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The Magic Phrase Is Enjoyable! New Line Assures Viewers That SHAZAM Will Have Humor – The NEW Hollywood Video


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Mar 22, 2024
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When rumors circulated per week in the past that Warner Bros. had issued a mandate of types that its DC movies can be freed from jokes, many followers of Superman, Batman, and the gang feared that future movies from the studio wouldn’t be the barrel of guffaws and neck-snapping enjoyable that we loved in Man of Steel. Nonetheless, with the information that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will painting the antihero Black Adam within the upcoming Shazam movie, New Line President Toby Emmerich has indicated to Entertainment Weekly that the film in regards to the boy with the magic phrase will likely be something however somber and joyless.

Emmerich mentioned what little he may in regards to the movie, because the film remains to be being written and a launch date hasn’t been set in stone. Nonetheless, he did deal with The Rock’s function as Billy Batson/Shazam adversary Black Adam and the tonal feeling that New Line hopes to carry to the, ahem, (Captain) Marvel Universe.

“The villain in superhero films is usually, I believe, what makes the film,” Emmerich mused to EW. “And I believed Dwayne’s tackle the character, and the best way he noticed Black Adam, was actually compelling and enjoyable.”

The Magic Word Is Fun! New Line Assures Viewers That SHAZAM Will Have Humor, The NEW Hollywood Video

This word of “compelling and enjoyable” appears to nod to a DC/WB movie that’s extra lighthearted than the aforementioned mandate would lead followers to consider. Emmerich appeared to acknowledge this by admitting that whereas it’s a film based mostly on a DC character, the movie gained’t be have the identical tone as Justice League and “will likely be completely different than the opposite vary of comedian guide films.”

Emmerich’s point out of The Rock’s “compelling and enjoyable” tackle Black Adam was very telling. Followers of Marvel Studios’ Avengers household of movies will nearly unanimously let you know that Loki is likely one of the greatest attracts and largest font of enjoyable in these films. The Rock has proven such affection and enthusiasm for the DC secure of characters, in addition to performed roles in each motion and comedic movies, that I actually assume he can pull off the sometimes-snide, sometimes-sinister powerhouse that’s Black Adam. He has the potential to carry the identical type of enjoyable that Tom Hiddleston delivered to the function of Loki.

The Magic Word Is Fun! New Line Assures Viewers That SHAZAM Will Have Humor, The NEW Hollywood Video

The central level that I honed in on from Emmerich’s feedback, nevertheless, was his delineation between the Justice League movie and the upcoming Shazam movie when it comes to tone. Although it may simply be an offhand remark to guarantee followers that we gained’t be subjected to an emo Billy Batson, I’m wondering if the 2 films will likely be a part of a shared universe or if Warner Bros. will maintain Shazam and firm sequestered from Batman and his dour gang of do-gooders.

And if they’re a part of a shared universe, how will the comparatively sunny disposition of Billy Batson’s Shazam conflict onscreen with the Justice League? Regardless, we are going to know comparatively quickly sufficient, as Shazam is presumably one of many DC movies that WB introduced for the subsequent six years.

The Magic Word Is Fun! New Line Assures Viewers That SHAZAM Will Have Humor, The NEW Hollywood Video

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Jed Harris-Keith is a popular culture junkie, however insists he can cease every time he desires. He presently resides in Camarillo, California, along with his spouse and their two bassets, Otto and Igor.
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