Shazam!- Everything We Know So Far About The New Film

Shazam is one of the oldest DC characters out there. First debuted in 1939 when the character’s name was still Captain Marvel, the comic books became very popular, but legal issues prevented it from really taking off. The series has come back a few times without major success. Now DC is taking it to the big screen, and we’re here to give you the details on everything we know so far about the film.

What It’s About

Shazam is an upcoming movie in the DC Extended Universe which follows a superhero of the same name. He discovers as a boy that he can turn into a superhero by saying the word “shazam,” which is technically an acronym for a slew of gods and heroes from various cultures (Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury).

When he says the word, he transforms into a fully grown adult with superpowers. At first, young Billy Batson spends a lot of time playing with his powers, but he has to get it together and become the superhero Shazam in order to fight the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

Who’s Who

Crew

  • David Sandberg (Lights Out) is directing Shazam.
  • Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke are penning the script.

Cast

  • Zachary Levi, (Chuck) , stars as the superhero version of Shazam, who is literally a boy inside a man’s body.
  • Asher Angel (Andi Mack) plays Billy Batson, the young version of Shazam.
  • Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service) plays the villainous Doctor Sivana.

What’s Been Released So Far

The film is many months from its release, so no trailers have dropped, but a few photos have come out. The very first look at Levi in costume was a set photo that the actor posted on Reddit. Another photo features both versions of Billy Batson, one as a kid, and the other in full super-gear. Zachary Levi also featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.

We’ve also seen a poster featuring Levi in costume and sipping on a comically large beverage, which appears to confirm the director’s earlier statements that this movie will have a lighter tone than the other films in the DCEU.

What We Want At Comic-Con

Along with Shazam, Warner Bros. is presenting Aquaman and Wonder Woman: 1984 at Comic-Con. Since Shazam is not coming out for a while, we’re not expecting much information on the film at the Hall H presentation, but it’s still possible that there will be something new announced.

This movie doesn’t have too much mystery around it, so we really just want to see some footage from the film, ideally a trailer. It would also be great to get some clarification on the rumors around Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s involvement. Initially, he was tapped to play Black Adam, Shazam’s nemesis, but now reports say that he won’t be in the movie. The director essentially said that Black Adam was in and out of earlier versions of the script, but he pulled focus from Shazam. Now, it looks like DC is developing a Black Adam movie.

Altogether, we hope we get some new information at Comic-Con to hold us over until the movie comes out April 5, 2019, but we’re not expecting much.

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Author: GameSpot

Spider-Man PS4 Release Date And Pre-Order Guide

Insomniac’s next game is Spider-Man, an action-filled game that doesn’t just rehash the hero’s origin story. Instead, it finds an experienced Peter Parker and his superhero alter ego defending New York City from a super villain threat. The game launches September 7 exclusively for PlayStation 4.

If you’re ready to pre-order Spider-Man for PS4, you’ll probably want to know what your options are. We have you covered below, with all the information you need about pre-order bonuses, the various editions, where to buy it, and how much it costs at each retailer. Let’s swing into the details (sorry).

Pre-order bonus

Pre-order any version of Spider-Man, and you’ll get a number of extra digital goodies. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll receive.

  • Spidey Suit Pack–Gain instant in-game access to three suits that alter your appearance and unlock new suit abilities.
  • Skill Points–Get a head start by having skill points to unlock abilities from the start of the game like active finishers, web grab, or faster web swinging.
  • Early unlock of a Spider-Drone Gadget–Unleash a mobile Spider-Drone to distract and web your enemies.
  • Spider-Man PS4 Custom Theme–Customize your PS4 with artwork from legendary comic book artist Adi Granov.
  • Spider-Man PSN Avatar–Represent your PSN profile online with the bold White Spider icon for your PSN avatar.

Spider-Man Standard Edition

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The standard edition is just the core game, but if you pre-order it, you’ll get the bonuses listed above. Here’s where you can find the standard edition.

Spider-Man Digital Deluxe Edition

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The Digital Deluxe Edition of Spider-Man comes with the core game, the pre-order bonuses, plus a couple of extras, both digital and physical.

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City that Never Sleeps–consists of three post-launch story chapters featuring new characters and missions. Users will receive DLC by March 2019.
  • If pre-ordered before September 7, 2018, receive all pre-order bonus content, plus a custom, one-of-a-kind physical pin for Marvel’s Spider-Man.

Here’s where you can find the Digital Deluxe Edition:

Spider-Man Collector’s Edition

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The Collector’s Edition of Spider-Man comes with all the stuff included in the Digital Deluxe Edition, plus the following items.

  • Custom steelbook
  • White spider sticker
  • Mini artbook–contains unique, early-look concepts and unreleased artwork
  • Collector’s Edition Marvel’s Spider-Man statue by Gentle Giant
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City that Never Sleeps–Consists of three post-launch story chapters featuring new characters and missions. Users will receive DLC by March 2019.

Here’s where you can buy the Collector’s Edition.

  • Amazon — Currently unavailable at the time of this writing
  • Best Buy — $150
  • Newegg — $150
  • Target — $150
  • Walmart — Currently unavailable at the time of this writing

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Author: GameSpot