The final runtime for the Shazam! Fury of the Gods was around 3 hours. The studio cut runtime is not yet revealed. The film was wrapped in September 2021. Currently, the film’s post-production works are going on. The first screen testing for the film happened in the previous month.
The sequel stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi as Shazam, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, Adam Brody as Superhero Freddy, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Meagan Good as Superhero Darla, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Ross Butler as Superhero Eugene, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, D.J. Cotrona as Superhero Pedro, Marta Milans as Rosa Vasquez, Cooper Andrews as Victor Vasquez, Helen Mirren as Hespera, Lucy Liu as Kalypso, Rachel Zegler as Hespera’s sister, and Djimon Hounsou as Shazam. David F. Sandberg returned to direct the sequel with Writer Henry Gayden.
In a recent interview with Collider, The producer of the film Peter Safran said the sequel will have “More Humor” and “Bigger Action”.
“I loved the first Shazam movie. I thought it was beautifully done. I thought that David Sandberg nailed that tone so incredibly well. The eye of the needle was so small to get it right, but he really did nail it. I feel like this second one has more emotion, more humor, but it also has bigger action, bigger set pieces, some great villains. I just feel like it’s everything that we loved in the first movie but really turned up to 11. So I love it. I think the addition of some of these new characters with Rachel Zegler and Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu are fantastic editions. I love that the kids are all a little bit older now so we get to have a little bit more fun in kind of an edgier fashion with them. Zach inhabits that character in such a beautiful fashion. So to have been able to make a second one of those, it’s a thrill.”
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is scheduled in theaters on June 2, 2023.