Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)

Billy Batson and his foster siblings, who transform into superheroes by saying "Shazam!", are forced to get back into action and fight the Daughters of Atlas, who they must stop from using a weapon that could destroy the world.
Full Certification

  Animal Action

Poster for Shazam! Fury of the Gods
Shazam! Fury of the Gods
Release Date: April 3, 2023
Certification: Full Certification

All grounds were inspected for hazards and sets were closed off and secured. Cast and crew members were introduced to the animals and instructed on their proper handling.

In the scene when the little girl walks into the living room holding the kitten, the kitten was to set by trainer. The kitten was allowed time to acclimate to the area, once comfortable she was placed in the child actress’ arms, tucked slightly under the jacket she is wearing. Kitten comfortable sitting with actress.

In the scene when all the superheroes are sitting in their lair and one of them pets a cat, the kitten was prepped to be held and met the actor in a previous scene. The wranglers were within a few feet off camera on either side of the small set area. Time on set was limited, the kitten was not present on set for any angles except the close up on the actor with the kitten.

In the scene where the superhero encounters girls on bridge holding a basket with kittens inside, prior to filming the trainers placed the cats in the basket. The actress was familiar with handling cats and was comfortable handling the kitten in the basket.

On action, the actors in the car emoted about their situation and the camera on the crane descended from directly above with the kitten held by the car passenger actress. Both takes were the same action.