You'd think the likes of Batman and Superman would reign supreme when it comes to the popularity of DC Comics movies. But in today's DC world, the underdog reign supreme. Wonder Woman advanced in recent years, as did Aquaman; however, it was the debut of a unique, and often considered obscure, superhero: Shazam!
Who would have thought that the concept of a child becoming a grown adult with divine abilities would take off like it did? Most of it is due to the talent involved. Zachary Levi brings to the table a childlike wonder and his great talent for comedy with Asher Angel and Jack Grazer nailing it just as well.
The comedy and action worked much better thanks to the wonderful themes and family messages involved; especially when the whole family got Shazam to be like Billy. The success of the film, and the potential presented by the time the credits were shot, led to the sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods has a green light. In fact, the production of the second installment has just ended.
Now, stars Zachary Levi and Jack Grazer have made an appearance at the Dragon Con convention in Atlanta, where the duo was able to preview their upcoming sequel.
The Shazam family scoffed
At a Dragon Con 2021 panel attended by The Direct, Shazam! Stars Zachary Levi and Jack Grazer couldn't help but be asked about the film's sequel.
The stars spoke with very tight lips when it came to talking about what fans could expect in the upcoming movie Shazam! Fury of the Gods, but Zachary Levi could scoff at that "there is much more… of all the super-versions of all the [family."
"So at the end of the movie [Shazam!], What happens is kids get superpowers… it's so much fun and amazing, but then we couldn't do much with them… until this movie. Until this movie, there's a lot more to it. see the full dynamics of all super versions of all [family]. "
Jack Grazer added to Levi's taunt, exclaiming "it's so good!"
The movie later reappeared on the panel, where Levi offered another joke, saying "you're really going to love the new movie's lair."
What Zachary Levi means by the lair is Shazam! The version of Bat Cave, which was mentioned in the first movie.
The future of the Shazam family
It's one of the best parts of Shazam! It was without a doubt when the whole family got their superpowers. So knowing that the next Shazam! Clash of the Gods going to put the focus on family should excite a lot of fans.
It's probably difficult to balance a story with such a large cast. With so many superheroes, one can imagine that it is not the easiest task on either the writing side or the logistical side of real life.
It wouldn't be surprising if the movie ended with the group losing their powers, with Billy once again being the only person left with special abilities. A sad ending for sure, but probably much more manageable in the end.