Scene from 'Shazam!'

‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ has delayed its release date in the same way that they did with ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ and ‘The Flash’. The sequel to ‘Shazam!’, directed by David F. Sandberg, was scheduled for December 16, 2022, the same date that the sequel to ‘Avatar’ was going to come out, now with the official title, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’. Nevertheless, Warner Bros. has made the decision to delay its release five days after the premiere of ‘Avatar 2’, by James Cameron. The new DC movie will hit theaters on December 21, 2022.

‘Shazam 2’ will star Zachary Levi, who will return to life as the muscular vigilante in a red suit. On the other hand, Lucy Liu and Helen Mirren will be the sisters Kalypso and Hespera, the villains of the film.

On April 28 it was announced that The trailer for the second installment of ‘Avatar’ was going to arrive very shortly, in May 2022. However, those who want to enjoy it will have to do it from the seat since Fox will take advantage of the premiere of ‘Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness’ to launch its trailer in theaters before anywhere else.

Disney and 20th Century Fox they are building the ‘Avatar’ saga and have up to three more films in the oven, which will be released in 2024, 2026 and 2028; although ‘Avatar 4’ and ‘Avatar 5’ could be canceled in case the next two sequels do not meet their goals at the box office.

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The director’s reaction to the delay of ‘Shazam 2’

Sandberg published several tweets in which he said to James Cameron “You are welcome” (“You’re welcome”) in response to news of the ‘Shazam 2’ delay. Then add below: “No thanks needed, ‘The Abyss’ on 4K Blu-ray will suffice” (“No need for thanks, ‘The Abyss’ on 4k Blu-ray will be enough”), referring to the film ‘Abyss’ directed by Cameron in 1989.

Everything indicates that the main reason for the delay is simply not to coincide with the premiere of ‘Avatar 2’, and it does not seem like a bad idea if we take into account that the first ‘Avatar’ is today the highest grossing film in history worldwide.

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