Shazam! is taking the world by storm as fans and critics alike have been heaping praise on the film. It has given the DCEU a much-needed shot in the arm as it all but abandoned the ‘gritty to a fault’ mentality of the Snyder years. With this much goodwill then, it should come as no surprise that a sequel is being fast-tracked.
Director David F. Sandberg and producer Peter Safran are both expected to return. Sandberg had previously hinted that a sequel was in the works but The Wrap can now confirm the film is in development. Henry Gayden is being tapped to write the sequel. Obviously, there’s no plot or cast details so far. But, Shazam! certainly set up more than a few possible plot threads.
That post-credits scene more-than-hinted that Mister Mind will become a major player in the coming films. Then we can’t forget about the newly introduced Marvel Family that Billy unleashes when he gives powers to his foster siblings. Also, the Black Adam movie that was supposedly in development for some time. Regardless of if that still happens, expect Dwayne Johnson to appear in the sequel in one way or another.
Shazam! is in theaters now worldwide.