Mark Strong is in talks to play Captain Marvel’s oldest villain Doctor Sivana in the Shazam! film. Today we take a look at the character.
- Dr. Thaddeus Sivana
- Captain Marvel/Shazam’s oldest villain, has also worked with the Injustice League and the Monster Society of Evil
- Created by writer Bill Parker and artist C.C. Beck
- First appeared in Whiz Comics #2 in February 1940 (also debut of Captain Marvel)
Who is Doctor Sivana?
- A mad scientist and occasional businessman (Sivana Industries)
- Appearance – short and bald with glasses
- Genius-level intelligence
- Scientific inventor
- New 52 – while searching history of Black Adam, gains ability to “see” magic
Appearances in Other Media
- Live-action – Legends of the Superheroes special
- Animation – 1981 Shazam! Cartoon, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold
- Alternate version appears in Justice League: Gods and Monsters
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