Following the Zack Snyder trilogy of movies, the DCEU is taking a lighter and more fun turn.
Case in point is the Wonder Woman movie, which is the first DCEU movie from DCEU co-runners Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. It's currently unknown where James Wan's Aquaman will fit, but the David F. Sandberg-directed Shazam! movie will be even more fun and light.
Zachary Levi offered the following about Shazam at the recent Heroes & Villains convention comparing it to Marvel and James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy:
“James Gunn and the gang killed it. It brought so much heart and humor and I think it was kind of this dark horse that took everyone by storm. I think Shazam kind of has the possibility to do that, because Shazam is not, for all intents and purposes, it’s not Supes (Superman), it’s not Batman, it’s not Wonder Woman. If you look at most Justice League montages or Justice League posts, Shazam is not necessarily one of the characters you put on there, except he is in the Justice League, so if we do well enough…Shazam gets to be a fun, jovial, because he is, he’s Billy Batson, he’s 13. It’s the movie BIG but with superpowers, which I’m beyond stoked about. By the way, for those Shazam purists out there, and I know there are many of you out there, I understand that the S in his name stands for the Wisdom of Solomon, and that’s a difficult thing to believe when you’re playing the 13-year old in you who’s not as wise as Solomon.”
Levi also compared Shazam! previously to another fun flick from the late '80s:
"The hope is it's going to feel like the movie Big, but with super powers," Levi said.
David F. Sandberg has been posting Shazam!-related posts on Instagram where he includes Batman and Ben Affleck. See below!
Shazam! has an April 2019 release directed by David F. Sandberg also starring Asher Angel as Billy Batson with Mark Strong rumored as the villain and Grace Fulton as a friend to Billy Batson.