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‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Writers Talk ‘Fast’ Joke, New DC Leadership and That Major Cameo

[This story contains spoilers for Shazam! Fury of the Gods.] Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan clearly like working together. The day before Shazam! Fury of the Gods hit theaters, the co-writers couldn’t say enough good things about each other, tossing questions and praise back and forth on a mid-morning Zoom call with The Hollywood Reporter. […]

‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Post-Credits Scene Was Inspired by a Scrapped Villain Story

[This story contains spoilers for Shazam! Fury of the Gods.] If that final end-credits scene of Shazam! Fury of the Gods looked familiar, it was supposed to. After a long battle against the daughters of Atlas — Hespera (Helen Mirren), Kalypso (Lucy Liu) and Anthea (Rachel Zegler)— the DC sequel ends with Billy Batson (Asher Angel/Zachary […]

It’s the End of DC As We Know It

The dawn of a new DC Universe is upon us, with James Gunn and Peter Safran planning a new slate of film, TV and gaming projects. But before we get there, we have nine months of what feels like the last gasps of the DCEU, which is coming to an end, almost poetically, a decade […]

Box Office Preview: ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Hopes to Leap Past Tepid Tracking

DC and New Line Cinema’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods is hoping for some heavenly help when opening this weekend in thousands of theaters across the U.S. and world. According to prerelease tracking, the superhero pic is expected to start off with $35 million-plus in North America, compared to the $53.5 million domestic debut of […]

Zachary Levi Talks DC Future After ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’

Zachary Levi straddled the past and future of DC at the Shazam! Fury of the Gods premiere, a splashy affair that made good on the premise of Big meets supeheroes with a party that featured arcade games and a carnival-like atmosphere. Levi, taking the stage at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, thanked leadership at […]

‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Tracking for Low-Key $35M-$40M Domestic Debut

New Line Cinema’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods is tracking for a low-key domestic debut of $35 million to $40 million, according to first projections. More bullish box office analysts, however, believe it will match the first film. The movie came on tracking Thursday. Among the services suggesting $35 million is NRG, Hollywood’s leading research […]

6 Burning Questions About DC Studios’ New Slate

Hope. That’s the feeling most fans were left with following the announcement of Warner Bros. Discovery’s slate for the DCU (DC Universe). Following a decade of inner turmoil over what to do with their largest property, creative conflicts, a revolving door of leadership, the studio finally has a clear path forward with James Gunn and […]

‘The Flash’ Star Kiersey Clemons on James Gunn’s Rave Review, and Response to Ezra Miller Troubles: “Been Hard Watching That”

After months of negative headlines and heated online debate about the release of Warner Bros. The Flash due to title star Ezra Miller’s issues, legal and otherwise, DC Studios co-head James Gunn did his best to silence critics with a mic drop moment during Monday’s DC presentation. “I will say here that Flash is probably […]

James Gunn Blasts Past DC Leadership in Candid Comments

In the three months he’s been running DC Studios with Peter Safran, writer-director James Gunn has been unusually (and some would say refreshingly) candid for a Hollywood studio executive. His propensity to speak his mind was again on full display early this week when he and his partner, Peter Safran, briefed reporters on their ambitious […]

DC Slate Unveiled: New Batman, Supergirl Movies, a Green Lantern TV Show, and More From James Gunn, Peter Safran

A new Batman movie without Robert Pattinson (but featuring Bruce Wayne’s murderous son). A Superman movie on the release schedule (mark your calendars for July 11, 2025). A Game of Thrones-style drama set on Wonder Woman’s home island of Themyscira (Amazonian palace intrigue). And an animated series already in production (Creature Commandos … wait, what?). […]

‘Shazam!’ Star Zachary Levi Backs DC Bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran: “F***ing Give Them a Break”

Zachary Levi is sharing his thoughts on the state of DC Studios films amid recent changes overseen by new bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran. Levi posted an Instagram Live video Thursday to set the record straight on ongoing discussion surrounding Warner Bros.’ evolving plan for its future slate of films based on DC Comics […]

DC Shocker: James Gunn, Peter Safran to Lead Film, TV and Animation Division (Exclusive)

The hierarchy of power in the DC universe really is changing. In a stunning turn of events, filmmaker James Gunn and producer Peter Safran have been tapped to lead DC’s film, TV and animation efforts as co-chairs and co-CEOs of DC Studios, a newly formed division at Warner Bros. that will replace DC Films. The […]