After the success of the first film Shazam!, director David F. Sandberg continued the sequel with Shazam! Fury of the Gods, teamed up again with Zachary Levi and Asher Angel who played Shazam/Billy Batson.
His first film was very well received by fans and even critics, earning $366 million at the global box office and an aggregate score of 71% on Metacritic.
With a lineup of experienced actors and rising stars, there’s a lot to look forward to in this new project.
Now shooting for Fury of the Gods has been going on for quite a while, with various official photos as well as leaked photos circulating on the internet.
And the latest photo spread on Twitter finally shows the first look of prolific actress Helen Mirren who will play one of the villains in the Shazam sequel later, namely Hespera.
— The Cosmic Wonder | Warren (@CosmicWarren13) June 21, 2021
The @JustJared photo tweeted by @CosmicWarren13 shows Mirren in full costume as Hespera, having lunch with Shazam.
It’s hard to predict Hespera’s involvement in Fury of the Gods, as the character has never been described before in DC comics.
What is clear is that she is the evil daughter of the Greek god Atlas and she is related to the character Kalypso played by Lucy Liu and the secret character played by Rachel Zegler.
With Shazam: Fury of the Gods still two years away, maybe Warner Bros. will not be revealing information about Hespera and her siblings in the near future.
As filming continues, it’s possible that more photos will be spread online, giving fans an idea of what Shazam: Fury of the Gods is due for release on June 2, 2023.