Sandberg responded to a tweet asking if Shazam's costume would change during the film. In response, he joked that Billy Batson would occasionally sport Aquaman's suit due to the popularity of the James Wan-helmed film.
Yeah, sometimes he wears Aquaman’s suit. It was a late addition but after seeing the Chinese box office numbers it was the right thing to do. https://t.co/hLY4NsRXjc— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) December 11, 2018
Although its wide release is two weeks away, Wan’s Aquaman earned an incredible $25 million on its first opening day and finished its first weekend with $93.6 million, which outperformed any other previous DCEU opening weekends. According to Forbes, its $12.99 million earned on Monday has brought its current box office amount in China to an impressive $107.65 million.
Although Sandberg's response was more comical instead of factual, one cannot deny that such publicity couldn't hurt the future film starring Asher Angel as Billy Batson and Zachary Levi as his adult alter ego. Aquaman's current box office totals suggest that a sequel is a strong possibility, and with the announcement of a standalone film focusing on Black Adam, one of Shazam's magical nemeses, starring Dwayne Johnson in development, it sounds like Shazam may need all the help and money he can get.
RELATED: Why Black Adam Won't Appear in Shazam!Arriving on April 5, 2019, director David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi as Shazam, Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, Djimon Hounsou as the ancient wizard Shazam, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick “Freddy” Freeman, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Cooper Andrews as Victor Vásquez, and Marta Milans as Rosa Vásquez.