‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’ Has Fantasy, Monsters, and Magic

During DC’s FanDome 2021 event, Shazam actor’s Asher Angel and Zachary Levi took viewers on a behind-the-scenes look of Shazam: Fury of the Gods. The upcoming superhero sequel sees Angel and Levi teaming up once more to play the role of Billy Batson/Shazam. The hero joins forces with his Shazam family — powered up at the end of the first film — against a newer, tougher threat.

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A Super Short Sneak Peek at ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’

Today, director David F. Sandberg took to Twitter and YouTube to drop a fun little 17-second clip of our favorite kid-by-day, hero-by-night crusader, Captain Sparklefingers Shazam!

The super short sneak peek has Zachary Levi returning to form (literally) in the red suit and gold boots… only we can’t see any of it because it’s so dark! “Why’s it so dark?” he quips.

Billy, we’ve been asking ourselves that about the DCEU for years!

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DC FanDome: ‘Shazam 2’ Has a Title

Hands down, my favorite movie in the DCEU, and probably the biggest surprise of 2019, was Shazam! Directed by David F. Sandberg, and starring the brilliant Zachary Levi and Asher Angel, along with the charismatic Jack Dylan Grazer, the film really brought a wonderfully charming superhero-spin on Big, while remaining completely faithful to the New 52 run of the characters. It was funny, different, and most of all, unexpectedly full of heart. Today at the DC FanDome, the cast was reunited once more to talk about  not talk about insights for the upcoming sequel!

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Hard NOC Life: When ‘Captain Marvel’ Met ‘Shazam’

There are two superhero movies dominating the box office right now, and they both happen to have the same name — well, historically at least. Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson and Warner Bros.’ Shazam! starring Zachary Levi both center around a superhero named Captain Marvel, though neither use that name in their respective movies.

On a recent episode of the DC TV Classics podcast, Keith and Britney discussed the 1970s Shazam television series but also reviewed both movies. On this special crossover pod, we’ve isolated Keith and Britney’s movie talk to focus on their reactions to both movies.

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Talking with the Cast of ‘Shazam!’ on Incredible Kid Day

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend “Incredible Kid Day!” with the cast of Shazam! in Hollywood! The event, sponsored by Warner Bros., Camp Fire, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Kizuna, and Jack and Jill of America, was organized to celebrate the achievements of some of the most impressive youths in the Southern California region, in such areas as science, sports, academia, and responsible citizenship.

Helping these kids celebrate their wonderful achievements were Marta Milans (Rosa), Jovan Armand (Pedro), Grace Fulton (Mary), Ian Chen (Eugene), and Faithe Herman (Darla), who play Billy Batson and Freddie Freeman’s adopted family in the movie. The cast passed out awards and the kids were able to take one-on-one pictures with the whole crew following the conclusion of the ceremony.

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NOC Review: ‘Shazam!’ is Impressive

That’s two in a row for the DCEU! At this point in time, given that even other WB/DC properties like The Lego Batman Movie have openly mocked the franchise’s former unnecessarily dark and cynical roots, we’ve certainly seen a gradual shift towards optimism and fun from Wonder Woman to Justice League. Then to the colorful craziness of Aquaman,and now, Shazam!; DC’s lightest and most family-friendly movie to date. And honestly, especially after seeing Shazam!, in my opinion the results work so much more than they did in the earlier stages of the franchise.

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‘Shazam!’ Director David F. Sandberg and Producer Peter Safran Say the Magic Words

The wisdom of Solomon! The strength of Hercules! The stamina of Atlas! The power of Zeus! The courage of Achilles! And the speed and flight of Mercury! Those are all the powers that are imbued upon mere mortal 14-year old Billy Batson to become The World’s Mightiest Mortal, SHAZAM! (Note for all you noobs who have no idea what I’m talking about — I said SHA-ZAM, not to be confused with KA-ZAAM, the genie who plays basketball better than he acts, raps, or plays Shaq-Fu.)

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