Country: United States
Category: Upcoming Fantasy/Science Fiction
Release Date: April 4, 2019)
Director: David Sandberg
Produced by: Peter Safran
Music by: Benjamin Wallfisch
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Production company: DC Films
The next DCEU film may not have hit theaters just yet, but it looks like the filmmakers had such a blast working on the movie that they would say yes to making a sequel in a Shazam! Director David F. Sandberg and producer Peter Safran have confirmed their interest in continuing Billy Batson’s story past his upcoming superhero origin story, so stay tuned! There’s still a couple of weeks before Shazam! hits theaters, but the movie has already received some early positive buzz from critics and will follow the DCEU hype after the recent massive success of Aquaman. So, whispers of sequels may not be completely beating the studio to the punch. During an interview with ComicBook, Sandberg and Safran were asked if they were ready to take on a second Shazam! The producer jumped in first with an enthusiastic “Absolutely!” before turning to the Shazam! director, who said “Let’s do it!” How the movie is received when it makes its way to theaters does have quite the pull, so if you’re already excited for a sequel go see Shazam! On the big screen!.
Shazam director David F. Sandberg and producer Peter Safran both plan on returning for a hypothetical sequel. After the critical and commercial failure of Justice League, the DCEU rebounded very nicely with last year's Aquaman, which crossed the $1 billion mark and became the highest-grossing DC film of all-time. Warner Bros. is definitely looking to continue that forward momentum with Shazam, which is only a few weeks from hitting theaters. Taking cues from classics like Big, it promises to be a refreshing superhero movie. Early word is that Shazam lives up to its on-paper potential, as it's generated enthusiastic word-of-mouth following the first screenings. If the movie lands with the larger public (including general audiences), then it'll follow the footsteps of Wonder Woman and Aquaman by being a strong introduction to a new character. Assuming it all goes according to plan, people will be craving future adventures with Billy Batson - including the filmmaking team that brought this movie to the big screen..
The release of Shazam! is quickly approaching, and to celebrate the film's impending release, Warner Bros. has unveiled a slew of new high-definition photos of Zachary Levi's hero in action. Collectively, the images are some of the best looks we’ve gotten so far of DC’s Big Red Cheese. The images, which were originally released by Collider show several scenes that should familiar to anyone who's seen the trailer for the DC Extended Universe film. Many of the images show Shazam! testing his powers or hanging out with Jack Dylan Grazer's Freddy Freeman. We’re also treated to what’s sure to be an iconic image of Asher Angel's Billy Batson leaping off a rooftop and being struck by a lightning bolt that transforms him into the superpowered Shazam in the air.