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Published On: Tue, May 26th, 2015

Dwayne Johnson repeats that ‘Shazam’ coming sooner than planned

While promoting his big action flick, San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson teases fans that Shazam may arrive in theaters sooner than announced. The Rock is set to play the film’s villain, Black Adam, but isn’t slated until 2019.

In an interview with MTV he says that, “no, I don’t think it is going to be that far away. It’s going to be earlier than that. I don’t think 2019.”

This isn’t the first time Johnson has said this. He said it a few months back too, so he obviously believes the Shazam script will be good enough to move up, or has heard that from Warner Bros. executives.

Justice_League_of_America_Vol_3_7_4_Black_Adam DC ComicsHere’s an overview of the schedule: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in 2016, Wonder Woman and Justice League Part One in 2017, The Flash and Aquaman in 2018, then Shazam and Justice League Part Two in 2019 followed by Cyborg and Green Lantern in 2020.

Games Radar writes: “If Johnson is right and Shazam is going to be fast-tracked, presumably something else in Warner’s DC lineup will have to be moved back. At present the studio is planning to release two DC titles per year, and upping that to three per year would potentially risk audience fatigue, particularly with Marvel also releasing a similar number of titles over the same timeframe.”

The only real bump worthy of note is the reshuffling on Wonder Woman, which gave Patty Jenkins a chance to helm the blockbuster film. Could it slide back to 2018 as part of a re-shuffling?

Johnson stars with Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino, Colton Haynes, Ioan Gruffudd and Paul Giamatti in the natural disaster action flick, San Andreas, arriving in theaters on May 29, 2015.

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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