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2017-12-04 06:21:27 PM  
Never been more true

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2017-12-04 06:36:33 PM  
To be fair, I do need a moody, dark, gritty reboot explaining lighthearted humor to me. Especially if it has a couple dozen superfluous characters that try to pander to specific demographics
 
2017-12-04 06:42:18 PM  
I wouldn't call Levi dumb, his brief moments as Fandral were good, and Marvel could have used the Warriors Three to greater effect during the Thor movies instead of just having them make brief background appearances.
 
2017-12-04 07:43:29 PM  

Bruce Campbell vs Army of Farkness: Never been more true

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Keep in mind how that ends:

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2017-12-04 07:57:52 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: I wouldn't call Levi dumb, his brief moments as Fandral were good, and Marvel could have used the Warriors Three to greater effect during the Thor movies instead of just having them make brief background appearances.


I thought he was charming as Chuck....for the first couple seasons. As the show went on, he kinda started to seem like a self-absorbed prick.
 
2017-12-05 12:43:13 AM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: TuteTibiImperes: I wouldn't call Levi dumb, his brief moments as Fandral were good, and Marvel could have used the Warriors Three to greater effect during the Thor movies instead of just having them make brief background appearances.

I thought he was charming as Chuck....for the first couple seasons. As the show went on, he kinda started to seem like a self-absorbed prick.


I liked that nerd game show he hosted in a bar.
 
2017-12-05 01:41:09 AM  
dumbest actor in the DCEU

How does one decide?
 
2017-12-05 01:59:06 AM  

Sid_6.7: dumbest actor in the DCEU

How does one decide?


The one getting paid the least?
 
2017-12-05 02:23:59 AM  
Who? *clicks link* Who? *GIS name*. Oh, chuck. Must have missed the memo that we hate him.
 
2017-12-05 02:29:02 AM  
I guess they can CGI Jim Nabors.
 
2017-12-05 02:30:07 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Bruce Campbell vs Army of Farkness: Never been more true

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Keep in mind how that ends:

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He's like 10 years old, isn't he?
 
2017-12-05 02:35:01 AM  

skyotter: He's like 10 years old, isn't he?


In the article, it sounds like they're bumping him up to 13.  So, he'll probably come before either of them finishes undressing.
 
2017-12-05 03:31:02 AM  
Sterling Archer will be first in line for it, although the lack of Michael Gray will be disappointing I'm sure:

Archer: TV‘s Micheal Gray first appearance
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2017-12-05 03:56:37 AM  
Is Rock still playing Black Adam? Big mistake if they don't do that movie/origin first.
 
2017-12-05 04:10:26 AM  
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2017-12-05 06:08:19 AM  
Shazam? Really? Lame superman ripoff?
What, bouncing boy and matter eater lad were busy?
 
2017-12-05 06:11:46 AM  

Muzzleloader: Shazam? Really? Lame superman ripoff?
What, bouncing boy and matter eater lad were busy?


Child wants to be a superhero.. becomes one.
 
2017-12-05 06:17:52 AM  
And that's where they fail

They don't need to make it DC's Gardian of the Galaxy.

They need to make it DC's Shazam.

Only rarely to Johnny-come-lately's do have real success.
 
2017-12-05 06:44:28 AM  

Alphax: Muzzleloader: Shazam? Really? Lame superman ripoff?
What, bouncing boy and matter eater lad were busy?

Child wants to be a superhero.. becomes one.


Profit!
 
2017-12-05 07:04:59 AM  
I can see no way on which this does not suck.
 
2017-12-05 07:56:16 AM  
In terms of "how the hell did this get a green light?", this is right up there with Catwoman.

Quick, what's Shazam's greatest weakness? His coolest nemesis? His defining trait? His compelling struggle?

If Superman is boring, Shazam is.... like that one time you ended up going to Mass and the priest was a fill in brought out of retirement because the regular guy was sick, and the retired guy hasn't done Mass in so long he took a sermon out of a file but because he hasn't updated his eyeglasses prescription in forever he keeps squinting at the pages and losing his place and having to go back, and the whole sermon relies on the meaning of the original Greek, which he dwells on in great length, only he's coughing and sucking on a lozenge and... okay, I'm losing my point here.

Even Justice League Unlimited couldn't do anything with Shazam. ("Hi, I'm here for a guest shot. You guys suck, I'm out.")
 
2017-12-05 08:01:47 AM  
Shazam

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2017-12-05 08:05:04 AM  

DanInKansas: Quick, what's Shazam's greatest weakness?

The fact he's a 10-year-old boy in an adult superhuman body.

His coolest nemesis?
Mr. Mind, Dr. Silvana, Black Adam, take your pick.

His defining trait?
Unbridled enthusiasm and optimism. A kid with superpowers who revels in that.

His compelling struggle?
That the adults he strives to be like are not the spotless heroes he thinks they are.


Captain Marvel Speech (Justice League Unlimited)
Youtube bqfNRrcFNVM


And I'm not even a fan of the character, but I appreciate he isn't a Supes ripoff either.
 
2017-12-05 08:08:15 AM  

DanInKansas: In terms of "how the hell did this get a green light?", this is right up there with Catwoman.

Quick, what's Shazam's greatest weakness? His coolest nemesis? His defining trait? His compelling struggle?

If Superman is boring, Shazam is.... like that one time you ended up going to Mass and the priest was a fill in brought out of retirement because the regular guy was sick, and the retired guy hasn't done Mass in so long he took a sermon out of a file but because he hasn't updated his eyeglasses prescription in forever he keeps squinting at the pages and losing his place and having to go back, and the whole sermon relies on the meaning of the original Greek, which he dwells on in great length, only he's coughing and sucking on a lozenge and... okay, I'm losing my point here.

Even Justice League Unlimited couldn't do anything with Shazam. ("Hi, I'm here for a guest shot. You guys suck, I'm out.")


Young Justice did him quite well, but I'm not sure that would translate to a film.
 
2017-12-05 08:22:45 AM  

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No, that's Kazam. Shazam is the one with Sinbad.
 
2017-12-05 08:24:08 AM  
I've always liked shazam more than the others, save maybe batman.  I mean as a kid who wouldn't love to be able to transform into a superhero and back again?  same draw as spider-man really.

Hopefully they portray shazam as they should have done with superman.  a boy scout.  I can see wide eyes and golly gee whiz and I'm sure towards the end the villain will do something horrible to make shazam "grow up", but hopefully not into DO YOU BLEEEEEEEEEED levels.
 
2017-12-05 08:25:47 AM  

DanInKansas: In terms of "how the hell did this get a green light?", this is right up there with Catwoman.

Quick, what's Shazam's greatest weakness? His coolest nemesis? His defining trait? His compelling struggle?


Who could actually answer those questions when Guardians of the Galaxy was announced?
 
2017-12-05 08:30:33 AM  
 
2017-12-05 08:31:34 AM  

padraig: DanInKansas: In terms of "how the hell did this get a green light?", this is right up there with Catwoman.

Quick, what's Shazam's greatest weakness? His coolest nemesis? His defining trait? His compelling struggle?

Who could actually answer those questions when Guardians of the Galaxy was announced?


Or Ant-Man for that matter.
 
2017-12-05 08:51:43 AM  
If Dwayne Johnson plays Black Adam, I'm curious how much prosthesis or CGI will be needed to make Levi comparable in size and build.
 
2017-12-05 09:14:54 AM  

chuggernaught: I can see no way on which this does not suck.



Well it doesn't have to...
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... but it will.
 
2017-12-05 09:27:50 AM  

Alphax: Muzzleloader: Shazam? Really? Lame superman ripoff?
What, bouncing boy and matter eater lad were busy?

Child wants to be a superhero.. becomes one.


It's the perfect wish fulfillment character. No kid that didn't eat paste wanted to be Robin or Jimmy Olsen, they wanted to BE Batman or Superman.
 
2017-12-05 09:34:34 AM  

padraig: DanInKansas: In terms of "how the hell did this get a green light?", this is right up there with Catwoman.

Quick, what's Shazam's greatest weakness? His coolest nemesis? His defining trait? His compelling struggle?

Who could actually answer those questions when Guardians of the Galaxy was announced?


I was a Marvel kid and I had no idea who the fark they were
 
2017-12-05 09:41:27 AM  

sniderman: DanInKansas: Quick, what's Shazam's greatest weakness?
The fact he's a 10-year-old boy in an adult superhuman body.

His coolest nemesis?
Mr. Mind, Dr. Silvana, Black Adam, take your pick.

His defining trait?
Unbridled enthusiasm and optimism. A kid with superpowers who revels in that.

His compelling struggle?
That the adults he strives to be like are not the spotless heroes he thinks they are.


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And I'm not even a fan of the character, but I appreciate he isn't a Supes ripoff either.


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2017-12-05 09:43:08 AM  

DanInKansas: In terms of "how the hell did this get a green light?", this is right up there with Catwoman.

Quick, what's Shazam's greatest weakness? His coolest nemesis? His defining trait? His compelling struggle?

If Superman is boring, Shazam is.... like that one time you ended up going to Mass and the priest was a fill in brought out of retirement because the regular guy was sick, and the retired guy hasn't done Mass in so long he took a sermon out of a file but because he hasn't updated his eyeglasses prescription in forever he keeps squinting at the pages and losing his place and having to go back, and the whole sermon relies on the meaning of the original Greek, which he dwells on in great length, only he's coughing and sucking on a lozenge and... okay, I'm losing my point here.

Even Justice League Unlimited couldn't do anything with Shazam. ("Hi, I'm here for a guest shot. You guys suck, I'm out.")


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Here's all your questions answered.
 
2017-12-05 09:43:37 AM  

rzrwiresunrise: If Dwayne Johnson plays Black Adam, I'm curious how much prosthesis or CGI will be needed to make Levi comparable in size and build.


It looks like Rock is either getting his own movie or part of Suicide Squad 2, which is disappointing because I was hoping to see him in the Shazam movie.  I'm sorta interested in seeing what they do with the Dr. though.
 
2017-12-05 09:50:05 AM  
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2017-12-05 10:04:05 AM  

DanInKansas: In terms of "how the hell did this get a green light?", this is right up there with Catwoman.

Quick, what's Shazam's greatest weakness? His coolest nemesis? His defining trait? His compelling struggle?

If Superman is boring, Shazam is.... like that one time you ended up going to Mass and the priest was a fill in brought out of retirement because the regular guy was sick, and the retired guy hasn't done Mass in so long he took a sermon out of a file but because he hasn't updated his eyeglasses prescription in forever he keeps squinting at the pages and losing his place and having to go back, and the whole sermon relies on the meaning of the original Greek, which he dwells on in great length, only he's coughing and sucking on a lozenge and... okay, I'm losing my point here.

Even Justice League Unlimited couldn't do anything with Shazam. ("Hi, I'm here for a guest shot. You guys suck, I'm out.")


He has a spectacular hook in the 'boy turns into a man with the powers of the gods' bit; but he's saddled with all this completely stupid crap.  Can anyone tell me what military service he's an officer in?  Why does a wizard with an Arabic name grant powers of Greek gods and an Isrealite king?  Dafuq is with the goddamned tiger?

CC Beck was a great artist for his day; but holy shiat does everything about Captain Marvel suck ass once you get past the core idea.
 
2017-12-05 10:09:06 AM  

AdrienVeidt: DanInKansas: In terms of "how the hell did this get a green light?", this is right up there with Catwoman.

Quick, what's Shazam's greatest weakness? His coolest nemesis? His defining trait? His compelling struggle?

If Superman is boring, Shazam is.... like that one time you ended up going to Mass and the priest was a fill in brought out of retirement because the regular guy was sick, and the retired guy hasn't done Mass in so long he took a sermon out of a file but because he hasn't updated his eyeglasses prescription in forever he keeps squinting at the pages and losing his place and having to go back, and the whole sermon relies on the meaning of the original Greek, which he dwells on in great length, only he's coughing and sucking on a lozenge and... okay, I'm losing my point here.

Even Justice League Unlimited couldn't do anything with Shazam. ("Hi, I'm here for a guest shot. You guys suck, I'm out.")

He has a spectacular hook in the 'boy turns into a man with the powers of the gods' bit; but he's saddled with all this completely stupid crap.  Can anyone tell me what military service he's an officer in?  Why does a wizard with an Arabic name grant powers of Greek gods and an Isrealite king?  Dafuq is with the goddamned tiger?

CC Beck was a great artist for his day; but holy shiat does everything about Captain Marvel suck ass once you get past the core idea.


Did it betteredgier:

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2017-12-05 10:11:00 AM  
Kitoma!!!
Oh. Right.
 
2017-12-05 10:17:26 AM  
I still can't help but think Dwayne Johnson would make a perfect kid-in-an-adult-body Captain Marvel Shazam.  Not that he'll be bad as Black Adam, but his youthful charm may be wasted.
 
2017-12-05 10:25:53 AM  

Delta1212: mikefinch: [i.kinja-img.com image 800x450]

No, that's Kazam. Shazam is the one with Sinbad.


Right. Shaq was John Henry Irons, a.k.a. Steel. also part of the DC universe during the Death of Superman days.
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2017-12-05 10:46:15 AM  

AdrienVeidt: DanInKansas: In terms of "how the hell did this get a green light?", this is right up there with Catwoman.

Quick, what's Shazam's greatest weakness? His coolest nemesis? His defining trait? His compelling struggle?

If Superman is boring, Shazam is.... like that one time you ended up going to Mass and the priest was a fill in brought out of retirement because the regular guy was sick, and the retired guy hasn't done Mass in so long he took a sermon out of a file but because he hasn't updated his eyeglasses prescription in forever he keeps squinting at the pages and losing his place and having to go back, and the whole sermon relies on the meaning of the original Greek, which he dwells on in great length, only he's coughing and sucking on a lozenge and... okay, I'm losing my point here.

Even Justice League Unlimited couldn't do anything with Shazam. ("Hi, I'm here for a guest shot. You guys suck, I'm out.")

He has a spectacular hook in the 'boy turns into a man with the powers of the gods' bit; but he's saddled with all this completely stupid crap.  Can anyone tell me what military service he's an officer in?  Why does a wizard with an Arabic name grant powers of Greek gods and an Isrealite king?  Dafuq is with the goddamned tiger?

CC Beck was a great artist for his day; but holy shiat does everything about Captain Marvel suck ass once you get past the core idea.


No, the stories got interesting when the lawsuit dragged on and Otto Binder figured "WTF, might as well pull out the stops. Looks like Fawcett is gonna lose anyway." There's a famous story one where scientists discover that the universe is a dream in the mind of a sleeping giant, and CM has to find a way to keep him from waking up. 
And stop calling him Shazam. He's CAPTAIN MARVEL. You can call those lame namejumpers Shazam 1 and 2.
 
2017-12-05 10:54:11 AM  
Shazam in the current film DCU? Makes no sense. At all. Superman and Batman kill people, WW walks through mustard gas and watches thousands die in WWI... Now we are going to have the 13-yo Billy Batson Shazam character (Which was a pretty bad comic,  even when I was 10 I thought his story and comic sucked) jump in there and make it all fun and lighthearted? Yeah, not seeing how he can co-exist with the current heroes and villains out there, like meth-lab Joker and the murder-happy Justice League. And GOTG worked as a buddy/team flick, what's Shazam doing to get the banter going, talking to himself? Having chats with the Greek Gods, Solomon, et al? Maybe they'll just have him be a schizophrenic and keep it all grimdark like the rest of the universe.
 
2017-12-05 10:57:14 AM  

DanInKansas: Quick, what's Shazam's Ant Man's greatest weakness? His coolest nemesis? His defining trait? His compelling struggle?

 
2017-12-05 11:00:07 AM  

deadsanta: Shazam in the current film DCU? Makes no sense. At all. Superman and Batman kill people, WW walks through mustard gas and watches thousands die in WWI... Now we are going to have the 13-yo Billy Batson Shazam character (Which was a pretty bad comic,  even when I was 10 I thought his story and comic sucked) jump in there and make it all fun and lighthearted? Yeah, not seeing how he can co-exist with the current heroes and villains out there, like meth-lab Joker and the murder-happy Justice League. And GOTG worked as a buddy/team flick, what's Shazam doing to get the banter going, talking to himself? Having chats with the Greek Gods, Solomon, et al? Maybe they'll just have him be a schizophrenic and keep it all grimdark like the rest of the universe.


That's the problem with trying to build a franchise on deconstructed characters, instead of their iconic versions.
 
2017-12-05 11:01:31 AM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: DanInKansas: Quick, what's Shazam's Ant Man's greatest weakness? His coolest nemesis? His defining trait? His compelling struggle?


Spousal abuse, spousal abuse, and spousal abuse?
 
2017-12-05 11:05:28 AM  

sniderman: DanInKansas: Quick, what's Shazam's greatest weakness?
The fact he's a 10-year-old boy in an adult superhuman body.

His coolest nemesis?
Mr. Mind, Dr. Silvana, Black Adam, take your pick.

His defining trait?
Unbridled enthusiasm and optimism. A kid with superpowers who revels in that.

His compelling struggle?
That the adults he strives to be like are not the spotless heroes he thinks they are.


[Youtube bqfNRrcFNVM image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/bqfNRrcF​NVM]

And I'm not even a fan of the character, but I appreciate he isn't a Supes ripoff either.


I always want to ask him why his cape is on sideways.  STRAIGHTEN UP!  AND TURN YOUR HAT AROUND TO THE FRONT OR I'LL TURN YOUR HEAD AROUND TO THE SIDE!
 
2017-12-05 11:07:23 AM  
Shazam isn't "Guardians of the Galaxy" and it doesn't need to be.

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If they wanted to do science fiction, this is where they should have started.
 
2017-12-05 11:09:17 AM  
How the hell are they going to get Zachary Levi ripped enough to pull this off?
 
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