Not long ago, John August, the writer behind the film Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam, the film based on DC's Captain Marvel, stated that the film was dead. However, the film may not be dead in the water just yet, according to what producer Michael Uslan told MTV's Splashpage.
When asked about the fate of the film, Uslan said "I will only say one thing - and all I will do is quote Samuel Clemens to you, this is direct from Captain Marvel himself: 'The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.'"
So, while not exactly a ringing promise about the film's future, fans of Captain Marvel and Billy Batson may still be able to look forward to seeing their hero hit the big screen.
In the comics, Captain Marvel is a character whose powers are similar to Superman's, but with a considerably different origin. Captain Marvel is really Billy Batson, a kid (sometimes written as young as seven or eight, sometimes written as a teenager), who transforms into the World's Mightiest Mortal, Captain Marvel, when he says the name of the wizard Shazam, who gave him his powers. Captain Marvel's greatest enemy, Black Adam, is a former champion of Shazam's from ancient Egypt.