The DCEU has gradually started to find its footing, and the future sudden;y looks bright for this once grim superhero universe. With Justice League and Wonder Woman slated to hit theaters this year, and Aquaman gearing up for release on October 5, 2018, all eyes are on the DC Extended Universe to take its place as one of the strongest franchises in Hollywood. That said, beyond those movies, the entire DC slate is an absolute whirlwind of films that are in various stages of the development process.

To help make sense of it all, we have compiled a list of the DC movies that are currently stuck in various stages of development limbo. Some of these movies have slowly but surely come together over the last few months, while others have pretty much maintained radio silence since they were announced. But all of them have an untold potential for greatness. Now let's kick this list off with one of the most perplexing (and exciting) DC movies currently in development.

Shazam

Shazam

What We Know

The Shazam movie has become one of the most intriguing aspects of the entire DCEU because there's an entirely different creative team working on it. The group has assured us that it will be a much more fun DC movie, and the charisma of Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam promises to ground the affair. IMDB also confirms that screenwriter Bill Birch is attached to write the film. There seems to be a strong mission statement of fun and optimism at the movie's core, so we can reasonably expect this to be one of the DCEU's most lighthearted films to date.

What We Still Need To Know

While The Rock has remained consistently vocal about his role as Black Adam for quite some time, we still have absolutely no idea who DC plans to cast as the titular hero -- or his younger alter ego, Billy Batson. As of January 2017, Shazam also does not have a director attached to helm the project.

Release Date: April 5, 2019

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