Shazam Sequel Will Switch Focus to Femal Villains.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods
Shazam’s sequel will be entitled, Shazam: Fury of the Gods. The sequel planned for Shazam will not feature Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong) as the villian. During a mid-credits sequence at the end of the film, Sivana and Seven Deadly Sins host had been defeated. Thereby, Sivana was inprisoned at Rock Falls Penitentiary. However, his story didn’t end there.
Fans were treated to a mid-credit sequence. In the additional sneak peak, there was a scene in his cell where Sivana was approached by the super-intelligent alien centipede. The Centipede or Master Mind offered to form an alliance with Sivana. Then, he promised that the Seven Realms would be theirs for the taking. Naturally, everyone assumed the sequel would include the two raising havoc and taking over the seven Realms. However, Mark Strong has confirmed that he’s not going to be in the sequel film and he’s okay with that.
Female Villians take the Screen
“To be honest with you, I’m very happy to take a back seat to some female villains and let them have a go, because judging by the work that Emma Thompson and Emma Stone have done in Cruella, it’s about time.” – Mark Strong
Who will be the new villians?
According to the DC Extended Universe site, casting reveals that Hespear and Kalypso will be the featured villians in the sequel. Yet, no plot details have been released or leaked regarding what the new film will look like or anything else about the villains.
Due to the casting information, the actresses playing the villians were revealed in March and April. Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu will be joining the cast. Evidently, those big names will be playing formidable villians to Billy Batson’s Shazam and the rest of the Shazam Superhero family.
- On March 23 2021, it was reported that Helen Mirren had been cast to play Hespera, the main villain of the film.
- On April 12, 2021, it was reported that Lucy Liu had been cast to play Kalypso.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods will be playing in theaters everywhere on June 2, 2023.