Angel, who reprises his role of Billy Batson in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, recently said in an interview that this particular franchise brought a different tone to the DC films.
“I think, in a way, Shazam did open up the DC Universe because it’s lighthearted and it’s fun,” Angel told ComicBook.com. “I feel like we haven’t had a movie like that in the DC Universe in a really long time. I think getting to have that makes it really special.”
Angel is particularly excited Shazam! producer Safran and Gunn to co-head the new era of DC calling the duo a “dream team.”
“I remember meeting James. I went to the Suicide Squad stages in Atlanta. I met with him and he’s just a super nice, genuine, humble guy. Super passionate,” Angel said. “Obviously, he’s super freaking talented, but for him to team up with Peter Safran, who I think is so incredibly gifted at what he does is, it’s a dream team. To pair the two it totally makes sense. It was bound to happen.”
Shazam! was self-contained, aside from a Superman cameo from the neck down, but Angel is hopeful that his character could interact with other superheroes.
“Hopefully I get to integrate with other characters, but who knows?” he added.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is set to hit theatres on March 17, 2023.
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