Warner Bros. Greenlights Shazam! Sequel
Henry Gayden returns to write the script with David F. Sandberg expected to direct the follow-up to DC’s runaway success
With Shazam! hitting screens around the world this past weekend and claiming a bumper haul at the worldwide box office it was only a matter of time before Warner Bros. addressed rumours of a sequel. The finale of David F. Sandberg’s light-hearted superhero romp revealed threads of what we could expect to see in a sequel should it come to fruition and thankfully, the powers that be at Warner Bros. have delivered the news we’ve all been waiting for.
The Wrap is reporting that Henry Gayden, who penned the screenplay for the first film, is on board to script the sequel with Sandberg expected to return the directors chair and Peter Safran to continue as producer.
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This news comes just days after Shazam executive producer Dwayne Johnson confirmed that filming on Black Adam, (Shazam’s arch nemesis) is expected to commence in about a year. The prospect of Zachary Levi’s Shazam crossing path’s with Johnson’s Black Adam is an exciting one and would make for a very special movie event which fans will flock in droves to see.
Shazam! is playing in cinemas worldwide now, so be sure to check out the review from our own Carl Roberts, and be sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments section.
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