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Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010)

Superman finds a foe who may be too powerful even for him to defeat in the murderous Black Adam. Fortunately, Black Adam's real target is the Earth's Mightiest Mortal--Captain Marvel.

Director:

Joaquim Dos Santos

Writers:

Michael Jelenic, Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Callison ... Billy Batson (voice)
James Garner ... Shazam (voice)
Josh Keaton ... Punk (voice)
Danica McKellar ... Sally (voice)
George Newbern ... Superman / Clark Kent (voice)
Jerry O'Connell ... Captain Marvel (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Mister Tawky Tawny (voice)
Arnold Vosloo ... Black Adam (voice)
Gary Cole ... Jim Corrigan / The Spectre (voice)
Alyssa Milano ... Aimee Brenner (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Foster Brenner / Peter McCoy / Flemming (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Drew Flynn / Lt. Brice / Deandre (voice)
Jon Polito ... Police Captain (voice)
Malcolm McDowell ... Merlyn the Magnificent (voice)
Neal McDonough ... Green Arrow / Oliver Queen (voice)
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Superman finds a foe who may be too powerful even for him to defeat in the murderous Black Adam. Fortunately, Black Adam's real target is the Earth's Mightiest Mortal--Captain Marvel.

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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

According to the comics the incantation heard in the feature - the Wizard's name "Shazam" - is an acronym from the initials of the deities who gave the protectors their powers. For Billy Batson the gods are Solomon (wisdom), Hercules (strength), Atlas (stamina), Zeus (power), Achilles (courage) and Mercury (speed); and for Black Adam it's the Egyptian gods Shu (stamina), Heru (speed), Amon (strength), Zehuti (wisdom), Aton (power) and Mehen (courage). See more »

Goofs

The sound used for the subway train is that of a regular train powered by a diesel locomotive. See more »

Quotes

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Sally's Date: Look! A shooting star. Quick, Sally, make a wish.
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Connections

Featured in DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (2010) See more »

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Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam: Too big a story for a short
1 February 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

This DC Showcase short is a tad longer than the rest, it stands at around 25 minutes and is about Billy Batsons rise to become the superhero known as Captain Marvel.

We see Superman jump in and save young Billy from Black Adam, but my biggest complaint is that this is a big story and 25 minutes simply doesn't suffice.

Alike the other showcases this is very well animated, has a great voice cast and is well written. Sadly it all feels rushed and I struggled to get into it.

Well worth a watch for fans of the DC Showcase shorts, but I feel it was a bit underwhelming.

The Good:

Well animated

The Bad:

Story is simply too big for 25 minutes

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

This has actually made me want a live action Shazam movie, but I fear I'll regret saying that


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