'Shazam! Fury Of The Gods' finds its villain 'Hespera' in Helen Mirren


Actress Helen Mirren has been cast as Hespera, the villainous daughter of the god Atlas, in Shazam! Fury Of The Gods, a sequel to the 2019 film, Shazam.

The entire team of the first installment return in the sequel, including Asher Angel, who plays teenager Billy Batson and Zachary Levi, who plays the adult version of Billy and his superhero alter ego Shazam.

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David F. Sandberg directs the film from a script by Henry Gayden. Actress Rachel Zegler is expected to join the franchise in the sequel, according to a report in Variety. Shazam! Fury Of The Gods is set to release in June 2023.