David F. Sandberg, who directed Shazam 2, says that rumors about reshoots for the DCEU movie are false and that the final cut is locked and almost done.
After Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ release date was pushed back, and director David F. Sandberg shot down rumors that they would reshoot the movie. After making a name for himself in the horror genre with the feature-length version of his short film “Lights Out” and directing “Annabelle: Creation,” Sandberg moved into the mainstream by directing the first “Shazam!” movie, which went on to get the second-best reviews of the DCEU, behind the first “Wonder Woman” but ahead of “The Suicide Squad.” Even though Shazam! It was one of the lower-grossing movies in the DCEU, making only about $366 million on a $100 million budget; Warner Bros. moved quickly to start making a sequel after a successful opening weekend and good reviews.
Sandberg is back at the helm for the so-called Shazam sequel! Fury of the Gods. In it, the hero will face off against Hespera (Helen Mirren) and Kalypso (Lucy Liu). Shazam, played by Zachary Levi and Asher Angel, will fight them with the help of his foster family, who have superpowers. Jack Dylan Grazer will play them as Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Ian Chen, Faithe Herman, Meagan Good, Grace Caroline Curry, Jovan Armand, and D.J. Cotrona, who are back in the movie. Shazam! Fury of the Gods was in production from May to August 2021. The film’s release date has been pushed back several times because of COVID, but the director has some good news about the sequel.
David F. Sandberg, the author of Shazam! Fury of the Gods used Instagram to hold a question-and-answer session about his book on Labor Day. When asked about rumors that the DCEU movie was going through reshoots, the director quickly shot down the rumors and confirmed that the film’s final cut was locked and that only minor post-production work was still going on for the sequel. Check out Sandberg’s answer below:
Since Warner Bros. and Discovery merged and David Zaslav became CEO, the DCEU has had to work even harder to fix mistakes it made in the past. It has caused multiple movies to be put on hold while the studio works on a 10-year plan to match Marvel Studios’ ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Given that these new plans include canceling the highly anticipated Batgirl movie and that Ezra Miller’s ongoing legal problems put their solo Flash movie in danger of being canceled as well, some people think that the studio is going back on its original plans to use the last project as a “soft reboot” for the DCEU, with Michael Keaton coming back to play Batman after Ben Affleck left the role.
When Jason Momoa posted a photo with Ben Affleck, it seemed to confirm that he would be back for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. This made many people even more confused about what would happen next.
While these other movies are moved around, Sandberg’s critique of Shazam! The fact that they had to reshoot parts of Fury of the Gods suggests that the movie will have the same kind of stand-alone feel as its predecessor, without any forced connections to the rest of the universe. Freddy Freeman’s love of superheroes has made many people hope that he will meet either Henry Cavill’s Superman or Jason Momoa’s Aquaman.
However, many people are still eagerly awaiting a proper fight between Shazam and Black Adam, especially since Black Adam is about to get his movie with Dwayne Johnson in the lead. When Shazam! Comes out; only time will tell what might happen to the character. On March 17, 2023, Fury of the Gods will be shown in theatres.
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