Helen Mirren shares the excitement of being a villain
Shazam! Fury of the gods Star Helen Mirren has shared her excitement about playing the villain in the upcoming DC film.
Very few esteemed actresses like Helen Mirren make it onto genre sets, but when they do, the results are spectacular. Serious, no-nonsense actor Helen Mirren turned heads for the first time Fast and furious franchise as the mother of Deckard Shaw. She’s about to reprise her role for this summer F9 thus, proving that the independent actor has his place in mainstream Hollywood productions. Mirren will soon be joining the DC Extended Universe as Hespera in the upcoming Shazam! Fury of the gods.
Asked about his next villain role in Shazam! Fury of the gods In an interview with Access, Mirren shared the excitement she felt for the role, saying it could well be one of her first villain roles in a career spanning nearly 5 decades.
“I actually haven’t played a lot of bad guys. I think [Hespera in] Shazam may be the first to play!
Mirren continued the interview by saying that she thinks the experience will be “a lot of fun,” confirming that she has yet to start filming for the DC Project. Details are thin Shazam! Fury of the gods but Helen Mirren’s Hespera is expected to join the character of Lucy Liu to wreak considerable havoc for the Shazam family!
Here is the official synopsis of the Shazam! movie:
We all have a superhero inside of us, it just takes a little bit of magic to make it stand out. In the case of Billy Batson (Angel), shouting one word – SHAZAM! -, this 14-year-old streetwise adopted child can transform into adult superhero Shazam (Levi), thanks to a former wizard. Still a child at heart – in a torn, divine body – Shazam revel in this grown-up version of himself doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have x-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning from his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he will have to master these powers quickly.
Directed by David F Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans and Djimon Hounsou.
The film is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Helen Mirren and Shazam! Fury of the gods, and be sure to subscribe to the Heroic Hollywood YouTube channel for more original video content!