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Brian Hague
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I notice the kid beside him has a crutch. I wonder if that's supposed to be Freddy.

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I notice the kid beside him has a crutch. I wonder if that's supposed to be Freddy.

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This movie leans heavily on the Geoff Johns-Gary Frank material. That kid is Freddy (who in this iteration is Billy's best friend & confidant).


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Michael beat me to the punch - This image alone makes me think BIG meets SUPERMAN.

And count me in with the group who thinks too much padding is too much. I much prefer the more subtle padding other heroes get. This looks like an expensive halloween costume, not something you fight in.




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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.

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HAHA.....I already thought it DID portray that image, then I read your comment and went back to realize thats a case of Cola, not beer.
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Tim Cousar
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Just like the comics, they took a great costume (uniform) and completely messed it up. They've gone from timeless to awful.
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Looks fine to me.  Certainly better than what they did to Superman.



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They certainly could have adapted this version very easily -

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And yet still recognizably Captain Marvel.

Look, I get it... do I wish he looked EXACTLY like he did in the original comics?  You bet!.  But I can live with this version... provided, of course, that the final product is a fun, modern, well-made interpretation of the comics.

They still have a long way to go, admittedly!





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Much prefer the button flap shirt from the Golden era... it would look better in live-action too!! (I prefer how JB drew it with looser sleeves.)

Still bothers me that they totally revamped the character and he's referred to as Shazam!

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The pictures of Levi in the outfit look like he's wearing a padded suit. It reminds me of some of the folks you see doing cosplay at conventions where they are wearing outfits with padded muscles and looks just as phony. 
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I a little worried about this one. Captain Marvel is one hero that really doesn't
have a dark side. I'm not sure how he would fit into the DC movie universe.


Now, I could see him on the Flash TV show very easily.

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I don't think you've been paying attention, Paul. The current Billy is a cynical delinquent who cares for no one and nothing in this world, with a few small exceptions that begin to eat away at his tough-as-nails exterior. Now that he's been given the powers of a sorcerer, he's kicking ass and taking names, grinning like a maniac with lightning flashing from his eyes. The iterations before this one featured a mass-murdering Black Adam who tore heroes apart on-panel and a Mary Marvel in a black leather mini-skirt who was either corrupted by Black Adam's evil or alternately possessed by the sexually sadistic Desaad. 

The Trials of Shazam series was a dark attempt to restart the mythos with Freddy taking over, proving himself to the gods who have manifested themselves on Earth as tattoo artists, convicts, et al. Billy is relegated to the role of the wizard sitting alone on the Rock of Eternity. 

There have been sporadic attempts at a kid-friendly version of the character, but those haven't lasted long, nor were they incorporated into the rest of the DC line. Captain Marvel and the Shazam book hasn't been light-hearted in DC's mainstream continuity for decades now.

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