The film, set for release in 2023, is in production now, following a year-long delay due to the pandemic. Shazam will face off against not one but two villains, with the great Helen Mirren as Hespera and Kill Bill’s Lucy Liu as Kalypso. Mark Strong confirmed to Fatherly last month that he will not be back as Dr. Sivana.
As for Sandberg’s new Shazam! 2 photo, here’s who is in it: Left to right, Adam Brody (Freddy), Meagan Good (Darla), Ross Butler (Eugene), Levi, Grace Fulton (now playing both versions of Mary), and D.J. Cotrona (Pedro). The costumes seem as colorful as ever if also a bit more realistic and subtle, which is to say a bit less cartoon-like than the first movie.
Don’t know how long we can keep the new suits from leaking so here’s a pic I took the other day pic.twitter.com/41wStJ6oe2
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) June 21, 2021
Shazam! 2 is scheduled to open on June 2, 2023. Need more to tide you over in the meantime? Check out the 49-second teaser trailer below.