Mark Strong gives his blessing to the hero’s new villains
Shazam! Star Mark Strong gives his blessing to Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu, who will play the titular hero’s new enemies in the upcoming sequel.
While Shazam! Star Mark Strong won’t be returning as Dr Sivana for the upcoming sequel, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, the actor gave his blessing to Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu, who will play the eponymous hero’s new enemies, Hespera and Kalypso, respectively.
Speaking to ComicBook.com, Strong confirmed his absence from Fury of the gods sequel and discussed Mirren and Liu’s involvement in the film. “You’re not going to see me in the sequel. Finally, I’m finally allowed to say it,” Strong said.
“I must have been biting my tongue for so long, but I think they’re about to start filming in Atlanta and I’m very happy to make way for Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu, who I think will do. some fantastic villains, ”he continued. “I mean, judging by the performances of Emma Thompson and Emma Stone in Cruella, it’s time for mean women, I think. Well you know maybe it was left unfinished with Mister Mind and we’ll come back later, who knows. Strong also discussed the first Shazam! movie, describing it as “so much fun” and explaining that his sons “loved this movie.”
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“And he has, you know, Zach [Levi] has such an irrepressible sense about him that it’s just very watchable, “he added.” And all the boys were, the whole family, you know, they were fantastic. So he has these cozy, family values. There is good over evil. It has everything you would expect from this kind of movie. In fact, the only one I can think of that I would say is in the same league is the one you mentioned earlier, namely Stardust, which is a fantastic movie. “
From now on, the plot of Shazam! Fury of the gods is unknown. However, the film also added West Side Story star Rachel Zegler at her casting, although her role is also being kept under wraps. Additionally, Fury of the gods will be supposed to resurrect the sorcerer Shazam, with Djimon Hounsou reprising the role.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! Fury of the gods stars Zachary Levi as Shazam, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Marta Milans as Mama Rosa, Helen Mirren as Hespera, Lucy Liu as Kalypso and Rachel Zegler in an undisclosed role. The film hits theaters on June 2, 2023.
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