Hot on the heels of its $53 million opening weekend and hugely positive fan and critical response, plans are already being made for a Shazam! sequel.
Via The Wrap, Shazam! screenwriter Henry Gayden has already been signed up to begin putting together the screenplay for a follow-up picture. The outlet also added that producer Peter Safran and director David F. Sandberg are both expected to return, too.
For those who have already checked out Shazam! (all kinds of fun, right?), you’ll be aware that the foundations have already been laid for a sequel effort. In addition to that, Dwayne Johnson has recently revealed that he’s hoping to start production next year on his long-gestating – as in, has been in development for a decade by this point – solo movie for Shazam’s greatest rival, Black Adam.
As ever, expect more on Shazam! 2 as we get it. In terms of the shared DC Extended Universe in which Shazam! exists, up next for that realm is Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey in February 2020.