Audiences were pleasantly surprised with David Sandberg’s SHAZAM! and all of the magical elements it introduced into the DCEU. The first film saw Mark Strong as the villainous Dr. Sivana, and what a performance that was! As for the villain(s) in the follow-up Sandberg teased, “I can’t really talk about villains or villain, but I think a lot of people will be surprised,” Sandberg said. “It’s gonna be a little unexpected.”
Fingers are still tightly crossed for Black Adam to make his appearance, but I’d be willing to bet that we won’t see him as the antagonist of this film either. Earlier this month Black Adam producer Hiram Garcia had this to say:
“We’re working closely with DC in terms of what the plan is for how everyone fits together,” Garcia said earlier in the week. “It’s still in the works, but obviously Shazam exists in the Black Adam universe. I can just say that we have very big ambitions for Black Adam and all of the characters that we’re introducing. How they’re going to connect with other characters is still all being laid out, but I think fans are going to be happy, ultimately, with the way we end up guiding it.”
At the end of the first film we were teased with a lesser known villain named Mister Mind, a telepathic worm from Venus, that decides to partner up with Sivana before they disappear. My money is on the Monster Society of Evil in some shape or form, but for now we’ll have to wait until November 4, 2022 to know for sure. SHAZAM! 2: Fury of the Gods is currently set to start filming in the first quarter of next year. Check back for any news and updates!
I’ve worked my whole life to become a comic book illustrator, writer, and stand-up comedian. Batman and Captain Benjamin Sisko helped put a good head on my shoulders. I spent most of my childhood saving Hyrule and the Mushroom Kingdom and seeing the Justice League save all of creation time and time again. I live in Johnson City, TN with my wife Kary and daughter Laila enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery and occasional show. Three puppies round out the family and take up the rest of the time that isn’t spent debating which Wes Anderson or Studio Ghibli movie to watch. I spend an inordinate amount of time binge watching SVU, Futurama, and Letterkenny, and when I’m not watching I’m listening to “My Brother, My Brother, and Me” or playing the occasional game of D&D. If there’s a nerdy endeavor out there, I’ve probably at least tried it.