Shazam’s Greatest Message Is About Growing From Forgiveness

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Billy Batson being an orphan is a central part of his heroic origin story, which factors into the inherent goodness that makes him worthy of becoming Shazam. Golden Age Captain Marvel comics established that even without a traditional nuclear family or the influence of adult role models in his life, Billy was ready to…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/shazams-greatest-message-is-about-growing-from-forgiven-1833911086

The New Shazam Movie Has Some Odd Video Game References

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This weekend the newest DC superhero film, Shazam, was released. Critics enjoyed it. I liked it a lot too. Though while the action and jokes are strong in Shazam, there are some weird video game references that caught me off guard.

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https://kotaku.com/the-new-shazam-movie-has-some-odd-video-game-references-1833860728

Zack Snyder Wants You to ‘Wake the Fuck Up’ and Accept that Batman Kills People

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Let’s start by reminding ourselves that the Snyder Cut doesn’t exist and even if it did, it wouldn’t make Justice League any less of a terrible movie. With all of that in mind, Zack Snyder would like everyone to make their peace with the fact that the DCEU’s Batman has killed people, and nothing short of a…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/zack-snyder-wants-you-to-wake-the-fuck-up-and-accept-th-1833545625

Wonder Woman crashed the boys’ club of superhero cinema, saving the DCEU in the process

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There’s a moment in 2017’s Wonder Woman that’s so inspiring, and so largely unprecedented, that it literally brought audiences to tears. It happened so many times that it became its own meme. It became a part of the experience. It’s the scene where Wonder Woman vaults out of a World War I trench and charges straight…

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https://film.avclub.com/wonder-woman-crashed-the-boys-club-of-superhero-cinema-1833354063

Report: Jared Leto’s Time as the Joker May Soon Be Over

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Good afternoon, dear connoisseurs of fine cinema! Time for a pop quiz. Without looking up the answer, how many Joker-centric spinoff films were Warner Bros. and DC planning to release in the near future, and how many of them were set to star consummate professional Jared Leto? The answer was always perplexing, but…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/report-jared-letos-time-as-the-joker-may-soon-be-over-1832598451

Jason Momoa Has Even More to Say About Henry Cavill’s Superman Future

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Colin Trevorrow discusses his approach to Dinos roaming among us in the third Jurassic World movie. Nic Cage hypes up his next wild supernatural role. Stargirl recruits two more classic DC heroes. Plus, Jennifer Pierce suits up on Black Lightning, another Aquaman clip, and a first look at Playmobil: The Movie.…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/jason-momoa-has-even-more-to-say-about-henry-cavills-su-1830970814