Shazam (wizard)

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Shazam (/ʃəˈzæm/), also known as The Wizard or Wizard Shazam, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by both Fawcett Comics and DC Comics. He is a powerful sorcerer and thunder deity whom is responsible for the creation of the Living Lightning. He is a member of the Quintessence and the Council of Immortals and has bestowed his power onto several champions, including Billy Batson (also known as Captain Marvel / Shazam).

The character was created by C. C. Beck and Bill Parker and first appeared in Whiz Comics #2 (February 1940).

Portrayals[change | change source]

Djimon Hounsou played the ancient wizard Shazam in the DC Extended Universe theatrical movies Shazam! (2019) and Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023).