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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 8:00am | IP Logged | 1 post reply


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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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 10:24am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

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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David Miller
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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 12:34pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

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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John Byrne

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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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John Byrne

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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 12:46pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

...Fred McMurray...

•••

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

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Scott Adsit
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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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David Miller
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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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David Miller
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Maybe the grassroots can redirect and get Aaron a gig as IBAC?
 


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Steve De Young
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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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Wallace Sellars
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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
to see it.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 2:26pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

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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David Miller
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From the US Patent and Trademark Office database:

 QUOTE:

Word Mark CAPTAIN MARVEL
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; pre-recorded optical and magneto-optical discs, CDs and DVDs, all featuring music, stories, dramatic performances, non-dramatic performances, learning activities for children, and games; audio books featuring fiction; audio books featuring non-fiction; audio recordings featuring music, stories, dramatic performances, non-dramatic performances, learning activities for children, and games; audio and visual recordings featuring live-action entertainment, animated entertainment, music, stories, and games for children; downloadable ringtones and sound recordings featuring music and other sounds, all for wireless communications devices; musical recordings; video game software; computer game software; computer software featuring learning activities for children; downloadable electronic publications in the nature of comic books, comic magazines and stories in illustrated form; encoded electronic chip cards containing musical recordings; computer hardware and peripheral devices; mouse pads; wrist and arm rests for use with computers; calculators; electrical and optical cables; electronic personal organizers; personal digital assistants; camcorders; cameras; digital cameras; optical and magneto-optical disc players and recorders for audio, video and computer data; radios; television sets; audio speakers; headphones; earphones; walkie-talkies; pagers; telephones; videophones; headsets for cellular or mobile telephones; adapters for cellular telephones; batteries for cellular telephones; cellular telephone cases; face plates for cellular telephones; eyeglasses; sunglasses; eyeglass and sunglass cases; binoculars; decorative magnets; graduated rulers; microphones; bicycle helmets; ear buds; protective covers and cases for tablet computers and laptops; flotation vests; protective face masks not for medical purposes; protective helmets for sports; snorkels; swimming goggles; swim masks
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86435480
Filing Date October 27, 2014
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition September 8, 2015
Owner (APPLICANT) Marvel Characters, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE 500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank CALIFORNIA 91521
Attorney of Record Steve Ackerman
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE


DC can call a character Captain Marvel, but they can't advertise by that name or license the name for swim goggles.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 2:44pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Thanks, David.

How odd the legal semantics are at times! 
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David Miller
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Ain't that the tooth. "Audio and visual recordings featuring live-action entertainment" means movies. I think.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 3:56pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Good call, Hornberger!

I can't see Levi, tho. He's got the height, but not the Jethro Bodine face.

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Robbie Parry
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Was John Cena seriously considered for the role? I was told by someone he has, but saw no proof of any serious consideration.
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Paul Kimball
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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 7:31pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

This will be interesting, I think very few civilians have any idea who Captain
Marvel is. He's to me more of an all ages character than almost anyone else in
the DC Universe. If this was animated I would have no fear but live action will
be different. Wonder if they'll try to keep him separate from the rest of the DC
universe? I can't see anyway he could possibly exist in the Zach Snyder Justice
league world.
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 28 October 2017 at 7:52pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

JB: I look forward to Ving Rhames as Sivana.

Ving Rhames as Sivana? Really? I hadn't heard that, and I wouldn't think of him.















I was thinking more Leslie Jones. :)
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Which one of the Kardashians will be Mary Marvel in the sequel? 
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David Miller
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Brian, you misspelled "Mr. Talky Tawny."
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 29 October 2017 at 8:00am | IP Logged | 22 post reply


(Not the route I thought this thread would take, so quickly.)



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Brian Hague
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Posted: 29 October 2017 at 3:32pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

It's the one I expected.

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Charles Valderrama
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Well, casting hasn't been WB's strong suit with it's B-level DC heroes for some time now (see Flash, Aquaman).

Now we have to see how well they execute this film. My expectations are slim to none right now.

-C!


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Kevin Brown
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JB: I look forward to Ving Rhames as Sivana.

Ving Rhames as Sivana? Really? I hadn't heard that, and I wouldn't think of him.

**********************************

I believe JB was being sarcastic.

At least, I hope he was!
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