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Captain Marvel Film is Dead

Posted: January 6th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Captain Marvel Film is DeadSubmit Comment
We have been hearing about a Captain Marvel movie, called "Shazam!," for a while that had both John August writing the script and Peter Segal (Get Smart) set to direct. Even Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) was all set to come on as Black Adam, a decision that he left up to the fans.

Now, August is saying that the project is dead. "By 'dead,' I mean that it won't be happening," he said on his blog. "I don't think it's on the studio's radar at all. It may come back in another incarnation, with another writer, but I can say with considerable certainty that it won't be the version I developed."

August goes on to explain that his script was comedic and was more like "Big" with superpowers. But by the time Warner Bros took over New Line and acquired the project, it became a dark story of Captain Marvel vs Black Adam. Then the studio gave up on it altogether.

Here is how August described his original script: "Captain Marvel is a superhero roughly as powerful as Superman, minus the heat-vision and cold breath. What's unique about the character is that in ordinary life, he's teenager Billy Batson. Speaking the name of the wizard who gave him his powers (Shazam) calls down a magic thunderbolt, transforming him into the studly superhero. But he's still a teenager in there."

Click here to read more about "Shazam!"

Source: johnaugust


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Sinestro writes:
on January 6th, 2009 at 4:47:29 PM

Thank God! They were planning on using the Rock as Teth Adam. And he is quite strong, he made Superman bleed out of every orifice. And he's not just a regular teenager, he's a homeless teenager!
Milwaukee Marvel writes:
on January 6th, 2009 at 6:41:29 PM

it a be back on the radar in acouple yrs. I rather see a Green Lantern film anyways. DC dont kno wat to do wit there films
onthejon writes:
on January 6th, 2009 at 7:31:27 PM

Its one thing to talk with a "street" dialect, its another thing to bother to type that way...
onthejon writes:
on January 6th, 2009 at 7:32:11 PM

no personal offense, just a half tired observation
WAFFLE MAN writes:
on January 6th, 2009 at 7:59:11 PM

Captain Marvel looks like a pantload anyway.
minkowski writes:
on January 6th, 2009 at 8:10:51 PM

"Its one thing to talk with a "street" dialect, its another thing to bother to type that way..." faux or not, urban illiteracy knows no bounds.
minkowski writes:
on January 6th, 2009 at 8:12:04 PM

Good. A character like Captain Marvel wouldn't receive a kind treatment. Few know who he is, so DC wouldn't bother ever giving him a decent film.
thedotsays writes:
on January 6th, 2009 at 8:56:55 PM

More people would think it's the life story of Jim "Gomer Pyle" Nabors, than a Marvel flick had they stuck with the Shazam! title.
minkowski writes:
on January 6th, 2009 at 9:06:22 PM

Shazam sounds like an 70's black porno flick.
Space_Ghost11 writes:
on January 6th, 2009 at 10:17:42 PM

good, it seemed to cheesy and underated anyways.
jrvikings69 writes:
on January 6th, 2009 at 10:46:43 PM

hahahahahahaaaaaa!!!...black porn...nice.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on January 6th, 2009 at 11:03:22 PM

ShazF@ck!
UraharaShop writes:
on January 7th, 2009 at 5:03:30 AM

I like Captain Marvel, which is why I'm glad this is dead.
Johnny Neat writes:
on January 7th, 2009 at 9:50:22 AM

Duh!

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