Lucy Liu has joined the upcoming Shazam: Fury of the Gods, New Line and DC introduced Monday in line with The Wrap.
Even higher, Liu (Chicago, Kill Invoice, Elementary) has been solid because the villainous god Kalypso, the sister of Helen Mirren’s character Hespera and daughter to Atlas. Neither Hespera nor Kalypso are featured within the precise DC comics, however Atlas has appeared to duel members of the Justice League and is among the sources of Shazam’s powers. Atlas serves as a type of amalgamation of historical Greek deities, possessing immense knowledge and power. It’s thought that Hespera and Kalypso may very well be primarily based on the Hesperides, the nymph daughters of the particular Atlas, relying on the way you learn the Greek myths.
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The post-credits scene for the primary Shazam movie noticed the villain Physician Sivana meet an alien named Grasp Thoughts. Whether or not or not that plotline will play into Fury of the Gods stays to be seen.
Liu can be becoming a member of West Facet Story star Rachel Zegler, who’s taking part in a at the moment unknown function. A lot of the unique solid and manufacturing crew is ready to return, together with Zachary Levi as Shazam and Asher Angel as his younger alter ego Billy Batson. David F. Sandberg can be returning to direct.
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Liu wrapped work on the profitable Elementary in 2019, and most lately joined CBS’ Why Girls Kill anthology sequence. Humorous sufficient, Liu labored inside the MCU beforehand, however as a director of a season two episode of Luke Cage.
Regardless of being deeply related all through the comics, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Black Adam movie additionally received’t work together with Shazam.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods is scheduled to premier in theaters on June 2, 2023.
Joseph Knoop is a author/producer for IGN.