Many worried that the recent news of a Black Adam solo film would mean further delays and stalled development for the film featuring the villain’s superhero nemesis, Shazam. However, it appears that the wheels are still turning for DC’s “Big Red Cheese” to get his big screen debut.
Earth to Echo scribe Henry Gayden has been brought on to pen the film’s script, as confirmed by the screenwriter himself on Twitter:
@annericelover Confirmed and loving what's to come… 🙂
— Henry Gayden (@HenryGayden) January 20, 2017
To date, 2014’s Earth to Echo is the only film credit to Gayden’s name, but its focus on young kids who get swept up into a science fiction adventure seems befitting for a property like Shazam, which features a young boy, Billy Batson, who is given the power to transform into an adult superhero by speaking a magic word.
There’s no word yet on what this means for the aforementioned Black Adam movie, or if there’s a writer for that project – which is being developed concurrently – as well. For now, we’ll just have to look forward to Shazam‘s tentative April 2019 release date and await more developments.