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Shazam!: confirmation of some of the characters from the action figures, cameo of Superman

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Published on Feb 08, 2019

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As already leaked earlier, it was highly probable the presence of the rest of the Marvel family, composed not only by Shazam, also from Darla, Freddy Freeman, Pedro, Mary Marvel, and Eugene in the film ;thanks to an image of action-figures of the film leaked on Twitter, but now we have the confirmation.

MY BABIES ARE COMING pic.twitter.com/zeGaM1YEa3

— igor (@marywarvel) February 4, 2019

In addition to being a first look at the merchandising, the use of these characters might anticipate as well as these characters, in the course of the film, can get the powers.

In the film, there could be space also for the iconic villain his works: according to the little demons very close to the characters in the toy line (and as reported previously by SuperBroMovies) in fact, Billy will have to contend with the Seven deadly Sins, and the physical representation of the seven capital vices ( lust, greed, envy, gluttony, pride, sloth, lust). According to the source, the versions of the film will be based on the appearances in stories, comics of the New 52, present in the storyline of Geoff Johns who so much influenced the product directed by David Sandberg.

In the film, according to what reported by We Got This Covered, there will be space in the end for a cameo of Superman, brought in at the high school by Billy Batson with Shazam. To interpret the Man of Steel there will be, however, Henry Cavill, and also because the hero does not show himself in the face, but “blinded” by a light blue, yellow and red. Probably, the mode of appearance of Superman, and disappoint the fans who wanted to review, even if for a few minutes, again the Superman of Cavill on the big screen. In view of the uncertainty that hovers around the actor about his future in the Worlds of the DC (and the momentary provision of all projects relating to Clark Kent from the WB), it is understandable that the filmmaker David Sandberg wants to avoid using his image in the film, in order to avoid the involvement of the film in any “shocks” such as the replacement of Cavill himself.

A few months ago, the production of Shazam! decided to do some additional filming for the movie, the normal process now for almost every movie but that has scared a lot of fans, convinced that they could mean a substantial change to the tone of the film. On Twitter, director David Sandberg has wanted to reassure everyone: “Are all the normal things, will not change the tone, will not be removed, the references to the world of DC and not come to fruition none of the theories that are circulating lately”.

All the normal stuff. No changing the tone, removing the DC references, or whatever else theories are out there.

— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) November 10, 2018

Earlier, responding to the comments of some fans on Reddit, the director David Sandberg has commented on the production work behind the costume of Shazam, the hero who will soon arrive in theaters with his stand-alone.

“To make a costume is difficult, it is like when you want to choose a color to paint the walls of a room, there is always the doubt until they see you actually painting on the walls. The color of the suit, under certain lights, has not given the desired effect, so I decided to change the fabrics and, once done, there was no time for further testing. The image that did the rounds of the web dates back to a time before post-production, with the trailer we have posted very much and so everything remains at the stage of processing. What you have seen, then, is not the costume that you see in the halls, even if it will be very similar”. From the words of Sandberg, therefore, we understand the willingness of the production to make some small adjustments to costume, to try to bring to the screen the color initially expected.

In addition, both the director and the same that Zachary Levi had stated, as the film also has a christmas atmosphere: “it seems To me a very typical christmas movie, she speaks of family, of orphans and adoption... the Christmas is the festivity typical that you pass in the family, binds perfectly with all these themes. Billy is searching for his mother, then he gets the powers and does not know how to use them and, in this, it will help the friend Freddie,” says the director, with Levi, who adds: “The story of Geoff Johns, from which the movie takes its inspiration, and takes place during the christmas period, then you will hear a definitely strong Christmas.”

It was also published online a new tv spot for the film, with Dr. Sivana in action:

OTHER: New image of Dr. Sivana from DC_Cinematic

 

These are the first information regarding its Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, played by Mark Strong.

“Fans of the comics already know that Sivana is the archenemy of Batson, but there were several stories of origin for the character over the years. In Shazam! Billy Batson, an orphan of 14 years, is chosen by the magician old of the 3,000 years as the heir of his powers, thanks to the pure heart of the boy. In the film, Sivana, he met the old magician as a child, but the latter refused to hand over his powers. Since then, Sivana has dedicated his entire life to finding a way to acquire the skills that Billy now owns, desiring to be at the height of the expectations of an authoritarian father.”

“We all have a superhero inside of us, it only takes a little bit of magic to make it come out. In the case of Billy Batson, scream the word ‘Shazam!’ – courtesy of an old wizard – transforms this fourteen-year-old coming from the street in the adult version of himself that he does everything that would make a kid with superpowers: it's fun. It knows how to fly? Has x-ray vision? Can launch lightning bolts from the hands? Can avoid his test for social studies? Shazam will test the limits of its capacity with the joyous recklessness of a child. But it will need to control his powers in a hurry to deal with the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.”

In the cast of Shazam! find Zachary Levi (Shazam),Asher Angel (Billy Batson), Djimon Hounsou (the old magician), Mark Strong (Dr. Thaddeus Sivana), Ross Butler, Jack Dylan Grazer (Freddy Freeman), Michelle Borth ,Adam Brody, Grace Fulton (Mary Bromfield), Natalia Safran (Mrs. Sivana), Caroline Palmer (mother of Billy).

The film, directed by David Sandberg for a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke, released in the american the 5 April 2019, while not yet announced, but always in 2019, the output for the case of Italy.

(via CBR)

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