Filming has wrapped on the sequel to the best DC film nobody remembers (or remembered to watch). Maybe it was just low expectations being exceeded, but I am looking forward to seeing Sandberg's follow-up
Might get some kind of teaser trailer at DC FanDome next month.
They're doing a sequel to the 1997 Justice League of America film?
Lol, that took a minute.
Just had a wee check and Shazam made $365 million from a $100 million budget. Not too bad, I'd presume projections weren't that high given the property's obscurity. But the it's DC so who knows.
Oi! I really liked Shazam! 🙂
Be interesting see how it goes. In the comics Shazam was originally called Captain Marvel and his family names came from that, like Mary Marvel, captain marvel jnr etc
Obviously the comics and film have now moved onto calling him Shazam to avoid confusion but still unclear what the family is called in the films and comics.
I thought I saw Mary called Mary superhero? Maybe that will be the marvel family nicknames now?
It looks "bigger" in its scope than the first film. Hopefully the core appeal and themes haven't been lost trying to accommodate all the splashier FX and bombast.
The "kids" have grown up a lot, the core concept of a boy turning into a ma will soon be moot.
I like the look of it. Yeah I thought the kids were grown up a bit too.. but I kinda felt ok about it. Felt good they didn't try to fluff that somehow.
I think this was another CoVid stalled shoot, so like Stranger Things I guess we have another growth spurt.
The director, David F. Sandberg, runs a YouTube channel that's quite interesting as he's often quite candid about his process; his little videos about how he achieved "professional" shoots with DIY solutions back in his bootstrap days have been fun.
Here, he breaks down his own trailer and its constituent easter eggs. It's quite cool to hear someone down to earth talk about their work quite openly. I hadn't realised the most-excellent video-game some of ye might have heard of - iconoclasts - was made by Sandberg's own brother.
Whatever you might say about the film, there arent many directors who run such channels and openly discuss their movies in such a frank and honest manner, refreshing and v enjoyable, could watch these all day!
Yeah, that was interesting. I did see him say somewhere before that a scene in the first one in a shopping mall accidentally got the crew. They only discovered later and it would have been very expensive/difficult to re-shoot. So they hastily CGI-d in some shopping bags etc to make them look like shoppers. That's some clever thinking. I love that kind of problem solving. (And I did find the first film very entertaining. Especially the relationship between Billy/Shazam and his foster brother.