Entertainment Lucy Liu Joins New Line & DC’s ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’
Helen Mirren Joins 'Shazam: Fury of the Gods' in Villain Role
"Shazam: Fury of the Gods" is adding a super actor to its superhero story, with Oscar-winner Helen Mirren joining the cast as the villain Hespera. Per the official description, Hespera is described as a daughter of Atlas. Though she doesn't have a clear DC Comics counterpart, Atlas is the name of several DC Comics characters inspired by the Titan of Ancient Greek mythology, the most famous and enduring version created by the legendary Jack Kirby in 1975. Mirren is the latest addition to the cast, which includes "West Side Story" breakout Rachel Zegler, who the wrap exclusively reported will appear in an as-yet undisclosed role that will be key to the story.
has signed on to play the villainous Kalypso in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, the highly anticipated sequel to 2019’s Shazam! from and . Liu is joining star Zachary Levi, back to reprise his title role, as well as new cast members Rachel Zegler and Helen Mirren, who will play the villain Hespera, a daughter of Atlas and sister to Kalypso.
David F. Sandberg is back directing from a screenplay by Henry Gayden, based on the DC character created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. The sequel will continue the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!” is struck by the Living Lightning of the gods and transformed into his adult superhero alter ego, Shazam.
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Peter Safran is producing through The Safran Company. Shazam! Fury of the Gods is slated for release on June 2, 2023.
Liu, who co-starred for seven seasons on CBS’ popular drama Elementary, most recently seen in the CBS All Access dark comedic series Why Women Kill. On the film side, Liu is known for her performances in the blockbusters like the Charlie’s Angels films and Kill Bill.
Liu is repped by Framework Entertainment, ICM Partners, and Schreck Rose.
'American Gods' Canceled After 3 Seasons at Starz
"American Gods" has been canceled after three seasons at Starz. "Everyone at Starz is grateful to the dedicated cast and crew, and our partners at Fremantle who brought author and executive producer Neil Gaiman's ever-relevant story to life that speaks to the cultural climate of our country," Starz said in a statement Monday. The news comes a week after the Neil Gaiman adaptation concluded its third season. The 10-episode season debuted in January to declining ratings for the premium cable network after a lengthy hiatus coming out of the behind-the-scenes turmoil on Season 2.
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