Young Billy Batson finds himself gifted with the power of the wizard Shazam to fight against the forces of evil.
With the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and speed of Mercury, he is the holder of the power of S.H.A.Z.A.M; he is Captain Marvel.
That’s been said, Billy Batson (Shazam’s counter-part) is Captain Marvel. I’ve had this little argument with my friend about the name, Captain Marvel. Since he’s more into Marvel comics, he insisted thatCaptain Marvel is a good looking heroine with magnificent ability.
I can’t recall since when Captain Marvel is known just as SHAZAM, the last time I read the comic (Kingdom Come), he was still known as Captain Marvel. Perhaps I’ll dig deeper about this later (or better yet, I hope the movie will explain this).
In the interview, Zachary Levi (Billy Batson) stated that he wishes Wonder Woman to appear in the movie, “other Justice League characters are great, but Wonder Woman portrays mother figure”. Since Billy Batson is an orphan, I think that makes much sense. Despite the fact that Wonder Woman is the best selling character in DCU.
How He Beats Superman
The answer is laid in his name itself and it’s known that one of Superman’s weakness other than Kryptonite is magic. It’s been some occasions when Superman has beaten by even a low-class magician like I once read in World’s Finest (forgot the name though). And Captain Marvel is all about magic. That’s why even Hercules’s own strength is no match for Superman, but Hercules powered kid imbued with magic will easily put the son of Krypton to the ground.
I’m not the type of book reader who will say stupid shit like, “get your fact straight, read the book!” because I think it’s no longer the age when we should stick to only one medium. You know that there’s an audiobook, right? Filmmakers do great in making a comic book adaptation, so we should pay them some respect. Comic book reader will still read the book, so does movie lovers, it’s not like reading a holy book of other’s religion, right?
Back to the movie… Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will not appear in this movie as Black Adam (or any other character).He will be Black Adam, but not in this Shazam (movie),” said Geoff Johns. Black Adam is Shazam’s main foe with the power exactly like Shazam.