Shazam! trailer has more action, less jokes but that Drake track…

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Look, I like Drake just like everyone else. And I get my head bobbin’, just like everyone else, when I hear his track Started. But I’m getting tired of hip-hop in my superhero trailers. Yes, I get they are going after a younger audience.

However, the beats do take away from the drama that we are watching. It’s definitely not helping the new Shazam! Fury of the Gods trailer which is a much more serious trailer than we’ve seen before.

It makes the “Big Red Cheese” kind of cheesy and this trailer is not.

The latest look at the DC Studios sequel features plenty of action, as Billy and his fellow Shazam Family members face off against the evil the Daughters of Atlas, played by Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu and Rachel Zegler.

While Fury of the Gods seems to retain the overall fun tone of the original, it also seems like with an older Billy, that the film is raising the stakes. Watch below:


Warner Bros also shared a new poster yesterday:

The official synopsis says: 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. 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.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods stars returning cast members Zachary Levi (Thor: Ragnarok) as Shazam; Asher Angel (Andi Mack) as Billy Batson; Jack Dylan Grazer (It Chapter Two) as Freddy Freeman; Adam Brody (Promising Young Woman) as Super Hero Freddy; Ross Butler (Raya and the Last Dragon) as Super Hero Eugene; Meagan Good (Day Shift) as Super Hero Darla; D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Super Hero Pedro; Grace Caroline Currey (Annabelle: Creation) as Mary Bromfield / Super Hero Mary; Faithe Herman (This Is Us) as Darla Dudley; Ian Chen (A Dog’s Journey) as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand (Second Chances) as Pedro Pena; Marta Milans (White Lines) as Rosa Vasquez; Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead) as Victor Vasquez; with Djimon Hounsou (A Quiet Place Part II) as Wizard.

Joining the cast are Rachel Zegler (West Side Story), with Lucy Liu (Kung Fu Panda franchise) and Helen Mirren (F9: The Fast Saga).

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is set to open in theaters internationally beginning 15 March 2023 and in North America on March 17, 2023. And I’m fairly sure the soundtrack will be booming with hip-hop.

Started from the bottom now we’re here. Started from the bottom, now my whole team— Damnit!

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