Last month gave DC fans got their first much-anticipated look at Shazam! Fury of the Gods with a behind-the-scenes reel for the film debuting during the virtual convention of DC FanDome. While providing an epic look at the scope of the film, the footage also raised some questions – including the roles of some new cast members. Among these members is Rachel Zegler from West Side Story who appears to be portraying the love interest of Freddy Freeman, played by Jack Dylan Grazer. We now have some new comments coming from a fellow cast member, Helen Mirren, hinting at the importance of Zegler’s role, with the actress accidentally revealing to The Associated Press that she will be one of “three goddesses” in the film alongside Lucy Liu and herself.
Helen Mirren Drops a HUGE Spoiler
“I’m not going to tell you the answer to that,” Mirren explained. “You’re going to have to ascertain for yourself. I’m a member of three goddesses: Lucy Liu as Kalypso and the third goddess played by Rachel Zegler, who will be a huge star in a very short space of time. So there are three of us together, and that was really a great experience because it’s so infrequent that you get to spend a whole of a movie with two other women. So often you’re the only woman in the cast. Here we were a trio, and that was great. I loved it.”
Here’s a sneak-peek from the sets of Shazam 2
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This perfectly goes in line with the rumors around Shazam! Fury of the Gods last year, with casting descriptions hinting at a trio of sisters of different age groups being the antagonists in the movie. Out of these was a role looking for someone to play a 17-year old in the movie – a role that Zegler fits in perfectly, although the actress is 20.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Cast & New Additions
Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ cast includes Zachary Levi as the lead, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Adam Brody as Super Hero Freddy, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, Ross Butler as Super Hero Eugene, Meagan Good as Super Hero Darla, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, D.J. Cotrona as Super Hero Pedro, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Pena, Cooper Andrews as Victor Vasquez and Marta Milans as Rosa Vasquez.
“We’re shooting right now, I’m in Atlanta. We’re shooting the second one. I’ve been here since May, so we’re shooting and everything is going great,” Angel told Entertainment Tonight earlier this year. “It’s crazy, because it’s so long overdue, so to back feel so good. It’s so great to see Zachary Levi and Jack [Dylan Grazer].”
“We also have some new additions to the cast, some new people, so it feels so good to be back as Billy Batson. It’s gonna be so much fun,” Angel added. “I think the sequel is definitely gonna follow up the first one.”