David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! movie is inching closer to production. We talk news on release date, Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana, and Black Lightning news.
Shazam! movie news
- April 5, 2019 confirmed as release date
- (Deadline) – Will also have an Imax release
- No other movies current scheduled that day; 2 weeks after Godzilla 2, 1 week after Tim Burton’s Dumbo
- Mark Strong talks with ContactMusic.net; confirms role as Doctor Sivana
- Talks secrecy of script; calls the film Big with some Stranger Things
- Strong on his character – ”I’m playing an evil bastard called Doctor Sivana, they are always the best characters to play, the most fun. I was Sinestro in Green Lantern which I thought was a rather good film but it didn’t do what they wanted so I feel like I’ve got unfinished business in the DC world, I played a pretty evil character in that and he was meant to get even worse in the second one but that never happened but I think I’m going to get the chance to do that in ‘Shazam!’, I hope so.”
- On getting ready for the role: ”I’ve been training like a mad man, I’m about to go over and see the stunt guys, I’ve been trying all of these harnesses on and I think I’m going to be doing lots of flying around and firing electricity out of my hands.”
Black Lightning debuts tomorrow
- YouTube – The Resurrection Scene 2; Jefferson Pierce with Peter Gambi
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