Shazam! Producer and Director Are Down For A Sequel
The next installment in the DC Extended Universe has yet to soar into theaters, but producer Peter Safran and director David F. Sandberg are already thinking about making a sequel for Shazam! Another chapter in Billy Batson’s cinematic saga obviously depends on good results at the box office, but if positive buzz from early screenings are an indicator that won’t be a problem.
In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Safran and Sandberg were asked if would like to join the already announced sequels for Aquaman and Wonder Woman with a Shazam! sequel.
“It’s easy for me to say, ‘I’m on board,’” Safran said.
When prodded, Sandberg added. “Let’s do it.”
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou). Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).
Shazam! hits the theaters on April 5. Do you think that a we’ll see a sequel? Let us know in the comments section below.