Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Black Adam got new trailers at SDCC
Warner Bros. released trailers for their following two films Black Adam and Shazam 2 at San Diego Comic-Con. The first trailer continues the story of teenager Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!,” is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam.
There were rumours that Henry Caville would show up to the panel to speak on his role as The Man of Steel. But, Superman stayed in Metropolis. Superman wasn’t the only DC disappointment. The panel also didn’t offer any updates on the much-delayed blockbuster, The Flash. Or the Aquaman sequel. Nor the third instalment of Wonder Woman. Or the sequel to The Batman. Or indeed any scraps of information on Batgirl or the newly-announced Static Shock movie.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods
In the trailer for Shazam! Fury of the Gods, we see cameos from The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Batman (Ben Affleck). But as it turns out, there are some other cool Easter eggs hidden in the trailer such as Annabelle. Fans got a good look at the movie’s villains. The Daughters of Atlas, who will be played by Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu and Rachel Zegler.
Shazam 2 Fury of the Gods has been directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan. It stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Rachel Zegler, Helen Mirren, and Lucy Liu. The sequel which will be premiering in theatre screens worldwide from December 15, 2022 and throughout North America on December 21, 2022.
Dwayne Johnson channeled every bit of his anti-hero character as he emerged from the stage floor at the San Diego Comic-Con’s (SDCC). Dressed as Black Adam, with lightning bolts and smoke adding theatrics, he unveiled the new Black Adam trailer.
The trailer shows us the events in the life of Teth-Adam and how the tragedy in his past led him to become the mighty anti-hero. Empowered by his rage, Adam sets out to seek revenge on those who wronged him and his family. His actions don’t go unnoticed, as he soon catches the attention of the Justice Society of America (JSA), who then team up against him.
Black Adam, actually has some similarities to the character Shazam, as he is also bestowed with magical powers from the wizard Shazam. However, unlike Shazam, Black Adam calls upon the Egyptian gods for his powers rather than the Greek gods that Shazam calls to. An interesting point to mention is how Adam possesses powers similar to Superman.
The cast members and director Jaume Collet-Serra joined Johnson on stage, where they teased that Black Adam will forever change the DC Universe. Fans from the audience also got to ask the panelists questions such as whether Black Adam or Superman would win in a fight, which Johnson swiftly replied “It depends on who’s playing Superman.” Black Adam” hits theaters on Oct. 21.
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