Lucy Liu Joins 'Shazam: Fury of the Gods' in Villain Role

“Shazam: Fury of the Gods” is adding a new villain to its superhero story, with Lucy Liu joining the cast as the villain Kalypso.

Read the full article over at Variety:

Helen Mirren was already on board to play the villain Hespera and now we have a second villain in the mix. As the article on Variety points out both Hespera and Kalypso are daughters of the Greek god Atlas - one of the seven gods that gives Shazam! his powers.

As a guy whose favorite superhero movie is ‘Shazam!’ and who has had a crush on Liu for over 25 years this is incredible news for me! As the article itself says, “Lucy Liu is officially a god.” Amen to that! She’s been a goddess for long enough! She won ‘Best Villain’ at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards for her character in ‘Kill Bill: Vol. 1’ and she’s no stranger to action films having done ‘Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever’, ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’, ‘Shanghai Noon’ and, of course, both ‘Charlie’s Angels’ films.

What do y’all think of Kalypso joining the movie and Liu portraying her?

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Well she is a Queen and now officially a Goddess! :purple_heart:

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Tried to look up Kalypso but couldn’t find the character anywhere. I take it this would be a new character for DC?

Love Lucy Liu. She is an absolute legend for her role as O-Ren Ishii.

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I believe Kalypso is a new character, yes. I looked up both her and Hespera in my copy of ‘DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide’ and neither was in there at all.

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Calypso with a C is a character from greek mythology mainly in the odyssey and is the daughter of a titian maybe they are drawing from greek mythology for this one? or I could be completely wrong

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Maybe I heard wrong, but I thought they were creating a new villain for this movie (again I could be misremembering things), so maybe this is it.

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She’s playing a villain?! Nooo! But it’s so awesome that she’s in the DC Universe!

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Hooray, Dr. Watson is gonna be in DC movies! :slight_smile:

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She will always be, O-Ren Ishii to me.

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STILL hoping for Mister Mind to return!

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Right? Two or three scenes was not enough! Gotta pay off that mid-credit scene!

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Stellar!

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