On this episode of Hard NOC Life, Keith and Britney say the magic word while breaking down the latest DCEU entry, Shazam! Fury of the Gods and its place in the dysfunctional DC Movie Universe(s). Britney also shares her thoughts on last week’s Academy Awards and the latest episode of The Mandalorian.
The box office is certainly feeling the “fury of the gods” as Shazam! Fury of the Gods has officially debuted at #1 opening weekend! And as audiences have discovered, director David F. Sandberg has managed to lovingly craft homages to Harryhausen throughout the film, showcasing his youthful spirit within each frame of the picture. But now that the film is out, we at The Nerds of Color are finally able to dive into things a bit more, as we were given the opportunity to attend an event with Sandberg to find out several secrets from him about the making of the movie!
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is almost here! And all this week we’ve been celebrating everyone’s favorite kid-turned-superhero. On Monday we shared our interview with star Zachary Levi. Tuesday, we gave you a look into the film with Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer. And yesterday we dropped our review. And now, I’m delighted to tell you the fun continues, as we had the opportunity to chat with writers of the film, Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan!
It’s Shazam! Week at The Nerds of Color. And so far, we’ve been incredibly lucky to have been able to chat with stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Grazer about their new film Shazam! Fury of the Gods. And it has been a true honor for us because the first Shazam! film was an absolute delight. However, with Fury of the Gods coming to theaters this Friday, the question becomes — will lightning strike twice? Let’s break down the answer for this right now!
Part of the charm of the first Shazam! film was watching the sweet coming-of-age friendship between foster brothers Billy Batson and Freddie Freeman develop, as they navigated the superhero business together. Portrayed by Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer, the two actors sparked the characters to life with their chemistry and relatable comedic timing. Now, with Shazam! Fury of the Gods coming out, we get to see both the characters and the actors mature further as the adventures of Freddie and Billy, as well as the rest of the Shazam-ily, continue!
Welcome to Shazam! week folks! Back in 2019, Billy Batson made his glorious film debut with the release of the utterly charming Shazam! The film ended up gaining some of the best reviews in the DCEU, and was a financial success. And a large part of that was due to the terrific performance from star Zachary Levi, who truly embraced the zany Big-meets-DC wish fulfillment concept of the picture.
For the 300th(!!!) episode of Hard NOC Life, Keith and Britney are joined by The Middle Geeks host Swara to grapple with loving the Flash Super Bowl trailer and share their honest thoughts on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
With the internet still reeling from its epic Super Bowl trailer, the marketing team for this summer’s The Flash is kicking it into high gear with the release of three brand new character posters featuring the titular superhero and his World’s Finest companions, Batman and Supergirl.
Well, more like the Batwing and Batcave. Still it’s no secret that Michael Keaton’s iteration of Batman will feature prominently in The Flash, and the newly released teaser poster just highlights the collision of these two cinematic worlds.
June 2013. That’s when the DCEU kicked off, with the debut of Zack Snyder’s modest hit, Man of Steel. It’s almost 10 years to the date, and a crowd of press has been summoned to the DC offices on a quiet January afternoon. Why? Because, as promised by new co-head of DC Studios, James Gunn, the new fate of the DCU was about to be unveiled!
Well, ain’t that some shit. Barely a month after announcing his return as Superman on Instagram, Henry Cavill took to the social media platform once again. This time, though, it was to announce the opposite.
We are going to have to wait a bit longer to witness the fury of the gods, as Shazam: Fury of the Gods, the sequel to 2019’s delightful Shazam! is due to hit theaters March 17. Originally the highly anticipated follow up was supposed to go toe-to-toe with Avatar: The Way of Water this Christmas, but was pushed in the wake of the WB/Discovery merger and the updated plans for the DC film slate. But never fear, just because we aren’t getting more of the Shazam family this year, doesn’t mean we aren’t getting some fun stuff. Today, WB/DC just debuted a new poster for the film.
This week, Britney is still out but Dominic and Keith are here to discuss the fallout from the gigantic news that James Gunn and Peter Safran are the co-heads of the new DC Studios. What does that mean for the Distinguished Competition going forward? Also, they break down the trailers for the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (coincidentally announced the same day as Gunn’s DC takeover), Quantumania, and how to pronounce “Namor.” They also catch up on the latest episodes of Andor.
Well, that settles it. Warner Bros. Discovery has found their own K.E.V.I.N robot to lead the DC Universe in film, television, and animation. Actually, make that robots, plural, as Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that James Gunn and producer Peter Safran will be co-CEOs of the newly created DC Studios.
This week, Britney and Dominic are out, so Keith brought in his brother Raymond to review Dwayne Johnson’s first foray into superhero films, Black Adam and incorporate as many WWF Attitude-era Rock catchphrases as possible. They also talk about Henry Cavill’s future as Superman… for some reason.
“The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change,” we’ve heard for weeks on end from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Did it really change that much with the release of Black Adam? Honestly? Yeah, kind of!
With Black Adam poised to be the DCEU’s latest foray onto the big screen, we recently got to sit down with stars Sarah Shahi and Mohammed “Mo” Amer to talk about their roles in the film, the importance of representation, and the ability of diverse stories to speak truth to power.