The anticipate Shazam 2 simply received a complete lot longer. Warner Bros. lately did a variety of reshuffling with its launch calendar, largely in response to Cineworld closing down its theaters once more, which incorporates all Regal places within the U.S. As a part of the response, the upcoming DC sequel has been pushed to summer time 2023.

Severely although, it doesn’t imply we’ve to alter the taking pictures schedule so no must freak out concerning the age of the youngsters. You possibly can freak out about your personal age although. I’ll be 42 in three years. How about that!

— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) October 6, 2020

Fury of the Gods had beforehand been set to reach on November 4, 2022, following its preliminary delay from April 2022. It’s going to now hit theaters (assuming theaters are nonetheless a factor by then) on June 2, 2023. Taking to Twitter, Director David F. Sandberg not solely confirmed the information but additionally made gentle of it, whereas additionally explaining that the present filming plans seemingly will not change. Here is what he needed to say.

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“And ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ is now a summer time 2023 movie… WB was like ‘cannot you simply use pretend beards on the youngsters?’ and I used to be like ‘If Tom Cruise goes to area for actual then we will anticipate the youngsters to develop actual beards! It is an essential plot level.’ Severely although, it doesn’t suggest we’ve to alter the taking pictures schedule so no must freak out concerning the age of the youngsters. You possibly can freak out about your personal age although. I will be 42 in three years. How about that!”

Zachary Levi, who shall be returning within the title function, beforehand revealed that the present plan was to shoot within the first half of subsequent 12 months. As for the jokes, the youthful members of the solid, resembling Asher Angel, who performs Billy Batson, are rising up as we converse. A 12 months delay for them is critical. So it’s seemingly essential that they attempt to movie the film as rapidly as attainable. That can simply give them extra time in post-production.

A lot of the remainder of DC’s slate has been pushed again as nicely, together with The Batman, which now arrives in 2022, in addition to Black Adam and The Flash. For now, Marvel Lady 1984 is retaining its December launch date. James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad can be remaining put in August 2021. Minecraft and Dune have been additionally delayed, whereas The Matrix Four moved as much as December 2021.

Shazam 2 plot particulars have but to be revealed. Throughout DC FanDome, an unofficial poster was shared and the Fury of the Gods subtitle was confirmed. There was additionally a tease that comic Sinbad shall be in it. Although it stays to be seen if that was a gag or if he actually shall be a part of the ensemble.

All of those delays should do with the truth that Tenet and The New Mutants didn’t drum up vital enterprise on the field workplace. Many theaters opened within the hopes that Tenet could be the primary in a collection of studio films coming down the pipeline. As a substitute, film after film has pushed to 2021, together with main blockbusters like Black Widow and No Time to Die. This information involves us by way of Selection.

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