Shazam Captain Marvel (Shazam) is a fictional comic book superhero published in 1939 by Fawcett Comics and later DC Comics. Captain Marvel is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a youth who works as a radio news reporter and was chosen to be a champion of good by the wizard Shazam. Whenever Billy speaks the wizard's name, he is struck by a magic lightning bolt that transforms him into an adult superhero empowered with the abilities of six legendary figures. The Shazam! name is an acronym for six gods and heroes of the ancient world: the wisdom of Solomon, strength of Hercules, stamina of Atlas, power of Zeus, courage of Achilles and speed of Mercury.
After imbued with mystical gifts from a wizard, Billy Batson is altered into Earth’s mightiest mortal, Shazam! After obtaining magnificent and god-like gifts Batson must use them to protect the world from any and all adversaries, foreign or domestic.
I take a look at some of the heaviest hitting villains in all of DC, and examine who would be the best suited for an outing against the Justice League in the DCCU. Check it out...
Check out director Peter Segal's (Get Smart) tweet when asked if he was still being considered to direct Warner Bros. Shazam. Interestingly, it was Segal who suggested the role of Black Adam to Dwayne Johnson.
Confirming that he had a choice between playing Black Adam and Shazam, Furious 7 star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson reveals the reason he chose the villain/anti-hero over the heroic member of the Justice League, and talks about developing the movie since as far back as 2007...
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Furious 7) talks more here about how work is progressing on Shazam, offering an update on the current status of the script and whether or not they're any closer to casting the movie's titular character. Hit the jump to check out the video interview...
With Shazam! not arriving until 2019, not many were expecting to see Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam anytime soon. However, if the Rock's latest comments are to be believed, there may now actually be a chance we do see him in the near future.. in Justice League! Come check it out!
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Is there a shortlist for Captain Marvel? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson answers after the jump while also revealing that the Shazam! big-screen adaptation may be coming sooner than 2019. Check it out!
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has previously stated that his take on DC supervillian Black Adam would be more of an anti-hero, but in an interview with Total Film he says he thinks that's actually something he could "grow into". He also comments on joining the wider DC Cinematic Universe.
The newly-announced Oscar nominee suggests that he has not lost interest in appearing in a comic book blockbuster despite auditioning for, and ultimately losing out on, multiple superhero/villain roles
It appears that DC Comics have confirmed that Shazam will indeed be set in the same Cinematic Universe as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, while Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn reveals that it's the DC Comics movie he'd most be interested in...
The latest addition of "#RockTalk" on Twitter saw Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson address his role as Black Adam in Shazam (confirming that he's still attached despite not being mentioned in that DC slate press release), and it still sounds like a pretty unique take...
There has been speculation in the past that Shazam will be a standalone movie with no links to the Justice League or DC Cinematic Universe, and now a Tweet from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in response to a fan seemingly reveals that it may indeed be set apart from those.
James Wan has just signed up to helm The Conjuring 2 for New Line (the studio who are developing Shazam with Warner Bros.) and now studio President Toby Emmerich has revealed that the filmmaker is being lined up for one of the DC Comics adaptations. Read on for details...
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With Dwayne Johnson officially cast as Black Adam, it is all but a matter of time until his arch nemesis Shazam is cast too. But with such an iconic character coming to the big screen, and with the character going up against the gigantic Rock, it's not going to be easy finding the perfect Shazam. I however, have found the perfect six candidates; read on for more...
New Line's President Toby Emmerich has revealed a few more details about Shazam, discussing the tone of the movie and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's take on Black Adam, comparing it to the character he plays in...Fast & Furious?! Hit the jump for the full interview!
With the casting of Black Adam being confirmed, it leaves one wondering about what the Rock's casting means for the Shazam film and the DC Cinematic Universe.
After countless hints and interviews, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has finally announced that he'll be playing none other than Black Adam in an upcoming Shazam movie. Check it out after the jump!
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson reveals that he was hoping to officially announce Shazam at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and then goes on to discuss how long he's been involved in the project as well as dropping some hints about the dynamic between the title character and Black Adam, and more...
Teasing that Justice League is coming sooner than we think, Warner bros' president has commented on Batman v Superman's new date and its previous which would have taken on Captain America 3.
Hercules star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has taken to Twitter to seemingly reveal which DC character he'll be playing. So, is it Black Adam, Shazam, or both? Well, that's not entirely clear, but you can check out his Tweet and try to figure it out for yourselves after the jump!
From a 2017 Flash/Green Lantern team-up to a 2018 direct sequel to Man of Steel, the handful of big-screen DC Comics titles that Warner Bros. has planned have possibly been outed ahead of Comic-Con.
Shazam is one of DC`s greatest heroes and icon and they have no plans yet to make a film about him! This is a disaster as many fans know and love the character enough to know this concept could easily work, my thoughts continue.
You may remember a few years back there was talk of DC/WB developing the big-screen adventures of young Billy Batson, aka Shazam (formerly Captain Marvel). Well, according to director Peter Segal, Man Of Steel may have scuppered those plans..indefinitely.