Shazam! Director David F. Sandberg has hinted at the possibility of exploring the Shazam family members’ arc for the sequel along with their grown-up superhero counterpart as well. It looks like Billy Batson’s super-powered foster siblings might be getting a lot more screentime and could play a big role in facing the sequel’s supervillain.
“It feels like we could do more with the Shazam family. We just introduced them, but you could explore how they work as a family of heroes,” Sandberg told Backstory Magazine when asked about plot threads that could develop further in a sequel.
“And we threw in a little mid-credits scene with Mister Mind, and you could go down that road. Or you could introduce another villain. There are plenty of ones to choose from in the Shazam world.”
Shazam! is considered to be one of the successful titles released under the DC Extended Universe. And we could also say that part of the movie’s success comes from the studio’s decision after learning from their past mistakes and refraining from revealing too much during the film’s promotions. That decision led to the ultimate reveal of the foster siblings’ transformation into grown superheroes.
“I saw a lot of speculating online about the kids turning into their adult counterparts. But people thought there was no way we’d do that in the first film, that we’d save it for the sequel or somewhere down the line,” Sandberg said.
“But for us, it was like, no, let’s do the best we can right now. I think that’s a better way to go. You never know if later is going to happen, so you shouldn’t hold back for no reason. Plus, the movie builds on this family theme, and the big payoff is that anyone can become a superhero, no matter your background.”
Warner Bros. has confirmed that a Shazam! sequel is in the works and scriptwriting has already begun. The movie is expected to go into production sometime mid-2020.
Source: Backstory Magazine
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