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.

History

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

Powers/Abilities

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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