Concept artist Jerad Marantz gives fans a look at an early Wrath design for Warner Bros.’ Shazam!.
The action-comedy follows Billy Batson, a foster kid who is begrudgingly chosen by the ancient wizard, Shazam, to receive an array of superpowers.
Shazam has spent centuries in a place known as the Rock of Eternity, waiting for a champion who is pure of heart. However, his search is complicated by the fact that his last champion released the Seven Deadly Sins, killing every other wizard on Shazam’s council.
The Early Concept
Arguably the most intimating of these sins is Wrath. At one point in the film, we see Wrath bite the head off of Sivana Industries’ board member and throw his body out of a window.
Marantz, a concept artist who worked on Shazam! Recently posted a menacing picture of Wrath to Instagram. The design below is different than the one used in the final film.
Shazam! alludes to how Wrath and the others were released by Teth-Adam AKA Black Adam thousands of years earlier. He does this to avenge the murder of his family. The sins not only do this but kill millions of people and everyone on the Council of Wizards (except for Shazam).
Luckily, Shazam defeats the demons on his own and imprisons them within statues in the Rock of Eternity. At the end of Shazam!, Billy (as his superhero alter-ego, Shazam) follows in the old wizard’s footsteps by removing the Eye of Sin from Sivana and imprisoning the Seven Deadly Sins.
This may be explored in the DC Extended Universe’s upcoming Black Adam solo film. So, what do you all think about this guys?