Shazam! Fury of the Gods director reveals surprising connection of sequel to Madonna

DC fans will be in for a treat in a few months Shazam! Anger of the Godsthe highly anticipated sequel to the 2019 superhero hit. Based on the existing trailers and promotional materials, it seems Anger of the gods will give off a pretty delightful vibe – and it sounds like some of that will involve a very specific (and unintentional) pop culture nod. On Tuesday, Anger of the gods director David F. Sandberg took to Twitter to reveal that one scene in the film features a unique piece of music, which was temporarily thrown into the film’s assemblage. It turns out that the music in question actually comes from the score for WEa 2011 romantic drama directed by Madonna.

“Sometimes you fall in love with a temporary song,” Sandberg explains. “There’s one scene in Shazam 2 that I thought the temporary music fit so well that we just licensed that piece instead of trying to make something similar. It’s from the score of the movie WE (directed by Madonna ) of all movies.”

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. New cast members also include Rachel Zegler in a currently unknown role, Helen Mirren as Hespera, and Lucy Liu as Kalypso.

Are you excited for Shazam! Anger of the gods? What do you think of this accidental connection with Madonna? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Shazam! Anger of the gods will now be released exclusively in theaters on March 17, 2023.

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