In a few months, movie fans will be treated to the premiere of Shazam! Anger of the Gods. The sequel to DC’s beloved 2019 film certainly raises the bar in some cool ways – including the new additions to the cast. Among them is Helen Mirren, who will play the villainous Hespera in the movie, marking Mirren’s first official foray into the world of superheroes. In a recent interview with AP EntertainmentMirren spoke about the experience of working Anger of the godsteasing that it was “great” – but not without its challenges.
“It was amazing,” Mirren revealed. “For me, work is – of course, work is making money, of course – and it’s also my artistic expression and stuff. But it’s also fun. And there are certain things you do just for fun. And doing Shazam is definitely one of those jobs that was so much fun and also very hard work. Very hot in Atlanta. My costume weighed, I think, thirty pounds; it was so heavy. But great, very fun to do that kind of thing from a movie. Just fantastic. “
What’s Shazam! 2 as regards?
In Shazam! Anger of the godswhen Billy Batson and his foster siblings, who turn into superheroes by shouting “Shazam!” must travel to make peace with the gods because Billy takes their powers for granted.
The film stars Asher Angel and Zachary Levi as Billy Batson / Shazam!, Grace Caroline Currey as Mary Bromfield, Adam Brody as Super Hero Freddy, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Meagan Good as Super Hero Darla, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Ross Butler as Super Hero Eugene, Jovan Armand as Pedro Pena, DJ Cotrona as Super Hero Pedro, Marta Milans as Rosa Vasquez, and Cooper Andrews as Victor Vasquez. New cast members also include Rachel Zegler in a currently unknown role and Lucy Liu as Kalypso.
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Shazam! Anger of the gods will now be released exclusively in theaters on March 17, 2023.
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