Shazam! 2 Director Refutes Reshoot Rumors

David F. Sandberg, director of Shazam! Fury of the Gods, says “the final cut has been locked for quite some time.”


Shazam! 2 director, David F. Sandberg, has debunked rumors that the movie is undergoing reshoots. This follows a recent pushback of the movie’s release date from December 22 to March 17, 2023. Sandberg made this revelation on his Instagram story as part of an impromptu Q&A session he hosted in honor of Labor Day.

The verdict is still out on whether the Shazam! sequel can keep up with Avatar: The Way of Water in December.

The movie was initially scheduled for an April 1, 2022 release until the COVID-19 pandemic delayed filming. As a result, Warner Bros pushed back the release date to November 4, June 2, and finally, March 17 next year.

Shazam! director reassures fans that the final cut is locked.

In response to the latest release date shift, several rumors claimed that Warner Bros. is doing reshoots for the movie. However, Sandberg has rubbished these rumors and added that they are “Definitely not shooting more.” He claimed that they’ve decided on the final cut of the movie and it is undergoing minor post-production – final mix, color, and VFX – in preparation for its release.

Meanwhile, Sandberg had explained via a series of tweets last month that the prior release date shift is to avoid competing with Avatar: The Way of Water, which 20th Century Studios will release on December 16.

Shazam! 2, officially titled Shazam! Fury of the Gods, is a sequel to the 2019 Shazam! In the movie, the titular hero will battle the daughters of Atlas, Hespera and Kalypso, with the help of his super-powered family.

Shazam! is the 12th film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and the first part earned $366 million against a $100 million budget. The upcoming movie stars Zachary Levi as the titular character and Asher Angel in the role of Billy Batson who transforms into Shazam! after he says the magical word. It also stars Jack Dylan Grazer, Adam Brody, Rachel Zegler, Meagan Good, Ross Butler, Lucy Liu, Djimon Hounsou, Ian Chen, Grace Caroline Curry, D. J. Cotrona, and many other talented actors.

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