DC Comics Confirms ‘Shazam’ Set in Same Movie Universe as ‘Batman v Superman’

By Kevyn Cortez | 3 years ago
DC Comics Confirms ‘Shazam’ Set in Same Movie Universe as ‘Batman v Superman’

In a year-end wrap-up article at the DC Blog, DC confirms that the upcoming Dwayne Johnson starrer “Shazam” will be set in the same Movie Universe as “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Read on for further details.

In a post at DC Blog, DC confirms that its 10 upcoming movies will be set in the same universe similarly to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. 

Yes, there were rumors of some sort of film slate, mentions that Warner Bros. had “big plans” for DC Entertainment and occasional informal announcements… That changed on October 15, 2014, when Warner Bros. revealed a full slate of ten DC Entertainment feature films all set within the same universe. The list included the movies we were hoping to see—Wonder Woman will get her own film, while the Justice League will get TWO movies. However, it also included quite a few surprises. A standalone Cyborg movie! A Flash feature starring Ezra Miller! A Suicide Squad movie! And coming in 2016, no less!! (via Comicbook.com)

Shazam, or earlier known as Captain Marvel, is a superhero which originated from DC Comics. When young Billy Batson utters the word “SHAZAM!,” he is immediately struck by a magical thunderbolt, transforming him into a superpowered adult hero Captain Marvel/Shazam, the Champion of Magic empowered by the powers of six Elders, each representing a letter of the magical words:

S for Solomon, granting him Solomon’s wisdom.
H for Hercules, granting him Herculean strength.
A for Atlas, granting him the stamina of Atlas, the Titan who bears the heavens on his shoulders.
Z for Zeus, the God of Thunder, giving him the ability to command lightning and other magical prowess.
A for Achilles, granting him the courage and bravado of the greatest hero of the Trojan War, Achilles.
M for Mercury, swiftest of the gods, granting him godlike speed and his power to fly.

Meanwhile, Johnson’s character, Black Adam is a villain turned anti-hero who served with JSA (Justice Society of America), who, at first, played antagonist to Shazam. Black Adam is an ancient force, born to the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II. Supposedly, he was to chosen to be the first Shazam, until the intervention of the half-demonic  Blaze. When uttering the words “SHAZAM!,” Adam is instead empowered by:

Shu, giving him stamina and invulnerability
Heru or Horus, giving him flight and speed
Amon, providing him super strength
Zehutti, or Thoth, giving him access to godly level of knowledge, magical and mundane
Aton, providing the magic lightning that transforms Adam
Mehen, giving him courage and godly degree of inner strength

Hiram Garcia will be producing the "Shazam" pic from a script written by Darren Lemke who has worked with films such as “Jack the Giant Slayer” and “Shrek Forever After.” “Shazam” is set to hit theaters on 2019.

That’s it for our latest scoop on the film adaptation of DC’s “Shazam.” For more details on your favorite celebrities and upcoming movies, make it a habit to stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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