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Shazam producer promises big things and drops telling hashtag for DC film

01.11.2017

It’s taken a couple of years - and as some would argue a few mis-steps - but the DCEU Film Express has officially left the station and is now chugging along at a fine pace. Adding to the excitement of Warner Bros. and DC Comics upcoming films WONDER WOMAN and JUSTICE LEAGUE, SHAZAM! producer Hiram Garcia took to his Twitter account, earlier today, to share his enthusiasm about the the upcoming superhero film. In fact, you can check it out for yourself by observing the image below:

In addition to urging fans to keep the hashtag #JustSayTheWord in their back pocket, Garcia boasts that he’s just had a “great meeting” with DC Comics about bringing the mystical story of Billy Batson to the big screen. It’s also to note that back in August, 2016, Garcia had stated the following about this promising project:

It needs to be of the world. You’ve got Justice League, Wonder Woman with a different director, so you’re going to see different points of view. I think by the time we land with [Shazam!] we’ll fit nicely within the world that’s been created, but not such a shorthand relationship. [It’ll be] enough that people say, ‘Oh, this is within the family,’ but the culture will be a little different.

Of course, no one’s as excited about this film as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is poised to step into the shadowy tights of the film’s super-powered villain, Black Adam. Johnson, who’s been on the ground-floor of the creative process for the movie for some time now, has been talking about this project for what feels like forever, and I must admit that the dude’s gusto for the film is infectious.

Personally, I kind of have a thing for Dwayne Johnson, and will see just about anything he’s a part of. It all started for me after I smelled what the pro-wrestler turned mega movie star was cooking in the 2003 action-comedy THE RUNDOWN. I might not be the biggest fan of the DCEU, thus far, but Johnson’s involvement in SHAZAM! has me pumped for the possibilities of ushering this lesser-known hero into the big leagues.

SHAZAM! is expected to burst into theaters on April 5, 2019.

Extra Tidbit: I once participated in a radio play for the Talking Comics podcast in which I voiced the role of Billy Batson.

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7:53PM on 01/11/2017

For real

John Cena would be absolutely perfect for Shazam
John Cena would be absolutely perfect for Shazam
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9:12PM on 01/11/2017
No, no he wouldn't. Shazam should look like the grown-up version of Batson, fresh faced and still boyish looking. I'd like to see Cena in a comic book movie, but this isn't it (maybe Sgt Rock or Captain Atom). I've seen some people suggesting Kellan Lutz and Daniel Cudmore, both good choices if they have a director that can bring out the best in them.
No, no he wouldn't. Shazam should look like the grown-up version of Batson, fresh faced and still boyish looking. I'd like to see Cena in a comic book movie, but this isn't it (maybe Sgt Rock or Captain Atom). I've seen some people suggesting Kellan Lutz and Daniel Cudmore, both good choices if they have a director that can bring out the best in them.
8:46AM on 01/12/2017
You're saying he's wrong for the role because his face doesn't look like the adult version of a drawing of a kid's face? Lol
You're saying he's wrong for the role because his face doesn't look like the adult version of a drawing of a kid's face? Lol
3:03PM on 01/12/2017
No, I'm saying it because Cena doesn't fit the look of what Captain Marvel/Shazam looks like in any iteration of him, be it comics or cartoons. Like I said, fresh-faced and boyish, not a mongoloid pitbull.
No, I'm saying it because Cena doesn't fit the look of what Captain Marvel/Shazam looks like in any iteration of him, be it comics or cartoons. Like I said, fresh-faced and boyish, not a mongoloid pitbull.
7:24PM on 01/12/2017
Like I said, you're saying he isn't a good fit because of his facial features. That's silly. How does one look "fresh faced" anyway?
He's one of the few actors that wouldn't look small compared to The Rock. And more importantly, he has the acting capabilities to knock it out of the park.
Like I said, you're saying he isn't a good fit because of his facial features. That's silly. How does one look "fresh faced" anyway?
He's one of the few actors that wouldn't look small compared to The Rock. And more importantly, he has the acting capabilities to knock it out of the park.
9:31PM on 01/12/2017
It won't be Cena, give up on your fanboy dream. It will either be an unknown or a lesser known actor who physically resembles the character. I'm gonna say this again and bet 10 bucks and my left nut that Cena will NOT play Shazam. Have you even read a Shazam/Captain Marvel comic? If any wrestler embodies the the look and the ability to play a "gee-whiz" type of kid in an adult body, it would have been a young Kurt Angle (look at Alex Ross' artwork in Kingdom Come).
It won't be Cena, give up on your fanboy dream. It will either be an unknown or a lesser known actor who physically resembles the character. I'm gonna say this again and bet 10 bucks and my left nut that Cena will NOT play Shazam. Have you even read a Shazam/Captain Marvel comic? If any wrestler embodies the the look and the ability to play a "gee-whiz" type of kid in an adult body, it would have been a young Kurt Angle (look at Alex Ross' artwork in Kingdom Come).
10:49AM on 01/13/2017
I didn't say he was going to get the part. I agree that he probably won't. Still think he'd be great for it.
I have read very little actual Shazam comics. Most of what I know is when he's in Justice League or other team ups, etc. I love the Superman/Shazam animated short.
Angle actually would be great for it too lol good call. Not giving up on my fanboy dream though!
I didn't say he was going to get the part. I agree that he probably won't. Still think he'd be great for it.
I have read very little actual Shazam comics. Most of what I know is when he's in Justice League or other team ups, etc. I love the Superman/Shazam animated short.
Angle actually would be great for it too lol good call. Not giving up on my fanboy dream though!
7:17PM on 01/11/2017
Hoping they announce who will be playing Shazam. If those Armie Hammer rumors were anything to go by......
Hoping they announce who will be playing Shazam. If those Armie Hammer rumors were anything to go by......
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9:07PM on 01/11/2017
Hey, happy new year to you too.
Hey, happy new year to you too.
11:56PM on 01/11/2017
You suggest the same 3-4 actors for every single role.
You suggest the same 3-4 actors for every single role.
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6:04PM on 01/11/2017
The Rundown is one of my favorites.

Personally I hope we see a Black Adam and Aquaman show down at some point!
The Rundown is one of my favorites.

Personally I hope we see a Black Adam and Aquaman show down at some point!
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