A new set photo of Shazam! Fury of the gods has sparked the return of a beloved DCEU character.
Shazam! Fury of the gods He is currently filming in Atlanta, Georgia. The sequel, which will expand on the mythology of the first film, will feature DC Extended Universe newcomers Rachel Zegler, Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu as the daughters of Atlas. Those aren’t the only mythological characters in the movie though, as the new set photo has confirmed that Djimon Honsou will appear in the DCEU sequel. Honsou first appeared in Shazam! as the titular magician who grants Billy Batson his powers. It was unclear during the early stages of production if Honsou would reprise his role for the sequel now that Batson is a bit wiser and knows how to do good deeds with his powers.
The original DCEU movie saw Djimon Honsou’s Shazam with long gray locks and a beard, but his look has been completely changed for the sequel. For one thing, the character sports dreadlocks and has a much more manageable beard in terms of length. Honsou’s wizard looks younger in the set photo, implying that he could potentially join the action this time around rather than just being a wise, battle-hardened sage.
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Here is the official synopsis of the first Shazam! movie:
We all have a superhero inside of us, it just takes a little magic to bring it out. In the case of Billy Batson (Angel), by shouting one word: SHAZAM !, this cunning 14-year-old foster boy can become the adult superhero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of a former wizard. Still a child at heart, inside a ripped and divine body, Shazam revels in this grown-up version of himself by doing what any teenager would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can fly? Do you have X-ray vision? Can you shoot lightning from your hands? Can you skip your social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyous recklessness of a child. But you will need to master these powers quickly.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Djimon Hounsou.
Shazam! is available in Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD, while Fury of the gods will hit theaters on June 2, 2023. Keep him locked up in Heroic Hollywood for the latest on the upcoming movie and be sure to subscribe to the Heroic Hollywood YouTube channel for more video content.