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How Dwayne Johnson's Shazam! will fit into the DCEU

08.12.2016

Dwayne Johnson Shazam!

Yes, SHAZAM! is still happening and it will indeed be a part of the DC Extended Universe, but beyond a few details here and there, we really haven't heard all that much about the Dwayne Johnson film. With the recent bad press that Warner Bros. and the DCEU have received over the past few months, Dwayne Johnson's producing partner Dany Garcia told Newsweek that neither she nor Johnson are worried about the audience's reaction to DC's recent projects.

Despite "living in the same world" as BATMAN V SUPERMAN, SUICIDE SQUAD, and the rest, Garcia said that they will "have incredible autonomy over this brand and franchise. We are working with a different team, different producers, directors... it's a different set-up." As Dwayne Johnson has been enthusiastic about the project for the better part of a decade, perhaps they're looking to reassure fans that SHAZAM! won't be encumbered by the same issues which seem to plague the other DCEU films. To that end, Dany Garcia said that "don't feel fettered by, or constrained by, the successes or failures and challenges of the other projects. That was a key component to our participation---that we be able to control the tone and the voice, and do it the way we want to." Development on SHAZAM! is still in the early stages but Garcia was able to give a small update as to where they are in the process.

We’re getting [script] drafts in… it’s important to make sure we get the tone right for Black Adam, which is Dwayne’s part. We don’t mind taking our time. We’re being very careful with each act and scene to go back and layer in as much as possible. We’ve got so many wonderful superhero franchises out there… we don’t need to run away from them and say ‘we can’t be that,’ but it’s important to understand what are the best aspects of a Batman [movie] versus Avengers versus Deadpool? What are the elements people are responding to? We want to move the needle.

SHAZAM! is set for a April 5, 2019 release but Dwayne Johnson's next, MOANA, will arrive on November 23, 2016.

Source: Newsweek

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6:14PM on 08/14/2016
I thought he was going to play Black Adam? Then again, he's right there in the picture, but there's no mention of the character.
I thought he was going to play Black Adam? Then again, he's right there in the picture, but there's no mention of the character.
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5:07AM on 08/15/2016
You should try reading the article.
You should try reading the article.
10:04AM on 08/13/2016

Interesting they want to take their time

Because given how they're trying to load as many characters and stories into one movies, you would think they cared more about merchandise than storytelling.
Because given how they're trying to load as many characters and stories into one movies, you would think they cared more about merchandise than storytelling.
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9:42AM on 08/13/2016

They just need to work out the kinks

They already have the character Billy as an orphan, maybe they will change his foster moms name to Martha? Shazam will also dress in very dark colors, but they just don't know how to make him a clone of The Dark Knight. Once they get the Dark Knight formula down for Billy/Shazam then the movie will move into production.
They already have the character Billy as an orphan, maybe they will change his foster moms name to Martha? Shazam will also dress in very dark colors, but they just don't know how to make him a clone of The Dark Knight. Once they get the Dark Knight formula down for Billy/Shazam then the movie will move into production.
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1:24AM on 08/13/2016
I'm curious if they would even call the big red cheese Captain Marvel. Legally they should be in the clear, but international viewers may not understand why he's called that and not be in The Avengers.
I'm curious if they would even call the big red cheese Captain Marvel. Legally they should be in the clear, but international viewers may not understand why he's called that and not be in The Avengers.
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12:28AM on 08/13/2016

It's still all about Shazam....

The problem you have is that Johnson is huge and charismatic and you are going to have to find someone who is at least as interesting as him. If he dominates the film then it doesn't work. I realize they are going for him going from bad guy to anti-hero (in the face of something worse) but you still have to be rooting for Shazam or it doesn't work.
The problem you have is that Johnson is huge and charismatic and you are going to have to find someone who is at least as interesting as him. If he dominates the film then it doesn't work. I realize they are going for him going from bad guy to anti-hero (in the face of something worse) but you still have to be rooting for Shazam or it doesn't work.
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3:18PM on 08/13/2016
Idk much ab Shazam the comic other than he is a kid who turns info a superhero (is it multiple kids?), nor do I know much about black Adam. Is he often an anti-hero and they have to team up?

Mainly I just wanted to agree with your statement ab the rock filmwise, like Doom. Rock shoulda been the good guy. And it'll be hard to find someone else. Since it's a kid maybe Chris Pratt but he's starlord
Idk much ab Shazam the comic other than he is a kid who turns info a superhero (is it multiple kids?), nor do I know much about black Adam. Is he often an anti-hero and they have to team up?

Mainly I just wanted to agree with your statement ab the rock filmwise, like Doom. Rock shoulda been the good guy. And it'll be hard to find someone else. Since it's a kid maybe Chris Pratt but he's starlord
8:34PM on 08/12/2016

Initiate the BITCHING

I can't wait to check the comments later for all the comments about how terrible the DC movies and Zack Snyder are!
I can't wait to check the comments later for all the comments about how terrible the DC movies and Zack Snyder are!
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10:39PM on 08/12/2016
They do have pretty poor reviews.
They do have pretty poor reviews.
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