Zachary Levi took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con’s noted Hall H to discuss the sequel in his DCEU endeavor. Shazam! Fury of the Gods‘ trailer is here, promising what will likely be yet another wholesome adventure in an otherwise darker universe.
As we saw by the end of the first film, there’s now an entire family of superheroes joining the expansive universe in a fight against The Daughters of Atlas led by Helen Mirren’s Hespera alongside Lucy Liu’s Kalypso. The trailer shows Levi’s Billy in his costume venting to a pediatrician and mentioning Aquaman’s manliness, with which we agree. At the panel, Levi said that the second film will understandably deal with growing pains, noting that though they’re a team now, there’s still a lot to learn about their powers and the kind of superheroes they want to be.
Set a few years after the first film’s end, we’ll have a lot to deal with in the aftermath. If the trailer is any indication of what we’ll see, the second installment will be even better than the first. In a darker universe that looks into gruesome villains, the stories within Shazam are far more wholesome, serving as a breath of fresh air when necessary. Levi’s approach as an actor and his evident love for this character make the role an absolute delight to watch.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods will also be starring Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Caroline Currey, Meagan Good, Faithe Herman, Djimon Hounsou, Ross Butler, Marta Milans, D.J. Cotrona, Jovan Armand, Ian Chen, Derek Russo, and Asher Angel as young Billy Batson.
The film will premiere on March 23, 2023. Watch the Shazam! Fury of the Gods trailer and let us know what you’re looking forward to most in the comments.