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Man Of Steel Success Puts "Legend Of Shazam" Movie On Hold

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12/28/2013 6:52 pm
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Man Of Steel Success Puts
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Adrienne Tyler

Staff Writer

Man of Steel brought success to director Zack Snyder and star Henry Cavill, but there was also some collateral damage: the film Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam has been put on hold. Director Peter Segal said that the film starring Captain Marvel was likely to move ahead after Superman Return's failure; that was until Zack Snyder's film derailed the project. "The thing is, Shazam has always lived this tortured life going against Superman. This dates back to the 1930s. Because Captain Marvel had similar powers to Superman, the DC folks back then sued what was the most popular comic book on the stands at that time" Segal told "After Bryan Singer's Superman Returns it seemed like there was a moment in time where Shazam was going to see the light of day. That's when you heard those stories. Now that Superman is being invigorated and going up against Batman, I think it's difficult for DC to figure out how to launch this character in the wake of Superman's resurgence". Peter Segal's previous films include Get Smart, Anger Management, 50 First Dates and most recently Grudge Match, with Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro. The Man of Steel sequel, starring Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman, will be directed by Zack Snyder and is set for release in 2015.


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