Does Shazam die during Fury of the Gods?

Published: 2023-03-17T02:00:00

Updated: 2023-03-16T16:24:31

Shazam 2 is in theaters now, featuring Billy Batson battling the terrifying Daughters of Atlas, as well as a massive dragon, but does the main character die in Shazam Fury of the Gods? Read on to find out.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods hit screens today, and with DC movies canceled and characters rebooted by the new folks running Warner Bros., it could be the last of the Shazam movies.

The official synopsis for the film is as follows: “Granted with powers from the gods, Billy Batson and his foster companions are still learning how to juggle teenage life with their adult superhero alter egos. When a vengeful trio of ancient gods come to Earth in search of magic stolen from them long ago, Shazam and his allies find themselves embroiled in a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of the world.”

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The movie also culminates in a huge battle where the stakes couldn’t be higher. But how does it all end for Billy Batson? Read on to find out. Fair BEWARE OF SPOILERS AHEAD.

Does Shazam die at the end of Shazam 2?

Yes, Shazam dies at the end of Shazam 2.

In the action-packed climax, Shazam battles Kalypso (Lucy Lui), who rides into battle on a dragon named Ladon. Whom the film’s production notes describe as “an elemental dragon of enormous stature created from the Tree of Life itself.”

They do it in and around a baseball diamond, with Shazam powering up via lightning. But even though the hero ultimately defeats the villain, he too is killed in the process.

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So much so that his family and friends bury poor Billy Batson at the end of the movie and mourn his grave.

Does Shazam live at the end of Fury of the Gods?

Yes, Shazam lives on at the end of Fury of the Gods. It takes the magic of a God to bring him back. And so, somewhat conveniently, Wonder Woman suddenly appears, grabs the magical staff, and smashes it into the ground. Which gives life to both the ground and Billy.

In a scene that later harkens back to the horror classic Carrie, Shazam reaches out of the ground and Billy Batson comes back to life.

He makes fun of his friends for burying him so quickly and flirts with Wonder Woman to the best of his ability. So Billy heads home to be with the Shazam family, now very much alive.

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Fury of the Gods is out now, while you can read more of our Shazam coverage below…

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