Shazam! Director David Sandberg Teases The Origin Of Mark Strong’s Dr. Sivana

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Shazam! trailer wow at comic-con last week but we only got a little glimpse at the villainous Dr. Sivana. 

While chatting with EW, David Sandberg (Shazam! director) teased a back story for Dr. Sivana, played by Mark Strong.

It turns out Sivana also encountered the Wizard as a child, but was deemed unworthy to inherit his abilities. Since then, he’s been searching for a way to replicate the incredible super-powers that Billy now possesses in an attempt to live up to the expectations of a domineering father.

“Mark Strong loves being a bad guy,” Sandberg enthused, while also giving fans a cryptic tease of how Sivana came by his abilities. : “And it’s not just him, really, it’s … something else … that lent him his powers … he can do some things that Shazam can’t. The danger in some films is the bad guy has the same powers as the good guy. [Sivana] has an extra thing, extra dynamic, that takes care of that….”

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