SHAZAM! Fury of the Gods


NOTE: This spoiler was submitted by Jeremy

The film opens at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece. Two goddesses, Hespera (Helen Mirren) and Kalypso (Lucy Liu), also known as the Daughters of Atlas, enter and come upon the broken staff of the Wizard Shazam (Djimon Hounsou). They break the case holding the staff pieces and each grab one half, imbuing them with its powers. Kalypso uses her power of mind manipulation to get all the museum patrons to begin attacking each other before Hespera uses her powers to unleash an element that turns everyone to stone. The goddesses then state that it is time for them to go after the Champions of this realm.

Billy Batson (Asher Angel) goes to the office of his pediatrician (PJ Byrne) in his Shazam (Zachary Levi) form. He feels that he isn’t living up to his true potential as a superhero and feels that his family is drifting apart from him. He and his Shazam family have also not been seen as very super in the eyes of their city, as they have been dubbed the “Philadelphia Fiascos”.

Billy returns home to his siblings. He plays games with Eugene (Ian Chen), while Pedro (Jovan Armand) has taken an interest in baseball (for the players themselves). Mary (Grace Caroline Currey) has stayed home from college and works to pay rent, and Darla (Faithe Herman) remains her usual cheerful and upbeat self. Freddy (Jack Dylan Grazer) tends go off on his own with his superhero persona (Adam Brody), calling himself “Captain Everypower”. Billy and Freddy overhear news of trouble going on in the city, and while Freddy wants just the two of them to take care of things, Billy calls upon his siblings to join them and take on their own forms (Meagan Good as Darla, DJ Cotrona as Pedro, and Ross Butler as Eugene). The siblings also continue to keep their superhero identities a secret from Victor and Rosa (Cooper Andrews and Marta Milans).

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge is starting to come apart. People begin abandoning their cars in a panic before the Shazam family arrives and gets people to safety. They manage to save everyone, but despite their heroics, they fail to stop the bridge from completely collapsing, and they are still called the Philly Fiascos. Shazam gathers the siblings at their Rock of Eternity hideout, but they each have their own commitments to get to. Mary stays to talk to him about how he has to accept that things are changing with the family and that it might be time for him to move on as well.

In the realm of the gods, The Wizard is imprisoned in a cell after seemingly dying after transferring his powers to Billy. He is met by Hespera and Kalypso, who force him to repair the staff. The staff was the only thing keeping the Daughters of Atlas from entering the human realm, and after it was destroyed, they came for revenge, as they consider The Wizard a traitor for working against Atlas.

At high school, Freddy bumps into a new girl, Anne (Rachel Zegler). He immediately becomes smitten with her, and she seems interested in him, but the moment is ruined by bonehead bully brothers Brett and Burke Breyer (Carson MacCormac and Evan Marsh). Despite them, Anne lets Freddy walk her to class, and he realizes he has a crush.

Billy has a dream that he is Shazam on a date with Wonder Woman before The Wizard takes her appearance (which creeps Billy out) so that he may warn Billy about the Daughters of Atlas and what they are planning to do, but he is weakened before he can tell Billy how to stop them. Billy later goes to warn his siblings about the potential threat.

At the Rock of Eternity, the siblings (minus Freddy) learn that the Daughters of Atlas guard the Tree of Life, which produces golden apples that contain the Seeds of Life, and they also have a mythical dragon at their disposal. Pedro shows them a secret room full of archives and books on various magic artifacts, along with a sentient quill named Steve, who directs them to the books they need to find on the Daughters. They discover that it was Billy’s fault for the barrier between worlds being broken because he was the one that broke the staff when they fought Dr. Sivana. The siblings also learn about Hespera, Kalypso, and a third sister, Anthea…AKA Anne. Billy knows Freddy is in trouble.

Freddy meets with Anthea on the roof of the school, where he wants to show her his superhero self. As he does so, Hespera and Kalypso show up, and Kalypso uses the staff to depower Freddy. His teacher (Diedrich Bader) comes up to intervene, but Kalypso uses her power to make the teacher walk off the roof to his death. Before they can harm Freddy, Anthea uses her power to manipulate the environment. The Shazam siblings them arrive to try and fight, but Freddy tries to hold them back or they will be depowered too. The sisters create a platform with Freddy as their hostage, floating high into the sky until Hespera forms a giant dome around the city, trapping everything and everyone inside. Shazam can only watch as Freddy is taken.

Freddy is imprisoned with The Wizard, who (sort of) formally meets him and learns of his relation to Billy. The Wizard considers choosing Billy as the Champion to be a failure on his part, and so he wallows in his cell. While Freddy tries to think of an escape plan, The Wizard tells him anything he thinks of would be useless against the Daughters. Freddy’s siblings then use Steve to write a letter to the Daughters to try and reason with them for Freddy’s safe release. Kalypso instead tortures Freddy with her powers and traps him and The Wizard in a pit with their dragon, Ladon the World Ender. Ladon’s powers cause Freddy and The Wizard to be unable to run, but Anthea uses her powers to free them before Ladon can kill them.

Billy (as Shazam) arranges a meeting with Hespera to try and get Freddy back and to get rid of the dome. She arrives and expresses her anger at teenagers taking the powers of the gods when she sees them as unworthy. When the rest of the siblings show up, Kalypso gets the drop on them and uses the staff to depower Pedro. Shazam fights Hespera underground, where she attempts to wrap Mary and Darla in wires, and Hespera tries to use a large ball of melded materials to attack Shazam, but he uses his super speed to put her in the path of her own projectile, knocking her out and allowing the siblings to bring her back to the Rock of Eternity.

The siblings imprison Hespera and try to go over what to do next, but not long after, Darla discovers that Hespera has escaped. They realize that she always intended to be captured. She goes through their library and picks up what Billy thought was a paperweight when it was actually a golden apple covered in black dust. The siblings follow her as she brings the apple to Kalypso and Anthea. Meanwhile, Freddy and The Wizard attempt to acquire the apple themselves since Kalypso suggests planting the Seed of Life on Earth and unleashing their army of monsters. Freddy almost manages to get away with the apple but draws the sisters’ attention. Shazam makes his way in and grabs the staff, but Kalypso takes it back. The Wizard returns Freddy his powers as they escape. Kalypso attempts to use the staff against them, despite Hespera’s orders, but Kalypso thinks her sisters have gotten soft. She then summons Ladon to rise and go after the Champions.

The heroes run to Victor and Rosa to get them to safety, but they have to come clean over their superhero identities. Pedro also uses the opportunity to come out as gay to the family, but they all knew already and are supportive of him. Ladon then begins to chomp through the house, forcing everyone to run into the van and drive into the city. Kalypso chases after them while riding Ladon, and she depowers everyone except Billy before grabbing the apple. She brings it to the Lincoln Financial Field and places the apple in the ground, sprouting the Tree of Life and giving birth to hideous monsters that begin to attack and kill innocent civilians.

The Wizard tells the siblings that there is one force that can fight the monsters, and that’s the unicorns. However, he tells them (mostly an excited Darla) that they are not like the pretty ponies in stories, but are violent creatures who hate humans. After learning what can appease unicorns, they learn that one of them is ambrosia, and Darla has an idea. They locate the unicorns, and she feeds them Skittles, which the unicorn appreciates and has its fellow unicorns arrive to let the siblings mount them and charge into the city to fight the monsters.

Anthea attempts to get through to her sisters since the Tree of Life does not belong on Earth soil. When it seems that Hespera has come around and will go against Kalypso, she uses Ladon to impale Hespera, and then uses the staff to depower Anthea. She attempts to go after her sisters herself after meeting with the Shazam family, and while Freddy goes after her, she kisses him so he may stay behind and not get hurt. Billy resolves that it is up to him and him alone to save the day. He has a brief talk with Rosa in his normal teenage form, as he thinks he will get kicked out of the house due to aging out of the foster system, but she tells him he will always have a home with them.

Shazam finds Kalypso and Ladon as they nearly kill Freddy and Anthea, and he manages to swipe the staff from her so she may chase after him. He finds Hespera’s body and manages to revive her so that she may help stop Kalypso by trapping her inside the dome. Shazam lures Kalypso to the field, and Hespera manages to shrink the dome down to the size of the stadium, enraging Kalypso. Billy’s family watches from outside the dome as he faces off against the angry goddess and her dragon. He uses the staff to power himself up and bash Ladon’s face, and the dragon’s fire causes his suit to burn to a crisp (reminiscent of a certain BLACK-suited antihero). Shazam then charges himself up with the staff, summoning a powerful bolt of lightning that destroys the dome and obliterates both Kalypso and Ladon to ashes. Hespera quietly acknowledges Billy as both a hero and a god, before she too dies for good.

The family runs into the field to find Billy, and Freddy finds his lifeless body by the remains of the tree. Despite their efforts to wake him up, Billy really is dead. The Wizard brings the family, plus Anthea, to the realm of the gods to give Billy a proper burial. The Wizard states that with Anthea losing her powers and her sisters dead, there are no gods left that could revive Billy…until a voice calls out, “There is one.” The family turns around to find none other than…WONDER WOMAN (Gal Gadot)! She received an earlier message from Billy, and she uses her goddess powers to power up the staff over Billy’s grave to revive him, and in turn restores the powers to Anthea and the siblings. Billy (as Shazam) then rises from his grave and hugs his family. He then attempts to shoot his shot with Wonder Woman, but she tells him to stick to saving the world.

The family returns home after repairing it, and they have taken Anthea in as well since she and Freddy are now an official couple. They are visited by The Wizard, who is now choosing to live life on Earth as a civilian instead of wasting away in another realm. He is thankful to the family for helping him, and they view him as a friend too. Billy then asks The Wizard what his own superhero name is, and he tells him it has always been Shazam.

Mid-Credits Scene: Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) and John Economos (Steve Agee) walk into a place in the woods where Shazam is practicing his powers. They offer him an invitation to the Justice Society per Amanda Waller’s orders, though he accepts before they finish talking since he thought he was getting invited to the Justice LEAGUE. Shazam then thinks of better names for the Justice Society since it’s confusing having two superhero teams with “Justice” in their name.

Post-Credits Scene: Dr. Sivana (Mark Strong) continues to live in his cell, desperate for a way to reclaim his power. He is met once again by Mr. Mind (David F Sandberg), but Sivana is frustrated that Mr. Mind appeared to plan something with him, only to abandon Sivana for years. Mr. Mind insists that their plans will soon be set in motion…only to once again slither out of Sivana’s cell.

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Billy Batson is feeling that he is not living up to his potential as the superhero Shazam, along with his siblings who have their own superpowers and have started going off to do their own things. The Shazam family faces a new threat when the Daughters of Atlas - Hespera, Kalypso, and Anthea - arrive on Earth after the barrier between their worlds is broken (thanks to Billy breaking The Wizard's staff in the last movie). The elder sisters want to reclaim their god powers from the siblings, while Anthea poses as a high school student and takes a mutual liking to Freddy Freeman.

The Daughters search for a golden apple containing the Seeds of Life that would plant the Tree of Life on Earth and unleash their army of monsters upon humanity. They succeed in their plan, but Anthea and Hespera realize Kalypso has become mad with power in regards to their previous goals. Kalypso summons the dragon Ladon and uses him to impale Hespera before depowering Anthea. The other siblings lose their powers as well, but they find unicorns that help them fight the monsters. Billy takes it upon himself to defeat Kalypso by briefly reviving Hespera and having her help him trap Kalypso in a dome that they created around the city. Shazam fights Kalypso and Ladon at the Lincoln Financial Field before summoning a powerful blast of lightning to destroy the villains at the cost of his own life.

Billy's family buries him in the realm of gods until Wonder Woman finds them and uses her powers to bring Billy back to life, as well as restoring the powers of Anthea and Billy's siblings. Anthea stays with the family while The Wizard lives on Earth now.

During the credits, Amanda Waller's lackeys Emilia Harcourt and John Economos show up to recruit Shazam to the Justice Society, while Dr. Sivana is still plotting something with Mr. Mind.