'Shazam' Not Like Other DC Comics Movies, No Ties to 'Justice League'
Just yesterday, Dwayne Johnson finally made the choice to play the villainous anti-hero Black Adam in the DC Comics adaptation Shazam. And while fans have been excited to see how this character will tie into Justice League and everything else that's coming after Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, they might end up being slightly disappointed. You see, Shazam will be a New Line Cinema production, and while they call Warner Bros. their home, their head honcho Toby Emmerich has revealed that it won't be in line with what Zack Snyder and the studio are doing with the other DC Comics properties coming soon. Read on!
Here's what Emmerich told Entertainment Weekly about Shazam:
"It feels to me like like 'Shazam' will have a tone unto itself. It's a DC comic, but it's not a Justice League character, and it's not a Marvel comic. The tone and the feeling of the movie will be different from the other range of comic book movies."
And if you need more clarification, Emmerich adds the film will "have a sense of fun and a sense of humor." And if the rumors about Warner Bros. wanting to keep the humor in their films to a minimum is true, then that makes perfect sense. While it's a shame that Johnson won't end up in the DC Comics cinematic universe, it's probably for the better. While Johnson has proven to be a valuable commodity in reviving franchises like Fast & Furious and G.I. Joe, those are silly, mindless action flicks, whereas the path Warner Bros. has for the comic book films seems to have a bit more substance and more serious drama. So Shazam will have a much different style and no ties to Justice League. Is that okay?