Shazam! Fury of the Gods is a film based on the DC Comics character Shazam. It is the sequel to Shazam! (2019) and the eleventh film in the DC Extended Universe, produced by New Line Cinema, DC Films, The Safran Company, and Mad Ghost Productions, and slated for release by Warner Bros. Pictures (DCEU). David F. Sandberg directs the film, which is based on a script by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan. Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Rachel Zegler, Helen Mirren, and Lucy Liu will feature in the film.
Shortly after the release of Shazam! in April 2019, a sequel was in the works, with Gayden returning as writer. By December, Sandberg and Levi were also expected to return. In August 2020, the title and the remainder of the returning cast were announced, with Zegler, Mirren, and Liu cast as Atlas’ daughters in early 2021. Filming began in May and ended in August in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Shazam is the superhero alter-ego of young Billy Batson, who possesses “the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the might of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury.” Zachary Levi plays Shazam.
- Billy Batson, played by Asher Angel, is an adolescent and foster child who changes into a superhero by shouting “Shazam!”
- Frederick “Freddy” Freeman, played by Jack Dylan Grazer, is Billy’s physically challenged foster brother and a superhero aficionado. The character’s adult superhero form is played by Adam Brody.
- Shazam (Djimon Hounsou): An ancient wizard who bestowed Billy’s abilities after proclaiming him champion.
- Zegler, Rachel
- Helen Mirren plays Hespera, Atlas’s daughter.
- Lucy Liu plays Kalypso, Atlas’s daughter.
Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Billy’s good-natured younger foster sister (with Meagan Good as her adult superhero form); Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Billy’s mature, academically-driven older foster sister (with Fulton also portraying Mary’s adult superhero form); Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Billy’s younger foster brother and an obsessive gamer (with Ross Butler as his adult superhero form); Marta Milans and Cooper Andrews as Rosa and Victor Vásquez, Billy’s foster parents, and J. Cotrona as his adult superhero form.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 21, 2022.