Helen Mirren to play villain in Shazam: Fury of the Gods

The cast of Shazam: Fury of the Gods has picked up a big name addition in the form of Helen Mirren.

Helen Mirren has signed a deal to play the villain Hespera, a daughter of Atlas, in the second Shazam film, Shazam: Fury of the Gods. No word as of yet what other gods we’ll be seeing in the film.

Mirren won both an Oscar and a BAFTA for her role in The Queen as well as Tony and Oliver awards for the same role. She is also the recipient of three BAFTA Television Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and five SAG Awards throughout her career.

She will next be seen in the ninth Fast & Furious movie, F9, as Queenie.

Shazam: Fury of the Gods will be directed by David F. Sandberg from a script by Henry Gayden.