SHAZAM! The Planned 7th Entry in the DCEU Will Commence Filming in Toronto in May 2018

SHAZAM! The Planned 7th Entry in the DCEU Will Commence Filming in Toronto in May 2018

Say the magic word! SHAZAM is scheduled to begin filming in the first half of next year. Plus its working title is revealed. Hit the jump for all the details!

While not much is known about the SHAZAM flick, including who will play the titual superhero and his young alter ego Billy Batson, we now have solid plans for when principle photography will begin.

The aptly titled WhatsFilming website gives curious minds dates, locations, and other details for movies scheduled to begin filming in certain cities. A quick look at the Toronto section of the site tells us that SHAZAM will have an initial production run from February 5th to May 4th, 2018.

Also notable is the film's working title, Franklin. While some working titles are often unrelated to the context of the film itself, fans have already begun using the wisdom of Solomon to speculate what exactly it could mean. One prevailing theory is that it's a nod to Benjamin Franklin, widely known for his discovery of electricity through an experiment involving lightning. SHAZAM fans should recognize lightning as a staple of the character, both in his costume and in his transformation from Billy Batson to the legendary hero. 

There is no word yet on who will star as the Big Red Cheese, but Dwayne Johnson is confirmed to be playing the villain Black Adam in his own solo feature.

If you're hoping to catch a glimpse of the filming process, you know how to find it!

SHAZAM is scheduled for release April 5th, 2019. It will be directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Henry Gayden.

Author's Edit: I originally wrote that Dwayne Johnson would be appearing as Black Adam in this movie because I am a dummy and forgot that plans had changed for the character. My mistake!

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