DC’s “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” has officially started filming in Atlanta (Friday, May 14). The news comes from film star Marta Milans who is returning to play Rosa Vasquez in the sequel.
The filming has begun with all the mandatory steps taken towards the security of the cast from the COVID-19. All the cast members are required to go for mandatory COVID testing upon their arrival on the sets. The testing will happen regularly throughout the filming.
Last week another cast member Faithe Herman, who plays Darla, gave us the update that filming is all set to start next week.
Directed by David F. Sandberg and written by Henry Gayden, Zachary Levi returns as superhero Shazam in the sequel, Levi also landed in Atlanta this week for the shoot, and he also posted on his Instagram regarding his hardcore training in the gym before hitting the sets.
Below are the Images confirming the start of filming of “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” in Atlanta.
“Shazam! Fury of the Gods” will see almost all the cast returning from the first movie, which included Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, Adam Brody as Superhero Freddy, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Meagan Good as Superhero Darla, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Ross Butler as Superhero Eugene, Michelle Borth as Superhero Mary, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, and Rachel Zegler in an unknown role.
In addition, we will see Helen Mirren, who has joined the sequel as Hespera, the villainous daughter of the god Atlas. Lucy Liu will be playing villain Kalypso, who is Hespera's sister. Hespera does not have a clear equivalent from the DC comics, but she undoubtedly has some feelings about Shazam’s powers, which include the stamina of her father, Atlas — as well as the strength of Hercules, the power of Zeus, the wisdom of Solomon, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury.
Shazam!(2019) was released on April 5, 2019, and it grossed $140.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $225.6 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $366 million. It was estimated that the film needed to gross $235–250 million worldwide to break even, and it ended up making a net profit of $74 million when factoring together all expenses and revenues.
Shazam!(2019) also received positive reviews from critics. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 90% with an average rating of 7.30/10, based on 409 reviews.
“Shazam!” sequel was announced in December 2019 by New Line Cinema and the official title “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” was revealed during the DC FanDome 2020. At the time of the announcement, the film was scheduled to arrive on April 1, 2022, which later moved to November 2022 due to the COVID pandemic. Currently “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” is scheduled for release on June 2, 2023.
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