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Future of "Shazam 2" Unveiled


Thu 21 May 2020 | 02:42 PM
Yara Sameh

Shazam fans rejoice, you can now learn about its future after months of speculations about whether the coronavirus is going to cause the delay of more movies.

Actor Zachary Levi, who played the superheroic Shazam, the alter ego of Billy Bateson in DC's "Shazam" movie.

The actor, 39, revealed on Tuesday in a press statement that the sequel to his 2019 film is still on track.

"Right now, they are writing an amazing script. I don't have any real details on that. I have got some generals and they all sound amazing," Levi said.

He added: "it is unclear when production on the movie might start amid the shutdown around the globe due to the coronavirus, but that when Hollywood productions resume, it'll likely introduce new on set guidelines."

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Shazam long history with delayed

Warner Bros. altered the release schedule for many of its upcoming movies including, the highly-anticipated movie “The Batman”, “Shazam 2”, "The Flash", “The Sopranos” prequel, and titled “The Many Saints of Newark”.

“The Batman,” co-starring Robert Pattinson and directed by Matt Reeves, was slated for debut on June 25, 2021, however, now has been slated for premiere in theaters on October 1, 2021.

The studio also rescheduled the release dates of DC superhero movies, “The Flash” which has been moved forward a month and is now slated to premiere on June 2, 2022, instead of July 1.

Moreover, “Shazam 2” is scheduled to hitting the big screen seven months later than its original date, which will now be released on November 4, 2022, after it was slated to be released on April 1.

Furthermore, Warner Bros. also pushed “The Many Saints of Newark” from September 25, 2020, to March 12, 2021.

Warner Bros. is also maintaining release dates for Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” (July 17) and its “Wonder Woman” sequel (August 14) for the time being.

Numerous movies have been forced to halt production due to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as movie theaters across the world have been shut down because of the global health crisis, which caused studios to reshuffle movies expected to be released in 2020 to further dates and beyond.

The novel coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, and has infected more than one million people and killed over 234,139 worldwide. It also hit several celebrities and top political figures around the world.

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a global pandemic as the new virus has rapidly spread to more than 800,000 people from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.

Transmission of viruses between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person’s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.

Coronavirus can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

It is known that older people appear to be more vulnerable to the effects of the emerging virus.

The virus caused complete paralysis in all activities and events with large gatherings worldwide due to concerns over the spread of the virus.

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More about Shazam

Shazam is the seventh installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). It was directed by David F. Sandberg and screenplay by Henry Gayden, story by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke.

The plot follows Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who is chosen by the ancient wizard Shazam as his new champion and receives various superpowers. Billy and his best friend Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) must discover Billy's new powers to stop the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong) and the Seven Deadly Sins.

The movie's development began at New Line in the early 2000s but was delayed for many years. The movie went into pre-production in 2009, but the project fell through. The movie was officially announced in 2014. Shooting began in Canada on January 29, 2018, with most of the movie shot at Pinewood Toronto Studios, and wrapped on May 11, 2018.