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Charles Valderrama
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SHAZAM! star Zachary Levi shared his thoughts on how the movie will play out and made an interesting comparison about the tone of the film....

"Basically. Itís like Superman meets Big, and thatís just so fun. I get to be a superhero thatís excited about being a superhero, and I think thatís refreshing. Itís not glum, and like, ĎOh, I have to save the world again.í So I think itís all really gravy."

He also hopes for a cameo from Wonder Woman, because "sheís awesome!"

This is not looking good.

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I thought it sounded pretty good. 
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So now the rumors are Henry Cavill's Superman will have a cameo.... UGH... seriously, this is definitely on the wrong path if they try to shoehorn someone into this movie. SHAZAM needs to be self-contained so it can stand on its own merits. BTW, I think they've made a mistake if they don't add Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam into this... even as a cameo. (Add him as a flashback sequence explaining how he was the Wizard's first choice gone bad.)

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C! - "Self contained"? Marvel's movies have shown that that just isn't happening. Same with DC's since "Man of Steel."

SHOULD it be separate? I'm game for that. But the money boys can't have that anymore.

Honestly, "Batman Forever" could have avoided forcing this issue if Bruce Wayne would just have said, "The circus is halfway to Kansas City." But no... they had to put in a cheeky reference to Superman. SHEESH!
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I absolutely loathe Gregory Maguire's nauseating "Wicked" series. Just about everything that can be done in a sickening, offensive manner is, with extra helpings of awful piled on top, just for maximum effect. Seriously, I can't come up with anything in fiction I flat-out despise as much. Except maybe... maybe... the "Gollygosh! Nobuddy seemsta knowz i'm justa lil' kid in a grown-up body! Whatta rush!" version of Captain Marvel. Absolutely gorge inducing. Can't stand it. Not even for a single panel. Hate it hate it hate it.

Here's where I really have a problem though. I actually kinda like "Wicked, the Musical," which is, of course, dependent upon that wretched fanfic series of novels for it's existence. I like some of the humor. I like most of the songs. I genuinely like Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. I think the decision-makers who pre-empted the possibility of those two in a "Wicked" film should be put up against a wall and shot*. And then shot again. And then cremated, mixed with plaster, and spread over the wall they were shot against so they can be shot over and over again in perpetuity.

My life is really going to suck if this god-awful "Big/Vice Versa/Like Father Like Son/Freaky Friday/ Robin Williams in the funny-Progeria movie, Jack" retread turns out to be any good... Fortunately, that's not too likely. 

* Metaphorically, of course.


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The first official photo of the SHAZAM costume has been released (below)... I am sorry to say, I kind of strongly dislike it.  The alternating gold and red on the boots is pretty terrible and there is just something WRONG with the lightning bolt emblem on his chest.  I think it might be the thickness of the gold trim around the yellow bolt - it's not crisp and sharp enough.  For example, look how the bottom point of the lightning bolt seems to end, not in a point, but in a flat line.

Also, I hate to say it, but unless this is being billed as a comedy - I don't think this is the right kind of photo to release as your premiere, "first-look" photo!

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It is also clearly padded in a way the Marvel suits don't reveal as sharply. Zachary Levi got in very good shape for the movie but he just doesn't have the physique of a Dwayne Johnson or even Henry Cavill who can bulk himself spectacularly.

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Stealth casting news for the Wizard
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The color scheme on that costume looks right to me. Everything else looks wrong.
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Everything I've heard/read so far points to this being a comedy.  In that respect, the official pic seems entirely appropriate.

After the doom & gloom of most of the other DC films, I'm hoping this is the breath of fresh air that DCEU needs.  I'm willing to give this one a shot, since I don't enjoy their current versions of Batman and Superman in the least.  Hoping this one surprises me.



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Everything I've heard/read so far points to this being a comedy.  In that respect, the official pic seems entirely appropriate.

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That pic gives off the impression that thisíll be a superhero version of BIG.
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All the evidence tells us that this is intended to be a fairly light-hearted, "BIG"-style comedy flick about a troubled teen who gains the power to change his body into that of a super-powered adult.

That being said, this is then a terrible choice to make as a first release photo since it would take minimal photoshop work to turn this into a scene wherein underaged Billy has used his "BIG-"style transformation to buy himself and his pal some alcohol from the local liquor store.

Brilliant move.

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