James Gunn, DC Studios CEO, gives his brief review on Shazam! Fury of the gods.”
James Gunn, DC Studios’ co-CEO, offered his brief review of Shazam! Fury of the gods.
Gunn tweeted that he loves the DC Universe sequel. He also gave praise to the cast and crew of the film, including Rachel Zegler (stars) and director David F. Sandberg (director).
RELATED: Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Best Trailer Has Never Been Released in the United States
At the time of writing Shazam’s fate in the DCU is unknown. Sandberg however has stated that the character’s future appearances will be determined by the performance of Fury of the Gods. “There is always more Shazam, and you should see it if you are interested.” With an estimated $35 million in the opening, the sequel is expected to be the most successful debut from the DC Extended Universe. These numbers may change as the film gets closer to release. Sandberg has confirmed that Fury of the Gods wouldn’t interfere with Gunn and Peter Safran’s plans to the DCU, should the character not return.
DC Studios is yet to announce any sequels or projects involving Shazam at the time of writing. Gunn briefly discussed Shazam before announcing Chapter 1 in the DCU. Fury of Gods. Gunn spoke briefly about Shazam before announcing the projects slated for Chapter 1.
RELATED: Shazam! Fury of the Gods Writer Confirms That a Shazamily member Is Gay
What to Expect From Fury of the Gods
Fury of the Gods officially wrapped filming on September 20,21. But, it was later reported that the film had undergone major editing which Gunn ordered, something Sandberg later denied. As the sequel to 2019’s Shazam, Fury of the Gods stars returning cast members Levi and Asher Angel playing Shazam and his young alter-ego, Billy Batson. After recent shakeups at DC Studios, Gunn and Peter Safran took Levi to task about rumors that he wouldn’t be returning to Shazam roles in future DCU films. Levi responded at the time that he wouldn’t trust everything he sees online.
Apart from Levi and Angel, the Fury of the Gods cast comprises Jack Dylan Grazer (Djimon Hounsou), Ian Chen, Grace Fulton, and Faithe Herman. Adam Brody, Ross Butler, and D. J. Cotrona all return as adult Shazam Shazams. Fury of the Gods will also welcome new villains named the Daughters of Atlas. They include Zegler playing Anthea, Helen Mirren portraying the demigod Hesperia, and Lucy Liu portraying Kalypso.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is due to arrive in theaters on March 17, 2023.