Three weeks after its mid-March theatrical release, Shazam! Fury of the Gods is set to hit digital platforms on April 7. This comes after the sequel to 2019’s Shazam had a disappointing box office performance, so far reportedly bringing in roughly $120 million worldwide–or barely breaking even, per Box Office Mojo data.
The new film sees Asher Angel’s Billy Batson transform into Zachary Levi’s superhero alter ego, Shazam, to take on the daughters of Atlas, played by Lucy Liu, Helen Mirren, and Rachel Zegler. The digital release will include both rental and purchase options, with a rental costing $20 for a 48-hour viewing window and a purchase costing $25 for premium digital ownership. The physical copy release date is expected to be on May 23.
According to Comicbook.com, special features on the digital and Blu-ray versions of the film include an audio commentary from director David F. Sandberg, deleted scenes, scene breakdowns, and featurettes on the film’s biggest sequences. Some of the featurettes include “The Rock of Eternity: Decked Out,” “The Mythology of Shazam!” and “The Zac Effect.” The latter will likely be of interest to fans of the franchise, as it promises to delve deeper into Levi’s role as the titular character.
While the rush to digital might seem like an acceptance of defeat for the film, viewers can still catch Shazam! Fury of the Gods in theaters nationwide. Levi has spoken openly and even theorized on the movie’s underwhelming performance at the box office, while director David Sandberg has publicly announced he’s done making superhero movies for the time being.
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