Shazam! Fury Of The Gods Trailer Features A Low-key Tribute To A Beloved Horror Filmmaker

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At the end of the trailer, a burned-out Shazam battles a dragon and is thrilled that his life involves the opportunity to run a truck over one. Just then, as you can see in the photo above, we see a large vertical sign behind him that says “Fulci”.

If that doesn’t ring a bell, you might want to host a horror movie marathon this weekend. Lucio Fulci is a legendary Italian director, writer and actor of horror and giallo films, known for titles such as ‘A Lizard in Woman’s Skin’, ‘Don’t Torture a Duck’, ‘Zombie 2’ and “The Beyond.” He is known as a master of gore and is often called “The Poet of the Macabre” for his graphically violent work. Does it mean “Shazam!” will feature a lot of horror and gore? No, probably not. But we can dream.

Here is the logline of “Shazam! Fury of the Gods:”

From New Line Cinema comes “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” which continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, after reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!”, transforms into his adult superhero alter ego, Shazam. .

The film stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Meagan Good, DJ Cotrona, Grace Caroline Currey, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans, Cooper Andrew, Djimon Hounsou. Joining the cast are Rachel Zegler, Lucy Liu and, of course, Helen Mirren.

“Shazam! Fury of the Gods” will hit theaters on December 21, 2022.

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