The "Charlie's Angels" star will portray Kalypso, the second daughter of the ancient Greek titan Atlas and the sister of Hespera, set to be played by Mirren, in "Shazam! Fury of the Gods".
On Monday, April 12, Liu turned to Instagram Story to poke fun at her casting news. Along with a screenshot of news headline about her joining the sequel, the 52-year-old actress jokingly declared, "I'm coming for you, @zacharylevi!"
Lead actor Zachary Levi has since responded to Liu's Story. Reposting his co-star's post, the 40-year-old actor gushed, "This is gonna be so funnnnnnnnnnnn!!! [dancing emoji]"
Liu's co-star Mirren has also talked about her involvement in the sequel. "I am privileged to join the team of incredible artists who join together to create the wonder world of Shazam!" she previously told ET. "And it was my stepson's favorite as a kid. We have family photos of him dressed as Shazam from 42 years ago!"
Asher Angel will return as Billy Batson, a teen who transforms into the titular adult superhero, brought to life by Zachary Levi, with original director David F. Sandberg also back behind the camera for the follow-up to the 2019 DC Comics hit.
"Shazam! Fury of the Gods" is set to begin production in May 2021, ahead of a June 2023 release.