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Old September 3 2014, 07:02 PM   #1
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Shazam movie coming, Dwayne Johnson confirmed as Black Adam

Darren Lemke to pen the script.

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/dw...ve-1201294338/
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Old September 3 2014, 11:09 PM   #2
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I'm only really familiar with the character from JLU, but if he's written anything like that then this could be a really cool movie.

Just a shame they'll probably continue calling him Shazam though, instead of the much better Captain Marvel.
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Old September 4 2014, 12:42 AM   #3
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Have they ever considered renaming him Captain Thunder? I believe that was supposed to have been his original name when he was first created.

How would other people even known to call him Shazam if he can't say it himself?
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Old September 4 2014, 12:45 AM   #4
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Nice! I'm hoping I enjoy this! I've been hoping it would come eventually.
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Old September 4 2014, 12:59 AM   #5
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A Shazam movie before a Wonder Woman or Aquaman movie?
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Old September 4 2014, 01:14 AM   #6
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Could be cool. I always liked the big red cheese
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Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
A Shazam movie before a Wonder Woman or Aquaman movie?
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Old September 4 2014, 01:39 AM   #8
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As having the writer of "Shrek Forever After" suggested, this film will have a "sense of fun and a sense of humor", says New Line president Toby Emmerich.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/09/0...ovie-rock-fun/

Also, with New Line producing instead of WB proper, could "Shazam" be excluded from the DC Cinematic Universe?! Probably not a bad thing.
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Old September 4 2014, 01:51 AM   #9
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A Shazam movie before a Wonder Woman or Aquaman movie?
yes?
WB appears to have registered website domains for Shazam, JL, WW and Aquaman.
http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2014/0...dc-movies.html

The news of a Shazam movie and The Rock's casting has me excited. Best of luck to the DCU.
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Old September 4 2014, 01:52 AM   #10
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Cool. I've been curious to see what all of his teasing was going to end up being about.
My only familiarity with Shazam comes from the animation and video but I liked what I saw there so I'm very interested in this.
I wonder who they'll get for Shazam and Billy Batson?
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I think Nicolas Cage is free.
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Old September 4 2014, 03:49 AM   #12
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Johnson as Black Adam is pitch perfect.
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Old September 4 2014, 03:56 AM   #13
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We (fans) have been begging for Johnson to play Adam for years.
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Old September 4 2014, 04:08 AM   #14
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Well, Captain Marvel is my favorite DC hero, but DC has done nothing but ruin him since the DC reboot. Besides the stupid name change, I'm sure the movie will keep Billy Batson as a whiny, mean spirited teen who is more self centered then your average supervillain. That's the current DC Shazam, he's almost completely the polar opposite of the real Captain Marvel, the only similarity is that Shazam isn't an outright villain (yet).

They'll almost certainly be using the current (and worst) version of the character as a basis for the movie, so unfortunately I can't get excited by my favorite hero getting a movie, because he really isn't. The a-hole Shazam is getting a movie, not the awesome Captain Marvel.

Now, some should say that I should wait and see. I'd agree, and that's an attitude I try to have nowadays (even about stuff like Batman v Superman) except that DC only does grim and gritty movies nowadays, so even if Shazam isn't done by Snyder, or set in the JL universe, there is a god chance that they're going to have it be as Nolan-like as possible, like every DC movie nowadays. The Nolan/Goyer/Snyder way would be to have a a-hole teen get great power and probably do something horrible before learning a lesson, instead of having an orphan with a kind personality getting the power to save people. We'll be lucky if he doesn't end the movie by ripping Black Adam's head off to use as a basketball.

That said, The Rock seems like a cool choice for Black Adam, so that should be interesting to see. At least I'll have someone to cheer for in the movie. Maybe I'll be wrong, and they'll do the Earth's Mightiest Mortal justice, but DC's track record with movies makes that seem like a fairly remote possibility, even without the influence of the current comic version of Shazam on the movie.

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Old September 4 2014, 04:21 AM   #15
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^ Shazam will have a sense of fun. So no "grim" and "gritty".

http://dccomicsnews.com/2014/09/04/s...film-will-fun/


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