Yesterday, Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation director David F. Sandberg officially confirmed that he will be directing DC’s Shazam! film. Now, Sandberg discussed what appeals to him about the project during an interview with IGN.
Sandberg once again confirmed the reports that he will direct the film:
“I’m very happy to say that is true and it’s really awesome. I’m really looking forward to it.”
With his previous projects involving children in lead roles, Sandberg explained that part of the appeal about Shazam! was how the concept was the “ultimate wish fulfillment” for kids:
“Yeah, just because it’s the ultimate wish fulfillment, you know? Every kid wants to be Superman and here’s the kid who gets the chance to be Superman and, you know, finds out that it could also be a challenge.”
Best known for his horror films, Sandberg expressed his excitement over venturing into a different genre.
“I definitely plan on doing more horror […] but it’ll be fun to try something that’s a little bit different.”
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Shazam! currently does not have a release date, but the film is scheduled to begin production in February 2018.
7 Best DC Extended Universe Performances So Far
Acting performances are crucial to helping the audience buy into what is happening in the narrative. They carry the film and can be excellent assets to have seeing as they can bring in some of their of creativity and talent to a role that not even the director or writers can. They are creators as well as tools. So far DC’s films have featured some of the greatest acting talent that Hollywood has. The casts are diverse for all four of the DC Extended Universe movies and every single project has several moments to show off what these great actors can do. While the DC universe is filled with talent, there are several standouts that deserve recognition.
Here are the 7 best DC Extended Universe performances so far. Click Next to take a look.