DC is finally putting the right step forward after years of tumbling and falling. The first step in this direction is upcoming Aquaman movie directed by James Wan. The test screening reviews are out and they are pointing that we will have an amazing movie coming this November. However, most of the DC fans are excited about the stand alone Shazam movie, whose first teaser just left every one amazed and showed the new direction that DC is heading towards. Shazam is said to have a much lighter and comical tone as compared to earlier DC movies.
The movie is slated to come out early next year with post production work still in progress. However, in recent updates regarding Shazam it has been confirmed that Black Adam will not making an appearance. Earlier there were speculations that Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam will have a cameo and set up the base for other spin-offs. Now it seems like Warner Bros. is focusing on giving separate movies to both the characters who will play much major role in future of DC universe.
In the recent interview with Collider, production president of Seven Bucks Productions Hiram Gracia gave an explanation why studio have chosen to develop two stand alone movies on both the characters and why Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson) will not be making an appearance in Shazam. She said that As we were developing an actual Black Adam and Shazam movie, we were just realizing that both characters are so special that we didn’t want to compromise either of them by cramming them both into the same movie. So that’s why we made the decision to let Shazam have his own standalone movie and kind of launch him properly, and then we’ll do the same for Black Adam. And so that kind of really freed things up. It allowed us to develop the right version of both.”
She also confirmed that standalone Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson) movie will stay true to its origin and will be grittier. This surely is a great news and future of world built around Shazam looks bright. Talking about Shazam, the project has been floating for more than a decade but DC’s film finally started solid developments when it was announced in 2014 that Dwayne Johnson, then rising star is attached to the project. The fans started speculating that he will either play the role of hero Shazam or villain Black Adam. However several years later it was announced that Black Adam will not be appearing in the Shazam and the movie will solely focus on the character of Billy Batson portrayed by Zachary Levi.
At present the decision to develop these two characters seperately seems good as both of the characters are opposite of each other, hence helping DC develop two movies that are opposite in tone. DC surely had some troubling years but it looks like things are falling back in right places.
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