Doctor Sivana actor Mark Strong says he knows “very little” about what’s ahead from David F. Sandberg in Shazam!: Fury of the Gods.
After the success of the first Shazam film, it always seemed likely that a sequel would be on the way. And after it was announced at DC FanDome earlier this year, fans were intrigued to see where the story, titled Fury of the Gods, would take Billy Batson and the rest of the family. Since the title implies they’ll be facing off against other deities, it’ll be interesting to see where Mark Strong’s Doctor Sivana plays into it, alongside Mister Mind of course.
When speaking to Collider, Mark Strong explained that although he had fun filming Shazam!, he’s still waiting to learn about his role in Fury of the Gods. The Kingsman and Kick-Ass star noted that the film has obviously been delayed thanks to the ongoing pandemic and the studio is waiting till it can be worked on safely before beginning production. But because he doesn’t know much about the sequel, there’s “very little” he can reveal about what might be ahead. Take a look below.
“I had such a great time on the first one and it turned out to be such a success. I’m just waiting to hear. I think the script is in development and they’re trying to get ready to do it. Obviously, it’s been interrupted by this pandemic, so things are on hold until such time as it can be filmed safely. At the moment, it’s all under wraps. I honestly know very little about it. It’s not that I don’t want to tell you anything about it. It’s just that I don’t actually know very much about it.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Shazam!:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quick.
Directed by David F Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Djimon Hounsou.
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