Shazam! is on the road to success at the box office worldwide going by its early buzz with critics and audiences from screenings. Though the movie is yet to release, the director and producer of the movie are already set to return for a sequel.
During an interview with Comicbook.com, Producer Peter Safran confirmed that he and the director are planning to return for the second installment of the Zachary Levi-led Shazam! movie. Safran enthusiastically said “Absolutely” when asked if they’d return for the sequel.
“It’s easy for me to say, ‘I’m on board,'” Safran said before directing the same question to Sandberg beside him. “What about you?”
“Let’s do it,” Sandberg said.
“You heard it here!” Safran concluded.
Shazam!’s imminent success was confirmed after its early social media reactions. The movie has been largely garnering attention from moviegoers due to its light-hearted tone. but Sandberg, who comes from the Horror roots doesn’t seem to have swayed away from including horror elements through the antagonist which up the stakes for its characters.
“The goal was to set up the bad guys as a real threat,” Sandberg said. “So, when the kids are threatened, you believe it as they could actually get hurt or even die. I think that’s really important in a movie to really set up the stakes and stay true to that.”
Warner Bros. seems to be more confident with Shazam! than Aquaman. The upcoming DC film is yet to receive any negative reviews from critics. So it seems evident that the studio would boldly reveal their plans for a sequel.
The latest report from Forbes’ early tracking for Shazam! suggests the movie is looking at earning $50 million on the opening weekend. The movie was reportedly made with a budget of $80 million.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! hits theatres on April 5.
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