18 May 2021 12:32 PM +00:00 UTC

Shazam 2 Reportedly Bringing Back Djimon Hounsou's Wizard to Face Fury of the Gods

It looks like most of the original cast from Shazam! will be returning in the sequel. A new report reveals that Djimon Hounsou could return as The Wizard in Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

According to Murphy's Multiverse, Hounsou is reportedly set to reprise his role as the Wizard who passed his powers along to Billy Batson. Although the character was actually killed off in the first DC Extended Universe flick, it would make sense for the Wizard to return in the sequel considering that he's the one who would explain the origins of these superpowers.

For now, it is unclear how the Wizard will be brought back in Shazam 2. There is a possibility that Hounsou will appear in flashbacks or serve as a guide to Billy and the Shazam family. Nevertheless, we're looking to seeing the character back in action as he faces the Fury of the Gods.

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Shazam 2 will also be bringing in some cool new characters who don't appear in the comic books. It was previously confirmed that Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu will play Hespera and Kalypso, respectively. These villains are the daughters of Atlas, who provides one of the A's in the name Shazam.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods will bring back Zachary Levi and Asher Angel as the two versions of Billy. David F. Sandberg is also confirmed to return and direct the sequel. The film is currently set for production later this year and is scheduled for release on June 2, 2023.

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