While Black Adam may have been a stellar success, hope still remains for Shazam! Fury of the Gods, the sequel to the 2019. Today an all-new Fury of the Gods trailer was released. Check it out below:
The plot of the film finds Billy Batson, backed up by his magically-endowed foster siblings as the Shazam Family, to take on the Daughters of Atlas.
As any Shazam worth their salt knows, the “Big Red Cheese” was created by Bill Parker and C. C. Beck for defunct comics publisher Fawcett Comics. The character debuted in late 1939’s Fawcett Comics’ Whiz Comics #2.
Returning cast from the previous film includes Zachary Levi as Shazam; Asher Angel as Billy Batson; Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman; Adam Brody as Super Hero Freddy; Ross Butler as Super Hero Eugene; Meagan Good as Super Hero Darla; D.J. Cotrona as Super Hero Pedro; Grace Caroline Currey as Mary Bromfield / Super Hero Mary; Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley; Ian Chen as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand as Pedro Pena; Marta Milans (“White Lines”) as Rosa Vasquez; Cooper Andrews as Victor Vasquez; with Djimon Hounsou as Wizard.
Joining the cast are Rachel Zegler, with Lucy Liu and Helen Mirren as Anthea, Kalypso, and Hespera the respective daughters of Atlas.
The filmmaking team from the original Shazam returns for the sequel, which includes David F. Sandberg directing from a screenplay by Henry Gayden joined by Chris Morgan with Peter Safran producing.
Given the recent shakeup at DC Studios, whether or not this is this iteration of Shazam will return for another outing remains to be seen. It also doesn’t help that the child actors playing the Shazam Family are getting older themselves. Whatever the future holds, it’s safe not to expect Dwayne Johnson popping up for a Black Adam cameo.
Originally for release last December, the film was pushed back to avoid competing with Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water. Probably for the best given the James Cameron‘s film dominance at the box office.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods arrives in theaters March 17, 2023.