After Justice League opened to less than stellar box office numbers two weekends ago, rumors began to circulate that Warner Bros had made the decision to cancel the DC Extended Universe. David F. Sandberg, set to direct Shazam! for DC, was quick to respond to the rumor on Reddit, posting:
“Nobody told me. Can I take the day off tomorrow then? I really want to sleep in.”
Now, new rumors have surfaced on Reddit that Joss Whedon (Batgirl), Chris MacKay (Nightwing), and Sandberg had all been fired from their perspective DC projects.
Again, if this is the case, it is news to Sandberg, who responded on Twitter:
Reading /r/DCEUleaks on reddit is the best pic.twitter.com/8wEaraZf9n
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) November 25, 2017
Though we don’t know yet what Justice League‘s disastrous box office means for the future of the DCEU, if anything, for the moment, no official announcement has been made canceling any projects or firing any directors.
Aquaman has wrapped filming and is set for a release December 2018, Shazam! is currently in pre-production and expected to shoot soon, and Wonder Woman 2 is also supposedly starting to shoot in 2018 to hit a November 2019 release date.
Stay tuned to see if anything changes, but Sandberg certainly doesn’t sound worried about the future of Shazam!
What adjustments would you make if you were in charge of DC, if any? Do you think Shazam! has a chance at box office gold after Justice League‘s performance? Let us know in the comment section below!
Justice League is now in theaters.