So, in case you missed it since you had been taking a little bit nap, ya know, all weekend lengthy — San Diego Comedian-Con 2022 was this previous weekend, and we had been gifted with a lot new content material! Virtually an excessive amount of! It is a little bit overwhelming!!!
And BuzzFeed reported stay from inside Corridor H in the course of the huge Warner Bros./DC Leisure panel, so let’s checklist out each single factor we realized, lets?! Right here we go:
First up was Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which is a superb title! I find it irresistible! We should always put exclamation factors in the course of extra titles so that they learn just like the manic skilled emails I ship to my coworkers!
And, by way of the trailer, we additionally obtained a take a look at the brand new solid additions, which embody some fairly huge names: Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, and Rachel Zegler!
After the trailer, Zachary Levi got here out, and — this has nothing to do with Shazam!, however — the second he began speaking, my mind was like, “LOL, Flynn Rider.”
When requested to catch us up on what’s occurring with the “Shazamily” (how the solid of Shazam! refers to themselves, which is simply pleasant), Zachary stated, “We obtained this actually cool look into all the children getting their superpowers on the finish of the final film, which was so enjoyable, and now, it is a few years on, and we have all been flying round, doing varied missions, making an attempt to assist town of Philadelphia and the world at massive, however once more, we’re all nonetheless sort of studying how to try this.”
“Plenty of rising pains,” he concluded. “Not simply in our personal powers, but in addition determining our personal id between […] common self or tremendous self.”
Then, as the remainder of the solid in attendance was launched on stage — which included the likes of director David F. Sandberg, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Lucy Liu — we realized that Lucy, Helen Mirren, and Rachel Zegler might be taking part in “the movie’s all-new trio of mythological sisters, The Daughters of Atlas.”
Additionally, Lucy entered Corridor H like this, and I can guarantee you — I’ll by no means be the identical:
Additionally-also, when her character title was revealed — she performs “the Goddess Calypso” — somebody within the viewers shouted out “FROM AN ANGEL TO A GOD!” which made the entire solid and crowd giggle.
When requested about the way it felt to carry everybody again collectively for the sequel whereas additionally including such unbelievable names to the solid, David stated, “It is superior as a result of it is like, this can be a sequel now, so we get more cash, and we spent all of it! It is a greater film. It is greater motion, greater stakes, and a much bigger solid.”
And, when requested what it was like having the brand new actors on-set, Jack joked, “Initially, I used to be like, ‘Uh, I suppose I am not the star anymore?’ which was bizarre as a result of I used to be positively the star within the first one!”
He went on to make clear, “No, it was nice, and I befriended all people. Lucy is now my bestest buddy, together with Rachel and Helen Mirren…she’s my bestest buddy of all time.”
Facet be aware: However I stored getting distracted by how a lot Asher Angel has grown to appear like a younger Nate from Euphoria…like, is that this not putting to anybody else? Simply me?! Okay.
Anyway, to finish the non-Q&A portion of the panel, they confirmed the gang a candy video message from Helen and Rachel, who could not be there as a consequence of scheduling conflicts. The clip consisted of them sending their love and pleasure for the movie to the gang, and ended with Helen shouting “PUSSY POWER!” in reference to her kinship together with her fellow sisters, which, in accordance with David, was a phrase she additionally stated loads on-set.
NEXT UP, we had Black Adam and, y’all, Corridor H underwent a DRAMATIC TRANSFORMATION.
All of the lights went out, and the goofy enjoyable from Shazam! was changed with a moderately aggressive smoke machine as the person, the parable, the Scorpion King of my Coronary heart, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was risen on a platform in full Black Adam costume to shoot lightning at us, saying “HALL H, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. THE DC UNIVERSE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN.” It was loads for a Saturday morning! I had solely simply had my espresso!!!
After the sunshine present, we had been launched to the remainder of the solid of the movie, which included the likes of Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, and Quintessa Swindell, in addition to director Jaume Collet-Serra.
When requested if the solid has seen the movie but, Jaume introduced that, as of the night time earlier than the panel (so Friday, July 22), he’d lastly locked the reduce on the movie!
And, talking on what drew him to engaged on the movie, Jaume stated, “What attracted me essentially the most was, clearly, working with D.J. yet another time, but in addition the character of Black Adam. He has a really unconventional origin story. He was a slave 5,000 years in the past who was given god-like powers, and in our film he mainly awakens in fashionable instances […] and I used to be very challenged by the character. I like films with characters who function within the grey space.”
Additionally, apparently Jaume is an extremely shy man, and he even outright referred to talking on stage in Corridor H as his “worst nightmare.” I am together with this bit as a result of I’ve by no means associated to a single human being extra in my life, however Jaume, you probably did nice!
Anyway, the journey to having Black Adam made was an extended one, with Dwayne noting he’d been with the challenge for “10 years,” whereas he and Jaume had been working collectively on it for “5 years.”
Which led to him expressing his gratitude to the followers, saying, “My dream, and Seven Bucks Productions’ dream, was to at all times come [to Comic-Con], so to be right here as we speak to look at Black Adam levitate and throw round lightning like he was passing out sweet, I obtained to let you know guys, this really is a dream come true. So thanks a lot in your love and assist.”
And as they went down the road talking to the solid, you can actually really feel the eagerness and chemistry between the entire actors, simply in the best way they spoke to one another on-stage.
Additionally, Aldis shared that he “nearly misplaced the job” as a result of, when Dwayne referred to as him to inform him he obtained the function, he straight-up thought it was a prank telephone name. “I didn’t consider it was him, so I nearly hung up on him […] however when he stated, ‘Welcome to Black Adam,’ my mind exploded.”
When talking of his character, Atom Smasher, Noah selected to debate his character’s relationship with Quintessa’s Cyclone, and the best way wherein they differ from different younger superheroes, saying, “What I actually love about our dynamic […] is that you just normally see superheroes when they’re already their fully-formed variations of themselves, and on this movie, you actually get to see two meta-humans work out what being a superhero is.”
Quintessa jumped off of Noah’s feedback, stating, “We’re two younger individuals experiencing our youth and making an attempt to determine who we’re as individuals, after which we’re thrown into this mixture of additionally using our powers […] in order that’s like a journey in and of itself.”
Quintessa then obtained a little bit choked up, saying, “I feel, for me, taking part in Cyclone is, like, the most important honor of my life to this point. The character is so distinctive, and in a means, I am very protecting over her […] there’s this mild that she has, and simply in and of itself, her journey of the best way she obtained her powers and the best way that she’s selecting to expertise them is simply so highly effective.”
Dwayne completed up by saying, “I feel [the passion] is reflective of the film we made with Black Adam, and this concept that perhaps we can usher in a brand new period within the DC universe. Possibly it is time to really feel a little bit little bit of shift and get in there and disrupt issues a little bit bit, and hearken to the followers, which is a very powerful factor!” Which then led to them unveiling a brand new “sneak peek” of the movie:
The entire thing completed up with a lightning fast (no pun meant) Q&A, wherein Dwayne was requested who would win in a battle, Black Adam or Superman, and his reply was easy, but spicy: “Pound for pound, they’re fairly shut — however I suppose all of it depends upon who’s taking part in Superman…and I will go away it at that.”
So, there’s every part you may’ve missed! How excited are you for the following period of DC Comics films?! Share your ideas within the feedback under!