Shazam! Fury Of The Gods: Release Date, Cast, And More

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"Shazam!" took a lot of people by surprise when it hit theaters in 2019. It felt like the wildcard superhero movie in a year jam-packed with huge superhero movies, with everything from "Avengers: Endgame" to "Joker." But director David F. Sandberg managed to craft a charming and unique entry into the genre that won over the hearts of fans.

The good news is, we're getting a sequel. And we're here to get you up to speed on all of the important details so you're ready when the original Captain Marvel returns to theaters. Here is everything you need to know about "Shazam! Fury of the Gods."

Shazam! Fury of the Gods Release Date and Where You Can Watch It

"Shazam! Fury of the Gods" is slated to hit theaters on December 16, 2022. Warner Bros. intends to release its movies exclusively in theaters now, so it won't be available on HBO Max on the same day as "The Suicide Squad" was, for example. Those wanting to watch from the comfort of home will need to wait at least until the 45-day theatrical window is up.

What Is Shazam! Fury of the Gods?

"Shazam! Fury of the Gods" is an upcoming entry in what we commonly refer to as the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). It is the sequel to 2019's "Shazam!" The movie will once again pick up with the young Billy Batson as he navigates life as a teenager, in addition to being an incredibly powerful superhero. As of this writing, no plot details have been shared. Though Sandberg did confirm we will see what it's like now that the whole family has superpowers. Zachary Levi, who plays the titular hero, did discuss his excitement for the villains this time around in an interview with The Direct. Here's what he had to say:

"Now we have these awesome villains in Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu, which by the way, is so badass, let me tell you. I can die a happy man, I've gotten to do scenes one-on-one with Helen Mirren. It was so crazy... You know that they're talented because you can see what they've done in the past, and their work, but you don't know necessarily if they're just going to be groovy people that are down to just like roll up their sleeves, and be creative, and have fun."

Shazam! Fury of the Gods Director, Crew, and More

David F. Sandberg ("Lights Out," "Annabelle: Creation") returns to the director's chair for the sequel. Henry Gayden ("Shazam!" "Earth to Echo") is returning to pen the screenplay. Geoff Johns and Peter Safran are producing, with Walter Hamada on board as executive producer. Gyula Pados ("Jumanji: The Next Level") serves as the film's cinematographer.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods Cast

Asher Angel and Zachary Levi once again lead the cast as Billy Batson and Shazam, respectively. Jack Dylan Grazer will also be back as Freddy Freeman. Other returning cast members include Adam Brody, Marta Milans, Ross Butler, Faithe Herman, and Meagan Good. Rachel Zegler, who stars in Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story," is one of the newcomers this time around. As for the villains, they will be played by Helen Mirren, who is portraying Hespera, with Lucy Liu playing Kalypso.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods Trailer and Synopsis

While we don't, as of this writing, have a full-on trailer for "Shazam! Fury of the Gods," director David. F Sandberg did reveal a brief teaser as production got underway. It showcases a bit of the new costume, as well as Zachary Levi in action. We also don't yet have a synopsis, as that won't be released until the movie is a bit closer to release. Be sure to check out the teaser for yourself above.