When Shazam! hit theaters earlier this yr, it was met with widespread acclaim as probably the greatest movies within the DCEU. Having the movie be effectively obtained absolutely made Billy Batson actor Asher Angel really feel good, however there was one evaluate particularly that meant rather a lot to the younger star: The Rock’s. In an unique interview with CinemaBlend’s personal Sean O’Connell at San Diego Comedian-Con, Asher Angel spoke about what having the celebrity’s approval meant to him, saying:
Hey, if the largest film star on the earth likes you and your film, you’re in all probability doing one thing proper. It seems like Asher Angel wasn’t essentially anticipating to listen to from The Rock, so he was stoked and touched when he did. The Rock’s evaluate needed to be extremely cool for Asher Angel, and it’s the type of factor that can stick with the actor for a very long time.
You possibly can simply see how Dwayne Johnson’s approval of Shazam! would imply rather a lot to a younger actor like Asher Angel. The Rock was a producer on Shazam! so on knowledgeable stage, Asher Angel needed him to love the movie and him. But additionally on a private stage, The Rock has the type of profession any actor would dream of and his thumbs up needed to be an enormous deal for Asher Angel.
Asher Angel additionally admitted that his household’s optimistic evaluations of Shazam! meant rather a lot to him as a result of they’re his help system, however The Rock is The Rock. He’s a vastly motivating and provoking determine and as Asher Angel instructed Sean, his approval was each particular and provoking.
In fact, the niceties between Asher Angel and Dwayne Johnson could not final for much longer. Dwayne Johnson is ready to play Shazam’s nemesis Black Adam in a standalone movie in regards to the villain to be directed by The Shallows’ Jaume Collet-Serra. The Rock is already enjoying up their future battle too, as Asher Angel continued:
The Rock is a really giant individual to be getting the stink eye from so I can see the place that is likely to be a bit scary. It’s going to get even scarier although when Asher Angel has to face off with The Rock in a DC film down the road. At that time he’ll simply have to recollect The Rock really likes him after which shout ‘Shazam!’ and go tag in Zachary Levi.
So far as when that can occur we don’t but know. Whereas many DC tasks have died on the vine, Black Adam continues to be presupposed to occur, however there appears to be no main rush, particularly with The Rock’s absurdly busy schedule. With Jaume Collet-Serra connected to direct, issues no less than appear to be shifting ahead. Zachary Levi has mentioned that he expects to movie the Shazam! sequel someday subsequent yr, however the hero could not face off with Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam till Shazam! 3.
You possibly can take a look at Sean’s whole dialog with Asher Angel, the place they focus on this, the Shazam! Blu-ray, Easter eggs and extra within the video beneath:
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