Can’t wait until 2019 to see a little kid transform into a fully grown man with super powers by virtue of one word? Well you may not have to.
In an interview with MTV at the Academy Awards, Dwayne Johnson said this;
“Well, you know, it may happen a little earlier than what has been predicted. The script is coming in, it’s great, the support from the studio has been great, and it’s just a great opportunity especially with Black Adam where you can take a guy who starts off as a bad guy, turns into an anti-hero, we can make him vicious, a little bit of winking charm.”
A lot of greatness in these comments. Call it speculation at this point, but if it does get bumped up some things are going to have to change.
Like the business of shuffling movie releases around to account for Spidey in the MCU, the same kind of thing will need to happen here. So which DC movie will be set back? Most likely The Flash and Shazam will trade places.
Not only that this movie seems to be further into production than Ezra Miller’s stand alone, but also because people seem to be itching more for Shazam than Flash at this point. Not to mention that the void of seeing The Flash in live action will be filled by Grant Gustin for some time to come.
Personally I love The Flash TV series and would rather keep Gustin and Miller’s interpretations of the character as far away from each other as possible.
A lot of people have speculated that, even though DC has made it clear that the TV and cinematic universes aren’t combined, the two could be joined via the Multiverse. Which can kind of make sense if they just flip the names around saying that the Justice Society are the young ones (TV universe) and the Justice League are the more experienced ones (cinematic universe). It would fit since all of the casting for the TV superheroes, maybe with the exception of Oliver Queen, have been (or at least look to be) quite young. This is the only exception I’ll accept, but I digress.
Aquaman also seems to be further into production than The Flash, however it’s unlikely that he would take The Flash’s release date and Shazam take his. Given his familiar (and hopefully badass) appearance in Batman v Superman and Justice League part 1, Aquaman would likely hold better over the summer movie season than Shazam.
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