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Shazam !!! Movie Coming Soon...

The word "reshoots" became a dirty one among DC fans after the disaster that was Justice League, but that hasn't stopped Warner Bros. from recalling the Shazam! cast for some last minute tweaks. Additional photography will take place through the end of December 2018 according to reports, with rumors afoot that director David F. Sandberg has been asked to remove references to the wider DCEU, which are in the film in abundance according to star Zachary Levi. Sandberg has debunked these stories, however, telling his Twitter followers that it's "all normal stuff."

Sandberg insisted that the tone of the movie (which has been described by Levi as "Big meets the movie Superman") won't be altered during the reshoots. This will no doubt come as a relief to the DC fandom, which is in dire need of something a little lighter. The first trailer delivered on this big time, premiering to an "enthusiastic reaction" at Comic-Con 2018. "Shazam! looks fun and it looks funny," SlashFilm reported from the event in San Diego. "This is as much a comedy as it is a comic book movie."

According to Sandberg, Chuck star Levi was cast in the titular role precisely for that reason. "When I saw his first tape, it was just perfect," the director said. "He feels like a big kid. Lots of adults would play a kid in an adult's body as dumb, but Levi choose to play him as enthusiastic, and that made all the difference."

Scheduled release date: April 5, 2019

Source : Looper
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