It’s a new year and a new wave of Marvel and DC live-action on the way. Stand-up comics Jay Washington and Bobby Hill drop a hilarious episode with the latest on every hero and villain, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week we cover Black Panther, Infinity War, Thor, Black Widow, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Ant-Man And The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Gambit, Deadpool, New Mutants, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The Gifted, Legion, Venom, The Runaways, Shazam, Cyborg, Green Lantern Corps, Black Lightning, Legends Of Tomorrow, Supergirl, The Flash and Krypton.
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The very intriguing upcoming DC film, Shazam, starring Zach Levi of Chuck fame, looks like it’s found it’s launching pad.
As previously mentioned on the site, David Sandberg will be directing, and now we have confirmed that the movie’s April 5, 2019 release date will be nestled nicely right between Marvel’s Captain Marvel which comes out in March, and Avengers 4, which drops in May.
For DC’s sake, they will hopefully ride both a successful Aquaman at the end of 2018 and a well-performing Captain Marvel to continued interest in heroes called that at some point, that gets them a lot of ticket sales. Tell us how you think it will do!
We are getting more casting information for the upcoming DC superhero film Shazam!, which is set to star Zachary Levi as the titular character and Asher Angel as his alter ego. This time it is , Faithe Herman, from the hit NBC show This Is Us. Now currently is not confirmed on who Herman will play in the movie, but it is believed that she will play Darla Dudley, the young African American girl who is of young Billy Batson (Asher Angel) in the group home that they live in.
Now if this is the case this means that we are more than likely getting the “New 52” version of Shazam, where Darla is one of the six kids who are given powers to help Billy/Shazam take on his nemesis, Black Adam. Now it needs to be noted that Dwayne Johnson is set to star in a Black Adam standalone film as well as be the main antagonist for Suicide Squad 2. But it is not known if he will be a bad guy for Shazam just yet. However Mark Strong has been cast as Dr. Sivana for sure . Check that story out HERE
Herman joins five other young actors: Asher Angel as Billy Batson; Jack Grazer as Freddy Freeman; Ian Chen as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña; and Grace Fulton who is possibly playing Mary Marvel. This ensemble presumably fits the six slots of the Shazam Family. So it will be very exciting as we get further into the production to see what direction this film goes in.
The mid-season finales are happening and comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill keep you on top of everything in the Marvel and DC universe, on the Laugh Factory Podcast network. This week we’ve got recaps of last week’s Supergirl, Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, Gifted, and Agents Of Shield, plus info on Justice League, shake ups at Warner Bros, and news on Shazam, Titans, Supergirl, Legends, the potential sale of Fox to Disney, Spider-Man 2, The Gifted, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Punisher, Inhumans, Venom, Silver & Black, Morbius, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
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So much has happened since the last episode, and comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are here to get you caught up on all of it! This week, we recap LA Comic-Con, discuss the potential sale of Fox to Disney, recap Supergirl, The Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow and Arrow, plus get you casting, production and other info for Shazam, Justice League, Black Adam, Titans, Black Lightning, Gotham, New Warriors, Krypton, Venom, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Black Widow, The Avengers as well as wrapping up some post release Thor news, on the Laugh Factory podcast network!
Well the question of who will be the kid side of the Childlike superhero SHAZAM has been answered.
Asher Angel has been cast as Billy Batson opposite Zachary Levi in New Line’s DC superhero film “Shazam!,” as the story broke from Variety.
SHAZAM! follows a boy (Angel) who can transform into an adult superhero by uttering the magic word “Shazam!” in case you were what wondering what SHAZAM stands for. It is an acronym of the ancient gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury, .
Mark Strong is in talks for the role of the villain, & Grace Fulton is set to play one of Angel’s friends.
David F. Sandberg of “Lights Out” is directing, with a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. “Annabelle: Creation’s” Peter Safran will produce.
In case you’re wondering where does this next superhero fall on the film production slate. “Shazam!” will be the next DC Cinematic Universe movie to begin shooting, before “Flashpoint,” (which still.doesnt habe a director) the Joss Whedon-directed “Batgirl,” and the “Suicide Squad” sequel, which Gavin O’Connor just came aboard to helm. There is also going to be standalone film about Black Adam, Shazam’s arch nemesis. Dwayne Johnson is attached to play Black Adam in that pic. But as of now is not set to be in the shale film only his own solo Black Adam project.
Maybe not the villain Sinestro directly but the man who portrayed him may be facing DC’s latest hero to join the film world.
In an EXCLUSIVE from The Wrap
Mark Strong is in talks to play DC Comics villain Doctor Sivana in New Line’s “Shazam,” TheWrap has exclusively learned.
Strong is no stranger to DC as the actor has previously play villain Sinestro in 2011’s “Green Lantern” opposite then Green Lantern Ryan Reynolds.
Known as Shazam’s archenemy and most frequent foe, in 2009, Doctor Sivana was ranked as IGN’s 82nd Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time. In the most recent run of DC Comics the New 52 that “Shazam,” is loosely based on, Sivana is depicted as a respected scientistdesperate to save his family from an unknown plight. With science having failed him, he turns to magic. Doctor Sivana’s team finds what he believes to be the tomb of Black Adam; while attempting to open it, the scientist is half-blinded by magical lightning to the face (which has the side-effect of letting him see magic).
David Sandberg, the horror filmmaker behind “Lights Out” and “Annabelle: Creation,” will direct the film. Filming will begin in February 2018 for a likely 2019 release.
Zachary Levi joined the cast last week and will play “Shazam.”
Strong, who won an Oliver for “A View From the Bridge” and was last seen in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” next up has eight-part espionage thriller “Deep State,” for Fox Networks Group. Strong stars as Max Easton, a retired Secret Service operative and member of elite British/America team called The Section, coaxed back into the field to try to shut down an Iranian missile program.
Could we potentially see Dwayne Johnson’s “Black Adam” make an appearance of any other heroes of the DCEU?