Lead cast for Shazam! film.

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Lead cast for Shazam! film.

Post by L-Space » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:54 am

News here.



EDIT: In unrelated news, I don't know how to edit a thread's titles.
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Re: Lead cast for [i]Shazam![/i] film.

Post by Davies » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:02 am

Unless they call him Captain Marvel, I'm not interested.

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Post by Ken » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:34 pm

Well, the article doesn't directly call Billy's alter-ego "Shazam" and it doesn't call him "Captain Marvel" so there is hope.

The part I'm feeling smug about is that I started saying five years ago that they should get Levi to play Billy's adult alter ego. Then again, I also said they should get Joshua Rush to play Billy. Rush may be too old to play Billy now, I don't know.

I just know that watching scenes of Zachary Levi's Chuck (on "Chuck") fighting Brandon Routh's character put me in mind to look at Levi as the Captain.
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Re: Lead cast for [i]Shazam![/i] film.

Post by Thorpocalypse » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:57 pm

Davies wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:02 am
Unless they call him Captain Marvel, I'm not interested.
Sorry, Davies. From everything I've seen, they're going with Shazam to avoid confusion with Marvel's Captain Marvel.

I'm still looking forward to it, though.

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Post by Davies » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:23 pm

Ken wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:34 pm
Well, the article doesn't directly call Billy's alter-ego "Shazam" and it doesn't call him "Captain Marvel" so there is hope.
Cue bitter laughter.

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Re: Lead cast for Shazam! film.

Post by Ares » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:52 am

L-Space wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:54 am
News here.



EDIT: In unrelated news, I don't know how to edit a thread's titles.
Fixed that for you. It should be possible to edit a thread title by editing the first post.

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Re: Lead cast for Shazam! film.

Post by Ares » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:55 am

And I don't know the actor well enough to feel anything about this decision. Again, I'm mostly indifferent because its going to be a "Shazam film" rather than "Capt. Marvel in a Shazam film" . I don't know if it'll be based on the Nu-52 or what.

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Re: Lead cast for Shazam! film.

Post by L-Space » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:55 am

Ares wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:55 am
And I don't know the actor well enough to feel anything about this decision. Again, I'm mostly indifferent because its going to be a "Shazam film" rather than "Capt. Marvel in a Shazam film" . I don't know if it'll be based on the Nu-52 or what.
If it helps here's concept art of him and Levi even refers to him as the original Captain Marvel, which is bonus points for the actor in my book.

Thanks for the title edit Ares.
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Re: Lead cast for Shazam! film.

Post by Ares » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:11 am

L-Space wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:55 am
Ares wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:55 am
And I don't know the actor well enough to feel anything about this decision. Again, I'm mostly indifferent because its going to be a "Shazam film" rather than "Capt. Marvel in a Shazam film" . I don't know if it'll be based on the Nu-52 or what.
If it helps here's concept art of him and Levi even refers to him as the original Captain Marvel, which is bonus points for the actor in my book.

Thanks for the title edit Ares.
No problem. Levi's reference definitely gets major props from me. Honestly, if DC had faith in the character, they'd call him Captain Marvel DESPITE Marvel Comics doing a Carol Danvers movie and having Carol as Capt. Marvel in Marvel. Because Marvel's Captain Marvel comic is TANKING hard, has been canceled multiple times, but they keep relaunching it with progressively worse writing and a progressively less feminine Carol because they want to make Carol their Wonder Woman (which I'm honestly not against), but don't know how to do it.

If DC could produce a solid comic with Captain Marvel (not Nu-Shazam), and a movie that does at least as well as Carol's film, can you imagine what kind of an upset that would be for them?

That concept art tho . . . man . . . I mean, it's not as bad as the Injustice costume, but yikes. Do not want.

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Post by Ken » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:04 pm

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Concept art, nnnn. But please note Mr. Levi's words about "bringing the original Captain Marvel to life". It's not a guarantee, by any stretch, but at least when the lead actor is getting the lead character's name right, there's hope.
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Re: Lead cast for Shazam! film.

Post by Arkrite » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:50 pm

Wow that outfit seems terrible.
Why does a magical bad ass need body armor?

Of course this also flashes back to the question of why Superman needs body armor.
Because people will think he looks silly if he's not wearing body armor? Heaven forbid we feel silly about watching a show were a little boy turns into a magical grown man, flying around fighting an evil tigerman with his ever expanding team of family members and friends.
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Wait, hold on a second... did the magical girl genre of anime originate from Captain Marvel?

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Re: Lead cast for Shazam! film.

Post by danelsan » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:35 am

I'm not sure this is actually concept art from the movie's production. I did not research too much, but this bosslogic person doesn't immediately appear to be working on the movie. I think it is just some fanart. Of course, Zachary posted it alongside his comment, likely meaning he liked it, which may be a bad sign if he has any influence on the costume design for his character.

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Re: Lead cast for Shazam! film.

Post by L-Space » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:17 pm

danelsan wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:35 am
I'm not sure this is actually concept art from the movie's production. I did not research too much, but this bosslogic person doesn't immediately appear to be working on the movie. I think it is just some fanart. Of course, Zachary posted it alongside his comment, likely meaning he liked it, which may be a bad sign if he has any influence on the costume design for his character.
"Concept art" was probably a misleading term for me (and CBR) to use, since it's probably far from official. Even though I'm not big fan of the suit itself, it did help convince me that Zachary Levi could pull it off.

I'm curious who they're going to cast to play Billy Batson. I'm usually pretty iffy about child/teen actors, but Stranger Things and IT have shown that there's some good ones out there.
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Re: Lead cast for Shazam! film.

Post by danelsan » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:50 pm

L-Space wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:17 pm
I'm curious who they're going to cast to play Billy Batson. I'm usually pretty iffy about child/teen actors, but Stranger Things and IT have shown that there's some good ones out there.
Similar situation for me, except I have not watched IT and I'm probably the only nerd born in the 80s that didn't care about Stranger Things. But I did watch Logan and holy crap that kid Dafne Keen is a way better little actress than I expected.

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Re: Lead cast for Shazam! film.

Post by Ken » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:23 am

There's an actor named Joshua Rush who played "young Chuck" in a handful of "Chuck" episodes. He was a believable younger-version-of-Zachary-Levi. The only problem is that he's already 15, so he may be a little long in the tooth.
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