The upcoming DC movie offers a fresh take upon the Superhero genre as it is the first time that we see a kid transform into a fully grown Superhero. So the entire time we see Shazam!, it is actually a teenage kid inside him who just looks like a man. This is why this movie looks to be quite fun as it is a unique take upon the Superhero genre. Billy Batson’s story is indeed quite intriguing, and hopefully, the movie will also turn out to be as good as the trailers look.
The film is obviously in its final stage of post-production, and we have got a whole lot of new footage in recent days with a new featurette and a TV spot coming out for the film. We are yet to get a final trailer, but that will hopefully arrive next month, which will kick off the final stage of marketing of this movie.
Just this weekend, Comicbook.com got to visit Warner Bros. headquarters in Burbank, California where they had the opportunity to talk with the Director and producer of Shazam!, David F. Sandberg and Peter Safran respectively. While they were at it, Safran confirmed that any rumors going on around Dwayne Johnson’s appearance in Shazam! as Black Adam is “complete myth,” and even though The Rock might have been available, the point of his inclusion was never even brought up.
The two creatives told us that we shouldn’t even expect a post credits scene with Black Adam as he was never brought into the picture. But this doesn’t mean that we won’t be getting any teases related to the fan favorite character. In fact Screen Rant recently got the opportunity to watch the first 20 minutes of Shazam! and the description to the footage actually has a Black Adam reference in it.
As seen in the movie trailers, Billy Batson takes a train to escape from the School bullys and from there on, he finds himself face to face with the Wizard Shazam, in the Rock of Eternity. As described by SR, this is how the scene takes place:
“The Wizard explains to Billy that he’s the last wizard alive from the now destroyed Council of Eternity. He says that a long time ago they chose the wrong champion, who presumably led to their downfall. Rather than just tell the story, the Wizard permeates the room with magic, like a hologram, and shows the former champion over what appears to be Egypt.”
Now this wrong champion as we all know is none other than Black Adam, who was made the champion of the Council of Eternity, thousands of years ago, in Egypt. But he turned upon his masters as too much power corrupted him, causing him to be banished and become the arch nemesis to Shazam. So, it is not like Black Adam is going to be completely absent as there will be a set up for his return in the future films after he makes a solo debut.
Black Adam isn’t the only Shazam villain that gets a tease or an appearance in the film, as apart from him and Doctor Sivana, the Seven Deadly Sins have also been confirmed for the film. Producer Peter Safran talked to Collider about the Sins saying:
“The Sins are gonna’ be in some way involved in the story. So without revealing exactly how they’re integrated into the storyline, I would say that’s probably as close to what James [Wan] did with The Trench. We really let David flex [by building] those kinds of sequences that are scary and cool.”
Shazam! comes out on April 5 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).
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