Mark Strong has signed up to play the villain Doctor Sivana in the upcoming “Shazam!” movie for Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films reports The Wrap.
In the ‘New 52’ continuity, Sivana is depicted as a respected scientist desperate to save his family from an unknown plight – and when science fails him he turns to magic and at one point is half-blinded by magical lightning to the face.
“Chuck” star Zachary Levi has the lead role in the movie, playing the invulnerable hero with super strength, flying, and fast reflexes. Additionally “Annabelle: Creation” actress Grace Fulton is in negotiations to play a role as one of the friends of the young Billy Batson. One possibility is that she’ll play his sister Mary Marvel.
David Sandberg (“Lights Out”) directs the project which will begin filming in February for an April 2019 release.
Source: The Wrap