I don’t even know how long it’s been since we last heard about this film moving forward, but inching like a snail in a turtle race we finally have some more movement. Lights Out director David F. Sandberg has confirmed his rumored attachment to the film and will shoot for a 2019 release date.
The news of a Shazam! movie has been around for almost three years now and had The Rock cast as arch villain Black Adam, but another claimed there may not be any Black Adam in the first Shazam! movie, whether that’s true or not needs to be confirmed by the director and the studio. No one has been cast as the titular hero or his teenage boy alter ego Billy Batson, but names like Channing Tatum or John Cena have been thrown around a fair amount to portray the magical superhero.
The solo films still seem to be a priority for DC as they manage to course correct their slate and their respective universe that’s gained a major boost thanks to Wonder Woman. The rumblings around the web were that DC would have two mystery projects coming out in 2019 and it appears this could be one of them. The next film is still a mystery, but it could very well be any of the core Justice League members and they would all make sense.
Sandberg is promoting his recent film Annabelle: Creation and gained fame for his noteworthy short film which ended up being a feature film thanks to the backing of WB darling and horror phenom James Wan who happens to be directing Aquaman. The word on the street is that the film seems to be coming along very well thus far which is perhaps why the news has been so minimal. Either way, you’d hope they’d have a few casting choices in mind or at least plan to start finding their Shazam! and Bill Batson soon.
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