Despite the fact that everyone is talking about Zack Snyder's Justice League, which was recently published on streaming services and has an epic four-hour running time, it's time to get back to business with the next theatrical releases of the DC Universe franchise.
Shazam was released in early 2019, and many people have praised it for being a breath of fresh air following the darker tone of many of the previous entries in the DC movie world.
It's no surprise that fans were clamouring for a sequel even before the credits had done rolling. The writing was original and humorous, and the cast was excellent, so it's hard to imagine why.
As it turns out, there is going to be a sequel, and while details on the picture are scarce at the moment, we have enough information to be thrilled about it, and one piece of casting news in particular has piqued our interest.
Continue reading to find out everything we know about the upcoming Shazam: Fury of the Gods sequel.
What is the Plot of Shazam: Fury of the Gods?
Most of the specifics of the film's plot have been withheld from the public. However, it is possible that this will alter in the near future. Filming is presently scheduled to begin in May, and we typically start hearing more story information as soon as filming begins – so hopefully, we'll have a lot more to speak about in the coming months — could we be in for a Black Adam cameo, for example?
Shazam! : The Fury of the Gods is Unleashed
The key characters from the first film, Shazam!, are all expected to return for the sequel. Consequently, as Billy Batson, Asher Angel will reprise his role alongside Chuck actor Zachary Levi. In addition to Jack Dylan Grazer, Marta Milans, Rachel Zegler, and Faithe Herman, the film will star Jack Dylan Grazer.
The most intriguing piece of casting news so far is the addition of Dame Helen Mirren to the cast. Mirren will be playing Hespera, the villain of the tale, and if we weren't already psyched for this (which we were), we are much more so now since she is an excellent choice.
Many fans are also anticipating Dwayne Johnson to make an appearance as Black Adam, which appears to be a possibility at this point given that the character is also getting his own standalone film from DC and that the two characters have a long history together in the comics.
The Release Date For Shazam 2
Shazam! 2 Fury of the Gods was one of the few rays of hope for DC movie fans in March 2022, during a time when the studio issued a slew of bad news. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has revealed that the release dates for many of its high-profile projects scheduled for release in 2022 have been pushed back.
The release of The Flash and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom have both been postponed until 2023. The release of Black Adam has been postponed from July 2022 to October 2022, and the release of DC League of Super-Pets has been postponed from May 2022 to July 2022.
In the meantime, the release date of Shazam! 2: Fury of the Gods has been pushed back from June 2, 2023 to December 16, 2022, bringing it closer to the holidays. Despite the fact that the studio did not provide an official explanation for the modifications, Deadline reports that unnamed sources have indicated that the delays are due to Covid.
According to the publication, filming on Shazam! 2 has concluded, which is why Warner Bros. is bringing the film forward to the “Christmas corridor,” in the hopes of recouping some of the money they lost on Aquaman 2, which had originally been scheduled for that period.
What Villians Will Make an Appearance in Shazam! 2?
The most significant addition, though, is Helen Mirren in the role of Hespera. She plays a major role in the film as a villain, and she looks just stunning.
Lucy Liu will appear as the evil Kalypso, who will be by Hespera's side…
Dr. Sivana, played by Strong, is expected to return, as previously stated. If you recall, Dr. Sivana was paid a visit by Mister Mind during the mid-credits sequence of the first film, so it's likely that the two will collaborate on the second film in the series. It is also uncertain whether or not the mystical group of villains known as The Seven Deadly Sins will make an appearance in the film.
Trailer for Shazam! : Fury of the Gods
As previously said, filming on the sequel has not yet commenced, so we will have to wait for quite some time before we see a trailer. Given that filming does not begin until May and that we still have a couple of years until the picture is released, we would be amazed if we saw a real trailer for this before 2022 or even later.
Most of the specifics of the film's plot have been withheld from the public. However, it is possible that this will alter in the near future. The release of The Flash and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom have both been postponed until 2023. The release of Black Adam has been postponed from July 2022 to October 2022, and the release of DC League of Super-Pets has been postponed from May 2022 to July 2022.