Helen Mirren is going to be a villain!
The 75-year-old actress is set to star in the upcoming sequel Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Deadline reported Tuesday (March 23).
She will play the villain Hespera, a daughter of Atlas, in the New Line and DC Films sequel to the 2019 adaptation of the comic book.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods “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. Levi returns as the kid-at-heart superhero who is bestowed with the powers of six gods: the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury. While Shazam is a formidable champion, Billy is still just a fun-loving kid trying to navigate high school while learning how to use his powers.”
Shazam is based on the DC character, and was the No. 1 film worldwide on its opening weekend in 2019.