There seems to be an update on the production of David F. Sandberg’s sequel to Shazam!.
A new rumor coming from GWW claims that the sequel could be getting ready to begin shooting starting sometime in July, no start or wrap dates were given.
However, without established production dates, this would suggest New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. are more or less just targeting a July start rather than it being a set start month. Once we have some filming locations and production dates we’ll have a better idea if the film will indeed begin shooting in July.
As they point out, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise) has been previously confirmed as beginning to shoot in July as well, that start is a little more concrete for the moment as it was announced by Johnson himself.
Black Adam is a villain from the Shazam! comics, but it’s been revealed by both actors Zachary Levi and Dwayne Johnson in the past the two DC Comics characters likely won’t be crossing paths until Black Adam 2 or Shazam! 3.
The two productions taking place in the summer could open the door for button scenes or hints for sequels but unlikely that they will star in each other’s solo film.
It was recently confirmed that Joker cinematographer Lawrence Sher would be working on Black Adam.
Shazam! originally shot in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and it’s unknown at this point of if production on the sequel will return to the Canadian city. Suicide Squad shot in Toronto but the sequel written/directed by James Gunn moved the filming to Atlanta, Georgia.
Both James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and Matt Reeves’ The Batman are currently filming and will be released next summer.
Speaking of Batman, director David F. Sandberg and The Batman’s co-writer Mattson Tomlin have teamed-up to turn the comic book Fear Agent into a streaming series for Amazon Prime Video with David set to direct it.
Sandberg, who directed Shazam! and Annabelle: Creation, is on board to helm and executive produce while rising scribe Mattson Tomlin, who co-wrote Robert Pattinson-led The Batman, is on board to pen the pilot.
Interstellar invaders. Time travel. Clones of clones of clones, and lots of whiskey. Whether he’s battling the scourge of space, going back in time to stop the alien invasion that changed earth forever, or winning his ex-wife back, there’s nothing that Heath Huston won’t do to try to right the wrongs and gets his family back. He is, after all, the last Fear Agent.
Warner Bros. has given Shazam! 2 a release date of April 1st, 2022 and Black Adam is going to be out a few months earlier on December 22nd, 2021.
We all have a superhero inside of us — it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In 14-year-old Billy Batson’s case, all he needs to do is shout out one word to transform into the adult superhero Shazam. Still a kid at heart, Shazam revels in the new version of himself by doing what any other teen would do — have fun while testing out his newfound powers. But he’ll need to master them quickly before the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana can get his hands on Shazam’s magical abilities.