SHAZAM! Captain Marvel is Back Like a Lightning Bolt and Patrick Warburton is the Man to Play The Big Red Cheese!
Flying back from the big DC sky up above, the big red cheese is indeed back it seems and where it belongs back at Warner Brothers. Read my casting and much much more here... SHAZAM!
When we had the writer's strike, miscommunication with various studio execs, and other unfortunate occurrences back then did eventually kill the superhero movie but you cant keep a good guy down. Holy Moley Captain Marvel is back and its flipping great news!
Captain Marvel is a fictional comic book superhero, originally published by Fawcett Comics and later by DC Comics. Created in 1939 by artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, the character first appeared in Whiz Comics #2 (February 1940). With a premise that taps adolescent fantasy, Captain Marvel is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a youth who works as a radio news reporter and was chosen to be a champion of good by the wizard Shazam. Whenever Billy speaks the wizard's name, he is instantly struck by a magic lightning bolt that transforms him into an adult superhero empowered with the abilities of six legendary figures; one from the Old Testament and five from mythology. Several friends and family members, most notably Marvel Family cohorts Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel Jr., can share Billy's power and become "Marvels" themselves.
Hailed as "The World's Mightiest Mortal" in his adventures, Captain Marvel was nicknamed "The Big Red Cheese" by arch-villain Doctor Sivana, an epithet later adopted by Captain Marvel's fans. Based on sales, Captain Marvel was the most popular superhero of the 1940s, as his Captain Marvel Adventures comic book series sold more copies than Superman and other competing superhero books during the mid-1940s. Captain Marvel was also the first comic book superhero to be adapted to film, in a 1941 Republic Pictures serial (The Adventures of Captain Marvel).
So its only fair the biggest brightest lightning bolt superhero gets his time to shine on the big screen and show us how its really done!
Patrick Warburton as Captain Marvel, Shazam! =
Seriously he screams the part, not only is he a great actor he has had run ins with comic book projects before like The Tick and Men In Black II. He can easily play funny or serious and i always thought The Tick live action television show got a bad rap and was truly underrated, a gem gone but not forgotten. Anyway, Patrick Warburton IS Captain Marvel!
The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) as Black Adam =
The Rock has done what many wrestlers have tried, but failed, he has become an A-list Hollywood actor. The reason why is he is an actor, a quality one at that. Just check out Southland Tales and many of his movies and you will see he has what it takes to be Black Adam. It doesn't hurt that he looks perfect for the part!
When you have Captain Marvel you have to have Billy Batson!
Nathan Horton as Billy Batson =
This young star has had many roles from playing Tiny Tim to appearing on shows like Six Feet Under, E.R., etc. A very good little actor and I really think he would do Billy Batson proud playing the comic book character.
Olivia Munn as Mary Marvel =
What can I say about Olivia that you fan boys don't know already lol. Well it helps she's hot at the moment, heck she's hot anyway. Anyone who hasn't seen her in action should check out G4 or You Tube and judge for yourself. She is Mary Marvel. Stick that tight costume on her and I think you guys would go and see it for that reason alone! ; )
Thomas Dekker as Captain Marvel Jr =
Yes this ones been updated I think we all know having Zac Efron was a bad idea now even though it probably got a lot of female fans buying tickets. Thomas Dekker is a much better choice, he too looks the part plus he can act. Ihave heard that his Terminator television series is at an end. So the guy knows action, he's not a bad actor, and I can now really see him as Captain Marvel Junior. He would bring many levels to the character and do a great job.
Burt Young as Uncle Marvel =
Yeah its the guy from the Rocky movies Polly, but don't he just look like old Uncle Marvel to you? I think so and he's not a bad actor either, so he's our Uncle.
Lets not forget the Wizard who gave the Shazam powers,
Mark Hamill as Shazam the Wizard =
Yeah I could have picked someone out of Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings or something but why? We got our very own Mark Hamill. He can be made to look much older and he might not get that Trickster role heh heh. I think he'd be good in this as Shazam!
Bugs Bunny as Hoppy The Marvel =
I reckon Bugs was born for the part of our favorite superhero bunny Hoppy. Who wouldn't love this? And um, I'm pulling your leg here lol Let's just leave Hoppy to the comic books and cartoons!
Dustin Hoffman as Dr Sivana =
For a classic villain you need a classic actor. Dustin is it. Guys, can't you see this guy playing Dr Sivana? A classic in the making! With all the weird and wonderful characters Dustin Hoffman has played in the past he's yet to star in a comic book movie and he would own this villain like he did with Captain Hook in "Hook." Well those're my picks, what do you think?
Hope you enjoyed this article guys. I reckon 'SHAZAM!' will be a wild ride. Hopefully it won't be a straight out comedy and be more like the DC comic books adventure/comedy. Also I'm not saying I want the Marvel Family in there but if they do, they can do a lot worse than getting those actors to play the parts. Whatever happens, it's great news 'SHAZAM!' is back!
LEEE777 - Hope you enjoyed it! ; )
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