Shazam is Not Dead, Gets New Title

Wait, Peter Segal’s “Shazam” was once in danger of not happening? And still is? Wow, I didn’t even know this. Anyways, director Peter Segal recently told Sci Fi Wire that while production has not started on the movie, and indeed no script has been written, he’s still sure the movie will happen. And oh yeah, the movie also has a new title now.


But Segal said he didn’t want to rush the script for the movie, based on the venerable DC Comics Captain Marvel franchise. Segal also confirmed that the movie’s tentative title is now Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam.

“You don’t really want to rush something like Shazam,” Segal said. “I mean, it’s going to be a huge movie. I mean, huge in scope and in price. And so you want to make sure you have a solid script and really pay attention to the casting and all the preproduction that goes into that. So, you know, I think when it’s right, it’ll be made.”

I guess The Rock, who is scheduled to star in the movie, doesn’t have the clout that I thought he had, otherwise this movie would be on the fast track to production by now.

And oh yeah: “Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam”?