In a recent interview with Total Film, Mark Strong who’s playing the super villain Doctor Sivana in David F. Sandberg’s Shazam, went on to talk on how the movie will have some really funny moments and that actor Zachary Levi who’s playing the title character Shazam, is a very funny guy.
“Zachary Levi, who plays the lead [Shazam, the superhero alter ego of Billy Batson], is a very funny guy, and I’ve no doubt he will play with that part and make it interesting,” he says. “I think DC have realized that they’ve got their canon of films that are dark, and they’ve now found one that’s pretty funny! There are some really funny moments in it.”
During the interview Strong also went on to talk on his previously played DC Comics super villain character Sinestro in 2011 Green Lantern and how he had hopes to continue playing the character, but feels that Doctor Sivana is almost the next stage.
“Sinestro was meant to go evil in the second one,” explains Strong. “The final frame of the first film is him trying on the yellow ring and his whole costume going yellow, and that was when he went evil. So I was really looking forward to that. The film didn’t do as well as they expected… so it never got made. So I was definitely conscious that Sivana is almost like the next stage that I wasn’t able to take.”
Shazam releases in theaters on April 5th, 2019.