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
“I’m happy to step aside and let the female villains take the spotlight. Emma Thompson and Emma Stone have done an incredible job in Cruella, and it’s long overdue.” – 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.
- Lucy Liu was cast as Kalypso on April 12, 2021.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods will be playing in theaters everywhere on June 2, 2023.