'Shazam! Wrath of the Gods: Trailer, release date, cast and everything we know about the DCEU movies

The adventures of Billy Batson and Shazam have just begun!

Shazam! Wrath of Gods is the long awaited sequel to the 2019 DCEU film Shazam! The film once again revolves around adopted son Billy Batson (Arthur Angel), who gains the ability to transform into a superhero whenever he utters the word Shazam, played by Zachary Levi . With the help of his foster siblings-turned-superhero sidekicks, Billy fights crime and learns to love his new family.

The first Shazam! The film was critically acclaimed for being funnier and lighter than previous DCEU entries, so it's no surprise that Warner Bros. announced in 2019 that a sequel was in the works. As confirmed by the director, production on the film has now concluded as of October 31, 2022, so anticipation is at an all-time high. So we've created a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide that explains everything you need to know about Shazam! Wrath of the Titans, including when it's coming out, the cast, and if there's another Shazam! The movie will be released after that.

Editor's note: This article was last updated on January 1.

When Will Shazam! Fury of the Gods Be Released?

Shazam! Wrath of the Gods was originally scheduled to open in theaters on December 21, 2022, but was later pushed back to March 17, 2023. The film was originally scheduled for release on April 1, 2022. However, the COVID-19 pandemic caused the sequel to be pushed back to November 4, 2022, and then again to June 2, 2023. Luckily, Warner Bros. moved Shazam away! Wrath of the Gods had a December 16, 2022 release date, after which pushed the film to December 21 of the same year, so it wouldn't compete with Avatar: Way of Water.

Prior to the latest date change, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav had the following to say about the film:

“We have seen The Flash, Black Adam and Shazam 2. We are very excited about them. We’ve seen them. We think they are terrific, and we think we can make them even better.”

Hopefully there won't be any major changes to the film's release schedule.

Watch the Shazam! Fury of the Gods Trailer

First trailer for Shazam! Wrath of the Gods kicks off at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) in 2022 and opens to the public on July 23 of that year. Set to be an epic version of Eminem's "Commercial," this preview has the same whimsical tone as the first film, while also highlighting new threats, which just so happen to include a dragon. In addition to the trailer, we also got a fun behind-the-scenes video of the holiday, showing Marta Milans and Rachel Zegler dancing in the snow. Check it out below:

Who's In the Shazam! Fury of the Gods Cast?

Except Zachary Levi (Chuck) And Asher Angel (Andi Mack), most of the cast in the first Shazam! The return of the sequel. Billy's foster siblings are once again starring Jack Dylan Grazer (It), Faithe Herman (This Is Us), Ian Chen (Frequent), Jovan Armand (Snowfall) and Grace Caroline Curry (Annabelle: Creation), while superhero versions of the first four characters are played by Adam Brody (The O.C.), Meagan Good (Brick), Ross Butler (Raya and the Last Dragon) and D. J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Revenge) plays. Michelle Boeth (Hawaiian Five Zero), who played the superhero version of Curry's character in the first film, no longer reprises her role in this film. Instead, Currie played both versions of her character. Other returning cast members include Jermon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), Marta Milanes (High Maintenance) and Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead).

The film also introduces new characters played by Helen Mirren (The Queen), Lucy Liu (Kill Bill: Volume 1) and Rachel Ziegler (West Side Story).

Who Are the New Characters in Shazam! Fury of the Gods?

Shazam though! Wrath of the Gods didn't include many new characters, and they're still worth talking about. If you'd like to learn more about these cast members, here's what we can glean from the trailer And interviews:

Helen Mirren as Altas' first daughter Hespera, an omnipotent otherworldly being known as the Titan ), and grants Shazam stamina. Although Hespera doesn't have a comic book counterpart, she was inspired by a character in Greek mythology called the Hesperides. These creatures are fairies, mythical spirits of nature who take the form of beautiful women. The Hesperides, the nymphs of Dusk and Sunset and children of Atlas, are known to protect the garden with golden apple trees, alternately helping and manipulating those who stumble across the garden. But, Hesperiide in Shazam! Wrath of the Gods is definitely the villain.

Lucy Liu plays Kalypso, Atlas' other daughter. Like her older sister, Kalypso is not based on any pre-existing characters from DC Comics, but on an existing character from Greek mythology called Calypso. In Homer's Odyssey, Calypso is the nymph and child of Atlas who protects the island of Odegia. After Odysseus was trapped in Ogygia, Calypso fell in love with him and kept him there for seven years. Odysseus later asked the gods for help, and in return they asked Calypso to free him from her grasp. exist Shazam! Wrath of the Gods, Kalypso is also a villain, and while the first trailer doesn't show her singing and dancing to confuse her enemies like in Odyssey, she does grow giant vines in the stadium.

Rachel Ziegler as Atlas' youngest daughter, Anthea. Similar to her older sister, Anthea is not based on DC comics, but Greek mythology. In the latter, she was a princess of the Greek city Thespiae, who had a son with Hercules. In Shazam! In Wrath of the Gods, however, Anthea is not a mortal but a titan. The first trailer also shows Anthea next to Grazer's Freddy Freeman, and they're both screaming at a dragon coming towards them, so maybe she switches sides at some point in the film.

What Is Shazam! Fury of the Gods About (And What's the Rating)?

As of this writing, Warner Bros. has not revealed an official synopsis for Shazam! Wrath of the Gods, so we'll try to get a sense of the movie's story based on what's in the first trailer.

This sequel may start with Billy not sure if he's a good enough superhero. Not to mention his superpowered siblings are doing their own thing and he's having a hard time getting them involved Check. However, the wizard character played by Djimon Hounsou gave Billy powers in the first film, then turned to dust, eventually warning him that the daughters of Atlas were coming for him.

Believing that the children stole the powers of the gods, the sisters recreate the wizard's power transfer staff that Billy broke in the first film, and may use it to reclaim those powers from the Shazam family. That's all we know for now, but the movie sure has more surprises that weren't in the trailer.

As for ratings, we now confirm that Shazam! Wrath of Gods will be rated PG-13 for "sequences of action and violence, as well as language".

Will There Be a Third Shazam! Movie?

A third Shazam! movie has yet to be announced, but that doesn't mean we can't predict where the series will go after the second movie.

The Witcher's previous champion, Black Adam, was played by Dwayne Johnson in a solo film that came out a few months before Shazam! wrath of the gods. In the comics, Black Adam is the villain/anti-hero who often clashes with Shazam. David F. Sandberg, who directed two Shazam! movies, joked on Instagram that Black Adam might appear In Shazam! Wrath of the Gods, so maybe he'll show up in the end credits scene, teasing the epic spat between him and Shazam in the latter's third movie?

Also Mark Strong's Dr. Sivana. To recap, a mid-credits scene from the first film shows a powerless Sivana imprisoned and trying to re-enter Shazam's lair, the Stone of Eternity, when he encounters a talking worm who needs cooperation. Many comic book readers know this talking worm as Mister Mind, a villain with telepathic abilities and one of Shazam's oldest enemies. As for Sivana, many comedic storylines have him resurrecting Black Adam, but the latter's solo movie has brought him back to life in modern times. That is, Shazam! 3 would have allowed Sivana and Mr. Mind to manipulate Black Adam to kill Shazam, but then the two champions teamed up to defeat Sivana and Mr. Mind. We'll just have to wait and find out.

With the recent hiring of James Gunn and Peter Safran as the heads of DC Studios, a lot has changed in the DCEU, which some fans fear could lead to a Shazam recast or a franchise reboot. However, Zachary Levi (Zachary Levi) Since confirming that the recast rumors aren't true, fans can expect the actor to also don the shiny red suit in the third film, should it ever be in production.

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