Shazam 2 director David F. Sandberg has shared a behind-the-scenes photo to celebrate crossing the finish line on the upcoming DC sequel.
Sandberg declared Shazam! Fury of the Gods is officially in the can by sharing a sneak peek of Zachary Levi’s titular character in action. “Finished! Now for a little time off,” the filmmaker tweeted alongside an image of Billy Batson suited up as his super-powered alter-ego, bearing a magical staff in the middle of a stadium illuminated by a lightning bolt.
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) October 31, 2022
The movie will see the Shazam family (established at the end of the first film) balancing their normal lives with being superheroes before two goddesses – Helen Mirren’s Hespera and Lucy Liu’s Kalypso – visit the world and stir up some trouble. As such, Shazam 2 is expected to feature more “adult stakes and adult issues” than the kid-friendly original.
Fans will have to wait a little while longer to see how it all plays out in the Shazam sequel, as Warner Bros. Discovery recently pushed back the movie’s release date, shifting it from its former December spot to March 17, 2023. Fury of the Gods will therefore arrive several months after spin-off Black Adam, which debuted on the big screen in October.
Despite being comic book nemeses, it doesn’t look like Shazam and Black Adam will be crossing paths any time soon. Sandberg revealed earlier this year that there hadn’t been any conversations about pitting Zachary Levi’s Shazam against Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, but the latter might end up having his fists full with the return of Henry Cavill’s Superman.
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