SHAZAM! Sequel May Begin Filming As Soon As Next Spring, According To Star Zachary Levi

SHAZAM! Sequel May Begin Filming As Soon As Next Spring, According To Star Zachary Levi

SHAZAM! Sequel May Begin Filming As Soon As Next Spring, According To Star Zachary Levi

While Warner Bros. and New Line's Shazam! sequel is still years away from release, it looks like we may have an update on when it's set to begin filming, and it's a lot sooner than you might've expected.

Warner Bros. and New Line's Shazam! was one of this year's biggest successes, grossing over $363.1 million worldwide ($139.7M domestic; $223.4M foreign) on a very modest $100 million production budget (before P&A), which gave the studios more than enough reason to give a quick go-ahead to a sequel with the same creative team on board. 

It was reported in early April that Henry Gayden, who wrote the first film, had been tasked with penning the sequel's script and that David F. Sandberg and Peter Safran would also be returning as producers. Sandberg is also expected to return to the director's chair.

With the film awaiting its home video release, the sequel is still in the very early stages of development, but earlier this week, star Zachary Levi (Chuck) confirmed that Gayden has already begun working on the script. Levi also added that he expects filming to begin in late spring or early summer of next year, meaning - if everything goes according to plan - cameras should actually be rolling on the follow-up by this time next year.

A release date has yet-to-be announced, but this filming timetable would seemingly suggest the studios are eyeing a 2021 date, possibly making it the third DC movie of the year, joining Matt Reeves' long-gestating The Batman (June 25) and James Gunn's The Suicide Squad (August 6). 

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(L-r) JACK DYLAN GRAZER as Freddy Freeman and ZACHARY LEVI as Shazam in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

(L-r) MARK STRONG as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana and JACK DYLAN GRAZER as Freddy Freeman in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

JACK DYLAN GRAZER as Freddy Freeman in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

(L-r) JACK DYLAN GRAZER as Freddy Freeman and ASHER ANGEL as Billy Batson in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

(L-r) JACK DYLAN GRAZER as Freddy Freeman and ASHER ANGEL as Billy Batson in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

ASHER ANGEL as Billy Batson in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

(L-r) JACK DYLAN GRAZER as Freddy Freeman and ZACHARY LEVI as Shazam in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

(L-r) ZACHARY LEVI as Shazam and JACK DYLAN GRAZER as Freddy Freeman in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

(L-r) ZACHARY LEVI as Shazam and JACK DYLAN GRAZER as Freddy Freeman in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

ASHER ANGEL as Billy Batson in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

(L-r) MARK STRONG as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana and ZACHARY LEVI as Shazam in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

MARK STRONG as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

FAITHE HERMAN as Darla Dudley in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

IAN CHEN as Eugene Choi in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

MARTA MILANS as Rosa Vasquez in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

JOVAN ARMAND as Pedro Peńa in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

GRACE FULTON as Mary Bromfield in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 

COOPER ANDREWS as Victor Vasquez in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM!,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
 









 









 









 











 
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard. 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.


Shazam! features:
Director: David F. Sandberg
Zachary Levi as Shazam
Asher Angel as William "Billy" Batson
Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana
Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick "Freddy" Freeman
Djimon Housou as The Wizard Shazam
Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield
Ian Chen as Eugene Choi
Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña
Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley
Cooper Andrews as Victor Vasquez
Marta Milans as Rosa Vasquez
Caroline Palmer as Billy's Mom
Lotta Losten as Dr. Lynn Crosby
Adam Brody as Freddy Freeman (avatar)
Michelle Borth as Mary Bromfield (avatar)
Ross Butler as Eugene Choi (avatar)
D.J. Cotrona as Pedro Peña (avatar)
Meagan Good as Darly Dudley (avatar)
John Glover as Mr. Sivana
Natalia Safran as Venus Sivana
Andi Osho as E.B. Glover


Shazam! says the magic word in theaters April 5
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