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Shazam 2 rumored cast listing teases three unexpected villains

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:20

by Daniel Megarry

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A new casting rumor for Shazam! Fury of the Gods suggests that the upcoming DCEU movie will feature a trio of evil sisters as villains.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is a direct sequel to 2019’s superhero blockbuster Shazam!, which followed teenager Billy Batson as he was chosen to be the wizard’s champion, allowing him to transform into the titular adult superhero.

The first movie saw our hero battle to stop the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana and the Seven Deadly Sins, who made for riotous viewing, and fans have since then been left to speculate which villainous characters will cause havoc for Shazam in the sequel.

Mark Strong and Zachary Levi in Shazam
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Mark Strong and Zachary Levi in Shazam.

But a new rumored cast listing may have given us an early preview of the sequel’s antagonists, as The Illuminerdi reports that Warner Bros. are looking for actors to play “three mysterious sisters” who will all differ in age.

Who could the three sisters be?

The alleged cast listing doesn’t provide much information about the identities of the sisters, but it does offer templates for the characters, suggesting actresses similar to Zendaya for the younger sister, Halle Berry or Eva Green for the middle sister, and Helen Mirren for the older sister.

If true, the casting matches up with a teaser dropped by director David F. Sandberg during an appearance at DC FanDome earlier this year. “I can’t really talk about villains,” he said at the time, “but a lot of people will be surprised. It’s gonna be a little unexpected.”

Shazam and three faces of evil
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Shazam fought the Three Faces of Evil in the DC Comics

It’s thought that the three sisters could be a reimagining of the Three Faces of Evil, a three-headed dragon from the Shazam! comics.

They were known as Terror, Sin and Wickedness, representing evil in its three different forms. But of course, this is all just speculation for now.

When is Shazam 2 coming out?

Like many other blockbuster movies, production on Shazam! Fury of the Gods has been delayed due to the ongoing global health crisis, meaning its original release date of April 1, 2022, has been scrapped.

It’s now expected to hit cinemas until June 2, 2023, with filming starting next year, so fans have a while to wait to see how these rumors eventually play out on the big screen.

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Hawkeye’s Jeremy Renner shares first photo from Disney+ series set

Published: 24/Nov/2020 10:31

by Daniel Megarry

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Clint Barton actor Jeremy Renner has shared the first photo from the set of his upcoming Disney+ series Hawkeye.

The new entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is expected to follow Avengers member Barton as he passes the Hawkeye mantle down to Kate Bishop, just like in the comics. Bishop hasn’t been cast, but it’s long been rumored that Hailee Steinfeld will take on the role.

Fans have speculated that the series will set up Bishop as a founding member of the Young Avengers, while a recent casting sheet appears to have revealed that the show is looking for a Chinese audiologist, which could mean Barton will lose his hearing as he did in the comics.

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While all this speculation is great, fans have been eagerly awaiting something concrete to come out of production for the show, and it seems Renner has just given us our first-look photo from the Hawkeye set.

In a photo uploaded to Instagram Stories, Renner can be seen with fake cuts and bruises and a bloody nose. Production on the show was delayed because of you-know-what, but now it seems things are back on track.

Interestingly, Renner still has the mohawk and the scars on his face from the final battle of Avengers: Endgame, which adds further confirmation that the series will take place right after the MCU’s biggest villain, Thanos, was defeated.

Jeremy Renner on set of Hawkeye
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Jeremy Renner will return as Hawkeye in the upcoming Disney+ series

When will Hawkeye be released on Disney+?

There’s no release date confirmed for Hawkeye yet, and given how long fans waited for a WandaVision release date, it could be a while before we get any official word. It’s likely that it will drop towards the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022, though.

Hawkeye will join other upcoming Marvel series’ on the streaming service, including Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Moon Knight, and the fast-approaching WandaVision which debuts in January 2021.

While we wait for more information on the new Disney+ series, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about Marvel’s Hawkeye including release date estimates, casting and plot details.