Three mysterious sisters have been added to cast listings for the upcoming Shazam 2, aka Shazam! Fury of the Gods, as “adversaries” to the film. But who could these mysterious characters be, and what kind of connections might they have with other corners of the DC Extended Universe?
After the massive global success of Shazam! and with Black Adam still on the road to production (despite having its release date delayed indefinitely, as reported by ScreenRant) it makes sense for the current cinematic incarnation of the DC Universe to feature more concepts and characters from that corner of the superhero universe. But it appears three more mysterious figures are coming to the big screen with Shazam in his next adventure.
SHAZAM 2: WHO COULD THE THREE SISTERS REALLY BE?
Members of The Illuminerdi have been getting updates about the casting search for Shazam! Fury of the Gods recently. Production on the film is set to begin in 2021, and three more adversaries have been added to the cast-listings for the DCEU film. Only referred to as “Sisters,” the three antagonists will differ in age.
The youngest of the trio will be seventeen, and the casting-sheet suggests Spider-Man: Far From Home star Zendaya as a template. The middle sister will be an established adult, with Halle Berry and Eva Green offered as suggestions of what the producers are considering. Finally, the eldest sister is described as being in her fifties or sixties, and Helen Mirren is the specific actress suggested as their dream casting for Shazam 2.
None of this is to say any of the three actresses have even been approached about the role, only that these are the types of actresses that the producers have in mind for the parts. The lack of any name for the three sisters (as well as any real breakdown of their personalities or roles in the story) also makes it difficult to say with certainty who the three are playing in Shazam 2.
There’s been some debate within The Illuminerdi, with some suggesting they could be incarnations of The Kindly Ones, three powerful witches known as Cynthia, Mildred and Mordred. However, the Kindly Ones are far more associated with the Sandman corner of the Vertigo Universe, making their inclusion in Shazam 2 far more unlikely.
As of now, the most popular theory among The Illuminerdi is that the three will be a modern reinvention of the Three Faces of Evil. Otherwise known as Terror, Sin, and Wickedness, the Three Faces of Evil are pure personifications of those dark elements and are all-together a demonic and almost insurmountable threat for Billy Batson.
In the original comics, the evil is personified into a monstrous three-headed dragon, which would make for a pretty exciting climactic battle. For the filmmakers to incorporate the Three Faces of Evil, they’d likely have to reinvent them — which would explain the three sisters. Having a demonic force like the Three Faces of Evil would also track with other news The Illuminerdi has heard about the upcoming Shazam 2 film, including the earlier news that the also-demonic Sabbac will be featured in Black Adam.
Could the same forces moving against Black Adam also be targeting Shazam? Do you think the three sisters could be someone else entirely in Shazam 2? Let us know in the comments below, and make sure subscribe to The Illuminerdi wherever you can find us to keep up-to-date on all the latest and breaking news about the worlds of film, television, comics, video games, anime, and more. And remember — we’re always watching.