We were counting the days for DC to make the announcement that a “Shazam” movie is in the works. Rumors started swirling a year ago that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is at the top of the list of hopefuls to take the lead as the titular hero. Now that “Shazam” is officially confirmed and we know that The Rock will be leading the charge as super villain Black Adam, the only thing that was missing was the official release date. Back in October 2014, Warner Bros. set the movie to be released on April 5, 2019 with most fans feeling disappointed to wait another five years to see the superhero in action.
Johnson recently confirmed in a new interview that the DC Comics adaptation will come earlier than it was expected. The Rock said when asked about “Shazam” release date:
“No, I don’t think it is going to be that far away,”. “It’s going to be earlier than that. I don’t think 2019.”
The Rock mentioned in an interview at the 87th Academy Awards in February that we can prepare ourselves for an earlier release date:
“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 is just a great opportunity especially with Black Adam where you can take a guy that starts off as bad guy turns into an anti-hero. We can make him vicious; a little bit of winking charm.”
Interview back in Feb with MTV