Jun 04
2021

Shazam! Fury of the Gods, the sequel to 2019’s Shazam!, is currently filming, and, according to SlashFilm, we now have our first official look at Zachary Levi in his slightly adjusted costume. Set pics of Levi in-costume leaked online yesterday, and it looks like director David F. Sandberg wanted to provide a more screen-accurate look at the costume to counter the leaked images. Shazam! Fury of the Gods follows 2019’s highly enjoyable Shazam!, the story of a kid who gets superpowers that turn him into an adult. It’s basically superhero Big, and it works. The sequel brings back Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Grazer from the first film, and adds some new faces, too. Rachel Zegler, Helen Mirren, and Lucy Liu are all on board, playing the new god-like villains Shazam has to face this time around, dubbed the daughters of Atlas. Fury of the Gods isn’t the only Shazam-related title filming right now. Jaume Collet-Serra is currently in production on Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson as the titular character, an anti-hero and sometimes Shazam enemy. At one point, Black Adam and Shazam were going to fight each other in the first Shazam! movie, but it was then decided to give Black Adam his own solo movie first, with the assumption that the characters will meet up in a future movie. Shazam! Fury of the Gods arrives in theaters on June 2, 2023.

May 13
2021

Yesterday, Helen Mirren sat down with various entertainment outlets to promote next week’s release of Amazon Prime’s “Solos”. In interviews with Entertainment Tonight Canada and Access Hollywood, she also talked about her appearances in the upcoming “Fast & Furious 9” and “Shazam: Fury of the Gods”. Additionally, the first couple of featurettes for “Fast 9” have been released as well, so head over to the video archive to watch all new additions.

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Video Archive – News Segments – Access Hollywood (2021)
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight Canada (2021)
Video Archive – Career – Fast & Furious 9 – Featurette: The Women of F9

Mar 26
2021

Helen Mirren has been signed on to play the role of villain in the upcoming New Line and DC Films’ ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’, the sequel to the box office hit ‘Shazam!’. According to Deadline, Mirren will portray the role of Hespera, a daughter of Atlas in ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’, which will continue the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!” is struck by the Living Lightning of the gods and transformed into his adult superhero alter ego. Levi will be reprising his role as the kid-at-heart superhero who is bestowed with the powers of six gods: the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury.
While Shazam is a formidable champion, Billy is still just a fun-loving kid trying to navigate high school while learning how to use his powers. The same team which was behind the filmmaking of ‘Shazam!’ will be reuniting to create the sequel. David F. Sandberg will direct the movie from a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Peter Safran will be producing through The Safran Company. The movie based on the DC character created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck was the No. 1 film worldwide on its opening weekend in 2019. It went on to earn over USD 366 million worldwide on a relatively modest budget for a superhero film. Mirren’s diverse body of upcoming work includes a starring role in the upcoming anthology series ‘Solos’ as well as the film ‘F9’, reprising her role as Queenie from the latest Fast and Furious installment.