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Finally, a new project! D.J. has joined the cast of the next installment of Spy Kids for Netflix. This serves as his reunion project with From Dusk Till Dawn director Robert Rodriguez. Coincidentally, he also teams up with Shazam! co-star Zachary Levi on this film too.

DEADLINE – DJ Cotrona, who starred in the TV adaptation of Dusk Till Dawn, is set to reunite with Robert Rodriguez in the Netflix, Skydance and Spyglass Spy Kids sequel. He is set to join Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Billy Magnussen, Everly Carganilla and newcomer Connor Esterson in the latest installment with Rodriguez directing, writing and producing the film.

Racer Max will co-write the pic. The film marks Rodriguez’s second family film with Netflix following the success of the 2020 family action film We Can Be Heroes.

This latest Spy Kids chapter is set after the children of the world’s greatest secret agents unwittingly help a powerful game developer unleash a computer virus that gives him control of all technology, leading them to become spies themselves to save their parents and the world.David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger will produce for Skydance, which will oversee development and production. Elizabeth Avellan and Max will also produce. Spyglass’ Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre will executive produce. Nick Nesbit will be Netflix’s creative lead on the film.

The first official trailer of Shazam! Fury of the Gods was released at the 2022 Comic-Con International yesterday! Check it out below, then head over to our gallery for 4K screencaps of D.J. in the trailer.

We got our first official look at the Shazam! sequel during the DC FanDome 2021 event last October 16th! Check it out below, and screencaps of D.J.’s parts in the gallery!

D.J. is celebrating his birthday today, and we would like to wish him a very happy birthday! They say life begins at 40. Hope you’re staying safe and healthy, and we hope you have a great day. Go greet him on Twitter at @DJCotrona and/or on Instagram at @cotrona23.

In celebration, I have updated the gallery with high-resolution screencaps from the 2010 film, Dear John, wherein D.J. appeared as Noodles. Check them out!

It’s not April Fools. Shazam! 2 is scheduled to open in theaters April 1st, 2022!

DEADLINE – Warner Bros. had more release date changes and announcements today in the wake of yesterday’s avalanche of news with dates for Matrix 4 and The Flash.

New Line’s DC Shazam! 2 will open on April 1, 2022 taking the place of an RSVP that the studio had for an untitled WB Event Film. There are no other major studio releases on that date and the date falls prior to Easter that year which is April 17.

Shazam! is out in DVD & Blu-ray! I have updated the gallery with high-resolution screencaps of D.J. as Super Hero Pedro, including the Blu-ray special features. The film is also available digitally on iTunes and Amazon.