SHAZAM! Director David F. Sandberg Responds To Rumors Of DCEU Being Over
Splashaniacs, by now we’ve either seen Justice League or had someone close to us throw two hours of their lives away. No, I haven’t seen it. Basically, I’m the worst person. But, regardless of your opinion, it hasn’t been the box office smash Warner Bros. had hoped for. It was supposed to be their Avengers, but I hear it’s trying hard to get on par with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Zach Snyder, this is all your fault. But, we’re not here to beat that dead horse. We’re here to mourn the death of the DC Universe.
At least, I thought Justice League‘s failure meant the universe was dead. It’s been reported for weeks that Flashpoint‘s future was hinged on the success of Justice League. And, with everything else planned (yeah, I haven’t forgotten Joss Whedon wants to make a Batgirl film) doesn’t this mean everything but Aquaman and Wonder Woman 2 are dead? If that’s the case, someone better tell David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation, Lights Out) because he’s still hard at work on Shazam! I’m sure he can’t help but hear the rumors the ship is sinking. And, here was his response to fake claim on Reddit:
“Nobody told me,” he responded. “Can I take the day off tomorrow then? I really want to sleep in.”
Shooting on that is expected to begin next year and seeing as it’s being developed jointly with New Line, it may not be connected to the DC Films Universe anyway. But, let’s not pull the pin out of the DCEU grenade just yet. Though, I was discussing this with a friend last night. After this experiment in a shared universe, do you just go back to independent films that seem to have worked for decades? Superman had a good run with Christopher Reeves. The Batman films have generally done well, and now Wonder Woman proved she can hold her own. So, maybe the shared universe is dead, and they’ll just give us one hero at a time. Thoughts?