'Stargirl': Will Courtney Whitmore's former flame Shazam make an appearance on The CW show?
Shazam and Stargirl had a rather brief and tragic romance in the comics
At last, DC's young heroes Shazam and Stargirl have got their share of the limelight with a live-action feature film and a television show. Yet, what many don't know is that the two had a very interesting relationship in the comics. It's not yet certain whether the films or television show will explore this peculiar romance that had tragic results. Their sordid tale bloomed when Shazam (who was Captain Marvel at the time) and Stargirl held membership in the Justice League Of America, and Courtney discovered that Captain Marvel was actually just a 16-year-old teenager, like her.
This revelation occurred at the end of JSA#47 when Stargirl and Captain Marvel were transported into an alternate realm, where Marvel couldn't access his powers and had to return to his true form of Billy Batson. This astonishes Courtney, and when the two travel together in the next issue, she realizes that Billy is more composed when he's not an adult superhero. He discloses his real name to Stargirl and she kisses him.
After their escape from the Shadowlands, they start dating. However, Billy has to be in the form of Captain Marvel. This flirty banter with Stargirl seems inappropriate to the rest of the teammates. He cannot reveal his real identity to them, as the Wisdom Of Solomon prevents from doing so. He goes to Stargirl's window and terminates their relationship, afraid that it might become a scandal.
Years later, after he loses his power and reveals his real identity to the Justice Society Of America, he acknowledges to Stargirl that their relationship might have worked out had he just been honest earlier. They manage to reconnect, but by the time anything can happen, the DC universe gets rebooted and their romance is erased. They meet in the new world, and there is a hint of a passing attraction. In this timeline, Stargirl might be older than him. Complicated, isn't it?
We saw Zachary Levi as Shazam in the 2019 standalone film which was well-received by critics and fans. So, will we get to see him in the 'Stargirl' series? Considering 'The Flash' featured Ezra Miller, this might not be entirely impossible. However, considering the wide age gap between him and Brec Bassinger, who plays Courtney Whitmore aka Stargirl, we just might not. For all we know, we could see another Shazam on the show too.