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Shazam!'s Zachary Levi Still Wants to Join the DCEU Justice League

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Since Shazam became part of the DC Comics universe, Billy Batson's mystical alter-ego has been part of a few Justice League teams. After DC's highly-publicized New 52 reboot in 2011, he even became one of the team's key members.

In a new interview, Shazam! actor Zachary Levi said he would love for that to happen on-screen in the DC Extended Universe. Levi added that spoke to Aquaman actor Jason Momoa at Comic-Con International in San Diego about becoming one of the DCEU's biggest heroes as well.

“I hope I get to be part of the Justice League,” Levi told Empire Magazine. “At San Diego, Jason Momoa literally took me under his wing, put his arm around me and was like, ‘Welcome to the family.’”

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Since the DCEU has reportedly put a greater emphasis on solo movies instead of reuniting the cinematic Justice League for the time being, the odds of Shazam making it into the Justice League on-screen seem slim -- especially with Ben Affleck's departing Batman raising questions about that corner of the DCEU.

Still Shazam, who was formerly called Captain Marvel, has a long history with the League.

The Marvel Family appeared as guest stars in Justice League of America before Captain Marvel eventually joined the team in 1987 during the Keith Griffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire's run on Justice League International. This was also around the same time that the hero retained the childlike personality of Billy Batson after he transformed into Shazam.

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In the New 52, the character officially underwent the full transformation from Captain Marvel into Shazam in the Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's run on Justice League, with the former name being wiped out of continuity. By Justice League #50, Shazam was a member of the team once again.

The DC Comics animated universe also added Shazam to the mix with Jerry O'Connell voicing the character in the cartoon Justice League Unlimited. O'Connell reprised that role in the animated movie Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam in 2010.

Shazam was also a major part of the Justice League's animated New 52 movies too, first appearing in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox before serving as a member in Justice League: War and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.

Arriving on April 5, director David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi as Shazam, Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, Djimon Hounsou as the ancient wizard Shazam, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick “Freddy” Freeman, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Cooper Andrews as Victor Vásquez and Marta Milans as Rosa Vásquez.

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