Lucy Liu joins Helen Mirren as co-villain of ‘Shazam! Fury of the gods

Shazam! Fury of the gods It won’t be the first time we’ve supported the bad guys, but it will be the first time we want villains to win when superheroes are kids. But that’s what happens when you cast Lucy Liu and Helen Mirren as your baddies.

ET can confirm that Liu has joined the cast of the Shazam! sequel as the villain Kalypso, a second daughter of Atlas and sister of Hespera (Mirren). “Shazam” is, of course, an acronym formed by the six Greek gods, with the first “A” for Atlas. However, none of the villains appear in the comics.

Mirren’s own casting was announced in March.

“I am privileged to join the team of incredible artists coming together to create the wonderful world of Shazam!” told exclusively to ET. “And it was my stepson’s favorite when he was a kid. We have family photos of him dressed as Shazam from 42 years ago!”

Shazam! director David F. Sandberg returns for the sequel, which will once again star Asher Angel as Billy Batson, who by reciting the titular magic word transforms himself into a super-powered adult (played by Zachary Levi).

Shazam! Fury of the gods is scheduled for release on June 2, 2023.

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