Another video has leaked online from the set of David F. Sandberg‘s DC Comics movie ‘Shazam!’. So far the videos and images from the Vancouver set have showcased Zachary Levi as the titular hero, but this newest clip unveils Mark Strong as the film’s villain Doctor Thaddeus Bodog Sivana. Unfortunately, like the previous amateur videos that have surfaced, it’s from far away. But it’s a glimpse nonetheless.
It comes courtesy of Twitter used jeremy r! hudson. Check it out below:
— jeremy r! hudson (@Captain_Hudson) March 7, 2018
As you can see, Levi’s Shazam does pop up at the end as the two prepare to battle. In the comics, Sivana doesn’t have any powers and is just a comedic mad scientist type, but it appears that Strong’s take will be more intimidating and formidable.
Doctor Sivana made his debut in 1940’s ‘Whiz Comics’ #2, the same issue in which his archenemy premiered. At that time, Shazam went by Captain Marvel. There was no publicly released ‘Whiz Comics’ #1. Sivana had two children Beautia and Magnificus, who were attractive and wound up being friends with the Marvel Family. He also had two other children who more closely resembled him physically, Georgia and Thaddeus Jr. who were as evil as he was and helped him in his never-ending fight against the Marvels.
Levi and Strong join cast members Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Cooper Andrews as Victor Vasquez, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfeld, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freedman, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Ron Cephas Jones as The Wizard and Marta Milans as Rosa Vasquez.
‘Shazam!’ will be flying into theaters on April 5th, 2019!