There is still quite a bit of time left before Shazam! hits the theatres as DC fans have to rejoice Aquaman before that happens. DC is now taking things slow ever since Justice League failed at the box office and amongst the critics. Since the only 2 solo Superhero movies have really worked in the DCEU, WB is putting their major focus on solo movies before trying another team up.
WB has put plenty of DC movies under development but not all will be hitting the theatres soon as DC seems to be putting their priorities on just 6 movies after these three mentioned above are done till the very next year. Suicide Squad has Gavin O’Conner attached to it and that movie is said to begin production next year. The two Flash directors have also mentioned that if everything goes right, we will get to see the movie in 2020, which means that it will also start shooting next year.
Matt Reeves has mentioned that The Batman script is progressing, and his solo movie will also start production in 2019. Recent reports have suggested that the Birds of Prey movie which is under Cathy Yan has been confirmed to start shooting in January by Margot Robbie. The Joker Origins movie with Joaquin Phoenix has also been confirmed to begin production very soon.
Also, Dwayne Johnson recently confirmed that his own Black Adam script has come along and shooting is going to begin the very next year as it is a part of the reconfiguration which DC and WB are upon currently. Here’s what The Rock said:
“Black Adam is coming along. The script is coming along. I’m very happy with it. That’s a project that obviously you want to take your time [with]. I think it’s in a very exciting time now, with DC, because there’s some rejiggering going on. There’s reconfiguration going on. There’s looking at the macro map of the DC universe. And I know those guys are working diligently at DC and Warner Bros too, working closely with our producers too, to see how Black Adam unfolds in the universe. But yeah. I mean, I’m excited about it. It’s just coming along and being written.”
So, these are probably the six movies that will come out after 2019, and we will be seeing DC take the major step of moving to 3 movies a year from 2020. San Diego Comic Con will confirm this slate, and after July 21, we won’t be having many doubts about the upcoming DC movies at least till 2021.
WB’s panel representing the DC Films is going to give away quite a lot of insights upon the upcoming movies. Aquaman and Shazam! in particular, are said to be getting new trailers. But before that, we have got the look at the powered up suit of Shazam with the glowing thunderbolt and everything. Here, check out the first look given by Entertainment Weekly:
People have had different opinions upon this and this image actually gives us the proper idea of how the suit is going to look in live action after the CGI touch up has been done. We have to be honest saying that Zackary Levi actually seems to have played the character really well, as the childish innocence that this hero possesses does look pretty apparent.
Shazam! comes out on April 5, 2019, and here’s the official Synopsis:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).