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.
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.
Johnson could potentially be up for a role in the Lobo film DC has in development director Brad Peyton.
DC is struggling to capitalize on the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. How can they make it work? Nibs has a fairly well thought out answer with SHAZAM!
Filmation's 1970's live action Shazam! series is coming to DVD for the very first time, and if you pre-order the 3 disc set at you will also receive a variant cover featuring art by Jerry Ordway. Check it out past the jump..
Captain Marvel (or "Shazam" as he'll now be known in The New 52 Universe) may still be headed to the big screen says Geoff Johns, writer of The Curse of Shazam! back-up series. Hit the jump for details.
Here is my plotline for the shazam! film Enjoy!
Dwayne Johnson Talk about playing the role he was made for Black Adam.
We wont hear the words "Shazam!" at the bigscreen anytime soon...
The former WWE star turned successful actor talks about a potential Shazam/Captain Marvel movie, and the role everyone wants to see him play, Black Adam...
Dwayne Johnson wouldn't mind playing both iconic characters.
Bill Birch discusses his take on the film's tone, development and the involvement of. . . Ryan Reynolds?
Frank Coghlan Jr., a freckle-faced child actor of silent movies,thrilled Saturday matinee audiences by shouting "Shazam!" before his character transformed into the superhero Captain Marvel.
According to, Bill Birch has been hired to write alongside Geoff Johns.
According to "Variety," DC Comics powerhouse Geoff Johns will co-write (and consult) with writer Bill Birch on a new draft of the movie "Shazam!," which is still supposed to be directed by "Get Smart's" Peter Segal.
Flying back from the big DC sky up above, the big red cheese is indeed back it seems and where it belongs back at Warner Brothers. Read my casting and much much more here... SHAZAM!
John August, the Shazam screenwriter sent word on his blog that "Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam" is done.
Unfortunately for some, the thought of a Captain Marvel movie just went down the tubes. According to screenwriter John August “It won’t be happening.” So, for all those waiting to see DC’s famed Captain Marvel on the big screen, it seems another long wait is in the works
70's Saturday morning Shazam, Jackson Bostwick shares his thoughts on a updated Captain Marvel movie.
The helmer of Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam compares and contrasts the two iconic super characters...
Ah, the repercussions of the writer's strike are still wreaking havok. Director Peter Segal says they're still working on the script for "Billy Batson and The Legend of Shazam."
Director Peter Segal revealed the lastest on the story planned for Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam going back to Captain Marvel's original origin tale.
Peter Segal had recently talked about giving Shazam a comedic twist and after some internet uproar addresses those comments directly.
The big US conventions always bring us lots of juicy tidbits of news, and Wonder Con has been no different. Peter Segal, director of the upcoming Get Smart, is also the man behind Shazam!, and he’s had some info for us of late.