Earlier this week, we reported that actress Tala Ashe has joined the third season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and will portray Zari Adrianna Tomaz.
While this name may not ring any significant bells to many casual viewers, DC buffs have been quick to realize that Zari has another name in the publisher’s superhero universe – Isis.
Not the actual goddess, mind, but close. In the comics, Adrianna Tomaz is an Egyptian refugee who gains the powers of the referenced goddess thanks to an ancient, magical amulet. With this mystical blessing, Isis is bestowed with super strength, super speed and flight.
Fans have theorized that Isis’ introduction may signal a spinoff show starring Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya/Vixen, based on the two characters’ shared amulet-related origin stories and similar powers.
But some fans have another theory: that Isis may suggest DC’s desire to reboot the popular Shazam! series from the 1970s, and bring live-action television versions of the titular character (also known as Captain Marvel), Black Adam and their respective allies to life.
Comic Book lays out a pretty convincing argument behind this new theory. Isis originally entered the DC universe via the Saturday morning show The Secrets of Isis in 1975, serving as a tie-in series to Shazam! before earning its own timeslot two years later. Isis and Captain Marvel made frequent crossover appearances in each other’s shows, similar to the crossover appearances that happen between The CW’s numerous current superhero series.
Once introduced in the 52 comics, Isis’ connection with Captain Marvel continued. In this adaptation, Isis becomes the wife of Black Adam, Captain Marvel’s evil comic counterpart and arch-nemesis. However, mostly due the combined forces of Isis’ positive influence and Captain Marvel’s intervention, Black Adam turns into more of an antiheroic ally to Captain Marvel and his superhero family.
Coupled with the fact that both Black Adam and Captain Marvel will soon headline solo films, as well as star in a Shazam! film set to premiere on April 5, 2019, we may indeed see a television reboot sometime in the future.
Would you watch a Shazam! TV remake, or are you more excited for the movie adaptation to hit theaters (especially since Dwayne Johnson will star as Black Adam in the cinematic universe)? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
Source: Comic Book