During the Warner Bros. Hall H panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, DC Entertainment gave fans new footage and insight into some of its upcoming projects. Much of the presentation focused on Shazam: Fury of the Gods and Black Adam, with respective stars Zachary Levi and Dwayne Johnson in attendance. If you missed our live coverage of the event, you can catch up on the highlights of DC’s presentation here.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods
The Warner Bros. Theatrical Panel opened with a sizzle reel of Shazam: Fury of the Gods. Stars Zachary Levi and Lucy Liu were in attendance along with director David F. Samberg. The sequel to 2019’s Shazam revealed its first story details. The film will take place a few years after the original, and it will see how the team is established as heroes. They will face off against the Daughters of Atlas as the villains. West Side Story actress Rachel Zegler’s role was finally revealed as well, as she will be playing Antaeus, a Daughter of Atlas.
Warner Bros. also used SDCC to drop the first trailer for Fury of the Gods. Check it out below:
Shazam: Fury of the Gods is scheduled to hit theaters on December 21, 2022.
DC next dazzled the Hall H audience with its Black Adam presentation, including a dramatic entrance from star Dwayne Johnson himself. Johnson was also joined by other cast members, including Jaume Collet-Serra, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, and Quintessa Swindell.
Apparently, a final cut of the film was completed just the day before the presentation. It was revealed that Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller would be returning in Black Adam, on the heels of her performances in The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker. Johnson discussed how he views Black Adam as a relaunching point for DC films and a vehicle to build the Justice Society of America.
The Hall H audience was treated to a new trailer for the film, which was later released online. Check it out here:
Black Adam will release in theaters on October 21, 2022
Henry Cavill’s Absence
While SDCC is usually all about what fans are actually given, a bit of news here comes from what did not happen during the Warner Bros. Hall H panel. Earlier rumors hinted at Henry Cavill showing up during the Hall H panel to announce his return as Superman was heavily rumored but it turns out that wasn’t the case after all. For some, the panel ended on a somber note when the expectation of Superman’s return fell through.