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Shazam! director wonderfully shuts down speculation that the DC Cinematic Universe is dead…

November 21st, 2017 by Marc Comments

So, with Justice League failing to freak $100billion on its opening weekend, it’s being classified as a massive failure (I wish I could have a failure like that).

But the internet, as it does, is already going into meltdown about how this is the end of the DC Cinematic Universe (despite several movies already being in production).

In fact, Superman himself, Henry Caville has revealed that he is contracted for at least one more appearance as the Man of Steel and that he sees Justice League as having opened the foot to make Superman great again: “There’s a wonderful opportunity to tell the Superman story. Now there is a fantastic chance to show Superman in his full colors and tell a very complex, character-driven movie that is based on story and have that wonderful sensation of hope and happiness. A feel-good movie with lessons laced in there as well.”

So it looks like the universe is still being actively developed at WB. Probably.

So, enter Reddit, where a supposed man in the know reported that Warners have ‘decided to call it quits on the whole universe idea’ (you can read the whole post below).

Now, apart from the fact that this is (probably) nonsense, it has become the subject of a cracking retort from someone who would be in the know: David F Sandberg, the man currently in pre-production on the Shazam! movie which he is directing.

Taking to Reddit, Sandberg replied to the post saying the WB/DC universe is finished with a cracking bit of sarcasm: “Nobody told me. Can I take the day off tomorrow then? I really want to sleep in.”

So, there we have it… it seems that the DC Cinematic Universe while clearly not to all tastes, is still happening as we write.

And we for one, are glad…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….