Although the studio Warner Bros. has a half dozen films based on the comics DC in development, the major's management for a long time could not decide which of them should be launched into production first. At the moment, the film company is preparing the blockbuster Justice League for the November release, and is also filming Aquaman's solo album. As it became known to the edition The Hollywood Reporter , the next film comic strip about the adventures of Shazam will go to work.|
The main character of the film will be the boy Billy Batson , who turns into an adult superhero with the help of a magic word. The official announcement of the blockbuster took place in October 2014. A month earlier, it became known that the role of the main enemy of Batson in the MCU DC was given to Dwayne Johnson. It was originally supposed that the first appearance of the insidious Black Adam will take place in " Shazam ", but the studio's plans may have changed when the supervillain got his own solo album.
It is possible that the main antagonist of the first Batson movie will be some other DC comic book character. In this case, Johnson will first appear on the screens in "Black Adam", and the meeting of his hero with Billy will be reserved for the sequel " Shazam ".
As it became known, Shazam will be directed by David F. Sandberg . The Swedish director made his debut in the world of big cinema last year with the horror movie "The Lights Go Out ...", which managed to earn more than $ 148 million at the box office with a modest budget of $ 4.9 million . The second film by David , "The Curse of Annabelle: The Beginning of Evil," promises to be no less successful, and its USA premiere will take place on August 10.
Sandberg is expected to begin filming " Shazam " early next year. In recent months, rumors have circulated in Hollywood that Billy Batson has been cast as Armie Hammer , but WB management has so far refrained from commenting on that score.
The sharp push for Shazam makes it clear that the studio hopes to keep the blockbuster superhero's original release date of April 5, 2019 .
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