It looks like the universal acclaim and $56 million opening was enough for the studio to request a sequel for Shazam!
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the news. Henry Gayden, the screenwriter behind the original film, will return to write this next installment. The director David F. Sandberg is expected to return as well, but his involvement has not been confirmed.
The DC film set up plenty of fodder for potential sequels, with surprise cameos setting the stage for more heroes in this universe and a mid-credits scene teasing a mysterious villain. Dwayne Johnson is also set to star in his own solo movie as the classic Shazam villain Black Adam, and will presumably face off against the hero at some point.
No word on when the film might be released, but they like to put these superhero films out fast. I wouldn’t be surprised if filming started in 2020 and it was released by Spring 2021. We’ll keep you posted as more information is released.
DC is on a roll right now. It looks like they found a little bit of magic after the success of Wonder Woman, Aquaman and now Shazam.[mashshare]