Helen Mirren Set to Play Lead Villain in ‘Shazam: Fury of The Gods’
Production for the upcoming sequel to the 2019 hit film Shazam! is fast approaching with the original cast set to return. We already know that actress Rachel Zegler is joining the cast. Plot details for the film are still under wraps, but it seems the film has found its main antagonist.
Today it was reported that veteran actress Helen Mirren has joined the cast of Shazam: Fury of The Gods. She is set to play the lead villain of the film named Hespera. Her character is the daughter of the Greek Titan Atlas. That name has no clear ties to any specific DC character, however, Atlas does, in fact, exist within the DC Universe. However diving deeper into Mythology, Atlas had many children but one of which was a group known as the Hesperides. This group consisted of three known as Aegle, Erytheia, and Hespere. That last name is almost identical to that of Mirren’s character. Awhile back it was rumored that the film was looking to cast three wicked sisters as antagonists, and the Hesperides fit that well.
Shazam: Fury of The Gods is set to hit theaters on June 2nd, 2023, and will feature the return of Asher Angel as Billy Batson and Zachary Levi as the titular hero Shazam.