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"Shazam" Feature Film Pre-Release News & Discussion (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'DC Live-Action Movies and Television' started by Yojimbo, May 23, 2016.

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  1. Yojimbo

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    With all the build-up with Dwayne Johnson it's kind of weird to imagine Black Adam won't be in it, but at least Billy won't have to fight for screentime against him :sweat:.

    Which probably makes Sivana or Mr. Mind pretty likely as the main villain :cool:.

    I guess we should expect some movement on casting Billy and the Big Red Cheese himself soon if production is really kicking into gear for next year :D.
     
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    Yeah, The Rock is so freaking busy it is not a surprise. He has to work with WB DC about scheduling. Remember that solo Black Adam film could serve as an origin and lead to a SHAZAM sequel. If Dr. Sivana is the nemesis, it would better.

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    Yeah, if they play their cards right -- Shazam ends with Sivana plotting his revenge and starts researching into historical accounts-photos-etc. of Shazam -- maybe even delve into that Metahuman report that I think Luthor mentioned in BvS briefly -- and the closing shot is Sivana lands on a mention of a Black Adam. Then the solo BA movie. Then the Shazam sequel with Sivana and Adam teaming up perhaps.
     
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    I wonder if Freddy and Mary will turn up...
     
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    The notion of Black Adam getting his own solo film without being featured first in a Shazam! movie still strikes me as very odd. It is like if a Brainiac solo movie came out without Brainiac first appearing in a Superman film.
     
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    Johnson is pretty much at his zenith of star power...
     
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    Yes, and Black Adam might at least get teased in the Shazam! feature. to set him up for the solo outing.
     
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    Yeah, and he's been pushing for this franchise from the beginning, so it make sense that there would be equal focus given to his character :).

    I just hope it doesn't end up overshadowing Billy and the Marvel Family :sweat:.
     
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    Sounds like he's checking out some good sources ;).
     
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    Well, it's about time they announced the casting for the actual lead of this franchise ;).
     
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    Sandberg confirms a script is done and Shazam is the next DC movie to film after Justice League (and Aquaman). He confirms as the script went through drafts, Black Adam was in and out but it was decided the focus would be on Shazam.
     
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    Wow, sounds like things are progressing far faster then we expected, especially since they've got a finished script :eek:.

    I'm glad they decided to the focus firmly on Billy :).
     
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    Yeah, it seems one of those projects that have been around for 5 years already. I think they made the right decision after Wonder Woman to focus on origin. Disney/Marvel is they one who can afford to skip origins, but not DC. Methinks politics had Black Adam taking screentime for his character.

    I agree. If they ever attempt the Marvel family, they need to give us a good idea of Billy.


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    I don't think that ever would have worked for this character given how big the age difference between Billy's two forms generally is :sweat:.
     
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    Yeah, it's like two completely different people. Ideally, it should be. I always felt Billy is a kid, and Marvel is an imaginary version of himself as an adult.

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    Ew, that would probably look like Mike Meyers at the beginning of The Love Guru.
     

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