Elementary and Why Women Kill’s Lucy Liu is joining the DCEU! Liu will be playing the villain Kalypso in Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
Kalypso is one of the Hesperides, the nymphs of evening and golden light of sunsets, who were the “Daughters of the Evening” or “Nymphs of the West.” In a previous article, The Vulcan Reporter writer Thomas Polito theorized that the main villains of Shazam: Fury of the Gods will be three Hesperides and this seems to have been confirmed. Liu joins Helen Mirren and Rachel Zegler as the three Hesperides, with Mirren playing Hespera.
In the Odyssey, the hero Odysseus experiences a shipwreck during a thunderstorm, after which he washes ashore on the island of Ogygia. After Odyseuss arrives in Ogygia, the Hesperid Kalypso compels him to remain as her lover for seven years. He finally escapes when Hermes tells Kalypso to release Odysseus.
David F. Sandberg is returning to direct the film, from a screenplay by Henry Gayden. Shazam! Fury of the Gods is scheduled to open on June 2, 2023.