Black Adam and Shazam!–DC Comics moves past the Snyderverse into fun territory

At this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, DC Comics’ Jim Lee announced that there are no plans for Zack Snyder to return to the DC franchise movies or for the “SnyderVerse” Justice League to continue.  This was followed up with two big trailers that open up the DC Comics universe to return to the fun of the comics.  Zachary Levi’s spin on the original Captain Marvel opened the gates for a renaissance for DC at the movies with his new Shazam in 2019, back again this year in the sequel, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and Dwayne Johnson is taking DC to the next level in his big fall release Black Adam.

And another show with a dragon!  Seems like you can’t find a trailer this summer without one.  Thanks, Shazam!

Neither of these movies could look better, and these trailers have a lot of promise.  Can Shazam and Black Adam save the DCU?  Check out the trailers for Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods:

The classic comics original Marvel family is back, led by Zachary Levi, with Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu in the villain roles for Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and Djimon Hounsou’s wizard received a much-needed fashion and costume upgrade.

What lies ahead for fans of the Hall of Justice?  Pierce Brosnan returns to theaters in his first major role since The Foreigner (reviewed here) as Dr. Fate opposite Dwayne Johnson in the title role of Black Adam.  If you like nostalgia, JoAnna Cameron’s Secrets of Isis was a fun TV series in the 1970s, so it will be fun to see a new take on the character, this time played by Fairly Legal, Life, and Psych actress Sarah Shahi.  We will get to see Aldis Hodge (Leverage, Black Mirror, Star Trek: Short Treks) deliver Carter Hall aka Hawkman to the big screen–one of the greatest JLA members is here at last.  And that’s Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher.

Black Adam is scheduled for release in theaters October 21, 2022.  Shazam! Fury of the Gods is coming December 21, 2022.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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