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Zachary Levi and Henry Cavill fuel Shazam! Superman rumours as another big industrial presence appears in the DC movie universe

February 11th, 2018 by Marc Comments

With the Shazam! movie now well under way, a new image has surfaced that shows that, if nothing else, the DC Cinematiic universe is a wealthy one.

Director David F Sandberg posted a photo from the set revealing the logo for Sivana Industries, home of the evil Doctor Sivana, played by Mark Strong.

While not the most exciting news in the world, it is interesting because we now have another massive industrial entity to add to the DC universe.

This post from before Batman V Superman was released had an infographic revealing the most wealthy businesses in the movies:

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The info graphic reveals that Lex Luthor’s business in the biggest in the DC world, while fans will also recognise Kord Industries being owned by hero Blue Beatle, Queen Industries a reference to Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) and Geschäft Kreig perhaps being a nod to Cyborg? We also know that Stagg has a tendency to appear in the comics and is linked to the obscure superhero team The Conglomerate and it will be familiar to fans of the Arrowverse shows.

On a side note, Justice League also introduced STAR Labs too.

It’s sad that we get excited for this stuff.

In related news, star Zachary Levi teased fans with a ‘first look’ at him in the Shazam! costume (sort of) below. However, what really excited fans was that Superman star Henry Cavill started following him afterwards:

This is exciting because there’s been speculation that Superman is set to appear in the Shazam! movie (here) with Cavill commenting on the image: “Yours looks so warm!!” Before Levi replied: “Well that’s cuz mine is magic”.

We fully expect to hear more news soon… you know we’ll bring it to you as soon as we hear more.

BURBANK, CA, February 5, 2018 – Production is underway on New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!”  David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation”) directs the origin story, which stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.  Peter Safran (upcoming “Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” films) serves as the film’s producer.

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out.  In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard.  Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them!  Can he fly?  Does he have X-ray vision?  Can he shoot lightning out of his hands?  Can he skip his social studies test?  Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child.  But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

“Shazam!” also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (“IT”) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton (“Annabelle: Creation”); Darla, played by Faithe Herman (TV’s “This is Us”); Eugene, played by Ian Chen (TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat”); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand (TV’s “Hawaii Five-O”).  Cooper Andrews (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and Marta Milans (TV’s “Killer Women”) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Ron Cephas Jones (“This is Us”) as the Wizard.

Christopher Godsick, Jeffrey Chernov, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia are serving as executive producers.

Sandberg’s creative team includes his “Annabelle: Creation” director of photography Maxime Alexandre, production designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller and costume designer Leah Butler.

Set primarily in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, principal photography for the film is taking place in Toronto.

Firmly set in the DC universe but with his own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the character first appeared in Whiz Comics in 1940 and was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck.

A New Line Cinema production, “Shazam!” is set for release on April 5, 2019.  It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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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….