Audiences can expect to see more of the super-powered Shazamily in Shazam! 2, according to star Zachary Levi. After streetwise foster kid Billy Batson (Asher Angel) was positioned in a foster home, finding family in friend and superhero fanatic Freddy (Jack Dylan Grazer), Mary (Grace Fulton), Eugene (Ian Chen), Pedro (Jovan Armand), and Darla (Faithe Herman), an encounter with an ancient Wizard (Djimon Hounsou) left Billy endowed with the capability to change into an adult-sized superhero (Levi) wielding the powers of the Greek gods.
In the end of the world against the shrewd Dr. Sivana (Mark Strong), Billy’s newly found household were granted these exact same powers– creating a group of colorful-suited superheroes who will have a larger presence in the follow up.
Quote by Levi about Shazam! 2
“What can you anticipate from Shazam! 2 that I can disclose? Are there any red sniper dots on me right now?” Levi quipped at Celebrity Preview Fan Fest in October.
“You can expect a lot of the same awesomeness that you got in the very first one. I think something I can most likely state, that I don’t believe is any sort of a spoiler: now that the Shazamily has been established … now that that’s sort of a thing now, I believe we can expect a bit more of that. I hope so.”
He continued, “We’ve got our own little like Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers group, that’s pretty dope. We simply need a pink one. That could be in there.”
Aside from that, Levi included with a laugh, “I can’t tell you anything. I truly can’t, sorry.”
David Sandberg talks about the superhero clan.
Returning director David F. Sandberg intimated the superhero clan– their adult kinds played by Adam Brody, Michelle Borth, Ross Butler, D.J. Cotrona, and Meagan Good– would be a bigger focus in the follow up in a past interview with Backstory Magazine, where Sandberg hinted towards a followup with traditional villain Mister Mind, consisted of as an Easter egg in Shazam!
“It feels like we might do more with the Shazam family,” Sandberg said. “We just presented them, but you could explore how they work as a household of heroes. And we threw in a little mid-credits scene with Mister Mind, and you could decrease that road. Or you could present another villain. There are lots of ones to choose from in the Shazam world.”
Since a follow up wasn’t ensured, Sandberg didn’t want to “keep back” and wait to present the superhero Shazamily in a future film.
The director tells more about the series.
“I saw a lot of hypothesizing online about the kids developing into their adult counterparts. But people believed there was no other way we ‘d do that in the first film, that we ‘d save it for the follow up or someplace down the line,” he stated. “But for us, it resembled, no, let’s do the very best we can right now. I believe that’s a much better way to go. You never ever know if later on is going to take place, so you should not keep back for no reason. Plus, the motion picture builds on this household style, and the big benefit is that anybody can end up being a superhero, no matter your background.”
In a January interview, Angel said filming on the sequel starts “actually quickly.” Shazam! 2 opens April 1, 2022.