Shazam: Fury of the Gods is about to get a whole lot bigger. Our friends at The Wrap are reporting that Helen Mirren is joining the upcoming DC sequel in a villain role. That villain is Hespera. She’s described as the daughter of Atlas, she doesn’t have a clear DC counterpart, but there are several DC characters based on the Greek Titan.
THS had an exclusive report earlier this year about Henry Cavill joining the cast of the sequel. Shazam: Fury of the Gods continues Billy Batson’s story from the first film when he got his superpowers. Asher Angel and Zachary Levi are both back as Billy and Shazam. David F. Sandberg is back in the director’s chair as well with a screenplay by Henry Gayden.
Helen Mirren is one of the most accomplished actors in the history of cinema with credits and awards throughout the decades. She’s no stranger to action films with roles in the Fast and Furious franchise and Red 1/2.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods releases June 2nd, 2023.
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Source: The Wrap