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Posted by: Matt McGloin
/ 37 weeks 3 days ago

Tone Of Shazam Movie Will Be Different Than DC & Marvel Films

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Earlier today saw Dwayne Johnson announce he is playing Black Adam in the Shazam movie.

Now it's learned that Shazam will be produced by New Line, a subsidiary of Warner Bros., and that the movie will have a different tone than the Warner Bros. Justice League and Marvel Avengers superhero films.

New Line president Toby Emmerich told EW.com the following:

“It feels to me 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.”

Emmerich couldn't reveal much, but did state Shazam: "will have a sense of fun and a sense of humor. But the stakes have to be real.”

As Dwayne Johnson also mentioned, Emmerich confirms that Black Adam will not necessarily be a straight-up villain, but will be an anti-hero.

“Black Adam is a complex character. The villain in superhero movies is often, I think, what makes the movie. And I thought Dwayne’s take on the character, and the way that he saw Black Adam, was really compelling and fun.”

There is no release date as of yet for Shazam, and no lead actor for the part, but  Darren Lemke has been tapped to write the film.

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