Two years from the release of his next film, David F. Sandberg is already raising the pressure. On Twitter, he unveils the first images of Shazam! Fury of the Gods with a new costume for Zachary Levi.
The “cool kid” of the DCEU is preparing its comeback. The May 31, 2023, Billy Batson will return as Shazam! for new adventures under the leadership of David F. Sandberg. The director of the first opus has already shared a first image, while filming has just started in Atlanta, which allows to see the new costume of the superhero. Zachary Levi will likely swap his white cape for a darker, more mature version of his costume. Could the plot take a darker turn? Nothing is less certain, Zachary Levi did not miss the opportunity to make a little joke to stick to the tone of the previous feature films.
Coming soon…ish pic.twitter.com/JWWFsXn5ch
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) June 3, 2021
On the plot side, Billy Batson should face new antagonistic figures from the world of comics: the daughters of Atlas. Kalypso and Hespera will be played by Lucy Liu and Helen Mirren respectively. Moreover, we should find the cast of the first opus, starting with Zachary Levi in the title role. Jack Dylan Grazer who plays Billy Batson’s best friend (Asher Angel) will also be back. We should also review the adult incarnations of the band, starting with Ross Butler (13 reasons why) et Adam Brody (Mr & Mrs Smith).
Prepare for the confrontation with Black Adam
This new opus should help prepare for the upcoming clash between Shazam! and its main antagonist in the comics: Black Adam. The film with Dwayne Johnson in the cast and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra is also in filming and should be released on our screens in July 2022, a year before Shazam 2. Then, the two characters will face each other in the third installment of the adventures of Billy Batson.