Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Paladin, May 10, 2007.
Interesting, to say the least.
huh....i guess that might work....
Ugh, I can't see The Rock saying Shazam
I am actually surprised that they would call it Captain Marvel and not Shazam!
Any recent titles have seemed to leave Captain Marvel out of the title.
But I think The Rock would make a great Captain Marvel personally.
the rock would actually make shazam kick some ass
Oh, the Shazam guy. Right. Man I was hoping for some Genis Vell action on the big screen.
They can't call his books Captain Marvel because Marvel bagged the rights to publish titles under that name in the 60s for thier Kree guy. Nothing stopped them from doing so because Fawcett ditched the character after the lawsuit with DC and the latter didn't licence the character until the 70s.
No idea what, if any, relavence to other media that might have thougth.
It might work. Although I can't think of who else could play Marvel off the top of my head. Either way it should be a pretty good size guy. Captain Marvel is no scrawny. Well when he's not a little kid anyway.
I don't like The Rock for this. Can't say for certain why exactly. Hmmm...
I recall reading an interview with a writer or artist of Cap (can't recall which) in Wizard a while back and he said his vote was for Evan Marriott from Joe Millionaire. He admitted that Evan can't act, but with a haircut, he looks almost exactly like Cap. Uncanny.
I just realised how much artistic licence they are going to need to do a film version of his origin, there something a bit too sinister about an old man in a a big coat taking a homeless boy to his hidden cave to turn him into a man.
Maybe it's the hairline, but I think he would be better as Black Adam.
I can see this working. Rock Johnson actually has charisma on screen, and can act, to a certain degree. He was one of the few enjoyable things in "Be Cool" and he's been alright in films like "The Rundown". He has the look for Marvel as well, with a little hint of ethnic flavour for good measure.
I call BEST QUOTE EVER.
I think they can use 'Captain Marvel' as a movie title, as Marvel hasn't done a movie of the same name.
Two things I hope not to hear:
"The Rock is gonna lay the Shazam down on that roody poo candy ass Black Adam." and "If you SMELLLL-L-L-L-L-L-L...what Shazam...is cookin'."
One question: why The Rock? Just strikes me as a slightly quirky choice.
Big. Buff. Clean-cut. I guess.
AHHHHHH! MIND READER!
Anyway, I think the Rock could pull it off--he can do goofy and self-parodying without going too far into Cheeseland. Check out "Be Cool" if you doubt me.
Damn, I was hoping this would be a movie based on Peter David's "Captain (Genis) Mar-Vell" volume 4 run, where an omnipotent guy loses his mind...
I think Rock is a good choice.
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