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Shazam! director and producer ready for a sequel

March 19th, 2019 by Marc Comments

While the official review embargo for Shazam! hasn’t;t lifted yet, we have heard that word is very, very positive, so if it’s as big a hit as we hope/expect, we think DC/Warners will be looking to the future of the franchise already.

Director David F Sandberg and producer Peter Safran spoke to Comicbook and revealed that they are already hopeful that Billy Batson and his friends will be returning to the DCEU sometime soon.

During the interview the two were asked if they wanted to do a sequel: “Absolutely,” Safran says, “It’s easy for me to say, ‘I’m on board’.

“What about you?”

“Let’s do it,” Sandberg replied. “You heard it here!” Safran concluded.

Safran went on to clarify somewhat the future of DC movies, given that some people still believe it’s a disconnected universe movie forward: “It is giving heroes their time to shine and not feeling like you have to shoehorn in some universal connection amongst them all. The studio’s been incredibly supportive and DC’s been supportive about saying, ‘Take the time that you need to introduce these characters in the right way and tell the stories that audiences want to see with these characters.'”

I, personally, believe that the plan for the DC Cinematic Universe is to keep the universe connected but not to be was worried as Marvel has been with connecting all the movies… Batman and Shazam! exist in the same world but will they meet? Maybe not.

Whatever happens, we can’t wait to see this movie and what the future holds.

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 theaters on April 5th, 2019.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….