The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Geoff Johns and Billy Birch are to write a new screenplay based on Captain Marvel and the "Shazam!" family of DC Comics characters. Peter Segal is still attached to direct the film.
According to THR, the "Shazam!" film has been able to take off even with such writers as William Goldman, Bryan Goluboff, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow and John August each taking a turn at the script.
Johns, recently announced as a writer and producer on WB's film based on The Flash, will co-write the new screenplay with Birch, an actor-writer who's appeared in such television shows as "Grey's Anatomy" and "The Unit," and who's writing "One Finger Salute," also for director Peter Segal.