While there hasn’t been much development on the Shazam film, it looks like the project may be about to get its director. The Wrap is reporting that David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) is currently in talks with New Line Cinema to potentially helm the Billy Batson centric film. Sandberg’s next film is the sequel to the supernatural horror film Annabelle, which will hit theaters on August 11.
Back in January, it was reported that Dwayne Johnson’s character Black Adam would be getting his own solo film. We also found out that Black Adam is supposedly no longer the big bad of the film, but that he might still appear in the film or future sequels. Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo) is writing the script for the film.
Despite that Shazam and Black Adam are both under the New Line umbrella, they are set to be part of the DC Extended Universe that Warner Bros. has been creating over the past few years. While the release date for the film was set for April 5, 2019, it remains to be seen whether or not that is still the case.
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Source: The Wrap