Shazam: Fury of the Gods first reactions hail the film as a super-powered sequel that amps up everything you loved about the first movie.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods will finally hit theaters next week and the first reactions to the DC sequel have begun pouring in on Twitter. From the sounds of things, if you enjoyed the first movie, you’ll love Shazam: Fury of the Gods, with the first reactions calling the movie a super-powered sequel that keeps things funny and emotional. DC Studios James Gunn leads the pack, although he may be somewhat biased.
Our man @JimmytotheO loved #ShazamFuryOfTheGods : Shazam: Fury of the Gods is all that came before, yet it’s bigger, better, and one of the best standalone flicks in the DC! Director David F. Sandberg has outdone himself!
— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) March 8, 2023
“Bestowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with having adult Super Hero alter-egos,” reads the official synopsis. “But when the Daughters of Atlas, a vengeful trio of ancient gods, arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Billy—aka Shazam—and his family are thrust into a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of their world.“
It remains to be seen if we’ll see Shazam again in the new DC Universe, but that could all depend on the sequel’s performance at the box office. Director David F. Sandberg recently said, “What I’ve been told is that there’s nothing in the Shazam films that contradict the future plans for DC. So the possibility for more Shazam is there and if that’s what you want your best bet is to go see the film.” Zachary Levi has previously said that he’s not being recast. Levi also came to the defence of DC Studios’ James Gunn when fans began criticizing him for his choices about the franchise. “You have no idea the reasonings behind any of the decisions that are going on,” Levi said. “The amount of conjecture and rumor mill and drama and nonsense that keeps getting spun around out there on Instagram and Twitter is laughable. It is unbelievably laughable. So I would just say be patient and give them some space and some time to try and really make something special. And I think something that DC deserves to have and something that [Zack] Snyder tried to do, and it just didn’t ultimately materialize, guys.“
Shazam: Fury of the Gods will hit theaters on March 17th.