It looks like Mark Strong‘s Doctor Sivana may have backup in ‘Shazam!’, as rumor has surfaced that the film also features the Seven Deadly Sins.  If you’ve seen the movie ‘Seven’, you know these are Pride, Envy, Greed, Wrath, Sloth, Gluttony, and Lust.  In the classic ‘Shazam!’ comic books, these are presented as the “Seven Deadly ENEMIES of Man.”  (Maybe the word “Sin” was too severe?)  As shown below, not only was their title changed, but some of their individual names were as well.  Wrath is depicted as Hatred, Gluttony is Selfishness, Sloth is Laziness and Lust is completely substituted by Injustice.

Reportedly, it is the Seven Deadly Sins who will have killed all of the other members of the wizard council, leaving only Shazam (played in the movie by Djimon Hounsou).

In the New 52 comics, these characters were given more tangible forms:

Some audition tapes were uncovered by Omega Underground, in which the Seven Deadly Sins were referenced, however often auditions utilize fake lines that don’t appear in the finished project.  But in this case, it sounds as though they were at least partially on the money.

Luckily, it looks as though Zachary Levi’s Shazam will have backup, as his foster siblings might be adopting their super human personas.

Asher Angel portrays Billy Batson, a problem child orphan that gets taken in by Victor and Rosa Vasquez ( Cooper Andrews and Marta Milans).  The Vasquezes already have several foster kids, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromwell, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, and Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddie Freeman.  In the comics, they are all given the ability to harness the power of Shazam and like Billy, turn into adult champions.  Several mystery castings would seem to indicate that these kids’ adult counterparts will appear– Meagan Good as Darla, D.J. Cotrona as Pedro, Ross Butler as Eugene and Adam Brody as Freddie.

Guess we’ll know 100% when ‘Shazam!’ explodes in theaters on April 5.

Source: Super Bro Movies