Billy Batson is (lastly) again, and he is having a little bit of a superhero disaster in “Shazam! Fury of the Gods.” Warner Bros. premiered the primary trailer at Comedian-Con in July, placing an finish to the lengthy await extra Shazam enjoyable after the primary movie premiered in 2019 — although as of Aug. 24, the discharge date has been pushed again but once more. The sequel seems to be each bit as lighthearted and full of guffaws as the unique, however the stakes are increased this time round as Billy and his newly superpowered household tackle their greatest menace but, so it seems to be prefer it’ll be definitely worth the wait.
Whereas DC is maintaining mum on the film’s precise plot for now, the trailer means that Billy and his household have angered the outdated gods. This leads new solid members Lucy Liu and Helen Mirren, who’re enjoying the Daughters of Atlas, to wreak havoc on Earth in retaliation for a bunch of kids stealing powers from historical gods. “That is very private, Billy,” Mirren tells Zachary Levi’s Shazam in a scene the place he hilariously references the Quick and Livid films, which additionally star “The Queen” actor.
Regardless of the very actual menace Billy and his siblings are going through this time round, the sequel seems to be simply as cheeky as the unique. Along with the Quick and Livid Easter egg, eagle-eyed followers will be capable of spot horror-movie favourite Annabelle in Billy’s pediatrician’s workplace. Add in a battle with a dragon and a splash of unicorn driving and it turns into clear that “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” needs nothing greater than for moviegoers to have a great time.
Forward, we have damaged down all the things we learn about “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” up to now, together with the trailer, plot particulars, the solid, and launch date.
— Extra reporting by Sabienna Bowman.