Zachary Levi wears his habit Shazam! sneakers to celebrate the start of production in Shazam! Fury of the gods. Launched in 2019, the first Shazam! starring Levi as the titular superhero and alter ego of the teenage orphan, Billy Batson (Asher Angel). With the help of his adoptive brother, Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer), Billy must discover his new superpowers to defeat the evil Dr. Sivana (Mark Strong) and the Seven Deadly Sins, who gave Sivana his powers. Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! It was a surprise hit following a pattern of box office failures for the DCEU, particularly for its blend of humor and heart. Shazam!The final battle showed Billy’s adoptive siblings transforming into adult superheroes, establishing them as the Shazam family, and preparing the film for a sequel.
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While the Shazam! The sequel has faced multiple delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is now officially scheduled for release on June 2, 2023. While plot details for Shazam! Fury of the gods have been largely kept under wraps, the film is said to further explore the family’s new superhero personalities. The sequel will see Levi and Angel return as the adult and adolescent Billy, respectively, as well as the rest of the main cast returning to their roles as Billy’s adoptive brothers and sisters. Sandberg will also return as director. It was also announced earlier this year that Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu joined the cast as the film’s villains. Filming for the sequel has officially begun and Levi has taken to social media to celebrate.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Levi showed his custom Shazam!-Shoes inspired to celebrate the start of production of the sequel. Along with a custom painted photo of Shazam! sneakers, Levi announced that Shazam! Fury of the gods “is officially underway.” See Levi’s full post below:
This isn’t the first time Levi has shown enthusiasm for the start of his next sequel. As more updates on production and cast have been announced in recent weeks, Levi has frequently taken to social media to express his excitement. While there is very little the director or cast have been able to talk about for this film, there have been some clues as to what’s to come for the characters, including a new costume for Levi.
As production has just begun Shazam! Fury of the gods, it is likely that many details of the movie will not arrive for a while. However, both Levi and Sandberg have been quite active on social media, expressing as much excitement for the new movie as fans. Levi’s post will undoubtedly make fans want to run off and get their own pair of Shazam! begins to anticipate the new movie.
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