Provided 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 start out manufacturing in the course of 2020, which didn’t occur for apparent causes. And provided that filming solely wrapped for the sequel this previous August—a mere month and a half in the past—actually, it’s fairly good to even get to see this behind-the-scenes video out of DC’s Fandome occasion immediately, particularly for the reason that film is wanting fairly rattling good.
In the event you’ll recall, the world of Shazam is chock-a-block with gods, provided that the hero’s identify comes from having the knowledge of Solomon, the energy of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the facility of Zeus, the braveness of Achilles, and the pace of Mercury (though, clearly, Solomon’s not a god, he’s only a actually clever man). It merely stands to motive that a number of the different gods can be livid at one thing or different. Particularly, Hespera (Dame Helen Mirren, whose later profession selections are a endless 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 taking part in—one other of Atlas’ daughters named Dione, though she may not 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 combination, 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 exhibits up within the film “Realm” actually feels extra inclusive.
Fortunately, nearly everyone from the original Shazam film returned for the sequel; the prolonged Batson household consists of 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 presently set for launch on June 2, 2023. That’s fairly some time off, however as DC Fandome is abundantly exhibiting, there’ll be loads of issues to look at between every now and then.
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