News: Shazam! Director Confirms Film Is On Track For 2019 Release

 Shazam! director David F. Sandberg (Lights OutAnnabelle: Creationhas confirmed that the DC comic book film is on track for its April 2019 release date, the original release date set by Warner Bros. The news came from a Reddit thread that Sandberg commented on, saying that the film is on track to release the same year as Gambit and Captain Marvel. The film is looking to shoot in Toronto from February until May of 2018. The character of Shazam is a boy who can transform into Earth's mightiest mortal. 

It was initially unclear who who would star as Shazam or if Dwayne Johnson would appear in some capacity, who has long been attached to play the Shazam! villain Black Adam. Johnson will not star as the villain of Shazam!, but will instead star in the Black Adam spinoff being developed concurrently to Shazam!

As for an actor portraying Shazam, no actor has been officially cast at this time. John Cena and Joshua Sasse are believed to be the front-runners for the role.