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Shazam! Fury of the Gods arrived this past Thursday in theaters, with a lot of discussion on the internet. It’s the second movie in the Shazam! franchise and the first movie to come out since James Gunn and Peter Safran became the head of DC Studios.  At the Cosmic Circus, we’ve been eagerly anticipating this latest Zachary Levi-led installment about the Shazamily in the City of Brotherly Love. So, of course, we got ourselves to the theaters early to check it out and had some thoughts to share in the Shazam! Fury of the Gods Discussion Cosmic Circle podcast.

Join host Ayla Ruby and fellow writers Brian Kitson and Wiktor Reinfuss as they discuss Shazam! Fury of the Gods. The trio talks about what worked for them and what didn’t in this latest DC Studios adaption. They discuss cameos, post-credit scenes, and even the somewhat controversial product placement. And if that wasn’t enough, the writers also answer questions from the Cosmic Circus community and more.

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[Warning: Spoilers from Shazam! Fury of the Gods is below and within the podcast!]

Ep. 24: Shazam! Fury of the Gods


    • 00:20 – Intros
    • 01:15 – First and pre-viewing impressions on Shazam! Fury of the Gods, going in. Did you expect to like it? What did you like?
    • 11:02 – Do you want to see more of Shazam in future?
    • 14:15 – Spoiler alert! Talking about what they did and didn’t get right with tone and whether or not there should be a reboot for the characters
    • 17:09 – Discussion about bringing in Peacemaker characters, and talk about the difference in tone between Shazam! and that show.
    • 20:40 – What did you really like about the movie?
    • 27:45 – Praising Lucy Liu’s performance
    • 29:45 – What did you not like about the movie?
    • 36:15 – What is going on with the end credits scene anyway? 
    • 38:30 – Discussing the dragon and VFX
    • 41:00 – Discussing product placements in the film.
    • 44:18 – Did you like Steve?
    • 46:00 – Final thoughts on Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Vic’s theory… is Shazam’s world going to be connected to The Flash film coming up?
    • 49:45 – Outros


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Podcast credits and show notes

    • Ayla Ruby
    • Brian Kitson
    • Wiktor Reinfuss
Executive Producer/Editor
    • Lizzie Hill

Recorded on 03/19/23

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Ayla Ruby

I am a writer and interviewer based somewhere in the Alpha Quadrant. I love all things nerdy - but Star Trek and Spiderman have special places in my heart. Find me at @TulinWrites on Twitter. And visit my other website for more reviews and interviews:

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