Actor Djimon Hounsou was in DC’s 2019 film Shazam, where he played a Wizard who was the last surviving member of the Council of Wizards. Now, it seems as if he may not be done with his role in the DCEU, despite having seemingly died in the first film.
Hounsou was recently spotted on set of the upcoming Shazam! Fury of the God, where he doesn’t look exactly like his character from the first film, but is at least at production for the sequel. In the original Shazam, the Wizard disappeared after giving his abilities to Billy Batson (Asher Angel), but it seems ad if he may not be dead after all.
You can check out the set photo from the Shazam sequel below:
Shazam! Fury of the Gods will feature the return of Asher Angel and Zachary Levi as they reprise their respective roles as Billy Batson and Shazam. Joining them are most of the first film’s main cast, including Jack Dylan Grazer and Adam Brody as Freddy; Faithe Herman and Meagan Good as Darla; Ian Chen and Ross Bulter as Eugene; Grace Fulton as Mary; Jovan Arman and D.J. Cotrona as Pedro; Marta Milans, and Cooper Andrews.
After defeating Sivana and the Seven Deadly Sins in the 2019 film, the sequel will see the Shazam family going up against much more dangerous threats, with the introductions of the daughters of Atlas, Hespera, and Kalypso, who are set to be portrayed by Oscar winner Helen Mirren and Kill Bill actress Lucy Liu. West Side Story star Rachel Zeigler has also been cast for an undisclosed key role.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is once again being directed by David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) from a screenplay written by returning scribe Henry Gayden. It will be produced by Peter Safran.
The sequel is currently slated to release on June 2, 2023.