Captain Marvel, also known as Shazam, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comics originally published by Fawcett Comics, and currently published by DC Comics. Artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker created the character in 1939. Shazam first appeared in Whiz Comics #2, published by Fawcett Comics.

The film tells the story of the 13-year-old boy Billy every time he shouts the name of Shazan, he is instantly struck by magical lightning, and is given the power of six gods, transforming into an adult superhero Shazan.