No, Dwayne Johnson won’t be there.
It would not be a lie to say that Shazam came as a light for the DCEU movies. I mean literally, it’s like one of the very few movies that don’t need to keep your brightness at maximum. Just what is this love of darkness DC?
Anyways, Shazam came to theatres in 2019 and it was a beautiful blend of the superhero genre with a coming-of-age story. The movie grossed $366 million worldwide and was loved by both fans and critics. Soon after, a sequel for the movie was announced but until now, very few details are known.
The sequel is titled Shazam! Fury of the Gods and here is a compilation of all the details we have about the sequel so far:
What is Shazam About?
The story follows Billy Batson, a kid who was abandoned by his mother at a fair and now lives with other kids with similar circumstances. His life takes a turn when he is offered great powers after being chosen by the ancient wizard Shazam.
Billy can transform into an adult superhero with superpowers just by saying “Shazam!”, Billy then explores his powers with his foster brother while evil lurks behind trying to steal that power.
The Plot of Shazam 2
There has been no official news about the plot of the movie however there are some speculations out there that seem very likely considering the name of the movie. The first thing is at the end of Shazam 1 where Dr. Thaddeus is approached by Mister Mind who proposes an alliance.
So we can expect Billy to cross paths with Thaddeus again but this time he will have allies. Other clues say that Shazam’s name is the acronym for six legends: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury. As the name of the movie mention gods, we could see some of these figures appearing.
Until now it has been confirmed that Atlas’ daughter will be making an appearance in the movie.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods Cast
The old cast members are all set to reprise their respective roles for the sequel. David Sandberg will again direct the second part and Zachary Levi will don Shazam’s cape. Apart from the old cast, some new faces will also be appearing in the movie.
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Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, and Rachel Zegler will be making their appearance in the sequel, and some leaked pics suggest that they will be playing the roles of Atlas’ daughters. Apart from that, some mythological creatures from the lores will also be appearing in the sequel.
Shazam 2 Release Date
No trailer has yet appeared, however; a behind-the-scenes video of the sequel did appear on the internet last year. As of now, the movie is scheduled for a theatrical release on December 21, 2022.