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Lucy Liu cast as a goddess (like we didn’t know already) in Shazam! Fury of the Gods

April 15th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Following the news a few weeks back that Helen Mirren has joined the cast of Shazam! Fury of the Gods as the main villain (here), we have another great bit of casting for you tonight.

Now, look, I’ve known for many years that actress Lucy Liu was a goddess, but now Warner Brothers have cast her as one in the Shazam! sequel where she will play Kalypso, the sister of Mirren’s villain Hespera.

Oddly, neither character is based on a comic book version, although they are both daughters of Atlas (the ‘A’ in Shazam! – remember, the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury.

This is a cracking bit of casting and having these two ladies in the DCEU will be very exciting.

Shazam! will face the Fury of the Gods on November 4th, 2022.


Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….