Annabelle: Creation Helmer, David F Sandberg has confirmed on his recent promotional tour of the Conjuring spin-off that the next film to start production from the DC universe will be the comic adaptation of Shazam.

Currently, Justice League is undergoing some very expensive reshoots and the filming of Aquaman is still in full swing at DC HQ, but in a recent interview with Filmriot Sandberg was probed on which comics of Shazam/Captain Marvel he will be taking inspiration from.

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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 the Ordwell version and then you have those really old versions.”


With a finished script ready to go, it also appears that Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam has become a casualty of the plot line with Sandberg ditching the character to solely focus on Shazam’s 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 aka Captain Marvel is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a boy who, by speaking the magic word “SHAZAM, can transform himself into a costumed adult with the powers of superhuman strength, speed, flight, and other abilities. The character was the most popular superhero of the 1940s, even outselling Superman. Captain Marvel was also the first comic book superhero to be adapted into a film, in 1941, Adventures of Captain Marvel was released.