Warner Bros. Studios has released some fun new footage from Shazam! Fury of the Gods. In addition to poking fun at Fast & The Furious, the footage reveals an unexpected appearance by Wonder Woman in an unusual way.
We’ve selected the exclusive CinemaCon sequence that begins with Shazam (Zachary Levi) in a fancy restaurant in Paris. He has Wonder Woman as his date, but her face is off-screen (like Superman’s in the first Shazam!). Shazam wants to kiss him, but Wonder Woman doesn’t reciprocate. She gets up to leave the table, turning her back on Shazam, but the hero tries to make things right. As he leans toward her, Wonder Woman turns around, revealing not Gal Gadot’s face but that of the wizard Shazam (Djimon Hounsou) on Wonder Woman’s body. Teenager Billy Batson (Asher Angel) wakes up in bed, revealing that the whole scene was a dream.
This next Shazam movie sees the Shazam family take on the Atlas girls, played by Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu. The plot focuses on the weakening of the barrier between the earthly and magical worlds.
“Yeah, I would say they’ve been doing this superhero thing for a while now. And you know, the last time everyone saw Billy, he was a kid,” Asher Angel said at the CinemaCon panel. “And in the last couple of years, he’s grown up a lot. He’s matured and he’s been able to balance himself pretty well. But I would say adulthood is on the horizon for him and it’s a little scary because he doesn’t know what’s going to happen when he turns 18. He doesn’t know if he’s going to have to leave his foster family or go somewhere else. He really doesn’t know what’s going to happen. So I would say that weighs very heavily on him and he’s just trying to enjoy the moment, being with his family, being with his loved ones and having these superpowers because that’s all he’s ever wanted and more.”
Expected, present and accounted for, acclaimed director David F. Sandberg returns to direct this sequel, based on a script by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan and the DC Comics characters created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck. The film stars Zachary Levi as Shazam, Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick “Freddy” Freeman, Djimon Hounsou as Shazam, Rachel Zegler, Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu.