Warner Bros. has announced that New Line’s DC Shazam! 2 will open on April 1, 2022 (yes, April Fool’s Day — but this announcement is no prank) and it is taking the place of an RSVP that the studio had for an untitled WB Event Film. There are no other major studio releases on that date and the date falls prior to Easter that year which is April 17.
Despite critical acclaim, the first installment wasn’t a huge hit for Warner Bros, only grossing $364.5 million worldwide to rank as the lowest-grossing Worlds of DC offering to date. However, that hasn’t stopped development of a sequel with the core creative team of screenwriter Henry Gayden, director David F Sandberg and producer Peter Safran all set to return. Zachary Levi and Asher Angel as William ‘Billy’ Batson, will both be back in the titular role.
Could we finally see Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam?