Geoff Johns Says That There's "Still Hope" For SHAZAM Movie

Geoff Johns Says That There's "Still Hope" For SHAZAM Movie

Captain Marvel (or "Shazam" as he'll now be known in The New 52 Universe) may still be headed to the big screen says Geoff Johns, writer of The Curse of Shazam! back-up series. Hit the jump for details.

Talking to Newsarama about "The Curse of Shazam!", a new monthly 10 page back-up story which will appear in Justice League, Geoff Johns has revealed that despite there being little news on the long talked about movie adaptation, there's still hope for Shazam. Below is a brief excerpt from the interview, but you can read it in full by clicking the link below (Many thanks to @AntoBlueberry for the heads up).

You've been working on producing and co-writing a Shazam movie. Is this comic book story at all related to the work you've done on the film?

Not really. It's got some elements that I pitched in there, and some of the same characters, obviously, because the characters cross over. Tonally, it's probably pretty close.

We haven't heard much about the film project lately. Is it dead, or is there still a possibility this could be a film?

Oh, no, Shazam's always — there's always a possibility for Shazam. There's always talk about Shazam. And I can't get into the specifics on that, but yeah, there's hope for Shazam.

Of course, it's unlikely a movie entitled Captain Marvel would go down too well with Marvel (who themselves have a character of the same name) possibly explaining the decision to now refer to the character as Shazam. Would you like to see Billy Batson on the big screen? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!

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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Shazam" 1/26/2012 Source: Newsarama
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