Shazam! Anger of the gods will be a little more grown up, with “more grown up humor” and “more grown up stakes”.
During an interview with IGN, Shazam! Producer Peter Safran teased a more adult type of comedy in the upcoming superhero sequel.
“I love what we did with it,” he said. “I like that the kids are a little older so you can lean on a little more adult humor and just adults and adult topics that you deal with at 16 and 17 that you don’t deal with at 13 and 14. “.”
the first footage from Shazam! Anger of the gods certainly looks a lot more spectacular than the first film in which Zachary Levi slips back into the role of the exaggerated superhero. Shazam!
“I love the first movie,” said Safran. “I really loved it. And I thought Sandberg hit exactly that note. It was so … the eye of the needle was so small to thread. I think the second film is even better. “
Shazam! Fury of the Gods adds Helen Mirren as the new villain Hespera, as well as Lucy Liu in the role of Calypso. Arrival shortly after what is coming Black Adam Film it is not surprising that Shazam! Focus on the characters getting older.
“We’re really sticking to the idea of Asher turning 17 to 18,” he added. “And I think this script for Shazam! 2 was absolutely fantastic. Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan did an exceptional job. I am really convinced that this film is even better. “
Though Shazam! was one of the lowest grossing films out of DC, it was a great critical success with an audience overwhelmed by his light-hearted humor. Now it looks like Warner Bros. wants to build on that.
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“I think it has everything that the first film had, but honestly, bigger action, great antagonists and Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu,” said Safran. “I can’t wait. For anyone who liked the first movie, I think they’ll just go crazy for the sequel. I really do. I love everything about it.”
Zachary Levi returns in Shazam! Fury of the Gods alongside Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer. They are joined by the newcomers Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods hits theaters on June 2, 2023.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment writer and film critic for IGN. You can follow him Twitter.