Shazam director David F. Sandberg just revealed the first glimpse of material from the movie via an unusual means of distribution. Sandberg offered the first look at the logo for Sivana Industries, presumably the company run by villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, via Reddit.
Fans on Reddit began speculating about how cool it would be if Sandberg offered a first look at Shazam through a DC Extended Universe subreddit instead of through the usual press outlets. Sandberg apparently appreciated the idea and while he couldn’t offer a look at the Shazam costume, he did offer the Sivana Industries logo.
Take a look below:
Sivana is one of Shazam’s oldest and greatest foes. He will be played in the film by Mark Strong, who also played Sinestro in the Green Lantern movie. Strong has spoken about his Shazam role previously.
''I'm playing an evil bastard called Doctor Sivana, they are always the best characters to play, the most fun," Strong said. "I was Sinestro in Green Lantern, which I thought was a rather good film, but it didn't do what they wanted. So I feel like I've got unfinished business in the DC world. I played a pretty evil character in that, and he was meant to get even worse in the second one but that never happened, but I think I'm going to get the chance to do that in Shazam!, I hope so.
''I've been training like a
Strong wasn’t kidding about the training, as you can see in this video.
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Shazam opens in theaters on April 5, 2019.
Other upcoming DC Extended Universe films include Aquaman on December 21, 2018, Wonder Woman 2 on November 1, 2019, Cyborg in 2020, and Green Lantern Corps in 2020.