Shazam! In the second half of this year, Fury of the Gods will show us more of the Shazam Family, and the first trailer for the film has finally been released.
We have been forced to be patient in order to obtain any additional information; nonetheless, the official title of the upcoming DC sequel was disclosed at the DC FanDome in August 2020. This was presented at Comic-Con on July 23, alongside the launch of the trailer, when early story information was also revealed.
The creative team behind the first film, which included director David F. Sandberg, screenwriter Henry Gayden, and producer Peter Safran, is returning for the second installment of the Shazam! franchise and we have high hopes that they will be able to replicate the success they had with the first film.
In the meantime, here is all you need to know about Shazam to keep you informed as we wait for more details! Is this the wrath of the gods?
Shazam 2 Release Date
After several delays, Shazam! Fury of the Gods will hit theatres on December 21, 2022.
Warner Bros. rescheduled the sequel from April 1, 2022, to November 4, 2022, and then to June 2, 2023.
Due to Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom delays, the sequel was moved to December 2022.
Sandberg joked about the adjustments and promised supporters that filming would continue despite the release date modification.
“Shazam! Fury of the Gods premieres in the summer of 2023. “Can’t you use artificial beards on the kids?” WB asked. I thought, “If Tom Cruise is really going to space, we can wait for the kids to develop genuine beards!” It’s crucial, “tweeted.
“The kids’ ages don’t affect the shooting schedule, so don’t worry. You can fret about your age. 42 in three years. Wow!”
What We Are Going to See in Shazam 2
Right now, we don’t know much about the plot of the sequel, except that Shazam will have to deal with angry gods.
From the first trailer, it looks like Shazam is having trouble with his powers and trying to keep the rest of his family working together. But we’re sure that will change when Atlas’s daughters show up.
Since their powers were taken from the gods, it seems like Hespera and Kalypso are after the Shazam Family because they got their powers at the end of the first movie.
Mark Strong has said that he won’t be back as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, which could mean that the credit scene from the first movie won’t be continued. In that scene, we met the bad guy in his cell after the Shazam Family caught him.
Sivana met Mister Mind, a supervillain from the comics who looks like a caterpillar and is very smart. Mister Mind is such a threat that he has his own Monster Society of Evil, which often includes Sivana.
“Oh, we’re going to have so much fun together. We’re about to get the seven realms, “We thought that what he told Sivana was setting up the story for the next movie.
The “seven realms” are a reference to The Seven Magiclands, which in the comics are linked to the Rock of Eternity. Since the Shazam Family is now a part of the Worlds of DC, could the next movie show them exploring these worlds?
Zachary Levi, who plays Shazam, seems very eager for him to meet up with other DC superheroes. Even though it doesn’t seem likely that there will be a team-up movie soon, there could be more cameos in the next movie.
When it came to the many DC Easter eggs in the first movie, the filmmakers told Digital Spy that the only rule was that they couldn’t use any character who wasn’t already in the Worlds of DC.
Who Will Be in the Shazam 2
Billy’s foster family—Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, and Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley—will too.
Adam Brody (Freddy), Michelle Borth (Mary), Ross Butler (Eugene), DJ Cotrona (Pedro), and Meagan Good (Megan) play their adult superhero alter-egos (Darla).
Sandberg said Grace Fulton will play both Marys with “slightly different” hair and makeup instead of Borth, who played the superhero version.
In June 2021, while filming the sequel, we saw the Shazam Family.
Mark Strong won’t play Dr. Thaddeus Sivana again. After disintegrating in the first film, Djimon Hounsou returns as The Wizard Shazam.
Hespera and Kalypso, Atlas’s children, will play the villains in the sequel.
West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler is another prominent Shazam! newbie. She plays Antaeus, another of Atlas’s daughters, but the initial trailer doesn’t show her.
Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam—finally? Levi dodged crossover questions at Comic-Con. He previously indicated Black Adam won’t appear until the third movie.
Henry Cavill, Superman, may appear. After a lackluster cameo in the first film, Cavill would be great in the sequel.
However, a rumored Comic-Con appearance didn’t happen, therefore Superman’s sequel status is unknown.
Shazam 2 Trailer
This is the very first extended trailer for Shazam! At Comic-Con 2022, Fury of the Gods was made available to the public for the very first time, providing us with a glimpse of the DC sequel.
In case you were unable to view it previously, here is another opportunity to do so:
Fury of the Gods will show us more of the Shazam Family. The official title was revealed at Comic-Con on July 23. The sequel has been delayed from its original release date of April 1, 2022, to June 2, 2023.
Hespera and Kalypso are after the Shazam Family because they got their powers at the end of the first movie. Mark Strong has said he won’t be back as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.
This could mean that the credit scene from the first film won’t continue. Henry Cavill, Superman, would be great to see in a cameo. This is the first extended trailer for the film. It was released at Comic-Con.