Shazam 2: Talented actor Henry Cavill has played some of the most popular characters in the DC universe. The Man of steel actor has many accolades to his name. There have been several reports about him returning as the Superman in the upcoming DC Extended Superhero universe, speculated as ‘Shazam! Fury of the gods’.
Recently, Variety has confirmed that Henry Cavill will not appear as SUPERMAN in Shazam 2. The reasons for his revert are yet to be disclosed. It may be heartbreaking news for the Henry fans, but there has been the chance to see him in the sequel playing any other character. When the first film was in production, the director of the film David F. Sandberg addressed the rumors of him playing Superman via Twitter. Later, another actor aced the role because of which the director chose not to comment on the rumors of Henry playing the character in the upcoming sequel. On Friday, David tweeted not to comment on the casting rumors of Shazam2 as one can’t be sure about anything until it’s done.
It is to be noted that Superman arrives at the end of the first shazam for the very short cameo. The shot was taken from his neck so that they didn’t unveil the face of the actor. Ryan Handley, a stunt performer, aced the part for that instance.
The first film Shazam! was released in 2019. It’s a superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It was a sleeper hit at the box-office. The film has collected $366 million worldwide. Sandberg’s directorial received positive reviews from the critics. The sequel Shazam! Fury of the gods was originally scheduled to hit the big screen in 2022. But the corona pandemic halted the project in between. The new release date of the Shazam 2 is June 2, 2023.
Henry Cavill portrayed the character of Superman in 2013 released the DC Superhero film Man of steel. This turns out to be his career-changing character as he got worldwide recognition from this action flick. Later, he also aced the same character in 2016 released Batman V/S Superman: dawn of justice.
In the sequel, Zachary Levi and Asher Angel are returning as Shazam and William Billy Batson respectively. For the villainous Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, Mark Strong could make his comeback. There have been several reports of Dwayne Johnson entering the franchise as the Black Adam. But, Levi himself cleared once that he doesn’t think the character of black adam will be introduced in the second installment of Shazam! as the standalone movie of Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson is already in production. The third installment of Shazam! could include Black Adam.
Warner Bros. Pictures are bringing back the creative team of the first film. David F Sandberg will helm the project as the director. The producer Peter Safran and screenplay writer Henry Gayden are also returning to made Shazam! more popular and profitable franchise. Actress Michelle Borth once told Parade that they have signed a five-film deal with the makers. If they do the sequel and sequel, then there will be more teenage phase of her that we couldn’t witness in the first movie. Borth had played the character of teenage Mary. Talking about the sequel, the lead star Zachary Levi said that he would be very happy as his film is very joyous. He always wanted to spread happiness and joy in the world.
Some days back, Meagan Good revealed that Shazam2 is eyeing to began filming in Summer 2021. The shoot for the upcoming installment is expected to start in May 2021, two years before its scheduled theatrical release. Also, both the actor-director Zachary and David showed their concern about the long gap for the second film. Jokingly, Levi once said that the younger cast of the film is growing fast. If the makers wouldn’t begin shoot they could be grown to full adults. David worried that the audience might lose interest in the franchise as the second film is coming after a long gap of four years. Nevertheless, if all goes well we would enjoy Shazam! 2 in 2023. Comment down if you are too excited.
Original Source: Variety