Director of ‘Shazam!’ sequel makes light of delays with new parody poster

"'Shazam!' Now the kids have facial hair!"

The director of the long-awaited Shazam! sequel has made light of the film’s delays after sharing a new parody poster.

Following delays to filming the sequel through the coronavirus pandemic, the film is now scheduled for a November 2022 release, three years after the original. The follow-up to the 2019 film was initially confirmed last December.

Ahead of the DC FanDome event yesterday (August 22), a parody poster appeared on Twitter and director David F. Sandberg shared the image in approval.

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Accompanying the mock-up poster was the caption: “Shazam! Now the kids have facial hair!” You can see the poster below.

Earlier this month (August 16), Sandberg trolled fans by sharing a fake trailer for the film’s upcoming sequel.

Although Shazam! 2 hasn’t even started production yet, reviews for the non-existent film have started popping up on reviews site Letterboxd.

Sandberg then took it upon himself to use the quotes in a fake trailer advertising the new film. “We haven’t shot Shazam 2 yet but there are already reviews up on Letterboxd,” he tweeted along with the trailer. “I’m pretty sure that means we’re allowed to start using review quotes for marketing.”

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Shazam! starred Zachary Levi as a kid who finds himself in the body of a superhero. The film earned over $364 million worldwide, as well as receiving largely positive reviews.

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