Shazam! Wrath of the Gods made a splash at the Westwood Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
DC sequel stars Zachary Levi, Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Ross Butler and more brave water puddles on the red carpet to celebrate the premiere of their film. The flooding was so severe, workers had to sweep mountains of water from the carpet throughout the night.
The wet carpet follows several rainy premieres in LA following storms that have battered the major city and other parts of California over the past few months. Mike Wofford, a senior meteorologist for the Weather Service’s LA office, said the region has already received at least twice the average amount of cumulative rainfall for this point in the year, according to The New York Times.
Although many premieres were moved indoors in instances where the flooding was excessive, the Shazam! Wrath of the Gods one is simply too large for an indoor area to accommodate; and due to the amount of rain near the Westwood Theater, it was impossible to keep the water out of the venue, despite it being a tent for the premiere.
Levi narrowly escaping a puddle of water on the carpet and shouted “There’s a pool!” while striking silly poses. Jack Dylan Grazer, who plays young Freddy Freeman in the film, also took one playful approach to the rainy carpet, kicking it towards the cameras.
The sequel, one of several titles James Gunn and Peter Safran kept on the release calendar after the DC takeover, features a time jump and follows Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids as they continue to learn how to balance being teenagers and come to terms with their superhero alter egos.
The children’s journeys of self-discovery are cut short when the Daughters of Atlas arrive on Earth and wreak havoc. Mirren’s Hespera, Liu’s Calypso and Zegler’s Antaeus make up the vengeful trio of ancient goddesses. The film also stars Meagan Good, Grace Currey, Djimon Hounso and DJ Cotrona
Shazam! Wrath of the Gods hits theaters on March 17.