DC’s upcoming superhero film Shazam has an respectable launch date. It will hit theaters on April 19, 2019, and is now the 0.33 showed film on the the studio’s slate collectively with this year’s Aquaman and Wonder Woman 2, which arrives in November 2019.
The Shazam launch date has been rumored for a while; DC first announced it back in 2014, but it finally disappeared from the time table. Since then the studio has passed through plenty upheaval, with rumored films never taking place and different ones cancelled, no longer to say numerous changes of employees at the back of-the-scenes.
Shazam will be directed by way of David F. Sandberg, who formerly helmed the horror hits Annabelle: Creation and Light’s Out. In October, Zachary Levi become introduced inside the lead role of Billy Batson. Levi is not any stranger to the superhero style–he’s already part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having performed Fandral in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok.
Sandberg formerly hinted that Shazam might be plenty lighter in tone than other movies within the DC movie universe. “The large enchantment for me with that individual is the reality that every kid desires of being Superman, proper? I suggest I virtually did, and [Billy Batson] is a child that receives that threat,” he said. “He gets to grow to be the superhero. So it’ll be large with superpowers in a manner. In phrases of what human beings can expect, I think this could be one of the more fun or lighthearted films so far inside the DC universe. It truely will be a departure.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson become previously announced within the position of Shazam’s nemesis Black Adam, however it became ultimately showed that he’s going to now not feature in Shazam. However, he’s still set to seem in a spin-off movie.
Shazam first seemed in 1939, while he become recognised by using the name Captain Marvel. The character was offered by DC in 1971, when he turned into renamed, due to Marvel’s possession of the call Captain Marvel. A live movement Shazam TV display become broadcast in the mid-70s, while an lively show followed in 1981.