While we are all still trying to see the bright side after the news that Matt Reeves has stepped down from The Batman movie (there isn’t) we also have the news that the Shazam! movie is closing in on a director.
According to THR, Warners are talking with Swedish filmmaker David F. Sandberg about taking the gig.
Sandberg is best known for directing Lights Out and the upcoming Annabelle 2, so he has a firm footing in scary flicks, much like Aquaman director James Wan who was best know for Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring.
Shazam! is the story of young boy Billy Batson who becomes one of DC’s strongest heroes when he utters the magic word Shazam! (an acronym for six gods and heroes of the ancient world as well as their attributes: the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Aries, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury).
Dwayne Johnson is already cast as the villain (well, anti-hero) Black Adam in the movie, though no word as yet on Shazam! or Billy’s casting.
What say you? Is Sandberg the man for the gig? Let us know…