Anticipating leaks from the sets of DC's Shazam 2, director David F Sandberg shared an official photo from the film on Monday. The photo, however, only showcased the heroes in costume. Helen Mirren was missing in action. Later in the day, leaked photos of Helen Mirren as the film's villain Hespera surfaced on the internet. The Oscar-winning actress was snapped with Zachary Levi who plays the titular role in the Shazam sequel.
The photos showcase Helen Mirren all decked up and we must say she looks fantastic. The costume resembles that of a Roman gladiator. One can see Helen wearing body armor with a sword attached to it. The costume department seems to have hit it out of the ballpark with the headgear. The villain's crown shines bright against Helen's silver wig.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods will feature villain Hespera and her sister Kalypso. Lucy Lin will be playing the latter role. Hespera and Kalypso are the daughters of Atlas.
The buzz around the DC sequel is getting louder as the days go by. When director David F Sandberg shared a photo anticipating leaks, social media erupted with comments about the new shiny costumes. In the photo, we can see Shazam (Zachary Levi), the titular character along with Freddy Freeman (Adam Brody), Darla Dudley (Meagan Good), Eugene Choi (Ross Butler), Mary Bromfield (Grace Fulton), and Pedro Peña (D.J. Cotrona). Compared to the 2019 film, the costumes look much sharper and seem to have evolved gracefully.
“Don’t know how long we can keep the new suits from leaking so here’s a pic I took the other day,” the director tweeted.
The filming for the DC sequel is underway in Atlanta. Shazam! Fury of the Gods is now scheduled to hit the theaters on June 2, 2023.