Warner Bros. officially announces Shazam 2 at CCXP!
While Warner Bros. and DC Studios were already bringing the house down with Wonder Woman 1984‘s trailer at Brazil’s CCXP, they also used their panel to reveal the exciting announcement that Shazam 2 is officially in the works with Zachary Levi (Tangled) attached to return in the lead role! (via MovieWeb)
It was reported back in April that screenwriter Henry Gayden had signed on to return to craft a sequel for the comedic superhero effort with director David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) likely to return alongside producer Peter Safran, but the studios had yet to officially announce a sequel would begin development and move forward with everyone returning. While no production date has currently been set, Levi did estimate earlier this year that production would begin as early as 2020!
Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Shazam!
While Shazam! was largely self-contained, it did open a few doors for a sequel. For example. Billy Batson probably won’t be the only hero in the next movie. The mid-credits scene also introduced a bizarre villain directly from the comic books.
There’s even an allusion to Black Adam early in the film, although not by name. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been attached to play Black Adam for years. However, the decision was made to leave Black Adam out of the Shazam! movie.
Earlier in April, Johnson reacted to the success of Shazam! on his Instagram account. He also indicated that the Black Adam solo movie may finally begin filming in a year or so.