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"Shazam" Feature Film Pre-Release News & Discussion (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'DC Live-Action Movies and Television' started by Yojimbo, May 23, 2016.

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    The only "famous" child actors I can think of right now who'd be age-appropriate are those kids from Stranger Things :sweat:.

    Although I imagine they'll be careful about how old they skew for Billy because they'll be appearing in multiple movies and they'll probably want them to be relatively young for a while...
     
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    I wonder what Billy's personality will be like. I just hope he's someone the audience can root for on his own during the moments before he says the magic word. I always thought this franchise had so much potential and I hope they can fulfill that.

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    I'm curious to see how much of a New 52 influence there might be in this film, versus the classic Captain Marvel take.
     
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    Another rumor that Flashpoint will have an affect on this movie. Flash might even appear or be mentioned. I can imagine maybe the Wizard mentioning something in passing. He would sense a change like that.
     
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    Billy and his extended family also did appear in the Flashpoint storyline...
     
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    True, but almost everyone appeared in the Flashpoint storyline essentially.
     
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    Totally wouldn't be below them to take a cue from the comics and have the 10-year-old Billy murdered like in the comic.
     
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    Cena has been long rumored. Be a little too perfect for Dwayne Johnson Black Adam.

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    Hmm, looks like Chris Pratt clone.

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    I know him as the big hockey playing brother from the TV show Baby Daddy (my sister was into the show for a while). I remember him being a pretty tall and built guy compared to everyone else but other than that, he's untested. I think he's cast in the New Warriors series as well.

    I really can't think of anyone I want to really see in the role at the moment. I thought it was interesting when The Rock suggested Armie Hammer, at least. From my perspective, Capt. Marvel has to be believable as a powerful hero, childlike, funny and charming enough to win over the audience. I don't envy the casting people but I really hope they succeed on all fronts with the casting and writing.

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    I would've preferred "Freddie" ;).
     
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    I have to wonder if they'll keep the quirky tone. The book is just so comicbooky it just doesn't fit in this DCEU they've built, and I do not know this director well enough to trust. I mean Sivana and Mr. Mind are just too weird to do serious in any form. Look at how Lex Luthor went over.

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    I just think it's really hard to gauge how they're going to adapt this so early into production and with barely any idea of what exactly they're going to do, though the director has been upfront about the film being fun and lighthearted (particularly compared to his usual work) :).

    I don't think being in the DCEU is going to pigenhole it, whatever direction they go in.
     
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    We'll see how the tone of JL is. I think Shazam'll be like Doctor Strange. Scott Derrickson did some pretty dark horror movies then kept it lighter with Strange but not to a detriment. I think it'll be a similar case here.

    I think I would have chosen "Bromfield"
     
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    Even Tawny the Tiger might work if he's presented as a pooka (shape-changing spirit) aligned with the old wizard. It worked for Jeff Smith's Monster Society of Evil.
     
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