Zachary Levi thinks Shazam 2 will be happening ‘as soon as possible’

After a successful run at the box office this spring and summer, fans may be getting more of Shazam very soon.

Zachary Levi, who played the title character, revealed at Germany’s CCXP Cologne convention that Warner Bros. is eyeing a sequel, but nothing is set in stone yet.

‘The truth is, I don’t really know anything,’ Levi said when asked about the sequel at Germany’s CCXP Cologne convention.

Shazam sequel: After a successful run at the box office this spring and summer, fans may be getting more of Shazam very soon

Shazam sequel: After a successful run at the box office this spring and summer, fans may be getting more of Shazam very soon

‘I know that I’m gonna have a conversation with my bosses pretty soon about what the idea is and where we’re going with the new movie,’ Levi began.

‘But all I really know is that New Line, our studio, and Warner Brothers, our parent studio, and DC, and our producers and executives and everybody who’s involved in all of the decision making, they’re all very happy with what we did,’ he continued.

‘They want to do even better the second time around, and they are crafting a story right now as we speak about what that sequel is going to be.’

Bosses: 'I know that I'm gonna have a conversation with my bosses pretty soon about what the idea is and where we're going with the new movie,' Levi began

Bosses: ‘I know that I’m gonna have a conversation with my bosses pretty soon about what the idea is and where we’re going with the new movie,’ Levi began

Shazam follows 14 year old Billy Batson (Asher Angel) who turns into the adult superhero Shazam (Zachary Levi) simply by saying his name.

Batson lives with a foster family that includes his best friend Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer), Mary (Grace Fulton), Pedro (Jovan Armand), Eugene (Ian Chen) and Darla (Faithe Herman).

One of the reasons the studio wants a sequel as soon as possible is because the kids won’t be kids for much longer.

Foster family: Batson lives with a foster family that includes his best friend Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer above, right), Mary (Grace Fulton), Pedro (Jovan Armand), Eugene (Ian Chen) and Darla (Faithe Herman)

Foster family: Batson lives with a foster family that includes his best friend Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer above, right), Mary (Grace Fulton), Pedro (Jovan Armand), Eugene (Ian Chen) and Darla (Faithe Herman)

‘The only other thing I know is they want to make it as soon as possible because those kids are growing up like weeds, so if we don’t do that in like the next two days, they’re gonna be full grown adults,’ Levi joked.

Levi said that they did additional reshoots for the film six months after principal photography wrapped, and even in that time, the kids had grown so much.

‘We did principal photography, meaning the bulk of the filming on Shazam!, we did that over the course of four months or so in Toronto, Canada,’ Levi said.  

Principal photography: 'We did principal photography, meaning the bulk of the filming on Shazam!, we did that over the course of four months or so in Toronto, Canada,' Levi said

Principal photography: ‘We did principal photography, meaning the bulk of the filming on Shazam!, we did that over the course of four months or so in Toronto, Canada,’ Levi said

‘Then we had about a six-month break, we came back to do additional photography … In the six months from when we stopped principal photography to when we started additional photography, Jack and Asher quite literally grew so much that they couldn’t match their faces with what they looked like six months prior.’ 

‘So if we don’t shoot another movie real quick, then they’re just gonna be men. There’s no point in saying ‘Shazam’ to transform, they’re already transformed!’ he said.

‘So that’s all I can tell you about the sequel, but I’m very excited to get into it, making it, and I hope you all enjoy it when we do,’ she added.

Shazam earned $140.3 million domestic and $364.3 million worldwide from a $100 million budget during its theatrical run. 

Box office hit: Shazam earned $140.3 million domestic and $364.3 million worldwide from a $100 million budget during its theatrical run

Box office hit: Shazam earned $140.3 million domestic and $364.3 million worldwide from a $100 million budget during its theatrical run

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