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Yes! Helen Mirren joins the DCEU as Shazam! Fury of the Gods villain

March 24th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Oh yes, this is one of those bits of casting that just makes you think ‘take my money!’

The always amazing Helen Mirren has signed on as the big bad villain in Shazam! sequel Fury of the Gods.

The Excalibur and Fast & Furious star, left, will play Hespera, the daughter of Atlas opposite Zachary Levi as the titular hero and newcomer Rachel Zegler in an as-yet undisclosed role.

While little is known of the plot at this stage, we do know that the movie will once again be directed by David F Sandberg and will see the cast of the original movie returning, including Asher Angel as Shazam!’s alter-ego Billy Batson alongside his adopted family in the movie Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña and Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley.

It also seems likely the Marvel Family will appear too with Adam Brody, Michelle Borth, Ross Butler, DJ Cotrona and Meagan Good looling set to reprise their roles. We’re also hearing Mark Strong’s Dr Thaddeus Sivana will return.

But will we see Dwayne Johnston as Black Adam? Or Henry Cavill as Superman? Only time will tell…

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is expected to hit cinemas on 2nd June 2023


Source: Deadline

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….