‘Shazam’ Has Officially Began Pre-Production

It has been a long couple of weeks for the DCEU, with rumours of a Joker origin movie, the development of a Harley Quinn and Joker movie and more about movies that were not mentioned in their slate in San Diego Comic-Con, but so far, nothing is official.

However, today’s news are as official as they can get.

Yesterday, director David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation, Lights Out) shared trough his Instagram’s account a picture of a wall, a table with a Coke geotagged in Warner Bros. Studio in Los Angeles with the words “Day 1”.

Day 1

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Today, the director shared a new photo of pre-production, the same wall and the same table, with more cans of Coke and the quote “Day 2. On this movie, I might get to the ceiling. Or the hospital”.

Day 2. On this movie I might get to the ceiling. Or the hospital.

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Recently, Sandberg finished the press tour and release of his latest movie, Annabelle: Creation, but he said, to Collider, during that same press tour that he would dive right into Shazam without any relaxation time.

“Pretty much going into Shazam right away. I mean my life’s just become so weird because I got to do Lights Out and immediately afterward I got to do Annabelle and now I’m going straight into Shazam, so it’s like I’m on a roll so let’s just keep going until they kick me out of Hollywood.”

A movie with a big budget, and specially a superhero movie, requires a lot of pre-production, with scripts, storyboards, scouting and castings, especially since Sandberg has stated that they won’t digitally de-aged the actor for Shazam, instead choosing a kid to play Billy Batson.

Althought Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was cast as Black Adam a few months back, he won’t be appearing in the upcoming Shazam, instead having his own featured film. Although Black Adam and Captain Marvel are known foes, they likely will clash in a sequel, if both their movies perform well when released.

What do you think about this news? Which villain do you think we will see in Shazam?
Let us know in the comments below!

Shazam is set to be released in 2019.

Source: David F. Sandberg

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