We watched Billy Batson go up against the Seven Deadly Sins in the first Shazam! movie, but this sequel, Fury of the Gods, just promises to pit Billy and his friends against even more mythical monsters.
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The premise feels simple enough with the Daughters of Atlas (new characters created for the film) coming to take Shazam’s power with a menagerie of mythical creatures on their side. Though Billy was the epitome of a ‘kid with superpowers’ in the first movie, it looks like this sequel will have him doing a bit of growing up—especially when it comes to the safety of the rest of his family.
With Black Adam kind of being the ‘mindless superhero movie’ that the comic book genre gets flak for, I would think that Shazam! still has kind of a sincere ‘heart’ in the very core of the film. Of course fans are still expecting some huge, bombastic fights and some laughs, but I hope that director David F. Sandberg knows better than to just plan some VFX fight scenes and call it a day.
We don’t know if there’s room for Shazam in James Gunn’s new DCEU, but I do hope that Levi and the rest of the cast manage to close their superhero runs their way. Who knows, if the Flash really is about a multiverse movie, maybe there’ll be room for Shazam to stick around until the next team-up. Don’t tell me they’re not planning on having him clash with Black Adam at all?
Catch Shazam! Fury of the Gods when it flies into theaters on March 17.