Shazam! (2019)

Shazam! Synopsis

Shazam is an upcoming film and the eighth film in the DC Extended Unikverse about Billy Batson becoming Shazam. A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was originally considering taking the role of Captain Marvel. However, he was approached by comic books fans who explained the villain, Black Adam, to him in an attempt to persuade him to take that role instead. The combination of the fans' request and the fact that the character seemed more interesting prompted Johnson to take that role instead.

Latest 'Shazam' News

Shazam! Is Inspired by Marvel Movies Says the Rock's Producer

Shazam! Is Inspired by Marvel Movies Says the Rock's Producer

Dwayne Johnson's personal producer Hiram Garcia claims that Shazam! will be a lot more fun than some of the other DC Comics movies.
Superman Won't Fight Black Adam in First Shazam! Movie

Superman Won't Fight Black Adam in First Shazam! Movie

Dwayne Johnson teases an epic showdown between Black Adam and Superman in a future DCEU movie, but it won't happen in the first Shazam!
The Rock Teases Superman Fight in Shazam

The Rock Teases Superman Fight in Shazam

Dwayne Johnson calls out Superman on social media, hinting at a fight in Shazam.
Shazam: Black Adam Will Be Fueled by Righteous Anger

Shazam: Black Adam Will Be Fueled by Righteous Anger

Dwayne Johnson offers a bit of insight and backstory for his Shazam anti-hero Black Adam.
Shazam: Dwayne Johnson Gives Lead Casting Update

Shazam: Dwayne Johnson Gives Lead Casting Update

Dwayne Johnson says that his Black Adam character in Shazam is an anti-hero, although he doesn't know who will play the title character.
Shazam: Will the Rock's Black Adam Join Justice League?

Shazam: Will the Rock's Black Adam Join Justice League?

Dwayne Johnson teases that his Shazam character Black Adam might be in Justice League, but he'd rather fight them than join them.
Shazam May Arrive Before 2019 Says Dwayne Johnson

Shazam May Arrive Before 2019 Says Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson hints that the Shazam! adaptation may hit theaters a bit earlier than the previously-announced April 2019 release date.
Dwayne Johnson Talks Shazam Script, Black Adam and DC

Dwayne Johnson Talks Shazam Script, Black Adam and DC

Dwayne Johnson says that Black Adam will ease into his anti-hero status in Shazam confirming that the script is tied to other DC Movies.
Shazam Is Part of DC's Justice League Movie Universe

Shazam Is Part of DC's Justice League Movie Universe

DC Comics confirms that Dwayne Johnson's Shazam is one of the ten films that make up Warner Bros. Justice League movie universe.
Shazam: Dwayne Johnson Says Black Adam Is Ruthless

Shazam: Dwayne Johnson Says Black Adam Is Ruthless

Dwayne Johnson offers a very short update on Shazam, revealing that he hopes to find balance in the anti-hero character Black Adam.
Is Shazam Getting Fast and Furious 7 Director James Wan?

Is Shazam Getting Fast and Furious 7 Director James Wan?

The Conjuring 2 director James Wan just signed a deal with New Line, which could see him directing Shazam.
Shazam Is Not Connected to the Justice League Universe

Shazam Is Not Connected to the Justice League Universe

Shazam will be produced by New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros., with the adaptation going for a different tone than other DC movies.
Shazam Gets Goosebumps Writer Darren Lemke

Shazam Gets Goosebumps Writer Darren Lemke

Darren Lemke has signed on to write Shazam, with Dwayne Johnson starring as Black Adam and also producing alongside Hiram Garcia.
Dwayne Johnson Is Black Adam in Shazam!

Dwayne Johnson Is Black Adam in Shazam!

Dwayne Johnson has decided to play Black Adam in DC Comics upcoming Shazam!, the title character's main nemesis.
Warner Bros. Registers 4 DC Movie Websites Including Aquaman

Warner Bros. Registers 4 DC Movie Websites Including Aquaman

Warner Bros. has registered new domain URLs for Justice League, Shazam, Wonder Woman and Aquaman movies.
Dwayne Johnson Can't Decide Between Shazam or Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson Can't Decide Between Shazam or Black Adam

The Rock wants to put his heart and soul into the upcoming DC Comics movie Shazam, but is having trouble deciding on a character.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Moves to March 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Moves to March 2016

Warner Bros. announces 9 DC Comics movie release dates, pushing Dawn of Justice to spring 2016.
Comic-Con: Dwayne Johnson Confirms Shazam Role, Is He Black Adam?

Comic-Con: Dwayne Johnson Confirms Shazam Role, Is He Black Adam?

Dwayne Johnson has dropped a major hint about the DC Comics character he'll take on in Shazam, but is it Captain Marvel or Black Adam?
Dwayne Johnson's DC Comics Movie Still Needs a Writer

Dwayne Johnson's DC Comics Movie Still Needs a Writer

Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that he is joining the DC Cinematic Universe, but Warner Bros. is still trying to get the screenplay just right.
Dwayne Johnson Confirms He Is Captain Marvel in Shazam?

Dwayne Johnson Confirms He Is Captain Marvel in Shazam?

Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that he is playing a DC Comics character and hints that he will have the same powers as Superman.
Shazam! Release Date

Shazam! Cast