On condition that the primary (surprisingly enjoyable) Shazam film got here out in April of 2019, it’s fairly comprehensible we’ve seen nearly nothing from the upcoming sequel, Fury of the Gods. Though the primary movie’s success meant the sequel script was began nearly instantly, the film was solely supposed to begin manufacturing in the midst of 2020, which didn’t happen for apparent causes. And on condition that filming solely wrapped for the sequel this past August—a mere month and a half in the past—truthfully, it’s fairly good to even get to see this behind-the-scenes video out of DC’s Fandome occasion right this moment, particularly for the reason that film is trying fairly rattling good.
In case you’ll recall, the world of Shazam is chock-a-block with gods, on condition that the hero’s identify comes from having the knowledge of Solomon, the energy of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the ability of Zeus, the braveness of Achilles, and the pace of Mercury (though, clearly, Solomon’s not a god, he’s only a actually smart man). It merely stands to purpose that among the different gods could be livid at one thing or different. Particularly, Hespera (Dame Helen Mirren, whose later profession decisions are a unending supply of enjoyment to me), Kalypso (Lucy Liu), and an unknown third (knowingly performed by Rachel Zegler) play three daughters of Atlas, the Titan who eternally holds up the world, so perhaps that’s what the sisters are livid about. (As a Greek mythology buff, I’m compelled to present you my hunch about who Zegler’s enjoying—one other of Atlas’ daughters named Dione, though she won’t be a rain-making water-nymph like her traditional namesake.)
As well as, Fury of the Gods is including mythological creatures and monsters to the combo, in addition to a visit to the Realm of the Gods, which actually appears to be like like Olympus within the idea artwork seen within the behind-the-scenes video—though, once more, if Solomon reveals up within the film “Realm” actually feels extra inclusive.
Fortunately, nearly all people from the original Shazam film returned for the sequel; the prolonged Batson household contains Asher Ashmore as Billy, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, and Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, together with their Shazam-ed counterparts (in the identical order!) Zachary Levi, Adam Brody, Meagan Good, Ross Butler, D.J. Cortona, and Grace Fulton (doing double-duty as her superheroic self). Likewise, Marta Milans and Cooper Andrews return as their foster mother and father Rosa and Victor Vásquez, and Djimon Hounsou because the wizard Shazam.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods is at present set for launch on June 2, 2023. That’s fairly some time off, however as DC Fandome is abundantly displaying, there’ll be loads of issues to observe between every now and then.
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