Fans on Reddit were wondering about Shazam! and it’s humor level. They even reached out to David F. Sandberg for comment and in classic Sandberg fashion, he replied. With Sandberg’s reply it seems we have a lot of humor to look forward to as he thinks the film will be “very funny”. You can check out exactly what Sandberg had to say below.
I think it’s very funny but the humor comes more from the situations rather than quippy one-liners (for people who read too much into things, that’s not intended as a dig at Marvel or anyone in particular. Quippy one-liners can be great). The important thing for me is to mix the funny with a threat that’s serious and to also have dramatic moments. All funny all the time takes the weight out of it.
Details on the film’s plot are currently unknown, though most tellings of the comic book story follow an orphan child named Billy Batson who is granted the ability to become an adult hero with godlike powers by an ancient Wizard.
Disney star Asher Angel has been cast as the young Billy Batson, with Zachary Levi playing the titular superhero. Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand and Faithe Herman are also on board, with Mark Strong as the villainous Doctor Sivana, a frequent foe of Shazam who first appeared opposite the superhero in the pages of Whiz Comics back in 1940.
Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out helmer David F. Sandberg is directing Shazam! from a script written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Production on the project is set to kick off this February.
Shazam! opens in theaters on April 5, 2019. Keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on this DC Films project come out.