“Lights Out” and “Annabelle: Creation” director David F. Sandberg has revealed that the upcoming DCEU feature “Shazam,” which he’s helming, will be quite different in tone to the other DCEU films so far.
At last report “Jack the Giant Slayer” scribe Darren Lemke penned the script for the film which has Peter Safran set to produce. Speaking with The Toronto Sun, Sandberg says:
“The big attraction for me with that character is the fact that every kid dreams of being Superman, right? I mean I certainly did, and (Billy Batson) is a kid that gets that chance. He gets to become the superhero.
So it’ll be big with superpowers in a way. In terms of what people can expect, I think this will be one of the more fun or lighthearted movies so far in the DC universe. It certainly will be a departure.”
Dwayne Johnson will not appear as the villain Black Adam in the film, that character being developed in his own solo film before he encounters Shazam.
“Shazam” is targeting an April 5th 2019 release.