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When Warner Bros. and DC gave Aquaman a December 2018 release date, it was clear that the focus would be on that film for the final part of the year. But it’s been over a month since that film splashed down in theaters, and attention is slowly turning back to Shazam!, the studio’s next major superhero movie. As the Zachary Levi-fronted comedy approaches its release date, a pair of Funko Pop! toys have seemingly spoiled one of the movie’s key plot points and confirmed a rumor that first popped up almost a year ago.
Warning: spoilers ahead.
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To understand these photos and what they mean, here’s an extremely brief crash course to make sure we’re all on the same page. Shazam! follows a young boy named Billy Batson (Asher Angel) who gains the power to transform into a full-grown superhero (Levi). In 2011, DC revamped their entire comic book line of titles, calling it the New 52. Here’s Wikipedia’s description of how Shazam! was effected in the relaunch:
The revamp began with a seven-issue miniseries, Flashpoint, which features an alternate timeline in which Billy Batson, Mary Batson, and Freddy Freeman are joined by three new kids, Eugene Choi, Pedro Peña, and Darla Dudley, as the “S! H! A! Z! A! M! Family.” In this concept, all six kids say “Shazam!” in unison to become an alternate version of Captain Marvel named Captain Thunder. While the continuity would be altered by the conclusion of...
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