February 3, 2023

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Shazam! Wrath of the Gods – the first such movie in the history of the DCEU. The director reveals interesting facts

Shazam! Wrath of the Gods It is the sequel to the 2019 movie based on the DC comics. In it, Billy/Shazam will continue his superhero life with the rest of his family with powers. Together they will defend the city from crime. One day, they will encounter Hespera and Calypso, daughters of the legendary Atlas, one of the characters from whom Shazam gained his skills.

Movie director David F. Sandburg He gave an interview to Empire magazine. He pointed to the fact that for the first time in the history of the DCEU universe (Warner Bros.’s superhero franchise, his first film is man of steel from 2013), the main villains will be characters that were created specifically for the production and do not come from the comics.

This is because Shazam’s powers come from the Greek gods. What if these powers were stolen from the gods and they now want revenge?

bastards Shazam! Wrath of the Gods There are three daughters of Atlas – Hesper (Helen Mirren), Calypso (Lucy Liu) and anthea (Rachel Ziegler). The director said that Mirren, who is over 70, was very keen to do all her stunts by herself. Sandberg said they had to convince her that some scenes needed a real stuntman.

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The creator also mentioned the shooting action sequences.

It was fun destroying things. Lots of cars crashed – we dropped them from the sky. There is one scene where cars fly through the air and crash into each other; We didn’t put everything on film because there were just too many cars.

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The movie will also feature monsters inspired by mythology.

We have this dragon that is made of wood and has a fear effect, and we have the tree of life, the minotaur, the mantaur… It was really fun to dive into the mythology, not the comics.

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It should be noted that this wouldn’t be the first time in the history of films based on DC comics with original villains. in Superman IV The Nuclear Man appeared, c Steel Knight – Nathaniel Burke. Turn, in the movie The catwoman ft. Laurel Headey.

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Shazam! Wrath of the Gods Premiere in cinemas on March 17, 2023.