Once James Wan’s Aquaman wraps filming, the next project on the slate for Warner Brothers’ DC Extended Universe will be Shazam! David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) has been tabbed to helm the movie and the director is already stirring the pot on Twitter.
Responding to a fan’s questions by saying that Shazam doesn’t care about “no punk ass kryptonite,” Sandberg went on to throw shade at Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice — a DCEU that was widely panned by critics and fans alike.
2: Shazam don't have no mama named Martha so the whoopin' aint stoppin once it gets going.— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) July 22, 2017
Of course, the tweet was presumably meant as a joke, but it’s still fun to see the competition fiery between the separate DCEU projects.
Shazam! is reportedly looking to begin filming in January or
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).
Wonder Woman is in theaters now, and will be followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.