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Shaun Barry
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Your new live-action Captain Marvel (for the first time in 40+ years?), arriving sometime in 2019:



The 1974 "Shazam!" Saturday morning TV show was my earliest exposure to superheroes of any kind... there's something about the imagery of Captain Marvel that pushes all kinds of nostalgic buttons for me.

The new film could be a grimdark, sourpuss mope-a-thon, and I'd probably still see it.  It'll be interesting to see where this one's gonna go.  But I do like the idea of Levi in the role.

As always... expectations low, fingers crossed!





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Andy Mokler
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Seems awfully lean but looking through Google images, I can see how they think he has the right look.  Still wouldn't be my choice but maybe DC will get this one right somehow.
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So naturally, with decades of noble, proud, heroic
Captain Marvel images to choose from, the article goes
with post-psychotic-break-Cap. Yay.
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I can kind of see it, but in my head he looks like "Chuck" in a Halloween costume. Presumably he'll bulk up.

Weirdly, since the first appearance of Captain Marvel I read claimed he was physically modeled on Fred MacMurray, I've always read the Captain as late-forties in age. MacMurray was only a couple of years older than Levi is now when the Captain originally debuted, but my mental image came from MY THREE SONS. 

EDIT: I can't math no good. MacMurray was born in 1908, making him 31 when WHIZ COMICS #2 hit the stands in late 1949. In my defense, Levi at 37 looks 15 years younger than MacMurray did at 30.


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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 12:44pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I look forward to Ving Rhames as Sivana.
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...Fred McMurray...

•••

In the very early days, yes. But it went away pretty fast.

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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 12:47pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I always thought Aaron Douglas would make a great Captain Marvel. I brought it up to him once years ago and he really took to the idea. A grass roots campaign started to get him the job after that. Buttons and shirts emblazoned with the public demand. Alas, it's likely we'll never get Aaron as Cap now that Zach has the role. Zach will be great, though.

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 QUOTE:
...Fred McMurray...

•••

In the very early days, yes. But it went away pretty fast.


Good point. It's fairly evident to me now, but for 15 or so years, the only Captain Marvel stories I could get my hands on consisted of the single page reprinted in THE GREAT COMIC BOOK HEROES, the stories in THE SMITHSONIAN BOOK OF COMIC BOOK COMICS, the oversized MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL hardback somebody published in the Eighties (where he really didn't resemble MacMurray very much), and volume 1 of SHAZAM archives. I believe every one of those books mentioned Fred MacMurray, warping my fragile young mind.

It's kind of sobering to realize that aside from the stories DC reprinted in the Seventies, my Captain Marvel collection contained the sum total of the classic CC Beck adventures which were available between the DC/Fawcett settlement in 1951 and the publican of SHAZAM ACHIVES Vol. 2 in 1999. Have I forgotten any?

Holy crap, somebody is trying to sell that MSOE books for $850 on Amazon.


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Maybe the grassroots can redirect and get Aaron a gig as IBAC?
 


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This casting is decent.  Rock "The Dwayne" Johnson as Black Adam is really good.  What has me most positive on this though are the comments from the  director already trying to set the expectation that the tone of this movie is going to be very very different from that of the other DC movies. 

I'm hoping that they removed Black Adam from this movie in favor of introducing him separately so that in a theoretical third film they can have the two face off against each other.  This is also good news as far as I'm concerned, as part of the problem with a lot of recent superhero films that don't work is trying to introduce too many characters and concepts at once in one movie.  If they've learned from the MCU that they can take their time (and make more money with a series of movies) rather than trying to pack everything into one big film, all the better.
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I am SUCH a Captain Marvel fan that unless it is faithful on the level of
saaaaaay… the original SUPERMAN movie or HELLBOY, there's no need for me
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Don't know the actor. Well, not until now.

By the way, is there a legal reason the film can't be called Captain Marvel? That is his name, right? Or am I out of the loop? Shazam was (is?) the wizard, right? What's the deal?
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