Shazam!: Fury of the Gods has added its first major addition to the cast. Via The Wrap, actress Rachel Zegler has been cast in “a key role” in the sequel to Shazam!. However, further details about her character were not disclosed.
Zegler’s first film is Steven Spielberg’s upcoming remake of West Side Story. In that film, Zegler will play the lead role, Maria, opposite Ansel Elgort’s Tony. Shazam! Fury of the Gods will be Zegler’s second major role in a Hollywood production.
Asher Angel will reprise his role as Billy Batson, with Zachary Levi as his heroic alter ego, Shazam. Presumably Jack Dylan Grazer’s Freddy Freeman and the rest of Billy’s foster family will also be back for the next film. The ending of Shazam! also teased the return of Mark Strong’s Dr. Thaddeus Sivana when he was approached by Mr. Mind. However, Strong’s return is unconfirmed for now.
Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan wrote the script for the sequel, with David F. Sandberg also returning to direct the sequel.
Shazam!: Fury of the Gods will hit theaters on June 2, 2023.
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