Dr. Sivana in SHAZAM! movie
SHAZAM! movie will come out on April 5, 2019 by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros in 3D and IMAX. It is a movie about teenage boy, William “Billy” Baston, who says SHAZAM! and suddenly have the power of the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury.
Back in the planning stages of the movie SHAZAM!, WB offered the role to Dwayne “Rock” Johnson the role of Shazam or Black Adam as the main villain. He chose Black Adam. However, now they are thinking about a Black Adam spin-off movie, will now have Dr. Thaddeus Sivana as the main villain. Dr. Sivana and Black Adam are known as two main antagonists to Shazam.
Picture on the left courtesy from Pinterest and picture on the right courtesy from WB.
Mark Strong will play the role of Dr. Sivana. This doctor is smart and inventive. He also has telekinetic ability. Dr. Sivana came from the Indian god name “Siva” and the word “nirvana”. Mark is famous for his role in Sherlock Holmes, Zero Dark Dirty and Kingsman movie franchise.
We have another look at Dr. Sivana interacting with Shazam.
Dr. Sivana first appeared in Whiz Comics #2 (February 1940) created by Bill Parker and C. C. Beck. He is also known as the World’s Wickedest Scientist.
Unfortunately, there aren’t too many copies of Whiz Comics #2 on the market due to the age and being in collector’s personal collection.