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"My father was a lighthouse keeper. My mother was a queen. They were never meant to meet... but their love saved the world. They made me what I am. A son of the land, and a king of the seas. I am the protector of the deep. I am... Aquaman."
Arthur Curry[src]

This is a timeline of events that occurred in 2018.


  • "Sola" is released by Jessie Reyez.[1]
  • Midway City could have been rebuilt around this year.[2]




  • "Woman" is released by Kesha.[4]



  • "Sucker's Prayer" is released by The Decemberists.[1]



Arthur Curry on top of a submarine promotional still

Aquaman on the Stalnoivolk.


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Black Manta appears in Sicily

Black Manta preparing to attack Aquaman.



Aquaman becomes King 2

Aquaman becames King of Atlantis.


  • Black Manta is saved by Stephen Shin, a scientist obsessed with finding Atlantis. Shin asks David to tell him where he got the Atlantean technology, and David says he will in exchange for Shin telling him how to find Aquaman.[5] AQ logo template (estimated date)





  • "Legend" is released by Twenty One Pilots.[9]


  • A boxing match between David Murphy and David Palmer occurs.[9]




  • Wesley Rowe, a fake identity used by Barry Allen, has a license with this expiration date.[3]


  • Freddy Freeman records a video documenting his foster family, calling it "Freddy's House of Outcasts".[10]



  • 14-year old Philadelphia orphan Billy Batson tricks some cops and uses their police database computer to search for his mother's home. He arrives at the listed address but does not find her, this being one of his many attempts.[9][11] Shazamtimeline
  • Billy is placed into the Vasquez foster home, which has a number of other children, including superhero fanatic Freddy Freeman, whom Billy shares a room with. The entire foster family has dinner together.[9][11] Shazamtimeline


Shazam catches gun

Billy Batson and Freddy Freeman stop some robbers in a grocery store.

  • Billy and Freddy, along with the other kids, head to school at Fawcett Central School.[9][11] Shazamtimeline
  • Escape of the Seven Deadly Sins: at Sivana Industries in Philadelphia, Thaddeus Sivana finally unlocks the key to more power, and he begins wielding the Seven Deadly Sins.[9][11] Shazamtimeline
  • Two bullies pull up in their truck once school is let out and begin to beat up Freddy, who is unable to fight back. Billy takes Freddy's crutch and hits them with it, and a chase ensues to a nearby subway station. After escaping the bullies, Billy catches a subway ride that is soon intercepted by the wizard Shazam. Billy Batson meets the Wizard and is deemed pure of heart, allowing him to turn into a superhero.[9][11][12] Shazamtimeline
  • Billy, as Shazam, heads back to the Vasquez household and reveals his newfound powers to Freddy.[9][11] Shazamtimeline
  • Billy rescues a woman from a mugger.[9][11] Shazamtimeline
  • After a short session of testing his abilities, they go to a convenience store and buy beer, where soon after two criminals attempt to rob the store before being apprehended by Billy. After tasting the beer and spitting it out, Billy and Freddy opt to buy junk food.[9][11] Shazamtimeline


Shazam and Freddy testing strength (2)

Billy Batson tests his superpowers.

  • Massacre at Sivana Industries: Doctor Sivana interrupts a board meeting of his father. After a brief exchange with his brother Sid, he throws him out the window to his death. After this, Thaddeus unleashed the Sins, letting them slaughter the other board members.[9][11] Shazamtimeline
  • Freddy Freeman and Billy Batson start to write a journal about their superheroes adventures.[13] Shazamtimeline
  • Billy and Freddy get out of school in order to head around town and test out the superpowers of Shazam, while Freddy records it all and uploads the footage to YouTube.[9][11] Shazamtimeline


  • Billy and Freddy skip school for the second day to continue testing Billy's powers.[9][11] Shazamtimeline
  • Freddy Freeman's YouTube channel quickly gains a ton of viewership following his videos of Shazam's abilities.[9][11] Shazamtimeline


Shazam fights sivana

Thaddeus Sivana faces Billy Batson.


  • Billy Batson finally warms up to his new foster family, openly deciding to stop running away.[9][11] Shazamtimeline


  • "Ocean to Ocean" is released by Pitbull.[5][15]


Boxing advertisement from Shazam

Liberty Boxing Club advertisement.


  • Billy Batson tests his powers in a warehouse, including hanging from a chain and falling into a spike platform made from rebar.[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Suicide Squad
  2. Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Justice League
  4. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 Aquaman
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 During Aquaman, a news report can be seen about Orm's attack on the surface world with a date of June 1st. The attack had taken place the night before, and other events can also be dated from this based on the flow of events in the film.
  7. Sometimes the DC Extended Universe alludes to people who exists or existed in our world, and it is assumed they were born and died on the same day in the universe, for timeline purposes.
  8. Terror and Obama issues (image)
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 Shazam!
  10. 10.0 10.1 Shazam! Thundercrack
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 During the power test montage in Shazam!, Freddy's YouTube video data is shown, including upload dates. Based on these dates the montage took place on the 9th and 10th==== of December, 2018, and other events in the film can also be dated through this.
  12. Shazam!: Becoming Shazam
  13. Shazam!: Freddy's Guide to Super Hero-ing
  14. 14.0 14.1 Shazam!: A Shazam Showdown
  15. Aquaman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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