Shazam! Fury of the God: June 2023

Rachel Zegler, who plays Maria in Spielberg’s upcoming musical “West Side Story,” has joined the cast of “Shazam: Fury of the Gods” for DC and New Line.

Zegler, who will play a key role, becomes the second Colombian American to be cast in a DC superhero project, following Sasha Calle joining the cast of “The Flash” in the role of Supergirl.

David F. Sandberg will direct the sequel from a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan. Peter Safran is producing through The Safran Company alongside Geoff Johns of Mad Ghost Productions. “Shazam” is based on the DC character created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck.

“Shazam!” was the No. 1 film worldwide in 2019, earning over $366 million on a relatively modest budget for a superhero film. The film starred Asher Angel as the teenage Billy and Jack Dylan Grazer as his sidekick.

“Shazam! Fury of the God” will be released on June 2, 2023.