Shazam is the next big DC hero joining the DC Extended Universe in 2019. But his first DCEU outing won’t pit him against Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, as many fans expected. Instead, he’ll be clashing with another of his long-time enemies, Doctor Sivana (as played by Mark Strong).
Sivana may be a big part of the Shazam comics, but don’t fret if you’re unfamiliar with this mad scientist villain. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about Doctor Sivana and his rivalry with the World’s Mightiest Mortal. Read on!
If Shazam is like Superman, then Doctor Sivana is very much his Lex Luthor. This mad scientist is Billy Batson’s oldest and most persistent foe. And where Shazam is a magical hero empowered by six mighty gods, Sivana has the power of science at his disposal. Sivana is a super-genius who believes the world doesn’t appreciate what he has to offer (hence why he found a new home on the planet Venus). As a result, he’ll keep inventing new doomsday weapons to hold the world ransom until the day he finally overcomes the meddlesome Captain Marvel Family.