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Why the Daughters of Atlas Have been the Villains of Shazam 2 (Not Mr. Thoughts)

Finally, the daughters of Atlas would turn into the villains of “Shazam! Fury of the Gods.” Helen Mirren’s Hespera and Lucy Liu’s Kalypso are out in entrance proper from the start after they wreak havoc on a museum, zombifying individuals and turning them to stone. Nevertheless, after she befriends Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) in class, the brand new character “Anne,” performed by “West Facet Story” star Rachel Zegler, additionally seems to be Anthea — the not-so-secret third daughter of Atlas. She alludes to considered one of her sisters within the cafeteria, and it seems it isn’t Surprise Lady (although that might be nice).

Anthea and her sisters have points, and this gels with the concentrate on #household (or Shazamily) in “Fury of the Gods,” as Billy Batson (Zachary Levi/Asher Angel) tries “to carry on too tight as a result of he is terrified to lose that household,” as Henry Gayden put it. Gayden pointed to this as the rationale why the writers dropped Mister Thoughts in favor of the daughters of Atlas. Relatively than rehashing Dr. Sivana’s storyline and having him do a giant supervillain team-up with Mister Thoughts, they elected to go in a contemporary course and ditch their earlier drafts.

“There was stuff there that was nice,” Gayden continued, “however none of it actually serviced a pure development for Billy. It felt a bit redundant. It felt like we have been doing the final film simply on a much bigger scale.”

Gayden mentioned that the post-credits scene in “Fury of the Gods” began out as a joke, a approach for the writers to salvage a few of what was misplaced of their discarded drafts. Nevertheless, they finally embraced it as an actual scene after receiving the blessing of former DC Movies studio head Walter Hamada.



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