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DC/Warners announce two new 2020 live-action movies – could one of them be Shazam! WITHOUT Dwayne Johnson?

July 19th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Could the Shazam! movie be going into production without Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam?

Well, yes, actually.

With DC having announced two mystery projects in 2020, the first expected on February 14th while the second appearing on June 5 (An untitled DC animation feature has also been added to the studio’s schedule and is slated to drop in June 2018 – Gotham By Gaslight, perhaps?) speculation has already begun as to what they might be with money being on it being revealed this weekend at San Diego Comic Con and it seems that the Sahzam! movie is in the fray.

Johnson has been attached to the Shazam! movie(s) as the anti-hero (villain) Black Adam since 2014 (here) when the movie was still thought to not be part of the DC Cinematic Universe but now it seems that he may not be in the first movie at all.

The rumour comes from The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez in the following Twitter back and forth wherein he confirms the movie is set to begin production in February next year:

Now, while many fear this is a bad sign and Johnston has left the DC Universe, it’s more likely that he’s filming elsewhere and can’t step up to this one and we already knew that he was signed up to two DC movies and one was a Black Adam movie (here) so it may just be that they plan on setting up Shazam! before Black Adam in the cinematic universe which would make sense.

All it really means – if true – is that Black Adam won’t be the first villain seen in the Shazam! movies.

We also know that Johnson has already teased that we’ll see Black Adam sooner than expected (here) so we reckon there’s a big cameo coming up in the DC movies soon.

The story about his non-involvement was also reported by Variety’s Dave McNary who, like we already believe, wrote that he won’t be in the first movie but WILL still be in the Cinematic Universe moving forward.

So what do you all think? Is the movie in trouble? Is the Rock out? Let us know…

Shazam will smash into theaters on April 5, 2019

Source: Cinemablend

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….