Following the official first look at the cast wearing their new costumes, now Helen Mirren has been spotted on the set of Shazam! 2 as the villain, Hespera, in full costume.
The Oscar-winning actress was spotted filming in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday along with star Zachary Levi in his new suit.
Just Jared reports Helen Mirren is playing the villainous Hespera, who is a daughter of Atlas, and that Lucy Liu is playing her sister Kalyspo, with it also previously reported Rachel Zegler is playing the third evil sister.
While no plot details are made known, in Green mythology, the Hesperides are the daughters of Atlas who guard the golden apples, and one of the labors of Hercules is to steal the golden apples from the Garden of the Hesperides, so since Shazam has the power of both Atlas (stamina) and Hercules (strength), maybe the golden apples come into play somehow? Or maybe Atlas wants his power back?
Shazam! Fury of the Gods: Helen Mirren and Zachary Levi:
So cool to see #HelenMirren having her due with a badass evil goddess costume as #Hespera, evil daughter of #Atlas, in #ShazamFuryOfTheGods.— Luiz Fernando (@Luiz_Fernando_J) June 22, 2021
Also, taking a villain to crack on some junkies is something only #Shazam himself would do haha.#Shazam2 will be a blast and it shows -- pic.twitter.com/70q1IM80M4
Shazam: Fury of the Gods has a June 2, 2023 release date directed by David F. Sandberg tarring Zachary Levi, Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, with the villains played by Helen Mirren as Hespera, Liu will play Kalypso, and Rachel Zegler is playing the third sister. Grace Fulton is playing both Mary and Super Hero Mary this time around, Adam Brody plays Super Hero Freddy, Meagan Good as Super Hero Darla, Ross Butler as Super Hero Eugene, and D.J. Cotrona as Super Hero Pedro.