During Warner Bros.’ CinemaCon presentation on Tuesday, additional Shazam 2 footage was shown. Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan wrote the screenplay for the film, which was directed by David F. Sanberg and produced by Peter Safran. In addition to Lucy Liu, Djimon Hounsou, and Helen Mirren, Zachary Levi reprises his role as the main character with Jack Dylan Grazer, Asher Angel, Rachel Zegler, and Adam Brody, Ross Butler, D.J. Cotrona, Grace Fulton, and Meagan Good.
Warner Bros. brought a ton of DC to their CinemaCon presentation on Tuesday. The cast of Shazam: Fury of the Gods dropped by with a trailer, as did James Wan with a sizzle reel of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, in addition to a trailer for The Flash and Dwayne Johnson popping by to promote DC League of Super-Pets and Black Adam.
Shazam! Zachary Levi, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Asher Angel, as well as Helen Mirren, who plays the evil Hespera, were on hand for the presentation at Caesars Palace Colosseum.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods will now be released on December 21, rather than December 16, the same day as Avatar 2.
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Levi described reuniting the gang as “very wonderful,” and assured us that the original’s themes will be carried over into the sequel. “We don’t want to lose the magic we found in the first film, which balanced action, humor, drama, and heart.” That’s a big part of what people got out of the first film.”
🚨Shazam: Fury of the Gods has been delayed from December 16.
The film will now release 5 days later, on December 21.⚡️
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At CinemaCon on Wednesday, Disney and Avatar 2 producer Jon Landau informed theater owners that, sure, Avatar 2 will premiere in the Christmas corridor. In addition, Disney debuted a trailer for the film, naming it Avatar: The Way of Water. The trailer for the sequel to the 2009 Oscar-winning picture, which is also the highest-grossing film of all time with $2.8 billion, will be shown exclusively in cinemas during the first week of Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. The Avatar 2 trailer will be released online in the second week of May.
The inevitable encounter between Levi’s hero and Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam occurs in Shazam: Fury of the Gods, which continues the exploits of the Shazam family. Black Adam, like the other DCEU films, was on hand at CinemaCon to show off new footage from the flick. It’s unclear whether the December Shazam sequel will set up their future confrontation. It’s worth mentioning that, like Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Black Adam’s release date has been pushed back, with the film set to hit theaters on October 21, less than two months before the Shazam sequel. As Shazam! approaches, only time will tell what the future holds for the two competitors. Fury of the Gods is set to be released later this year.