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Old 04-08-19, 06:18 PM
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“Shazam!” screenplay writer Henry Gayden has been tapped to write the DC superhero movie’s sequel for DC and New Line, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. The filmmaking team of David F. Sandberg and Peter Safran are also expected to return.

The writer has a busy slate as he is also adapting “Last Human,” a live-action science fiction film from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller based on the forthcoming novel of the same name by Lee Bacon, which Sony/TriStar have won in a bidding war. The film is described as a “reverse ET” and tells the story of an artificial intelligence society where three robots discover a human child.

“Shazam!” was the #1 film worldwide this weekend, over-performing expectations with a domestic cume of $56.8 million (inclusive of $3.3m in previews) and $102.3 internationally for a worldwide figure of $159.1 million on a relatively modest budget for a superhero film. New Line’s “Shazam!” is the third hit in a row for Warner Bros. & DC after “Wonder Woman” and “Aquaman.” The crowd-pleasing “Shazam!” earned an ‘A’ Cinemascore with audiences and a stellar 92% certified fresh Rotten Tomatoes score.

“Shazam!” follows the teen-aged Billy (Asher Angel) after he is chosen as the vessel of Shazam (Zachary Levi), an ancient wizard with extraordinary powers. But Shazam probably didn’t count on Billy reacting to becoming a super-powered adult the way most middle- school boys would: by buying beer, goofing around with his excited foster brother, and going to a real estate office to find a super-cool hero lair that would blow Superman’s Fortress of Solitude out of the water. But Billy isn’t the only one that has encountered Shazam. Many years earlier, another boy named Thaddeus Sivana came face-to-face with the wizard but was not chosen as his champion. Now, as a billionaire industrialist, Sivana (Mark Strong) wishes to acquire the magic Shazam has mastered for himself… and only Billy can stop him.

“Shazam!” is directed by David F. Sandberg and also stars Jack Dylan Grazer, Michelle Borth and Djimon Hounsou.

Gayden’s credits also include “Earth to Echo.”

Gayden is repped by UTA and Kaplan Perrone.
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Old 04-08-19, 06:25 PM
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I know a sequel is inevitable, but while watching this I thought it worked better as a one off. The kids will get older and the joy of playing with the new powers won't be there.
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Is Black Adam coming before the Shazam! sequel?
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Is Black Adam coming before the Shazam! sequel?
The Rock just said Black Adam starts filming in about a year, so it seems that way.
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Rock or no Rock I’ve never seen the need for a stand-alone Black Adam film. Way better to have him just be the villain in Shazam 2 instead.
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Rock or no Rock I’ve never seen the need for a stand-alone Black Adam film. Way better to have him just be the villain in Shazam 2 instead.
The Rock will never say it, but I think he didn't want to be upstaged by Shazam (Levi), which is why he wasn't part of the origin movie at all. But I think they're risking a lot waiting until probably Shazam 3 before these two characters share a film. It reminds me of how the DC Universe films kept teasing Darkseid and what happened? They never got around to showing him because the films never lived up to their expectations, and now DC is taking a different approach.
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The actor said scriptwriting for the sequel has already begun and expects to start filming either in late spring or early summer next year.
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I think it’s weird that they’re making a Black Adam film first instead instead of just having him be in Shazam! 2. I guess Mr. Mind is going to be the next villain? If so, that kind of fits with the quirky fun approach they have going on.
Now that I think about it, a Black Adm stand alone sounds better. Hopefully it takes place in ancient Egypt and shows his origin and him being a hero at first.
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The actor said scriptwriting for the sequel has already begun and expects to start filming either in late spring or early summer next year.
See, and here's a perfect example of waiting years for the next film of this series. We won't be seeing Shazam 2 for at least 5 years from now at this rate if they're doing Black Adam first. People are going to forget and not give a shit in 5 years. I guess WW84 will have to do for 2019 and then Black Adamn in 2020?
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If they’re filming next year it doesn’t seem like it would be a five year wait.
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If they’re filming next year it doesn’t seem like it would be a five year wait.

Yeah, I was thrown off a bit. I thought it said Black Adam was being filmed next year and then Shazam 2 later on after. It was my reading fail.
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They should make like Robert Rodriguez on Spy Kids with these and crank out movies before the kids get too old.
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They should make like Robert Rodriguez on Spy Kids with these and crank out movies before the kids get too old.
In theory, maybe but I'd rather have a solid script. Those Spy Kid sequels, the third especially, were awful.
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