‘Shazam 2’ Official First Photo Reveals Cast’s New Costumes
The first one Shazam did an awesome job hiding a big surprise from his final act: Billy Batson’s entire adoptive family got their own superpowers and came together as the “Shazam Family” for the climactic fight. At this point, however, the cat is out of the bag, so for the rest, Shazam: the fury of the gods, the presence of all of those Shazams – including characters known in the comics like Shazam Jr. and Lady Marvel – can be a big part of the movie’s promotion.
That’s why, almost two years before Shazam: the fury of the gods hitting theaters, director David F. Sandberg is already sharing the first photo of the Shazam family assembled in their updated costumes for the sequel:
From left to right, it’s Adam Brody, Meagan Good, Ross Butler, Zachary Levi, Grace Fulton and DJ Cotrona. For comparison, here’s what their costumes looked like in the original movie. (First Shazam, Michelle Borth played Lady Shazam in a red costume; in the sequel, Grace Fulton plays Billy’s sister Mary in human and super form):
As you can see, the family costumes are much more detailed this time around, with much more intricate design work done on the overalls, gauntlets, and boots. DJ Cotrona’s costume is also much darker in color now; it went from a brilliant forest green to a green so dark it borders on black.
Considering how much work has gone into these costumes, you have to assume that these characters will play a much bigger role in the sequel than in the first. Shazam, where they basically had glorified cameos. Which means the bad guys will need to be beefed up as well – five good guys versus one bad guy doesn’t sound like a fair fight. Shazam: the fury of the gods is scheduled to open in theaters on June 2, 2023.
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