Shazam! is coming back to the big screen with a sequel and here is everything we know so far about it.
Shazam! was not the most successful film in the DCEU, grossing only $364.5 million worldwide making it the lowest-grossing movie in the DCEU. However, despite its lack of success Warner Bros. is still moving forward with a sequel with director David F Sandberg, screenwriter Henry Gayden and producer Peter Safran all returning and here's everything we know so far about it so far.
At the moment there isn't a fixed date for the release of Shazam! 2 but in June 2019 it was announced by Zachary Levi that filming for the sequel will begin in late spring or early summer 2020. With this in mind, we can expect to see the sequel towards the end of 2021 or 2022. At the moment the only available slot for 2021 for unnamed DC films is February 2021 which is probably too early for the sequel. But there is a slot for an unnamed DC film on April 15, 2022, which seems like a good time for the release.
The official plot is yet to be revealed as the screenplay is still being written but it is highly possible that it will feature Mister Mind, the villain who appeared in a mid-credits scene during the first film. Mister Mind is a highly intelligent telepathic worm. In the scene Mister Mind tells Dr Thaddeus Sivana: "Oh what fun we're going to have together. The seven realms are about to be ours."
The Seven Realms refers to The Seven Magiclands that are connected to The Rock Of Eternity in the comics.
Zachary Levi is definitely going to return as Shazam! while we can easily expect Asher Angel to return as William 'Billy' Batson. Billy's foster family will also return. Jack Dylan Grazer will return as Freddy Freeman, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña and Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley.
And we can't forget the adult superhero alter egos that Billy's foster family now has. Adam Brody (Freddy), Michelle Borth (Mary), Ross Butler (Eugene), DJ Cotrona (Pedro) and Meagan Good (Darla).
Mark Strong is also expected to return as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.
What about Dwayne Johnson? Is he going to make an appearance as Black Adam in the upcoming sequel? It doesn't seem very likely at the moment. In an interview Levi said: "I can say that as far as I know, Black Adam is not going to be in the second Shazam!, because the idea is that they want to go and do a standalone Black Adam movie first."
It's a bit too early for a trailer but this space will be updated when new information is released.