Shazam! Fury of the Gods: Dragons, Minotaurs and Unicorns, Oh My!

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Shazam! Fury of the Gods follows Billy Batson, a teenager who has the power to transform himself into an adult superhero alter ego. As Shazam, he tries to bring his family together in order to stop a new threat known as the Daughters of Atlas. The second official trailer teases many mythological creatures that audiences will get to see in the sequel movie.

Some of the mythical creatures featured in the film include a dragon, a winged lion, a minotaur, and unicorns.

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Ian Chen, who plays Eugene Choi, talks about which of the creatures was his favorite and the many designs he saw before the final version was chosen.

“So my favorite one of those monsters was definitely the unicorn,” Chen tells Nerd Reactor during a special screening of Shazam! Fury of the Gods hosted by IW Group and Character Media. “And actually, there were different versions of the unicorn we’re able to see. They actually had this really cool technology on set where they brought up an iPad, and they scan the scene around us. And they showed us what it would look like to us. So that really helped us to be able to imagine the scene.”

Cooper Andrews portrays Victor Vasquez, the foster father of the Shazam family, and in the film, he gets to deal with both his foster kids and their superhero alter egos.

“The first one was such an odd thing,” Cooper said. “I got to work with the kids. And then you know, we’d have these dinners and these hangouts, and then later on in the evening, I’d be hanging out with their adult counterparts. And the dynamic between both the young versions and the adult versions is sort of the same. And I felt like I was in some weird kind of time machine.”

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“Victor’s so used to being the parent of children,” he continued. “But now it’s like, ‘Oh, now these children have crazy powers. Marta has this wonderful line to say, ‘I’m having a real hard time parenting here.’ We’re figuring out how to parent here, and it’s like what would you do if you found out your kids had superpowers?”

About Shazam! Fury of the Gods

From New Line Cinema comes Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!,” is transformed into his adult superhero alter ego, Shazam.

Bestowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with having adult superhero alter-egos. But when the Daughters of Atlas, a vengeful trio of ancient gods, arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Billy—aka Shazam—and his family are thrust into a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of their world.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods stars returning cast members Zachary Levi (Thor: Ragnarok) as Shazam; Asher Angel (Andi Mack) as Billy Batson; Jack Dylan Grazer (It Chapter Two) as Freddy Freeman; Adam Brody (Promising Young Woman) as superhero Freddy; Ross Butler (13 Reasons Why) as superhero Eugene; Meagan Good (Day Shift) as superhero Darla; D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as superhero Pedro; Grace Caroline Currey (Annabelle: Creation) as Mary Bromfield / superhero Mary; Faithe Herman (This Is Us) as Darla Dudley; Ian Chen (A Dog’s Journey) as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand (Second Chances) as Pedro Pena; Marta Milans (White Lines) as Rosa Vasquez; Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead) as Victor Vasquez; with Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Wizard.

Joining the cast are Rachel Zegler (West Side Story), with Lucy Liu (Kung Fu Panda) and Helen Mirren (F9: The Fast Saga).

The film is directed by David F. Sandberg (Shazam!, Annabelle: Creation) and produced by Peter Safran (Aquaman, The Suicide Squad). It is written by Henry Gayden (Shazam!, There’s Someone Inside Your House) and Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Fate of the Furious), based on characters from DC; Shazam! was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Executive producers are Walter Hamada, Adam Schlagman, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Marcus Viscidi and Geoff Johns.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods opens in theaters internationally beginning 15 March 2023 and in North America on March 17, 2023.

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