Pop culture is a never-ending world of updates, teases, trailers, and hopefully releases. What’s New Wednesday is Dorkaholics’ way to keep us all up to date with what’s new across comics, tv, film, games, and more! This week, the focus is on updates on Shazam! Fury of the Gods and the One Piece adaptation by Netflix.
- New Trailer for Shazam! Fury of the Gods
From the latest trailer for Shazam! Fury of the Gods, it’s clear that Daughters of Atlas are after the powers of the Shazam family and at one point their efforts result in most of the family losing their powers. One thing to note is that it seems only 2 of the 3 daughters play a villainous role, likely setting up the last daughter to be an ally to Billy and his siblings.
- New Poster for One Piece by Netflix
The latest update from Netflix on their upcoming live action series, One Piece, an adaptation of the popular manga known for its ongoing anime with over 1000 episodes thus far, is a poster featuring the iconic pose of the main character Luffy, as he stands tall and proud with his right fist in the air as the camera is pointed at his back while he faces the setting sun. The series is said to “set sail” sometime this year, 2023.
- New Poster and One Sheet for Shazam! Fury of the Gods
From New Line Cinema comes Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!,” is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam.
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).
The film is directed by David F. Sandberg (Shazam!, Annabelle: Creation) and produced by Peter Safran (Aquaman, The Suicide Squad). It is written by Henry Gayden (Shazam!, There’s Someone Inside Your House) and Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Fate of the Furious), based on characters from DC; Shazam! was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Executive producers are Walter Hamada, Adam Schlagman, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Marcus Viscidi and Geoff Johns.
Joining director Sandberg behind-the-camera are director of photography Gyula Pados (the Jumanji franchise), production designer Paul Kirby (The Old Guard, Jason Bourne) and editor Michel Aller (Shazam!, The Nun). The music supervisor is Season Kent (DC League of Super-Pets, The Addams Family 2) and the music is by Christophe Beck (Free Guy, Frozen II). Visual effects supervisors are Bruce Jones (Aquaman, It) and Raymond Chen (Alita: Battle Angel, The Meg). The costume designer is Louise Mingenbach (Jumanji: The Next Level, Godzilla: King of the Monsters).
New Line Cinema presents A Peter Safran Production of A David F. Sandberg Film, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which is set to open in theaters internationally beginning 15 March 2023 and in North America on March 17, 2023.
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