In the newly released preview, Sandberg teases the full reveal of the costume. But instead of going all the way, Shazam remains in the shadows… and he even complains about the lack of light!
Here’s the teaser:
Coming soon…ish pic.twitter.com/JWWFsXn5ch
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) June 3, 2021
Along with Zachary Levi back as Shazam, the film will also star Helen Mirren as the villain Hespera, who’s intent on taking on Shazam with the help of her sisters (Lucy Liu, Rachel Zegler).
The sequel also stars Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Adam Brody, Faithe Herman, Meagan Good, Grace Fulton, Michelle Borth, Ian Chen, Ross Butler, Jovan Armand, and D.J. Cotrona. Henry Gayden penned the script and Peter Safran is producing.
The original Shazam! was a big hit for Warner Bros. and DC when it was released in 2019, so it wasn’t a surprise when a sequel was ordered by the studio. Set in the DCEU, it follows a teenage boy who’s chosen by the ancient wizard Shazam to be his new champion.
With his newfound superpowers, the new Shazam must stop the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong). It was rather well received with DC fans and was a success at the box office with more than $366 million in ticket sales earned.
Shazam 2: Fury of the Gods is just one of many DC films coming soon. This year, we will see James Gunn’s take on The Suicide Squad when it hits theaters on August 6.
Next year, we will also see Black Adam, The Flash, and Aquaman 2, all before the release of the second Shazam! film.
Shazam 2: Fury Of The Gods is currently scheduled to be released on June 2, 2023.