After the super-serious tone and doom and gloom that outlined the DCEU throughout the Zack Snyder years, Shazam! felt like a breath of contemporary air by comparability, and didn’t really feel prefer it was even a part of the identical franchise in any respect. The sunshine-hearted and enjoyable superhero coming-of-age comedy marked an enormous tonal shift from what individuals had turn out to be accustomed to from Warner Bros.’ comedian guide output, and the top end result noticed it rating overwhelmingly constructive opinions consequently.
We all know now that the brains behind the DCEU are within the midst of redefining the artistic imaginative and prescient for the collection, with the likes of Birds of Prey and Marvel Lady 1984 diversifying the fashion and tone even additional, and little question the deliberate Shazam! sequel will look to take issues to the following degree.
However earlier than Shazam! 2 hits theaters in 2022, there’s nonetheless the small matter of his arch-nemesis making his large display screen debut, with Dwayne Johnson lastly dragging Black Adam out of a decade caught in growth hell, with the actor already hitting the health club arduous even by his requirements, in addition to making daring guarantees that all the hierarchy of energy within the DCEU is about to alter.
Given how intently intertwined their histories are within the pages of comedian books, there’s an air of inevitability about Shazam! and Black Adam dealing with off on the massive display screen sooner or later within the close to future, and in a latest stay Q&A on social media, Zachary Levi admitted that whereas he isn’t set to seem in Black Adam as he prepares for his personal film, he hinted that the eventual assembly of the 2 will draw from DC canon.
“Possibly we’ll get to repay all of these Captain Marvel/Black Adam epic fights and storylines from the comedian books.”
Despite the fact that the DCEU is reportedly set to shrink back from crossovers of their upcoming slate, it might be a no brainer to have Shazam! and Black Adam commerce blows, though it appears unlikely that we’ll see it occur for a number of years at the very least.