We are just over a month away from the debut of Shazam! Anger of the godsthe first of four DC movies due for release in 2023. The action-adventure blockbuster will be the sequel to the 2019 film Shazam!, and it’s poised to continue the Billy Batson / Shazam! in some fun ways – and you’ll probably see him make new friends and foes in the process. A new TV spot shows what that means and highlights his conflict with the Daughters of Atlas — Hespera (Helen Mirren), Kalypso (Lucy Liu), and Anthea (Rachel Zegler). You can watch it below.
“It was a dream to work with them. We aimed high when we cast the film and we got exactly what we wanted,” director David F. Sandberg said of Mirren and Liu in a recent interview with Weekly entertainment. “They’re both so kickass. You kind of have an expectation, like, ‘Oh, it’s Dame Helen coming on set!’ But the first day she came up, she said, “Yes! We need more power on set! We’re here now!” and I was like, ‘Oh, okay!'”
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What’s Shazam! 2 about?
In Shazam! Anger of the godswhen Billy Batson and his foster siblings, who turn into superheroes by shouting “Shazam!” must travel to make peace with the gods because Billy takes their powers for granted.
The film stars Asher Angel and Zachary Levi as Billy Batson / Shazam!, Grace Caroline Currey as Mary Bromfield, Adam Brody as Super Hero Freddy, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Meagan Good as Super Hero Darla, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Ross Butler as Super Hero Eugene, Jovan Armand as Pedro Pena, DJ Cotrona as Super Hero Pedro, Marta Milans as Rosa Vasquez, and Cooper Andrews as Victor Vasquez.
“I loved the first Shazam movie,” explained producer and co-CEO of DC Studios Peter Safran in an interview with Collider last year. “I thought it was beautifully done. I thought David Sandberg captured that tone so incredibly well. The eye of the needle was so small to get it right, but he really did a good job. I feel like this second one has more emotion, more humor, but it also has bigger action, bigger set pieces, some great villains I just feel like it’s everything we loved in the first movie but it really turned into 11. So I love it. “
“I think the addition of some of these new characters with Rachel Zegler and Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu are fantastic editions,” Safran continued. “I love that the kids are all a little bit older now, so we can have a little bit more fun in a little edgier way with them. Zach embodies that character in such a beautiful way. So to get a second one of those, it is a kick.”
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Shazam! Anger of the gods will be released exclusively in theaters on March 17.
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