Charismatic and endearing Gal Gadot charmed the world with DC's Wonder Woman and now she's congratulating charismatic and endearing Zachary Levi for doing the same with DC's Shazam! Levi officially joins the DCEU with Shazam!, which just opened this weekend. Unlike with, say, Jason Momoa's Aquaman, Zachary Levi didn't first appear as Shazam in a previous DC movie. So Gadot took a moment to welcome Levi to the DCEU, and she did it in the most adorable way:
How stinkin' cute is that? I love that Gal Gadot was on top of some mountain but still had Wonder Woman and Shazam action figures to pose in the snow. A true goddess at work.
The love between superhero stars is a beautiful thing. Jason Momoa literally stood up to a Henry Cavill hater when that non-fan had words about Superman. When Aquaman came out, Henry Cavill returned the love with his own hilarious post.
It's not clear what Henry Cavill's true Superman status is in the DCEU at this point, but we know Ben Affleck is definitely out as Batman. Gal Gadot is definitely coming back as Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 1984. Gadot already finished filming that movie, and she had a fantastic time making it. Wonder Woman's sequel was once again directed by Patty Jenkins. It co-stars Kristen Wiig as Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah and also manages to bring back Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. Jenkins has said she already has plans for Wonder Woman 3, whether she gets to make the film or not.
Shazam! and Wonder Woman both have A CinemaScores from polled moviegoers, the highest grades for the DCEU to date. Shazam!'s opening of $53.4 million isn't quite in line with the other DCEU movies, but nobody expected it to be. Overall, it still feels like a breath of fresh air for the franchise.
Zachary Levi has fielded a lot of praise for his role as the adult superhero version of Billy Batson in Shazam! He has been replying to a lot of the fans -- famous and non-famous -- as he, his fellow cast members, and director David F. Sandberg bask in this moment.
There's already talk of Shazam! getting a sequel, which may move forward very quickly. Warner Bros. is reportedly not focusing as much on the share universe -- after the billion dollar success of Aquaman and frustrations of Justice League. Instead, WB plans to let the individual film directors tell their own superhero stories.
Next up, the DCEU has Birds of Prey, starring Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, which is scheduled to open February 7, 2020. Then Wonder Woman 1984 arrives June 5, 2020. Keep up with all things DCEU with our guide, and keep up with everything heading to theaters in 2019 with our movie release date schedule.
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