We’re about to learn a lot more about the foster siblings surrounding Zachary Levi’s Billy Watson, aka Shazam. The second trailer for the highly anticipated sequel Shazam! Gods of Fury has just dropped, and there’s quite a bit to unpack.
DC Studios’, which is in a somewhat redevelopment phase with the recent hiring of James Gunn and Peter Safran for their collective DC Universe, appears to be all in here as the trailer bears a heavy dose of 90s nostalgia, laying the groundwork for the firm’s main story. This includes multiple scenes featuring new villains played by Helen Mirren, Rachel Ziegler, and Lucy Liu.
Gods of Fury was initially set for a holiday 2022 release. But the studio opted to push it to avoid competition with James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water. That film is about to become the third-highest-grosser of all time—probably a smart decision.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods flies into theaters on March 17. Currently, no streaming date has been made public. Hopefully, the film drives big numbers for exhibitors and remains a big-screen experience for several weeks.
About Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.