• Production of "Shazam 2" was supposed to start this year
  • Director David F. Sandberg is concerned about delays
  • Many movies have ben delayed because of the coronavirus

The comedy, superhero movie “Shazam 2” was supposed to begin filming this year. However, there may be some delay because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the director of the highly anticipated sequel confirmed in a recent interview that they may have to change the release date of the film.

Production of many movies and TV shows have been affected because of the lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The social distancing measures are expected to end as soon as the spread of the coronavirus is contained, but in a recent interview with Comic Book, director David F. Sandberg pointed out that it is not clear how long the social distancing measures will continue.

Sandberg isn’t sure if they will be able to begin production in a few months. He and his team are currently working on the script. However, when it comes to the actual filming, they are going to wait and watch the situation before taking a decision.

Many movies have already been delayed because of the lockdown, and Sandberg said that they will have to wait and see what will happen to “Shazam 2.” Filming was supposed to start by this summer, and the producers were planning to film at the same time as “Black Adam,” Screen Rant reported.

Dwayne Johnson will be playing the role of Black Adam, who is a villain from the comics. The solo movie is expected to setup the character as an anti-hero before bringing him in as the main villain in the future to fight Shazam (Zachary Levi).

“Shazam 2” is scheduled to be released on April 1, 2022. Along with the script, the producers may also come up with some new costumes for the superhero. A concept art of an alternative costume design for the superhero recently surfaced online that showed the designers were inspired by the New 52 comic, Screen Rant reported.

The release date of "Shazam 2" may be changed. Shazam Movie/Facebook