Toby Emmerich (New Line president/CEO):
James will make an important movie for New Line and Warner Bros or DC, and that is definitely part of the plan, and a reason for bringing him into the family. He’s the only overall director with a deal here, because we see him as a class of one.”
Of course, it may be said that James Wan has plenty on his plate, with The Conjuring 2 and a possible Fast & Furious sequel. But it is the or that makes us thing about Shazam, since it is the only joint project Warner Bros has with New Line. And since Shazam arrives only in 2019 on the 5th of April, there is plenty for time for James Wan to finish his other projects.