Filmmaker David F. Sandberg, currently still doing promotional work for “Annabelle Creation,” says that not only does his film adaptation of the DC Comics title “Shazam” have a finished script, but “it’s the next DC movie to shoot” following the currently in reshoots “Justice League” and currently in production “Aquaman”.
“I’m taking it all in. Some of those really old ones are quite fun, when he’s, like, fighting Hitler. Stuff like that. No, cause he’s been around since the 40s for, like, as long as Superman.
So there’s a lot to read and that’s also interesting because he sort of has a couple of different origin stories or a couple of different takes on it. You know, you have the most recent sort of Geoff Johns version and then you have Ordwell version and then you have those really old versions.”
He says the decision to ditch nemesis Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson) is so that the focus is solely on its young hero Billy Batson:
“There’ve been variations of the script, like before I came along, where… you know, variations where Black Adam was in and out and, you know. But now, this is about Shazam.”
“Shazam” presently does not have a release date, though previously an April 5th 2019 date has been suggested.