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Apr 8, 2019

The '82 crew give their SPOILER-LADEN review of DC's new cinematic contribution to the DCEU, Shazam!

EPISODE 165 NOTES

Trailer

Shazam!, Trailer

The Source Material

As Mr. Nutz pointed out, Shazam! definitely used scenes, characterization and elements directly from the DC Comics New 52 run of Shazam!.

  • Get yours here at dccomics.com:

Shazam! Vol. 1

  • Also, another great Shazam book to read: 

Superman/Shazam: First Thunder

David Sandberg

Shazam was directed by David Sandberg.

  • Here are the trailers of his previous movies:

Lights Out 

Annebelle: Creation

Other Movies w/Shazam!

Rowls and Mr. Nutz mentioned a number of movies to learn more about Shazam!

Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam

Justice League: War

Shazam Villians

  • Dr. Sivana

https://shazam.fandom.com/wiki/Doctor_Sivana

  • Mister Mind

https://shazam.fandom.com/wiki/Mister_Mind

 

Djimon Hounsou, "The Wizard"

Djimon Hounsou definitely has his resume planted in geek culture.

Check his movies for DC & Marvel:

Wizard, Shazam! (DC)

Korath, Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel)

Korath, Captain Marvel (Marvel)

King Ricou, Aquaman (DC)

Zachary Levi was in a Marvel movie before Shazam!:

https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a26020029/shazam-zachary-levi-thor-fandral-role/

Honorable Mention Read for Shazam & Mr. Mind

Check it out on dccomics.com:

Kingdom Come by Mark Waid & Alex Ross

The Marvel Family!

Look at this picture and see how spot on the casting was for this film!