DC FanDome: "Aquaman" & "Shazam!" Sequel Updates
DC film boss Walter Hamada revealed at DC Fandome today that the studio is actively exploring more multiverse films, from entire standalones like Matt Reeves’ The Batman with no connection to the larger DCEU to more Elseworlds movies like Todd Phillips’ Joker. He quoted the following:
“These canons won’t affect each other… Now the DC films have the freedom to get a little weird simply because these worlds don’t touch”.
In addition, the DC Fandome event held panels for both Aquaman and Shazam! today gave some teases to their respective sequels, although not much. In regards to Aquaman, the sequel will be, according to returning director James Wan, “a little bit more serious. A little bit more relevant to the world that we’re living in today.” In addition, Patrick Wilson will return as Ocean Master alongside Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman.
The Shazam! sequel got it's official title today. It will be titled Shazam: Fury of the Gods. Adam Brody has been confirmed to reprise his role as the Shazam-ified version of Jack Dylan Grazer’s character. In addition, as an inside joke to the popular Internet hoax of the fictional movie Shazaam, comedian Sinbad is set to appear in the film. Sinbad actually appeared at the panel, introducing lead star Zachary Levi who plays the titular hero.
Aquaman and Shazam! were particular favorites among fans for bringing a more colorful and light-hearted tone to the then-darker and more self-serious DCEU. Hopefully they will retain that feature in their sequels. Stay tuned!