Shazam, the DC movie following the dual-personality superhero, was released last year and garnered commercial success as it grossed $366 million globally with an $80-100 million budget. The movie was also critically well-received and a sequel was therefore greenlighted quickly. Up until now though, the sequel had no official title.
Now, at DC FanDome, a virtual convention dedicated to DC franchises, the movie’s director, David F. Sandberg, revealed the new title—Shazam: Fury of the Gods. this announcement was made at a special panel dedicated to the sequel which included Sandberg and some of the cast members.
The sequel was originally set for an April 2022 release, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the date was moved to November of that year. This gives the crew more time to develop the movie, and they were tight-lipped about any other detail apart from the title.
This leaves fans speculating about the narrative of the new movie and about the identity of the gods that are apparently so infuriated they made their way to the title. Shazam, the word used by Billy Batson to turn into a superhero, is an acronym of Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury. One of his most famous antagonists, Black Adam uses the word as an acronym for the Egyptian gods: She, Heru, Amon, Zehuti, Aton, and Mehen. So there is no shortage of gods to whom the title may refer.