The upcoming ‘Shazam!‘ and in development ‘Black Adam‘ might share the same universe but don’t expect these two films to have the same tone at all. Seven Bucks Productions was involved in the development of ‘Shazam!’ and is directly involved with bringing ‘Black Adam’ to life but beyond the connections between the characters these movies won’t have a crossover theme either as “both characters are so special” that they “didn’t want to compromise either of them by cramming them both into the same movie.”
Hiram Garcia, who runs the studio, said:
“Seven Bucks helped develop Shazam, and while the film exists in the same universe as our upcoming Black Adam film, both projects have their own unique tone and vibe. We’re so excited with how the movie turned out, and Zachary Levi is perfect as Shazam.
Not only is he an extremely talented big guy, that got even bigger for the role. But his good-natured spirit comes through wonderfully when having to portray a 14-year-old in the body of a superhero. This movie is a lot of fun!”
While we’ve known for quite some time now that both ‘Black Adam’ and ‘Shazam!’ would be separate movies, fans didn’t always think that would be the case with how closely the characters are related to one another. However, as Garcia explains:
“So as we were developing an actual Black Adam and Shazam movie, we were just realizing that both characters are so special that we didn’t want to compromise either of them by cramming them both into the same movie. So that’s why we made the decision to let Shazam have his own standalone movie and kind of launch him properly, and then we’ll do the same for Black Adam. And so that kind of really freed things up. It allowed us to develop the right version of both.”
So the plan to keep these two separate has been in the works much longer than many fans have been aware of.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Shazam!’ on the big screen on April 5th, 2019? Do you feel that ‘Black Adam’ should be closely tied to the film in either tone or theme? Share your thoughts in the comments below!