Shazam! Director Confirms April 2019 Release Date

Shazam! director David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation, Lights Out) has confirmed that his DC Comics-based superhero film will release in April 2019, the date set by studios Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema way back when the modern version of the film was announced.

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The news comes from a Reddit thread in which the director took part in commenting, confirming to a fan that the film is on track to release the same year as Gambit, Captain Marvel and Avengers 4, among other comic book-based genre fare.

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Set to shoot from February until May in Toronto, Ontario, the DCEU film was thought to star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as longtime Shazam! foe Black Adam, until it was revealed the character would instead feature in his own solo film. The villain of WB's Shazam! movie hasn't been revealed.

The next DC film to go into production -- currently eying stars such as John Cena and Joshua Sasse for the title role -- Shazam! hits theaters in April, 2019.

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