Back at San Diego Comic-Con, Warner and DC revealed the movies they had in their slate, and among them was the solo movie of Captain Marvel, Shazam. David F. Sandberg (Lights Out, Annabelle: Creation) is set to direct the movie.
A few weeks back, it was teased that Shazam will begin production next year and that it’ll have a more lighthearted tone than previous DC films, but it wasn’t anything official… until now.
Talking with Film Riot, Sandberg made official what up until now was just a rumor.
“There’s a script […] It’s the next DC movie to shoot.”
As he has stated that he’s not too familiar with who Billy Batson is, Sandberg mentioned which comics he’s been reading to get to know him.
“I’m taking it all in. Some of those really old ones are quite fun, when he’s, like, fighting Hitler. Stuff like that. No, cause he’s been around since the 40s for, like, as long as Superman. So there’s a lot to read and that’s also interesting because he sort of has a couple of different origin stories or a couple of different takes on it. You know, you have the most recent sort of Geoff Johns version and then you have ordwell version and then you have those really old versions.”
Then it was the question of what will happen with Black Addam. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) has been cast as Captain Marvel’s foe, but apparently he’s not going to be in the film, as they want to focus on Shazam.
“The Rock has been cast as Black Adam, but he’s not going to be featured in this film. There’ve been variations of the script, like before I came along, where… you know, variations where Black Adam was in and out and, you know. But now, this is about Shazam.”
Right now, no actor has been cast as Billy Batson, and no official date has been revealed.
If you want to see the full interview, check the clip below, starting on minute 14:15:
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Shazam has no official premiere date, but is expected to arrive in 2019.
Source: Film Riot.