CW’s ‘Stargirl’: How the DC Superhero Is Connected to Shazam

by Jeremy Spirogis

There’s a brand new DC comedian ebook hero on the CW lineup. Stargirl premiered on May 19, and it has followers speaking about all of the potential ties the superheroine has to different characters within the DC Universe, particularly Shazam. Here’s how the 2 are related. 

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Stargirl and Shazam dated in DC comics

In the DC comics, Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl, joins the Justice Society of America — a superhero team-up that features The Flash and Jakeem Thunder. She additionally meets Captain Marvel, who on the time is Billy Batson, aka Shazam.

In his Shazam type, Billy is far older. But in JSA #48 when he and Stargirl are caught collectively in an alternate realm, Billy is unable to entry his Shazam powers. Because he’s caught in his teenage type, Stargirl learns his true id and age. As the 2 superheroes journey by means of this shadow world, they develop emotions for one another. 

When they make it again to their very own world, Billy returns to his Shazam/Captain Marvel physique, and the 2 proceed to this point. But as a result of Shazam seems to be a lot older than her — and may’t reveal his true id to anybody —  the remainder of the Justice of America is sad with their relationship.

After Jay Garrick, aka The Flash, confronts Captain Marvel/Shazam about their age distinction and the way bizarre it’s, he decides to maintain his teen id a secret and breaks up with Courtney. 

Will Shazam make an look on the CW present?

Stargirl showrunner Geoff Johns can be presently a author on the Shazam! Vol. three comedian collection, so, it’s not far-fetched to assume he would possibly carry the character into the collection in some unspecified time in the future. Johns hasn’t confirmed any Shazam appearances. But in an interview with Polygon, he did reveal the present would characteristic extra DC connections. 

“This Stargirl focuses on the core JSA heroes from yesterday, and also introduces this new group of characters that are going to take these legacies into tomorrow,” Johns mentioned. “There’s bridges between characters that have been around for both of these different areas.”

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If the character does seem on the CW collection, he is probably not performed by Shazam! star Zachary Levi based mostly on his age distinction with Stargirl star Brec Bassinger. However, there’s a likelihood that the youthful movie model, Asher Angel, makes an look as Billy Batson. 

Of course, that is all hypothesis. The showrunners haven’t launched any particulars about crossovers at this level, so followers will simply have to attend and see. 

What is ‘Stargirl’ about and how will you watch it?

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Stargirl follows highschool teen Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) as she takes on villains of the previous with an unlikely group of younger superhero allies. “This new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team the Justice Society of Americain an unpredictable series,” the CW synopsis reads.

New episodes of Stargirl air Tuesdays at eight p.m. ET on the CW. 

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