After a barrage of set photos and videos getting leaked while Director David F. Sandberg was trying to film “Shazam: Fury of the Gods” in Atlanta, Georgia, along with the cast, a new family photo has reunited Shazam with his siblings. It’s clear to see either Sandberg or WB got tired of seeing the balloon of excitement continue to deflate from outside interference.
Of course, leaks are to be taken with a grain of salt because they never highlight or position the amount of detail and production of mega-blockbusters. Due to the disparity of CGI and visual effects being added in later throughout post-production.
David F. Sandberg took to social media on June 21, 2021, to unveil a first official look at the Shazam family in their newly updated costumes and suits, which will officially debut when “Shazam: Fury of the Gods” releases in 2023. The reasoning behind the choice to do a full reveal could be that the production is moving along at a reasonable pace. The film is ahead of schedule, which means a scene featuring the family could be occurring over the next couple of days.
From left to right, we have Adam Brody as Freddy, Meagan Good as Darla, Ross Butler as Eugene, Zachary Levi as Shazam, Grace Fulton as Mary, and D.J. Cotrona as Pedro. It’s clear to see the costume budget and overall production of the sequel are far superior to the likes of the first film. The new designs come off more mythical and similar to heroes of greek mythology. The colors are darker, rich, or defined and have a gorgeous pattern texture that accents nicely with the iconic lightning bolt logo, almost similar to the Kryptonian glyphs from Henry Cavill’s Superman suits and now Sasha Calle’s Supergirl suit.
Along with the official reveal and updated look of the Shazam family, Director David F. Sandberg has confirmed that Grace Fulton will be portraying both versions of Mary in the DC Extended Universe’s “Shazam! Fury of the Gods”. When asked about the decision, Sandberg explained:
“Yes, Grace now plays both parts. But her hair and makeup is slightly different when she’s super so nobody will ever recognize her. Hey, it works for Wonder Woman!”
For those who don’t know, the adult version of Mary was portrayed by actress Michelle Borth in the first film, but the narrative and casting choice makes sense due to the character being on the verge of adulthood during the events of the first film. Also, the rest of the adult actors are supposed to be what the kids will look like and resemble later on in life.
The sequel to the acclaimed 2019 blockbuster sees Zachary Levi’s titular hero forced to face off against the daughters of Atlas with help from his super-powered foster family. Levi and Fulton return alongside Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Faithe Herman, Adam Brody, Meagan Good, Ian Chen, Ross Butler, Jovan Armand, and D.J. Cotrona. The film will also star Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu who will play villainous sisters Hespera and Kalypso, while Rachel Zegler is also on board as an unnamed third sister.
“Shazam: Fury of the Gods” is set to hit theaters on June 2, 2023