James Gunn, DC Studios Co-CEO offers his review of Shazam! Fury for the Gods”
James Gunn is the DC Studios co-CEO and gave his short review on Shazam! Fury for the Gods.
Gunn expressed his delight in the DC Universe 2 sequel on Twitter. He also expressed appreciation for the film’s cast including Rachel Zegler and Zachary Levi.
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At the time of writing Shazam’s future at DCU was not clear. Sandberg, however, has stated that the character’s future appearances would depend on the performance of Fury of the Gods. He said that “the possibility for Shazam more is there and if it’s what you desire, your best option is to go watch the film.” The sequel is projected to be the least-grossing entry of the DC Extended Universe. Its opening weekend is estimated at $ 35 million. These numbers can change as the film releases closer. Sandberg has confirmed Fury of the Gods won’t interfere or contradict Gunn’s and Peter Safran’s plans regarding the DCU should the characters not return.
DC Studios did not announce any sequels to Fury of the Gods nor projects that could include Shazam as of the writing of this article. This has left some to speculate on the character’s future. Gunn spoke briefly about Shazam, before announcing Chapter 1’s DCU projects. Fury of Gods. Gunn talked briefly about Shazam.
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Fury of the Gods: What are you to expect?
Fury of the Gods filming ceased in September 2021. It was initially reported that the film had received major reshoots by Gunn. A rumor Sandberg later denied. The sequel of 2019’s Shazam the Fury of the Gods movie will see returning cast members Levi & Asher Angel portray Shazam as well as their young alter ego Billy Batson. Recently, Levi addressed rumors that he would no longer be returning to the role of Shazam for future DCU films. This was after shakeups at DC Studios now led by Gunn Safran. Levi stated that Levi wouldn’t accept everything he reads on the internet.
Djimon Horunsou and Ian Chen are part of the Fury of the Gods casting. Adam Brody (Ross Butler), and D. J. Cotrona (Meagan Good) will also return as the adult Shazam Shazams. Fury of the Gods has welcomed new villains known as the Daughters of Atlas. This includes Zegler as Anthea; Helen Mirren as the demigod Hesperia; and Lucy Liu Kalypso.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods was scheduled to release in theaters on March 17th, 2023.