Shazam, Black Adam brings hope to troubled DCEU franchise

OUR The DCEU had a bumpy ride last year, with all eyes on Warner Bros. at San Diego Comic-Con on how the studio will work with their upcoming releases. Unsurprisingly, the studio decided to focus on two of the least controversial films – Shazam! Fury of the gods as well as Black Adam – during its hourly end of the panel.

Internship, Shazam! star Zachary Levi poked fun at co-stars Lucy Liu, Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer and director David F. Sandberg, while Helen Mirren and Rachel Zegler appeared in a scripted video message dedicated to their female co-stars.

Both Mirren and Liu will play the Daughters of Atlas, who seem to want to reclaim the “power of all gods” that Shazam and his teenage buddies “stole” to become adult superheroes during the events of the previous film. The light-hearted yet action-packed sequel premieres on December 21st.

Look Shazam! Fury of the gods trailer below:

Dwayne Johnson later appeared in full costume as Black Adam, appearing on a raised platform surrounded by smoke and sending lightning into the audience, activating blue lights on the straps handed out to the audience in Hall H.

He later shared the stage with co-stars Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo and Quintessa Swindell to talk about his lifelong dream of bringing Black Adam to the big screen. He later unveiled an all-new trailer for the film, showing more scenes of the characters using their powers, and announced that he was giving away free IMAX tickets to all 6,000 people in Hall H to watch the film when it premiered on October 21. .

When a fan asked him how Black Adam would handle Superman in a fight, Johnson gave a surprised response: “It probably depends on who plays Superman.”

Despite this name, there has been little evidence that anyone from the DCEU Justice League symbols on the panel. The biggest DC movies for 2023 Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom as well as Flashwere completely absent from promotional material at the event, likely due to the studio wanting to downplay the controversy surrounding the film’s stars Amber Heard and Ezra Miller, respectively.

There was also no mention of other DC games such as Bat Girl (debut expected this year) and recently released blue beetle (featuring the first Hispanic superhero character to appear in a comic book film), no news on Gal Gadot’s future. amazing woman and Robert Pattinson Batman.

While this understatement has left some fans worried about the future of the DCEU, industry insiders have speculated that it could be Warner Bros. a way to minimize any possible negative press until he’s ready to announce new developments in his upcoming superhero movie lineup.