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Shazam Star Zachary Levi Says The Sequel Is Better Than The First Movie: 'Everything Just Clicked'

It'll be a little while yet before "Shazam: Fury of the Gods" thunders its way into theaters, but when it does arrive in 2023, its star, Zachary Levi, thinks it will be worth the wait. And color us intrigued! After all, the first "Shazam!" remains one of the better films to come out of the DC Extended Universe (keeping in mind that an entertainment writer coined that term as a joke and Warner Bros. apparently just rolled with it, letting us adopt it as the official name for its shared universe o...
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Zachary Levi's Guardians Of The Galaxy Audition Landed Him Shazam

Zachary Levi is one of those actors who, like J.K. Simmons and Willem Dafoe, has had a role in both DC and Marvel movies. DC fans know him as the hero of "Shazam," while in the Marvel Cinematic Universe he took over the role of the dashing Fandral from Josh Dallas in "Thor: The Dark World" (only to be quickly killed off in the next movie as director Taiki Waititi cleaned house).Levi almost played a much larger role in the MCU, however. In fact, he was up for the starring, nay, star-lording role ...
Tags: Movies, News, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt, James Gunn, Levi, Shazam, Chris, James, Chadwick Boseman, Pratt, Zach, Gunn, Challa, J K Simmons, Quill

Shazam Updated With Ability to Find More Songs by Listening Longer

Shazam, the popular music recognition service that Apple acquired in 2018, updated its iPhone and iPad app today with the ability to find more songs by analyzing the audio that is playing for a longer period before offering a result. Shazam users can take advantage of the improved functionality by updating to version 15.0 of the app, which is available now on the App Store. Shazam is also integrated with Control Center and Siri on devices running iOS 14.2 or iPadOS 14.2 and later, but it's un...
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Full Trailer for Pixar's 'Turning Red' About Becoming a Giant Red Panda

"This little quirk runs in our family!" Pixar has debuted the full-length official trailer for their next original movie called Turning Red, marking the feature directorial debut of Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Domee Shi. She also directed the beloved Pixar short film Bao, which played in front of Incredibles 2 in 2018, and later won an Academy Award as well. Turning Red introduces Mei Lee, a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adole...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Animation, Pixar, Shazam, Sandra, Ming, Bao, To Watch, Domee Shi, Mei Lee, Rosalie Chiang

Over 25% Of Fans Are Most Excited For This Upcoming DC Movie

(Welcome to Survey Says, a feature where we conduct a movie-related survey for a random group of people and explain why they're completely right, completely wrong, or somewhere in-between.)It's been a rough couple of years at the movies, and though "The Suicide Squad" is the only new DC film releasing in 2021 (not including "Zack Snyder's Justice League"), fans still have a lot of reasons to be thrilled looking ahead. DC Films has quite a packed slate for the years to come, with release dates se...
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Who Is The Main Black Adam Villain?

Finally, "Black Adam" has come back to the DC FanDome. But the film's star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson didn't just bring some concept art of the titular character this time. The People's Champion gave the people what they want: A first look teaser showing the Man in Black in action.However, one could argue that Black Adam's actions in this footage don't seem very heroic. After all, it's not often that a hero will electrocute a civilian down to their skeleton. Long-time fans of Shazam are very fami...
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Superhero Bits: What If..? Gets A Disney+ Special, Zack Snyder Comments On A New Justice League & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits:Zack Snyder comments on "Justice League 2" again"Thunderbolts" movie rumors swirlJames Gunn and Zachary Levi want to work togetherMarvel's "What If...?" gets a new special on...
Tags: Movies, News, Marvel, Disney, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Batman, James Gunn, Marvel Comics, Nick Tarabay, Alex, Marvel Studios, Levi, Lex, Hawkeye, Cool Stuff

DC FanDome Teaser for Sandberg's Sequel 'Shazam! Fury of the Gods'

"Bigger action sequences, bigger set pieces." Get a first look at the Shazam! sequel in the works. During the DC FanDome event this weekend, Warner Bros also revealed a first look at David F. Sandberg's Shazam! Fury of the Gods, a sequel to his 2019 superhero comedy starring Zachary Levi. Not too much is known about this sequel yet, except that Shazam will be battling Hespera & Kalypso, and will have a whole new "superhero family" on his side. In addition to Levi, the new cast features Helen...
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Shazam! Fury of the Gods sizzle reel reintroduces the super family

DC FanDome shared an advance look at the next film in the Shazam! franchise, as Billy Batson and his superhuman foster family return to fight new villains.
Tags: News, Trends, Dc, Shazam, Movies & TV, Billy Batson, Shazam 2, DC FanDome, Shazam Fury Of The Gods

Shazam! Fury Of The Gods First Look Promises Things Are Going To Get Even Weirder

Shazam is powering up for a return to theaters in 2023, and thanks to this weekend's DC FanDome event, we've got our first look now at "Shazam! Fury of the Gods."The movie sees Zachary Levi sliding back into his red padded tights as Shazam, but if you've seen the 2019 film then you know he won't be coming back alone. This time he's got a whole super-powered foster family ready to join him in red, blue, purple, green, and grey. They're the Shazam Family, but with any luck, the hashtag-ready portm...
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‘Black Adam’: Dwayne Johnson Debuts First Look at DC Anti-Hero

Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam has finally come to life. After over a decade of development, fans finally got a first look at “Black Adam,” the feature film starring Johnson as the DC Comics anti-hero and sworn nemesis of Shazam! Johnson unveiled the teaser on Saturday to open DC Fandome, the virtual fan event designed to […]
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American Underdog: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Even for those who don't enjoy watching football, it's tough to argue against the notion that it makes for compelling drama. Especially when the human element is factored in. Such is the case with the story of Kurt Warner, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback who led the Rams to an unexpected championship, leading an offense that w...
Tags: Chuck, Movies, NFL, Warner, Hall of Fame, Shazam, Andrew, Cardinals, Kurt Warner, Jon Erwin, Dennis Quaid, Michael Silver, Sean Devereaux, Zachary Levi, Anna Paquin, Adam Baldwin

Wonder Woman's Most Powerful Form Came from Marvel's Mjolnir

Already one of DC's powerhouses, Wonder Woman's ultimate form was achieved thanks to her discovery of Marvel's Mjolnir. Displaced due to Thor's previous battle with Shazam, the mythological hammer lay undisturbed until Wonder Woman discovered it and learned that she was worthy of its power. While heroes and villains battled for the survival of their worlds in DC vs Marvel, this ultimate form of Wonder Woman not only showcased the best of both worlds but foreshadowed events yet to come in the le...
Tags: Amazon, Entertainment, Marvel, Tech, Diana, Dc, Thor, Shazam, Jane Foster, Mjolnir, Ron Marz Peter David Dan Jurgen, Claudio Castellini, Marvel vs DC

5 DCEU Characters Who Would Make Great Roommates (& 5 Who Would Be The Worst)

Though the DC Extended Universe tends to be full of characters secluded and depressed vigilantes, there are actually a surprising amount who do have a fun streak. When it comes to living with any one of them, there'd be some surprising outcomes. RELATED: Batman V Superman Reimagined As 10 Other DC Movies Between psychotic but entertaining anti-heroes, sarcastic sidekicks, and heroes who have fun with their superpowers, there are loads of DC characters who would be fun to live with. But there are...
Tags: Entertainment, Superman, Tech, Earth, Gotham, Diana, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Harley Quinn, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, Batman V Superman, Curry, Shazam

The Marvels: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Marvel movies and indeed comic book movies in general are about to get a whole lot more marvelous. DC's Captain Marvel, better known to moviegoers as "Shazam," has his own super-powered family coming back in the sequel, "Shazam: Fury of the Gods." But if you're a Marvelite, you may be thinking, "I don't care about DC. Make mine M...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Dc Comics, Black Messiah, Samuel L Jackson, Sean Bobbit, NICK, Shazam, Mcdonnell, Brie Larson, Mickey Mouse, Carol Danvers, Judas, Teyonah Parris, MCU, Kamala Khan

Shazam! Fury Of The Gods: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)"Shazam!" took a lot of people by surprise when it hit theaters in 2019. It felt like the wildcard superhero movie in a year jam-packed with huge superhero movies, with everything from "Avengers: Endgame" to "Joker." But director David F. Sandberg managed to craft a charming and unique entry into the genre that won over the heart...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Suicide Squad, Warner Bros, Helen Mirren, Steven Spielberg, Shazam, Annabelle, West Side Story, Sandberg, Lucy Liu, Geoff Johns, Peter Safran, Billy Batson, Zachary Levi, David F Sandberg

Popular DJing App Djay Becomes One of First Apps to Integrate Shazam on iOS 15

Just ahead of the release of iOS 15, Algoriddim today announced it has integrated Apple's new ShazamKit framework into its award-winning DJing app djay. ShazamKit brings Shazam's music recognition technology to the djay app, allowing users to discover music playing in their surroundings. Once a song has been identified, djay instantly loads it onto the virtual decks and plays the audio in sync with the external music source. The app's Automix feature can then create a mix with similar tracks. d...
Tags: Apple, Algoriddim, Djay, Shazam, Karim Morsy

Apple's Shazam Control Center Music Recognition Feature Hits 1 Billion Songs Identified

With the launch of iOS 14.2, Apple introduced a new Shazam Music Recognition toggle for the Control Center, giving iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users a quick and easy way to identify what music is playing. Music Recognition has been a popular Control Center integration, and according to Apple, Shazam just surpassed 1 billion cumulative recognitions from the Control Center on iOS devices. Compared to the standard Shazam app, Music Recognition is unique because it allows users to identify song...
Tags: Apple, Shazam, Control Center, Aurora, Music Recognition, Laroi Justin Bieber, Tom Odell Runaway, Shazam Control Center

Apple Music is using Shazam to solve the streaming industry’s problem with DJ mixes

Apple Music announced today that it’s created a process to properly identify and compensate all of the individual creators involved in making a DJ mix. Using technology from the audio-recognition app Shazam, which Apple acquired in 2018 for $400 million, Apple Music is working with major and independent labels to devise a fair way to divide streaming royalties among DJs, labels, and artists who appear in the mixes. This is intended to help DJ mixes retain long-term monetary value for all creator...
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Snapchat's new AR feature wants to be like Shazam but for the visual world

Picture this: a stranger has cool shoes and you want the same ones. You ask where they're from, and he says he doesn't know because they were a gift. Enter Scan feature, a new Snapchat tool that will identify the items in your photo and generate recommendations. — Read the rest
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Zachary Levi-Led Sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods Wraps Production 

Director David F. Sandberg took to Twitter to confirm that production on Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming DC sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods has finally been completed, after over three months of filming in Atlanta. His confirmation comes after several cast members including Asher Angel have wrapped up shooting their parts last week. The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters on June 2, 2023. Next month, fans waiting for the sequel are set to be treated with a behind-the-scenes look at th...
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Shazam! Fury of the Gods Set Video Hints at Future Romance

DC’s upcoming Shazam! Fury of the Gods is still filming with an eye towards its 2023 release. However, recent photos have given fans clues as to a potential romance that will sprout up in the film. RELATED: Shazam: Fury of the Gods Set Photo Reveals Surprising Return In a recent clip taken from the set, Shazam (Zachary Levi) and The Wizard (Djimon Hounsou) can be seen watching as Rachel Zegler’s character gives a brief kiss to Freddy Freeman, Billy’s foster brother. It’s unclear just who Zegler ...
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Will Black Adam Shift the Balance of Power in the DCEU?

Production has wrapped on DC’s Black Adam movie, and about damn time we get to see Dwayne Johnson as the titular anti-hero. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (with whom Hiram Garcia and Johnson worked on Jungle Cruise) and written by Rory Haines, Black Adam is the main Antagonist of superhero Shazam and a sometimes…Read more...
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Shazam: Fury of the Gods Set Photo Reveals Surprising Return

Actor Djimon Hounsou was in DC’s 2019 film Shazam, where he played a Wizard who was the last surviving member of the Council of Wizards. Now, it seems as if he may not be done with his role in the DCEU, despite having seemingly died in the first film. RELATED: Shazam! Fury of the Gods Photo Shows Shazam Family’s New Suits Hounsou was recently spotted on set of the upcoming Shazam! Fury of the God, where he doesn’t look exactly like his character from the first film, but is at least at product...
Tags: Movies, Atlanta, Dc, Warner Bros, Helen Mirren, Shazam, Pedro, Comic Book, Mary, Eugene, Freddy, West Side Story, Lucy Liu, Adam Brody, Peter Safran, Djimon Hounsou

‘Black Adam’ Will Use “Completely Unique” Technology to Showcase the Character’s Superpowers

Black Adam is a movie that has been in the cards for a very long time. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson first became attached to the role more than a decade ago. But it’s finally going to be a reality next year, as filming on the DC Comics adaptation recently wrapped. Now, producer Hiram Garcia has revealed they are going to be using some brand new technology to showcase the character’s plentiful powers in the film.  Garcia, who regularly works with Johnson as one of his most-trusted produci...
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7 Cool Pixel Features You Can't Get on Other Android Phones

The Google Pixel series of phones hasn’t really caught the imagination or attracted the sort of sales in the same way that its big-name Android rivals have, but Google actually introduced Android features first on its Pixel lineup. Here are a few of the most important Pixel exclusives that make it more tempting to buy…Read more...
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15 Sony Gadgets That Were Too Weird for This World

Every consumer electronics company has an R&D division constantly cooking up weird gadgets and tech that will potentially help define the future of the industry. For the most part, these devices are produced to explore the practicality of an idea and go unseen by the general public, with only a feature or two…Read more...
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Updates From Shazam: Fury of the Gods, American Horror Story, and More

Matthew Vaughn’s next spy-fi adventure reveals itself in Argylle. Angela Bassett discusses the ever-changing nature of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s script. Netflix returns to Korean horror with a special episode of Kingdom. Plus, Tim Drake arrives on Titans. Spoilers, go!Read more...
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New ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Set Photo Shows Off Battle-Damaged Suit

2019’s Shazam!, directed by David F. Sandberg, gave a whole new meaning to the idea that superheroes are for kids. Premised on the concept of a young Billy Batson (Asher Angel) receiving the power of the Old Gods whenever he says the word “Shazam” and transforming into Zachary Levi’s Shazam, the DCEU origin movie tapped into the power fantasies of superhero-loving kids everywhere. The latest set pictures taken during the filming of the sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods!, however, suggest that sup...
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New Shazam for Birds Will Identify That Chirping for You

I was recently creeping through a clearing of downed trees in a wooded Brooklyn park with my iPhone in hand. Birds were singing everywhere, but through the din, I was recording a peculiar song: It was almost certainly the slurred, metallic whistle of a Bicknell’s thrush. Though a plain-looking, brown-speckled bird,…Read more...
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