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

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  1. Frontier

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    I wonder if he's expecting his Arrow cred to work for him here :p?
     
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    I'm assuming they are more concerned with matching the child actor (for Billy) to the actor (for SHAZAM) as opposed to the reverse.

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    Day 20, words of encouragement.
     
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    Some hidden messages? Tawky Tawny?

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    I'm going to be upset if they don't include Mary in this now.
     
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    Indeed, I would guess a sub-plot could be his search for his long lost twin sister.
     
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    Do you guys know if Freddy or Mary ever appeared on the serials or 70's show? Cause this would make it their live-action debut.

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    I'm pretty sure the earliest they appeared was the Super Power Hour animated series. Billy was solo in the serials and he was on the road with only Mentor in the 70s show so it would be their live-action debut.
     
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    The animated Filmation series had Billy, Mary, Freddy, Dudley and Tawky as the main cast. The live-action series was just Billy and a character named Mentor on the road, with an occasional Isis crossover.

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    It all happened so long ago though I doubt many people working on this movie actually grew up with it. If anything Archer was the biggest claim to fame for the show in years.
     
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    We could arguably equate Mentor with the character of Uncle Dudley, but that is as close to the Marvel Family as the live-action show got.
     
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    Looks like they're getting down all of Billy's adopted family (coupled with the Freddy casting call).

    That just leaves Mary...
     
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    So they announced Uncle Dudley?


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    He wasn't part of the family in Johns' Shazam revamp, but I wouldn't be surprised if they find a way to work him in here :).
     
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    I know nothing about Johns run on SHAZAM. So that is disheartening and a shame for a clasdic character to be left out.

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    10/10: They need something for the sequel. ;)

    I bet they'll change it have Uncle running the foster home where Billy and his adopted siblings live.

    10/15: Possible audition video for Billy Batson or Freddy by Brendan Heard.
     
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    Typical Geoff Johns, it wasn't part of his creation so everything else is completely irrelevant imagine if Brian Micheal Bendis got Feige's job and insisted on only copying the storylines he wrote.

    Hopefully, they can try to give the kids personality because god knows he never bothered to.
     
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