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Shazam Trailer #1 (2019) *Say the Magic Word*

The DCEU will have one film this year (Aquaman) and three next year (Shazam, Joker, Wonder Woman 1984).  After the failure of Justice League last year, WB has put a lot of effort into getting their uneven film universe back on track.  Captain Marvel and Aquaman are an unlikely one-two punch back to being on track, but they’re also characters that have no film history and little pop culture footprint.  The first look at Shazam is really promising and seems to validate the casting of Zachary Levi (Chuck) in the role.  Full synopsis from Coming Soon below.  Shazam will hit theaters in April 2019.

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

The cast includes Asher Angel (Andi Mack) as Billy Batson, Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) as The Wizard, and Mark Strong (Kingsman) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. The film also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (IT) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton (Annabelle: Creation); Darla, played by Faithe Herman (This is Us); Eugene, played by Ian Chen (Fresh Off the Boat); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand (Hawaii Five-0). Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead) and Marta Milans (Killer Women) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez.

Shazam opens April 5, 2019.

Thor The Dark World Volstagg and Fandral One-Sheets

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Two-third of The Warriors Three (poor Hogun…poor, poor Hogun) get their own one-sheet posters for Thor the Dark World.  Ray Stevenson returns to play Volstagg (and perhaps with more time removed, I will not think of him as “the Janitor from Scrubs with an axe).  Zachary Levi is replacing Josh Dallas as the sworsdman Fandral for the sequel.  Dallas plays Prince Charming on ABC’s Once Upon a Time and was unable to make his shooting schedule work around the production’s needs.  Thor the Dark World opens in IMAX theaters on October 30th and then from Midgard to Asgard on November 8th.


Trailer Time: Thor The Dark World (2013)

As promised, here is the first trailer for Thor: The Dark World.  A little something to make the beginning of the work day more palatable.  THOR ODINSON RETURNS!!!!  What are your thoughts?  Are you looking forward to returning to Asgard in November?

Thor: The Dark World Details and Photos

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We learned a little more about the November return of Thor, courtesy of USA Today.  I’m keeping the poster with this post because it’s just too darn pretty to take down.  This is my favorite poster in quite a while.  I may or may not have been staring at lightning hammer for several days.  It looks like Thor is going to have a bit of a love triangle with Sif and Jane in addition to facing the threat of the dark elves and traveling to all nine realms.  That’s a full day.  Snipped from USA Today and two new stills below.  We’ll have the first trailer for the film up on the site tomorrow.

In the film, Thor returns to Earth where he meets up again with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and don’t think she’s forgotten that he didn’t come see her the last time he was here.

“Thor still has lot of explaining to do, and a lot of making up,” says star Chris Hemsworth. “Even demigods end up in the doghouse, mate. So none of us is safe.”

To make matters worse, Foster’s life is in danger and Thor must bring her back with him to Asgard.

“So while Thor was a fish out of water on Earth in the first two films (Thor and The Avengers), this time Jane is very much a fish out of water in Asgard,” says Marvel producer Kevin Feige.

Not only will Thor have to worry about the Dark Elf Malekith, played by Christopher Eccleston, he’ll find himself in a love triangle with himself, Jane, and the warrior Sif with his disapproving parents watching.

“It’s superhero action, but it’s the familiar territory of a love triangle where the parents think your girlfriend is wrong for you,” says Feige. “That’s how the best of these movies work.”

With all that in mind, the film will still have plenty of action and fighting to boot.

“I really wanted to ramp up his skill set in battle,” says Hemsworth. “He’s not just this Viking throwing the hammer. Here he’s more demigod with dynamic moves we haven’t seen before.”

To further complicate things, Thor must seek the help of his brother Loki, who is still serving time in an Asgard prison.

“Needing Loki’s help turns everything on its head,” says Hemsworth. “And it allows us to explore the underlying complexities of their relationship. It really ends up being a kind of chess match.”

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Thor: The Dark World Poster and Trailer Date


Thor is my favorite Marvel film of Phase One, and I’ve been eagerly looking forward to a return to Asgard.  This poster is just spectacular.  It is Thortastic.  We’ll get our first look at the sequel next week when the trailer debuts April 23, 2013.  Alan Taylor of HBO’s Game of Thrones takes the director’s chair from Kenneth Brannagh.

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” in theaters November 8, 2013, continues the big screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.