That’s a wrap on Shazam Fury of the Gods. As revealed by director David F. Sandberg recently on Twitter, the much-anticipated DC sequel is in the cans. Now, it’s onto the editing room for Sandberg. For fans, it’s onto the long wait for the movie to arrive in 2023. The filmmaker offered one last look behind the scenes as production packed it in. Have a look.
And that’s a wrap! pic.twitter.com/7Zum78l8YL
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) August 31, 2021
“And that’s a wrap!” Sandberg said in his tweet.
Another photo has been making the rounds that shows Sandberg standing amidst a completely wrecked set. It appears to be a room in the house of Billy Batson’s adopted family. Not that destruction is surprising in a superhero movie. However, if one wants to read into the photo, it could mean the action is getting close to home this time around.
— Shazam Updates (@ShazamNews) August 31, 2021
Shazam 2 will be bringing back most of the original cast. This includes Zachary Levi as the title hero. Additionally, Asher Angel will reprise his role as Billy Batson, the young boy who transforms into Shazam. Newcomers include Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu and Rachel Zegler. They are on board to play a trio of daughters of the Greek God Atlas. That very well accounts for the “Fury of the Gods” bit of the title. Other returning cast members include Jack Dylan Grazer, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Grace Fulton, Jovan Armand, Meagan Good, Ross Butler, D.J. Cotrona and Djimon Hounsou.
Here is the synopsis for the first Shazam!
“We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou). Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).”
The first Shazam proved to be a solid hit. It earned high praise from critics and audiences alike. It also earned $365 million at the global box office, working from a reported $100 million budget. While that gross isn’t as much as many other comic book movies, the budget was also lower than most other Marvel or DC blockbusters. For example’s sake, The Suicide Squad reportedly came with a budget in the neighborhood of $185 million.
Shazam Fury of the Gods is currently set to hit theaters on June 2, 2023.