Shazam! Fury of the Gods star to start work on film next week
Shazam! Fury of the gods will soon go into production and will feature many returning stars from the first film, including the younger and older versions of the Shazamily. The youngest cast is expected to include Billy (Asher Angel), Freddy (Jack Dylan Grazer), Eugene (Ian Chen), Pedro (Jovan Armand), Darla (Faithe Herman) and Mary (Grace Fulton). In addition to Zachary Levi, who is once again playing the lead role, returning adult-sized heroes will include Ross Butler, Adam Brody, DJ Cotrona, Meagan Good and Michelle Borth. Many actors are preparing to start production, including the youngest of the group, Herman. The star has been busy filming the final season of It’s us, but she revealed on Twitter that she was getting ready to play Darla again.
“Last day of shooting It’s us Season 5 and then I go to start Shazam 2 next week. I am so grateful for these incredible opportunities. Happy Thursday! Stay safe and healthy everyone # shazam2 #furyofthegods #ThisIsUs, ”Herman wrote on Twitter earlier this week. You can check out his message below:
Last day of filming for This Is Us Seaon 5, then I’m off to start Shazam 2 next week. I am so grateful for these amazing opportunities 🤎🤎 Happy Thursday! Keep everyone safe and healthy # shazam2 #furyofthegods #It’s us
– Faithe C. Herman (@FaitheHerman) May 6, 2021
In addition to the returning cast members, it was announced in March that Oscar-winning actor Helen Mirren would join the Shazam! sequel as the villainous Hespera, a daughter of Atlas. The casting announcement was soon followed by news that Lucy Liu will play Hespera’s sister, Kalypso. It was also recently revealed that West Side Story Star Rachel Zeigler has been cast in an unknown key role.
Like many productions from last year, Shazam! Fury of the gods has been forced to delay multiple times for development reasons and due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film has been given three different release dates, including April 1, 2022, later than November 4, 2022, and is currently scheduled for release on June 2, 2023.
“Shazam! Fury of the gods is now a summer 2023 movie, “director David F. Sandberg tweeted about the film’s delay last year. He jokingly added,” WB was like “can’t you just use fake beards on children? ” and I was like, ‘If Tom Cruise is going to space for real, we can wait for the kids to grow real beards! This is an important point of the plot. ‘”
In addition to Shazam! Fury of the Gods, production is also officially underway for Black adam, which will see Dwyane Johnson direct his first major comic book movie. Black Adam is Shazam’s greatest enemy, so DC fans are eagerly awaiting the characters’ future.
Shazam! Fury of the gods is currently scheduled to open in theaters on June 2, 2023.