Last week we found out that Zachary Levi would be starring in Shazam and today we have learned who is very likely to co-star as the villain. According to TheWrap, Mark Strong is in talks to star as Doctor Sivana. It had been heavily rumored for a while now that Sivana would be the villain in the film given that The Rock’s Black Adam would be getting his own separate film.
Doctor Sivana is your typical “mad scientist” character: very smart, used to be good but tragedy turned him evil.
Shazam! will be directed by James Wan protegé David F. Sandberg (Lights Out, Annabelle Creation). The film will likely shoot early next year eyeing a 2019 release.