Well, Helen Mirren fans, here’s another first look: Despite the film’s release date still being two years out, “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” has now shared a behind-the-scenes look over at DC FanDome, offering a look at what appears to be a massive production. Returning as the titular hero will be Zachary Levi alongside Asher Angel as his non-superhero personality Billy Batson, both joined by Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Rachel Zegler, Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu. David F. Sandberg is also coming back to direct the sequel after a successful origin movie. While information revolving around the sequel’s plot remain scarce at this point, we do know that it’ll pick up where the original film left off, which Batson’s foster family now all wielding the power to transform into superheroes. Neither Mirren’s Hespera nor Liu’s Kalypso are characters previously from the Shazam! comics, but both villains are daughters of the Greek Titan Atlas, one of the heroes from Greek mythology that contributes to the acronym Shazam and gives power to him. Shazam! Fury of the Gods is now scheduled to release June 2, 2023. You can watch the featurette below, HD screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.
TBS and Cartoon Network revealed today a first-look teaser and premiere date for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses, hosted by Academy Award(R)-winning actress Helen Mirren. The four-part competition series will debut a new episode every Sunday, beginning November 28 through December 19, on TBS and as part of Cartoon Network’s ACME Night. Following its linear simulcast, the special event series will be available on HBO Max early next year. Nearly two decades since the global critical and box office hit of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses celebrates the 20th anniversary of the film and continues the Wizarding World spirit showcasing ultimate fan glory on a never-before-seen scale. Featuring hundreds of trivia questions and special guest surprises, this unforgettable event of a lifetime will unveil which fans know the vast, intricately detailed universe like the back of their hand as they compete to take home the title of House Cup Champion. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, in association with Warner Horizon and Robin Ashbrook and Yasmin Shackleton of theoldschool.
Dame Helen Mirren is always game for a good surprise, as she showed Sunday on the L’Oréal Paris runway! Looking edgy in an embellished black suit, platform sandals and bold graphic eyeliner, the actress, 76, debuted products from the beauty brand’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection during the L’Oréal Paris fashion show. The empowering event – which starred other brand ambassadors including Camila Cabello, Katherine Langford, Amber Heard – brought attention to the company’s Stand Up Against Street Harassment initiative. It also marked the 50th anniversary of L’Oréal Paris’ iconic “Because you’re worth it” tagline. Pictures can be found in the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – Paris Fashion Week – L’Oréal Paris Runway
On September 28 and 29, Helen Mirren was an unexpected guest at the Bari International Film Festival and an even more unexpected winner of the festival’s Federico Fellini Platinum Award, alongside her husband Taylor Hackford. While the director Paolo Virzì was delivering the awards, Checco Zalone entered the stge to Helen’s and everyone’s surprise, joking “I am delighted to have given you the opportunity to work with me. An award for the authentic love that Helen has for our land“. He later came to the rescue when Mirren’s heel got stuck in the stage, much to her husband’s amusement. Edit: More pictures from the awards ceremony and the master class conversation panel have been added to the photo gallery, alongside video clips from both appearances.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – Bari International Film Festival – Helen Mirren Masterclass
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – Bari International Film Festival – Award
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Bari International Film Festival (2021) – Masterclass
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Bari International Film Festival (2021) – Award
Video Archive – News Segments – RAI TGR Puglia (2021)
On Wednesday, Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford attended the opening night premiere of the 78th Venice Film Festival. Helen has been invited to the festival many times in the past – she served as a jury member in 2004 and received the Coppa Volpi as Best Actress for “The Queen” at the festival’s 63th edition. Pictures from the appearance have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – 78th Venice Film Festival – Opening Night