Earlier this year, nearly eight full decades after he made his first comic book appearance, Shazam (or the OG Captain Marvel, if you prefer) finally made the jump to the big screen, and the World’s Mightiest Mortal’s movie was met with critical acclaim. A sequel was soon put into development, and word has come in that Shazam! 2 will drop on April 1, 2022.
Yes, in addition for being yet another opportunity for people to engage in April Fools shenanigans, April 1, 2022 will also be the day you can finally see Shazam! 2 in theaters (fingers crossed this doesn’t end up being an elaborate prank). Clearly Warner Bros and DC are content with keeping Billy Batson in spring territory rather than move him to summertime or winter. The sequel is the only movie slotted for that date so far, and while you can be sure that will eventually change, it’s a good bet that it will end up being the biggest release of that opening weekend.