Shazam! Fury of the Gods

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Shazam! Fury of the Gods is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Shazam. Produced by New Line Cinema, DC Films, The Safran Company, and Mad Ghost Productions, and set for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is intended to be the sequel to Shazam! (2019) and the fourteenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). It is directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Henry Gayden, and stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Rachel Zegler, Helen Mirren, and Lucy Liu. A sequel to Shazam! began development shortly after that film's release in April 2019, with Gayden returning as writer. Sandberg and Levi were also set to return by that December. The title and rest of the returning cast were confirmed in August 2020, with Zegler, Mirren, and Liu cast as the daughters of Atlas in early 2021. Filming began that May in Atlanta, Georgia and wrapped in August. Shazam! Fury of the Gods is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 2, 2023. Contents 1 Cast 2 Production 2.1 Development 2.2 Pre-production 2.3 Filming 3 Marketing 4 Release 5 References 6 External links Cast[edit] Zachary Levi as Shazam: The champion of the wizard Shazam and the superhero alter-ego of teenager Billy Batson, who possesses "the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury".[1] Asher Angel as Billy Batson: A teenager and foster child who transforms into a superhero by saying "Shazam!".[2] Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick "Freddy" Freeman: Billy's physically disabled foster brother and a fan of superheroes. Adam Brody plays the character's adult superhero form.[2] Djimon Hounsou as Shazam: An ancient wizard who gave Billy his powers after naming him as champion.[3] Rachel Zegler[4][5] Helen Mirren as Hespera: A daughter of Atlas.[6] Lucy Liu as Kalypso: A daughter of Atlas.[7] Billy's foster family also includes Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Billy's good-natured younger foster sister with Meagan Good as her adult superhero form;[2] Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Billy's mature, academically-driven older foster sister (Fulton also portrays Mary's adult superhero form);[8][9] Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Billy's younger foster brother and an obsessive gamer with Ross Butler as his adult superhero form;[8] Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Billy's older foster brother and a shy, sensitive boy with D. J. Cotrona as his adult superhero form;[8] Marta Milans as Rosa Vásquez, the foster mother of Billy and his siblings;[10] and Cooper Andrews as Víctor Vásquez, Billy and his siblings' foster father.[11] Production[edit] Development[edit] With the successful opening of Shazam! in April 2019, Henry Gayden was revealed to be returning to write the script for a sequel. Director David F. Sandberg and producer Peter Safran were also expected to return.[12] Later that month, Michelle Borth, who portrayed the adult superhero form of Mary Bromfield in the first film, said she signed a five-picture deal for the role and was expected to return for at least one sequel.[13] Zachary Levi confirmed in June that he was returning to star as Shazam in the sequel, and revealed that writing had begun ahead of a planned filming start in mid-2020.[14] Sandberg and much of the first film's crew were confirmed to return in December 2019, when New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures scheduled the sequel for release on April 1, 2022.[1] This was delayed in April 2020 to November 4, 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[15] In June 2020, Marta Milans confirmed that she would reprise her role as foster mother Rosa Vásquez from the first film, and revealed that filming had been delayed by the pandemic.[10]

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Shazam! Fury of the Gods is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Shazam. Produced by New Line Cinema, DC Films, The Safran Company, and Mad Ghost Productions, and set for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is intended to be the sequel to Shazam! (2019) and the fourteenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). It is directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Henry Gayden, and stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Rachel Zegler, Helen Mirren, and Lucy Liu.

A sequel to Shazam! began development shortly after that film's release in April 2019, with Gayden returning as writer. Sandberg and Levi were also set to return by that December. The title and rest of the returning cast were confirmed in August 2020, with Zegler, Mirren, and Liu cast as the daughters of Atlas in early 2021. Filming began that May in Atlanta, Georgia and wrapped in August.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 2, 2023.

Contents

1 Cast

2 Production

2.1 Development

2.2 Pre-production

2.3 Filming

3 Marketing

4 Release

5 References

6 External links

Cast[edit]

Zachary Levi as Shazam:

The champion of the wizard Shazam and the superhero alter-ego of teenager Billy Batson, who possesses "the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury".[1]

Asher Angel as Billy Batson: A teenager and foster child who transforms into a superhero by saying "Shazam!".[2]

Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick "Freddy" Freeman:

Billy's physically disabled foster brother and a fan of superheroes. Adam Brody plays the character's adult superhero form.[2]

Djimon Hounsou as Shazam: An ancient wizard who gave Billy his powers after naming him as champion.[3]

Rachel Zegler[4][5]

Helen Mirren as Hespera: A daughter of Atlas.[6]

Lucy Liu as Kalypso: A daughter of Atlas.[7]

Billy's foster family also includes Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Billy's good-natured younger foster sister with Meagan Good as her adult superhero form;[2] Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Billy's mature, academically-driven older foster sister (Fulton also portrays Mary's adult superhero form);[8][9] Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Billy's younger foster brother and an obsessive gamer with Ross Butler as his adult superhero form;[8] Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Billy's older foster brother and a shy, sensitive boy with D. J. Cotrona as his adult superhero form;[8] Marta Milans as Rosa Vásquez, the foster mother of Billy and his siblings;[10] and Cooper Andrews as Víctor Vásquez, Billy and his siblings' foster father.[11]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

With the successful opening of Shazam! in April 2019, Henry Gayden was revealed to be returning to write the script for a sequel. Director David F. Sandberg and producer Peter Safran were also expected to return.[12] Later that month, Michelle Borth, who portrayed the adult superhero form of Mary Bromfield in the first film, said she signed a five-picture deal for the role and was expected to return for at least one sequel.[13] Zachary Levi confirmed in June that he was returning to star as Shazam in the sequel, and revealed that writing had begun ahead of a planned filming start in mid-2020.[14] Sandberg and much of the first film's crew were confirmed to return in December 2019, when New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures scheduled the sequel for release on April 1, 2022.[1] This was delayed in April 2020 to November 4, 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[15] In June 2020, Marta Milans confirmed that she would reprise her role as foster mother Rosa Vásquez from the first film, and revealed that filming had been delayed by the pandemic.[10]

  • Release Date
    2023
  • Language
    English