The director of DC’s upcoming Shazam thinks he’s a good match for the film and says he hopes to announce the cast soon. The DCEU has had all sorts of trouble getting their various shared universe properties to the big screen in the past, but the continued success of Wonder Woman seems to have reinvigorated them. While Shazam has long held a release date in 2019, little word has emerged about the project over the years. That all changed a few weeks ago, however, when David F. Sandberg was confirmed as the film’s director.

Best known for the indie horror film Lights Out and the upcoming The Conjuring spinoff Annabelle: Creation, Sandberg will certainly be switching tonal gears. Like James Gunn before him, Sandberg ...

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