise such as The Walking Dead's Cooper Andrews and 13 Reasons Why's Ross Butler. Read on to see all of the major players in
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Shazam! movie review : The most friendly and gleeful superhero from DC

Shazam! movie review is here. The American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name is produced by New Line Cinema and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, Directed by David F. Sandberg, the movie stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel along with Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou. Is Shazam! the superhero fun we are looking for?. Find out in Shazam! movie review.

Immediate reaction when the end credits of Shazam! roll

The DC Comics universe (Dcu) is on a redemption spree and how?! Wow! After Wonder Woman, Aquaman comes your friendly gleeful Shazam! and we want him to keep coming back again and again.

Who is Shazam!

?For those who have come in later and are awed by Batman, Spider ?Man, Super Man etc, Shazam! is a 79 year old creation by Bill Parker and C. C. Beck created for Fawcett Comics in 1940?s where
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Exclusive Interview – Zachary Levi discusses his role as Shazam!

After a supporting role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the second Fandral of the Warriors Three (Thor’s Asgardian buddies), Zachary Levi now makes the jump to the DC Extended Universe as he takes on the title role in Warner Bros. and DC Films’ superhero action comedy Shazam!.

Ahead of the film’s release this coming Friday, Flickering Myth’s Sarah Bradbury got a chance to sit down with Levi to discuss his role as the teenage Billy Batson’s superhero alter-ego; watch the interview below and head on over to our YouTube channel for more exclusive Shazam! interviews….

See Also: Read our ★★★★★ review of Shazam! here

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
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Few Superhero Origin Stories Are As Fun As “Shazam!”

We forget, given how ubiquitous they’ve become in pop culture of all stripes, but superheroes were primarily created to appeal to kids. In fact, most of us were introduced to comic book characters during childhood. Too often, especially within the DC Extended Universe, that is forgotten. Not so with Shazam!, which is not just the best DC superhero outing since Christopher Nolan finished his Batman trilogy, but one of the most purely enjoyable times at the theater so far this year. This is a ridiculously good time, full of joy and a mix of exciting and innocence. As you’ll see this week, DC has cracked the code here. The movie is a superhero origin story for the title character. After a short prologue, we meet Billy Batson (Asher Angel), an orphan on the streets who constantly searches for his mother. His latest foster family is a kind one running a group home,
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Shazam! Review #2: An Immensely Entertaining Origin Story

Shazam! is a breath of fresh air in the cluttered comic genre. The film is a buoyant celebration of childhood fantasy. Mixed with heaping spoonfuls of heart, humor, and adventure. We've become so accustomed to thematically dark storylines. Shazam! reminds us how much fun being a superhero can be, and the awesome responsibilities that come with it. Adults and kids alike are going to be smiling from ear to ear leaving the theater.

Shazam! has several time frames, but the majority of the plot takes place in modern day Philadelphia. Billy Batson (Asher Angel) is a fourteen-year-old orphan with a history of running away from foster homes. He's obsessed with finding his birth mother. After another incident with the cops, the state places him in the loving care of Victor (Cooper Andrews) and Rosa (Marta Milans) Vasquez. Products of the system themselves, they foster a diverse brood of five abandoned children.
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‘Shazam!’ Review: A Kinder, Gentler, Funnier Dceu Superhero (Finally!)

Wondering about the charm that went A.W.O.L. in Dumbo? Looks like it found its way to Shazam! — that rare comic-book epic that actually deserves the exclamation point in its title for not making audiences feel bad about feeling good. Don’t look here for the artful cool of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise or the usual DC Extended Universe (Dceu) angsty agenda a la Suicide Squad and Justice League; this breezy, funny entry keeps things light with a hilarious and heartfelt package of nonstop kid-friendly kick-ass.

Plus, there no resisting the rollicking,
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Shazam! gets the Robot Chicken treatment in new promo for the DC movie

Shazam! makes its way into cinemas this coming week, and to promote its release Warner Bros. and DC Films have teamed with Adult Swim and the Robot Chicken crew for a new promo which sees the titular DC hero putting his powers to use; watch it here…

See Also: Read our reviews for Shazam! here and here

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?
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