HeroBlend #49: Shazam! Review And An Interview With Producer Peter Safran

Welcome to HeroBlend #49! This week, Eric and Adrienne have their reviews of Shazam! for you, what Eric learned at WonderCon and CinemaCon (including lots of X-Men: Dark Phoenix info), plus we'll play Eric's interview with Shazam!'s producer, Peter Safran! First, though, we've got plenty of news from this week to talk about, so we'll get into topics like the Avengers: Endgame ticket pre-sales and the new footage we've been getting from the movie, the wild first Joker trailer with Joaquin Phoenix, a big casting update for the Black Widow movie, the somewhat surprising actor (and character) who's returning for The Suicide Squad and more!

Next, Eric managed to squeeze in two conventions in one week, so we'll talk about what conventions are like when you go there to work, and then Eric will let us in on what he saw, did, found out and who he got to talk to this week at both WonderCon and CinemaCon. It turns out that he got a lot of new information on X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Avengers: Endgame, so we'll touch on all of that, as well. Then, it's time for us to bring out the big guns and fill everyone in on Shazam!

The newest (potential) DC blockbuster has finally arrived, so Eric and Adrienne will start off by giving your their general, spoiler-free, impressions of the film for a few minutes, and then dive right into full spoiler territory and discuss all their surprises, high points, funny moments, that surprising end credits scene and much more. That conversation will lead into Eric's interview with Shazam! producer Peter Safran, where they discussed lots of details about the movie and spoil even more of the action, so be sure to tune in to this part after you've been able to catch the film! Now, sit back and relax, folks, because this is one chat you're not going to want to miss. Ready to dive in? Great! Listen for yourself above!

1:00 - News

21:45 - Eric's WonderCon And CinemaCon Shenanigans

37:43 - Shazam! Spoiler-Free Reviews

42:50 - Shazam! Full Spoiler Reviews

57:55 - Eric's Interview With Shazam! Producer Peter Safran

Now, get in on the superhero-filled fun and have a listen to the HeroBlend Podcast #49! And, be sure to subscribe to the HeroBlend Podcast on iTunes, right here, follow us on Twitter @HeroBlend and follow our hosts @eeisenberg and @HeyAJ74.

Adrienne Jones
Senior Content Creator

Covering The Witcher, Outlander, Virgin River, Sweet Magnolias and a slew of other streaming shows, Adrienne Jones is a Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend, and started in the fall of 2015. In addition to writing and editing stories on a variety of different topics, she also spends her work days trying to find new ways to write about the many romantic entanglements that fictional characters find themselves in on TV shows. She graduated from Mizzou with a degree in Photojournalism.