This upcoming April, Warner Bros. Pictures will release their next superhero film titled SHAZAM! directed by David F. Sandberg and stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson and Zachary Levi as his hero version Shazam. We had already known that the antagonist for the film is going to be Dr. Thaddeus Sivana played by Mark Strong but it looks like he won’t be the only one going up against our hero.
According to SuperBroMovies that cites an anonymous source, SHAZAM! will include feature appearances by the Seven Deadly Sins otherwise known as the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man. This group of Golden villains first appeared in Whiz Comics #2 back in 1940. The group is comprised of seven demons that are used to represent the seven deadly sins of Judeo-Christian religions. The demons are Pride, Envy, Greed, Wrath, Sloth, Gluttony and Lust.
This is not the first time that this group has been said to appear in SHAZAM!. Back in September of 2017, Omega Underground had said to have gotten access to audition tapes in which the actors who were auditioning for the role of Billy Batson interacted with the wizard Shazam for the first time. During their conversation the wizard revealed that the rest of the council had been destroyed by the Seven Deadly Sins. This report was taken lightly as films usually undergo many changes in between auditions and the final cut, especially because studios don’t want official plot details leaking out.
SuperBroMovies also added that this version of the Seven Deadly Sins would resemble the version that was seen in the acclaimed DC Comics’ New 52 Shazam! comic book series written by Geoff Johns with artwork by Gary Frank. Are these the forces of evil that are going to be controlled by Dr. Sivana as stated in the synopsis? We’ll have to wait and see.
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Warner Bros. Pictures SHAZAM! strikes theaters April 5th, 2019.
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