Before Shazam! was a reality, apparently filmmaker David F. Sandberg met with Sony to make Poisonits Spiderman spinoff that eventually ended up grossing $856 million for director Ruben Fleischer. The filmmaker apparently read the Poison script and even met with Sony, but ultimately didn’t aggressively pursue the project because he was already close to doing Shazam!. The director revealed the near miss on Instagram, after being asked what attracted him to Shazam!and if he got another superhero shot at some point.
With the horror film Bone fides by Sandberg (directed Turn off the lights Y Creation of Annabelle before turning his attention to the DC Universe), could have been an interesting choice for Poison, which was as much a monster movie as it was a superhero movie. And while we can’t wait to see what Sandberg is cooking with Shazam!: Fury of the GodsIt is true that if I had Poisoncould have brought a sequel to theaters much faster.
“I read the script and had a meeting about Poisonbut he was already on his way Shazam!and I felt that I would rather do that than continue PoisonSandberg said, adding: “I thought Poison It turned out pretty good though.”
You can see a screenshot of the Instagram story response below.
You can consult the official synopsis of Sandberg’s Shazam! follow up below.
From New Line Cinema comes Shazam! fury of the godswhich continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, by reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!”, transforms into his adult superhero alter ego, Shazam.
Shazam! fury of the gods stars returning cast members Zachary Levi (Thor: Ragnarök) like Shazam; Asher Angel (Andy Mack) as Billy Batson; Jack Dylan Grazer (It’s chapter two) as Freddy Freeman; Adam Brody (Promising young woman) as the superhero Freddy; butler ross (Raya and the last dragon) as the superhero Eugene; Megan Good (Day shift) as superhero Darla; DJ Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as the superhero Pedro; Grace Caroline Currey (Annabelle: Creation) as Mary Bromfield / Superhero Mary; Faith Herman (We are) as Darla Dudley; Ian Chen (a dog’s journey) as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand (Second Chances) as Pedro Peña; Martha Milan (White lines) as Rosa Vasquez; Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead) as Victor Vasquez; with Djimon Hounsou (A Quiet Place Part II) as Assistant. Joining the cast is Rachel Zegler (West Side Story), with Lucy Liu (Kung Fu Panda franchise) and Helen Mirren (F9: The Fast Saga).
Shazam! Fury of the Gods”, which will be released in theaters in March 2023.