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Warner Bros. Dates DC/New Line's 'Shazam!' For Spring 2019

Warner Bros. Dates DC/New Line's 'Shazam!' For Spring 2019

Warner Bros. has set an April 5, 2019 release date for the movie, which should be going into production soon with It star Jack Dylan Grazer cast as Shazam's younger alter-ego Billy Batson last month. Zachary Levi, who plays Shazam, recently said that the approach to the adaptation was like "Big meets Superman" which sounds absolutely delightful.

The film will be scripted by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. When Billy speaks the wizard's name, he's struck by a magical thunderbolt and transformed into an adult superhero with the abilities of six legendary immortals. Levi said. "I get to do my version of Big, basically". "It's not glum, and like, 'Oh, I have to save the world again'". Interestingly enough that date is not Easter weekend, a time frame that WB took advantage of when they launched Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice to $166M.

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Likewise, Deadline reports that the untitled DC Films project scheduled for a July 27, 2018 release date has been removed from Warner's schedule, but only sort of.


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