While all eyes are currently on the arrival of The Suicide SquadArriving in theaters next week, of course, there’s another highly anticipated DC movie in production in the form of Shazam! Fury of The Gods, which is pretty much a family affair with many of the original cast returning to reprise their roles from the first film. Recent set photos have given us a first look at Djimon Hounsou as the wizard, along with the other cast members, including Grace Fulton, who has taken on the role of adult Mary previously played by Michelle Borth in Shazam!
The Twitter account @ShazamNews shared the series of photos with their followers, saying: “HD photos of Grace Fulton and Djimon Hounsou as the wizard on the set of #Shazam: Fury of the Gods. More photos of Grace Fulton, Djimon Hounsou, Jovan Armand , and Ian Chen on the set of #Shazam: Fury of the Gods.”
Fans have been desperate for more of the production since director David F Sandberg decided last month to “leak” his image of the Shazam family in their new hip costumes to prevent anyone else from leaking it. The new footage is some of the first the cast has actually seen in action since filming of the movie began, and as well Djimon Hounsou, they also gave us a first look at Grace Fulton now taking over the role of the older Mary thanks to her advanced age since the original film, in which she played only the young Mary.
While we’re still two years away from the film’s June 2023 release, we’ve learned more about Shazam! Anger of the Gods more recent than many of the superhero movies coming out this year, such as Shang Chi and Eternals. In March, it was announced that Helen Mirren would be joining the cast as the villainous Hesperus, and we also got to see the Oscar-winning actress in costume on set last month. Lucy Liu is also aboard the sequel as Herpera’s sister, Kalypso, and West Side StoryRachel Ziegler has also been cast in a role, but this has not yet been revealed.
The Shazam! the sequel was delayed by last year’s events, and star Zackary Levi posted to his Instagram when the movie finally started shooting earlier in the year, thanking him for doing what he loved again. “I am so grateful to @wbpictures @newlinecinema @dccomics et al that they saw the 16 year old in me and believe he could be their Big Red Cheese. The real 16 year old I would shit himself if he knew what his future I legitimately sit and feel overcome with gratitude as I allow myself to look through my life and see all the countless blessings. The unearthly and immense amount of protection, provisions and providence that God has orchestrated in my life,” wrote Levi . Shazam! Anger of the Gods is expected to hit theaters on June 2, 2023.
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