Who’s Shazam? 7 Things You Should Know About Zachary Levi’s DCEU Character

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Shazam! is an upcoming superhero movie by Warner Bros. Pictures that features brand new character –  William “Billy” Batson aka Shazam. 

Nexter.org prepared a list of facts about the DCEU superhero that is waiting to be unveiled.

Source: DCEU/Warner Bros. Pictures

 

Was called Captain Marvel 

Shazam was originally called Captain Marvel when the comics about him was released in 1939. However, the original name ended up being trademarked by Marvel Comics in 1967.

Shazam’s name was an acronym derived from the six immortal elders who grant Captain Marvel his superpowers: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury.

Character’s alter ego

Shazam’s alter ego is Billy Batson, a teenage orphan, who shouts the name of the old wizard Shazam, gets struck by lightning and can get transformed into a costumed adult with the powers of strength, speed, flight, and more.

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Source: DCEU/Warner Bros. Pictures

 

Elvis Presley was a fan of Captain Marvel

One of the most famous fans of Shazam was Elvis Presley. He even created some of his stage jumpsuits basing on superhero’s costume.

Moreover, his “Taking Care of Business” logo is a reference to Shazam’s lightning.

Arguments with Superman and Wonder Woman 

Shazam and Superman even had an arm wrestling competition, however, they call it a draw.

Also, Cap and Wonder Woman were able to destroy a universe while fighting each other.

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Source: DCEU/Warner Bros. Pictures

 

Shazam’s girlfriend

Danica Williams is dating Captain Marvel. She’s a is the Flash of the 2040s, so Danica has the same powers.

He once created a black hole by accident

The superhero punched a villain so hard that he created a black hole.

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Source: DCEU/Warner Bros. Pictures

 

He’s portrayed by Zachary Levi and Asher Angel

Billy Batson is played by a young actor Asher Angel and Shazam – by Zachary Levi from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.


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Who's Shazam? 7 Things You Should Know About Zachary Levi's DCEU Character
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