Dwayne Johnson: Shazam 'May Happen Earlier Than Predicted'
When DC Comics made their announcement of ten superhero movies between now and 2019, many were disappointed that Shazam was relegated to the very last slot. Now, Dwayne Johnson, who has been cast as primary antagonist Black Adam, claimed in an interview with MTV News that the (not) Captain Marvel film might be moved up in the schedule:
"It may happen a little earlier than what has been predicted. The script is coming in, it's great, the support from the studio has been great. It's just a great opportunity, especially with Black Adam where you can take a guy who starts off as a bad guy, turns into an anti-hero, we can make him vicious, a little bit of winking charm."
This obviously doesn't amount to anything official, but it's certainly not impossible that the film will be moved up. Planning that far in advance inevitably leads to changes, as DC/Warner Bros's release strategy will likely depend on how all their other films do at the box office. Maybe if Batman v Superman underperforms, for example, DC will put off the Justice League film until they've had a chance to ape Marvel and beef up their shared universe.
Here's our infographic of the full schedule of superhero movies from both Marvel and DC until 2020: