Earlier this month, it was announced that “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” would have its release date moved up from June 2, 2023, to December 16, 2022. Additionally, Sandberg opened up via Instagram in September 2021 to reveal he was working on temporary VFX for the sequel film alongside images of his studio:
“Making temp VFX in my post-production office. Still using my old copy of Action Essentials 2 from VideoCopilot (especially for smoke during Shazam transformations). Post-production office has no windows (I got really spoiled with my pre-production office seen on the second image). But I still prefer this one since it’s in LA and I get to sleep in my own bed every night.”
Another filmmaker jumped into the comments section to ask how things were playing out in the post-production process, and Sandberg seemed to not only be in good spirits about the work, but also very ready to show it to the world. “Going good,” Sandberg replied. “Eager to get some VFX in there so I can show it to people and see how it plays.” It seems as though the filmmaker has probably made a lot of progress by now, so it appears that we might get more footage — in the form of a trailer — by the late summer.
The “Shazam!” sequel will see Asher Angel, Zachary Levi, Jack Dylan Grazer, Adrian Brody, Grace Fulton, Meagan Good, and Ian Chen reprise their roles from the first installment. Major Hollywood names Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu are also set to join the cast as Hespera and Kalypso, respectively.