Shazam 2 Director Confirms WandaVision Composer Scored Sequel
Shazam! Fury of the gods adds an MCU favorite to the sequel crew. In an interaction on Twitter, the director David F.Sandberg revealed that the composer Christopher Beck is behind the straight score. The veteran film score composer replaced Benjamin Wallfishwho worked on the music for the first film.
Recently, a fan asked Sandberg on Twitter, “Hey David, I don’t know if it’s been announced, but is Benjamin Wallfisch coming back to score Shazam!” 2? Thank you and I can’t wait to see the movie! To which the Swedish director replied, “That was the plan but the timings got in the way (there are just too many films being made at the moment). @CBeckOfficial is scoring this one and he did an amazing job!”
Looks like the scheduling conflict caused Beck to Fury of the gods and the fans are not complaining! The Canadian composer has scored many fan-favorite movies and TV shows over the years and even won an Emmy for his work on buffy the vampire slayer. He has worked on various big budget films like Frozen, edge of tomorrowand The Muppets among others. But perhaps he’s best known for scoring Marvel Cinematic Universe titles such as the Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily-LEDs The ant Man and its sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp. Last year he was nominated for another Emmy for his work on Wanda Vision and his most recent MCU score was for the Disney+ series Hawk Eye.
Fury of the gods was recently delayed to avoid a box office clash with james cameronis long overdue Avatar: The Way of the Water. Sandberg is directing the film from a screenplay by Henry Gaydenwho also wrote Shazam!. The sequel adds Helen Mirren as the villainous Hespera, a daughter of Atlas, cast with lucy liu like Hespera’s sister, Kalypso. Also, Grace Fulton will replace Michelle Borth as an adult Mary.
The returning cast members are, Zacharie Levi like Shazam with Asher Angel like Billy Batson, Jack Dylan Grazer like Freddy, Ian Chen like Eugene, Jovan Armand like Pedro, and Faithe Herman like Darla among others. Talk about Fury of the gods Levi told Collider:
“I’m really proud of the first one, I think we made a really, really good movie. I think the second one is better. I think we had more time, we had more budget. We had, basically, everything The actors were coming back, and we all got to know our characters a little bit more; we could kind of sit on them a bit more.
Shazam! Fury of the gods hits theaters on December 21, 2022. Check out Sandberg’s Tweet below.