Shazam 2 starts filming, Zachary Levi shares gratitude and new kicks
After a long delay, Shazam 2, the sequel to the surprise superhero shot Shazam!, started filming last week in Atlanta, and star Zachary Levi couldn’t contain his excitement about being back at work in an Instagram post. The actor posted an image of a pair of Shazam-themed sneakers, with a gushing statement of his gratitude to the world.
There are a lot of players feeling the same right now, as many of Covid19’s delayed projects are resuming production and the industry is taking its first big steps towards some sort of normalcy. During what has probably been the longest period of uncertainty cast and performers have faced, restarting the cameras is the perfect reason for some to show how much it means for them to come back and do what it is. ‘they like.
Zachary Levi posted the post, which can be seen below, saying: “Shazam: the fury of the gods is officially underway! I’m so grateful to @wbpictures @newlinecinema @dccomics et al for seeing the 16 year old in me and believing he could be their Big Red Cheese. Me, at 16, I would shit if he knew what his future was going to hold in store for him. I sit rightfully and feel overwhelmed with gratitude when I allow myself to look back through my life and see all the countless blessings. The supernatural and immense amount of protection, provision and providence that God has orchestrated in my life. “
He continued the epic outpouring, “All of you, my friends and family, who have raised and supported me since I was doing school and community theater. You’ve known me since I was 16. We did it all of you. We did it. And honestly, wouldn’t I be doing shit myself ??? Well, I know one thing for sure. At 16, I would be straight into those kicks. “
Shazam: the fury of the gods continues the story of the DC Comics superhero which debuted in 2019, in the seventh film connected to the DCEU. The plot of the first film revolves around teenage Billy Batson, who, after being chosen by an ancient wizard called Shazam, gains the ability to transform into an adult superhero by speaking the word. Shazam!.
The film received generally positive reviews, but with a hefty budget of around $ 250 million it was only a minor hit in terms of profit, with around $ 330 million worldwide. However, the sequel was announced in 2019 and was originally slated for release in April 2022. Due to filming delays from Covid19, the film is now moved to June 2023.
Levi is joined in the film by Lucy Lui and Helen Mirren, film villains Kalypso and Hespera respectively, as well as returning stars from the first film, Asher Angel, as young Batson, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ian Chen, Grace Fulton. , Adam Brody and Michelle Borth. YouTube and West Side Story star Rachel Zegler has also been announced for a mysterious role in the film which is still not disclosed. If everything goes as planned, Shazam: the fury of the gods will be released on June 2, 2023.