On today’s podcast, we discuss some big news for Shazam!, Justice League, Flashpoint, and Aquaman.
Asher Angel has been cast as Billy Batson in Shazam! – (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Angel is most well-known for his role on Andi Mack
Justice League and other DCEU news
- Jason Momoa on BBC Radio 2 (starts around 34:20 minute mark) – “you gotta sit through the whole thing, go through the credits.”
- Wall Street Journal – budget was brought close to $300 million after reshoots, “ One person close to the DC film effort called 2018 a “reset year” when executives and producers will focus on a slate of pictures to be driven more by directors’ visions for individual characters than a corporate mandate to put out particular films in a given order”
- WB President Toby Emmerich – “We don’t want to limit the creativity filmmakers can bring to the table by saying these characters have to come in a particular order and all fit into the same universe”
- WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara apparently wanted Justice League to be under 2 hours
- Ezra Miller’s Flash is viewed as the breakout star of Justice League and a solo film is a priority
- WSJ writer Ben Fritz on Twitter – “WB’s Toby Emmerich said “close to hiring a director” on “Flashpoint,” hopes to greenlight soon”
Jason Momoa talks a little bit about his Aquaman solo film – ComicBook.com
- On what the film is about – “In the story, we’re going to see a couple different younger versions of me. And even before I was born, so you’ll know where my mother came from, Atlantis. We’ve got to establish seven different kingdoms and the threat.”
- “Surpassing Justice League, this moment in time is his call to become king. The only thing that can save Atlantis is me fighting my own brother. There’s a big battle, and there’s an epic [fight]. It’s also a big road movie, because we travel all over the world. It’s got that Star Wars quality of gigantic ships and guys riding sharks. It’s going to be this whole world you’ve never seen before. You’re going to see him start as this guy who probably rides bikes, works on cars. You get to see him this one way as kind of a dirty, dark, drunkard, and then turn into this regal king.”
- Twitter question from @BatmanJurassic – “Will James Wan Aquaman movie take place after the events of JL?”
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