According to The Hollywood Reporter, It looks like Warner Bros. Pictures has settled to start Shazam! as it’s next DC film franchise project. According to the outlet, Shazam! is set to begin shooting early 2018 with a release date for 2019. Justice League is currently in post production and slated to be release November 16th, while Aquaman is currently shooting with director James Wan with a release date of December 2018. With Flash movie hitting the roadblock without a director, it is logical for Warner to move on to Shazam! ahead of its schedule. David Sanberg(Lights Out) is set to direct the film. The director is currently shooting the horror franchise Annabelle: Creation with New Line, sister company of Warner Bros. Pictures. The producer of Annabelle: Creation, Peter Safran who also produces James Wan’s Aquaman is rumored to be reunited with David Sanberg on Shazam!. In the mean time, there is confusion in regards to Dwayne Johnson who was cast as Black Adam, the nemesis of Shazam in the film. Johnson will be producing and starring in his own Black Adam film at the same time as Shazam! project begin to roll.
With the success of Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. Pictures decide to slot two more new films for 2020. While director of Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins was signed to work on the sequel recently, it is still at the early stage of script writing. Joss Whedon who is attached to Suicide Squad sequel, Batgirl is busy with Justice League re-shoot and post production. The film is closing in on a director. Other possible films include Gotham City Sirens which David Ayer of Suicide Squad is set to direct, Justice League Dark, Suicide Squad 2, Night Wing, Black Adam, Flash, Man of Steel 2 and Justice League 2. So what do you think of Shazam! following Aquaman ? Who should the studio cast the role of Billy Batson? Which of the future DC film you would like to see next?