First Look at Helen Mirren as Hespera for Shazam: Fury of the Gods
Helen Mirren as Hespera was spotted on the set of DC Comics and WB’s Shazam: Fury of the Gods.
Hespera in Greek mythology is the daughter of Atlas, one of the figures that encompase Shazam/ Captain Marvel’s power set. In the Shazam acronym, one of Shazam’s “A” stands for Atlas, as in the stamina of Atlas.
In the comics though, her sporadic appearances were often based on the writer’s needs. Some stories have her as a good character helping the DC superheroes in their missions. Sometimes shes also depicted as a villain.
Having Mirren as Hespera is a good thing because the British actress definitely knows how to act. She’s also appeared in a number of comic book adaptations in the past but the one I remember the most is Red acting together with Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman and Karl Urban. She’s also no stranger to summer blockbusters as she’s appeared in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise as well as the Hobbs and Shaw spinoff.
Adding the Greek mythology element to the Shazam sequel also means that the story isn’t going to be trapped into the plot.left dangling last movie wherein Mark Strong’s Thaddeus Sivana is imprisoned and gets to meet the other iconic Captain Marvel villain Mr. Mind.
Plus this also opens the possibility of connecting to that other DC project currently in development, Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson and featuring a fraction of the JSA or Justice Society of America.
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