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We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM! - this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam.
The film was officially confirmed in 2014 when Warner Bros. announced an entire slate of DC films. Shazam is part of the DC Extended Universe franchise, though it's been noted connections with other installments will be minimal. The plan originally called for Dwayne Johnson to portray Black Adam, but he instead is going to headline his own solo film. In 2017, the Shazam creative team fell into place, with David F. Sandberg directing and Zachary Levi starring. Production started in January 2018 and wrapped in May of that year.
Shazam, previously known as Captain Marvel, made his comics debut in Whiz Comics #2 in 1940.
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