Shazam, a.k.a. the original Captain Marvel, may not be at Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman's level of recognizability, but he's been an important superhero for decades. Now after numerous comics, animated and video games appearances, as well as starring in his own live action TV series, the World's Mightiest Mortal is gearing up to make his theatrical debut. Shazam will be the DC movie to follow Aquaman, with production kicking off early next year. However, many Shazam details are still being kept under wraps, and one of the big questions on our minds is who will fill out the supporting cast.

So far only two characters from the Shazam mythos have been cast for the DC films universe: Zachary Levi will play the Big Red Cheese, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will play Black Adam, arguably Shazam's most notorious enemy. But because Black Adam is now going to debut in his own movie, that leaves Shazam himself as the only confirmed participant in the 2019 blockbuster. With that in mind, we've gathered together the characters who need to be included in the movie for this to be a proper big screen Shazam story.

Shazam comics The Wizard

The Wizard

If you're going to tell Billy Batson's origin story, you can't do it without the Wizard, who is also known as Shazam (though in the New 52, his true name is Mamargan). Millenia ago, the Wizard used his mighty abilities to defend humanity, but eventually it came time to pass his powers to another. The first time he tried to do this, it didn't go well, and it resulted in the rise of Black Adam. No doubt we'll see that unfold in the Black Adam movie. In the present day, the Wizard selected Billy as his new successor, having the young boy brought to his lair, the Rock of Eternity. Thankfully, this time around the ancient being chose wisely, and Billy became a proper superhero. Usually after mystically empowering Billy, the Wizard either passes away or is killed, though he has occasionally aided the World's Mightiest Mortal from beyond the grave. So even if he bites the dust on the big screen, he could remain a integral character later in the movie and even a sequel.

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