When Warner Bros. introduced its preliminary DC Prolonged Universe (DCEU) slate method again within the fall of 2014, Shazam was one of many tasks listed as being part of that superhero universe. Only a month earlier than that announcement was made, information broke that motion star Dwayne Johnson was taking up the position of the villainous Black Adam, however to at the present time, he stays the one confirmed solid member. That will change quickly, with Dwayne Johnson’s producing companion Hiram Garcia teasing that there will likely be a giant announcement coming quickly with regard to Shazam!. Here is what the producer needed to say on social media.
“Nice assembly in the present day at @dccomics talkin’ #Shazam #BlackAdam & extra! Huge issues are coming. Prepare #JustSayTheWord”
Naturally, the producer would not reveal what was mentioned on this assembly, nevertheless it could possibly be any variety of issues, from the casting of the title character himself, to the addition of a brand new director or screenwriter. Whereas we’ll have to attend for no matter this massive information is, Dwayne Johnson teased in an interview final week that he sees his character Black Adam as a hero, and never the villain as he is sometimes portrayed within the comics. The actor mentioned he beloved the truth that Black Adam “began off as a slave, and he felt he was wronged.” Whereas that could be a legitimate description of Black Adam’s again story, and he did spend a while with the Justice Society, he is sometimes seen as a villain.
This is not the primary time that Dwayne Johnson has provided an sudden replace about Shazam!. Over the Christmas vacation, Dwayne Johnson posted an Instagram photograph with Superman himself, Henry Cavill, with a cryptic caption that teased, “We’re excited for what the longer term brings,” together with the hashtag “#DCWorldsCollide”. This might imply that Black Adam could possibly be preventing Superman in Man of Metal 2, however Dwayne Johnson added that he will not combat Superman within the first Shazam film, although he is trying ahead to it sooner or later, including, “nothing would make me happier.”
Again in August, one other one among Dwayne Johnson’s producing companions, Dany Garcia, revealed that Shazam! will match into the DCEU, however they’ll have, “unbelievable autonomy over this model and franchise”. She mentioned that was a “key element to our participation,” with the studios permitting them to “management the tone and the voice, and do it the way in which we need to.” Again in September 2014, Darren Lemke (Goosebumps) signed on to write down the screenplay, however no particulars have been given concerning his story, or if there have been different writers which have come and gone within the two years since then.
Earlier than Shazam! ever hits theaters, although, which is anticipated to be someday in 2019, followers will likely be seeing loads of Dwayne Johnson. Later this 12 months, he’ll star within the sequel The Destiny of the Livid alongside Vin Diesel on April 14 and a pair of highly-anticipated remakes, Baywatch, hitting theaters Might 26, alongside Zac Efron, and Jumanji, debuting December 22, with Kevin Hart and Jack Black. He’s additionally starring within the online game adaptation Rampage, a remake of Huge Bother in Little China, Doc Savage and San Andreas 2. Check out the tweet despatched out by Dwayne Johnson’s producing companion Hiram Garcia on Twitter, which teases a giant Shazam! announcement coming quickly.
— Hiram Garcia (@hhgarcia41) January 11, 2017