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    22:05, December 22, 2017

    I know this is just fan art, but Shazam isn't even considered!

    I find it upsetting that he's not going to be a part of such big things. Even in the animated movies he doesn't get screen time. [[1]] So what I want to know is, since he is a part of the Justice League why is he not getting attention? He's a great character and is getting his own movie in 2019, but what about now?

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    • He isn't one of the classic or traditional members. Maybe that's why he's gotten a lesser role.

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    • My feeling is that Shazam doesn't get a lot of play time because he used to be Captain Marvel, but they can't call him that anymore. So, they can't profit off of "brand-loyalty" because not everyone who remembers Captain Marvel from even as long ago as 5 years is going to be clear on the transition to the name Shazam.

      Also, Captain Marvel is basically a magic-powered superman, and his hokey boyscout persona and his cast of villains aren't especially cohesive with DC's current dark and gritty atmosphere - or even it's tendency to lean more toward realism lately.

      Lastly, Billy Batson is a kid. He doesn't get to play with the big heroes because he has the intelligence and emotional stability of a boy in his early teens - or even pre-teens.

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    • Hatebunny wrote: My feeling is that Shazam doesn't get a lot of play time because he used to be Captain Marvel, but they can't call him that anymore. So, they can't profit off of "brand-loyalty" because not everyone who remembers Captain Marvel from even as long ago as 5 years is going to be clear on the transition to the name Shazam.

      Also, Captain Marvel is basically a magic-powered superman, and his hokey boyscout persona and his cast of villains aren't especially cohesive with DC's current dark and gritty atmosphere - or even it's tendency to lean more toward realism lately.

      Lastly, Billy Batson is a kid. He doesn't get to play with the big heroes because he has the intelligence and emotional stability of a boy in his early teens - or even pre-teens.

      That is true that he is naïve but I believe they could make him more mature, for a kid, if he were to be in a big screen film or even animated. Some people have even gone as far as making this: (removed image) They've definitely taken away his potential with the New 52 reboot, but what do you think is the probability of him making a surprise appearance in the upcoming films?

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    • You can ask this of a kazillion other Leaguers, past and present. You've got to pick, and you don't have the luxury to have a big team.

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    • He is part of the Justice League. Just one that not many people pay attention to, kinda like Lex Luthor.

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    • He's not a founding member of the League. He joined after Crisis in the Justice League International, and I recall he later left.

      In The New 52, he joins after Trinity War, and I imagine you'll be seeing him in future events. One good thing New 52 did was make sense of JLA history. It was as soaking hot mess before.

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    • TheCaptainMarvel wrote: I know this is just fan art, but Shazam isn't even considered!

      I find it upsetting that he's not going to be a part of such big things. Even in the animated movies he doesn't get screen time. [[1]] So what I want to know is, since he is a part of the Justice League why is he not getting attention? He's a great character and is getting his own movie in 2019, but what about now?

      Probably becuase DC doesn't take too much care of captain marvel in TV and movies, becuase they took Captain Marvel after someone took superman and made him for kids, so they only halfheartedly use him, sometimes even less than Zatana.

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    • Goku, the New 52 did not make sense of JL history. The New 52 destroyed JL history.

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    • Also, I just realized this is a very old thread.

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