Despite reports that a Shazam! sequel was officially announced at 2019’s CCXP Brazil, it appears that’s not the case.
Yesterday, numerous outlets reported that Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films officially announced a sequel to this year’s critically-acclaimed superhero film Shazam!. During WB’s presentation, clips from David F. Sandberg’s film which starred Zachary Levi as the original Captain Marvel were played in a reel, which may have led some in the audience to believe that this was the studio’s way of confirming a sequel was announced.
However, this has been debunked. Collider’s Steven Weintraub, who was in attendance at CCXP tweeted the following:
I was at #CCXP yesterday. I attended the @wbpictures panel. The studio did NOT announce #Shazam2. If they did don't you think @collider and the trades would have a story by now? I'm sure they will make one but it will be after #BlackAdam pic.twitter.com/6muYSXzP9Q
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 9, 2019
While WB did not announce a Shazam! sequel at CCXP, with Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam set to shoot next year as well as a script for a sequel announced to be written back in April, don’t be surprised if a sequel is announced sometime in the near future. After all, the film ends with a mid-credits sequence setting up a sequel and fans are also eager to see Zachary Levi and Dwayne Johnson onscreen together as Shazam and Black Adam respectively.
Here is the synopsis for Shazam!:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), 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 (Strong).
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans and Djimon Hounsou.
Shazam! is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.