There are some barriers particular to creating a Shazam for art. Magnus Resch, founder of the Magnus app, laid out one: “There is a lot more art in the world than there are songs.” Cataloging individual artworks based in unique locations is far more difficult.
After the failure of Justice League, Warner Bros is now not focussing on the shared universe much (unofficially called DC Extended Universe or DCEU). So a lot of seemingly independent movies are in the offing.
Shazam, which opened on April 5, raked in 159.1 million dollars worldwide in its opening weekend. Meanwhile, Warner Bros studios has started planning for a potential sequel and has reportedly tapped writer Henry Gayden for it.
Shazam star Zachary Levi recently opened up about his battle with anxiety and depression during an appearance on the talk show The View. The actor revealed he underwent therapy to fight off anxiety and depression.
Shazam! is DC's latest venture and it looks like this film, much like Wonder Woman and Aquaman, will a profitable film for Warner Bros. Starring Zachary Levi in the lead role, Shazam! hits the screens on April 5.
The latest Shazam clip reveals the villain, Mark Strong's Dr Thaddeus Sivana. He, as a child, was summoned to the wizard Shazam, but was not chosen. Since then he's spent his life unlocking magical powers using science. The movie releases on April 5.