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post #3351 of 3388
If they actually do a Shazaam movie....even if the film is meant to be a little lighter in tone, that suits gotta go. Homage it? Fine. But do it EXACTLY? Hell no..
post #3352 of 3388
Must disagree, Fraid. White embroidered half cape or NOTHING.

I think there’s room for Captain Marvel if he’s used sparingly. His own whole film MIGHT work if it’s an origin story leading to a dust-up with Black Adam, because that can be self-contained. Out in the world, you really have to save him for big moments where the rest of the heroes are totally hooped and someone completely pure of heart is needed. You can handwave it by saying he has to spend a certain amount of time as Billy or he won’t grow up normally or something.
post #3353 of 3388

Yeah, I think the right approach for Shazam is to go for something like the tone of the Jeff Smith miniseries - don't be afraid to be goofier and more earnest with it. If you try to grimdark this story, you've fucked up something fierce.

 

And the costume being sillier totally fits with the character. He's a 10-year-old's projection of a superhero. He should look a little ridiculous.

post #3354 of 3388
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I mean, look at this. This is from 1948, a good 10 years before the goofy Silver Age stuff we laugh at now:

 

That Tiger is the dopest shit ever.  

post #3355 of 3388
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That Tiger is the dopest shit ever.  
He is on fuckin point with that jacket, cane and pocket square.
post #3356 of 3388

That's what I'm saying.  He's not JUST a tiger who walks like a man, he dresses like a stone cold PIMP on top of it.

 

Please tell me he's a major character.

post #3357 of 3388
He's made a lotta money shilling Frosted Flakes..
post #3358 of 3388
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That's what I'm saying.  He's not JUST a tiger who walks like a man, he dresses like a stone cold PIMP on top of it.

 

Please tell me he's a major character.


Oh, yeah. Mr. Tawky-Tawny is one of Shazam's most prominent supporting characters. And he's fucking awesome (and his suit game is pretty much always on point). His most memorable recent use was in Final Crisis, where he stone-cold kills Darkseid's son Kalibak in a hand-to-hand (er, paw-to-paw) fight.

 

In terms of his general characterization, he's Shazam's equivalent to Alfred, if Alfred was also a walking, talking tiger.

post #3359 of 3388

GIVE ME THIS SHAZAAM MOVIE NOW

post #3360 of 3388
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Originally Posted by Dent6084 View Post
 

Yeah, I think the right approach for Shazam is to go for something like the tone of the Jeff Smith miniseries - don't be afraid to be goofier and more earnest with it. If you try to grimdark this story, you've fucked up something fierce.

 

And the costume being sillier totally fits with the character. He's a 10-year-old's projection of a superhero. He should look a little ridiculous.


Yeah, I dread the idea that they might go with the "New 52" Shazam story, which was, in fact, an attempt to grimdark the Shazam story from front to back (making Black Adam straight murder his nephew to seize his power, Billy's a foster kid with a bad attitude, etc...)

post #3361 of 3388
After IRREDEEMABLE, no one ever needs to do a story about a super kid in the foster system ever again.
post #3362 of 3388
Maybe he gets rescued from the orphanage early on by Tawky Tiger-Pimp.
post #3363 of 3388

Oh in my dreams he does!!!

post #3364 of 3388
Forget Shazam. Let’s just do a movie about the talking tiger.
post #3365 of 3388

I thought they intended to skip Shazam and make a Black Adam movie with The Rock as Black Adam? What happened to that?

post #3366 of 3388
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I thought they intended to skip Shazam and make a Black Adam movie with The Rock as Black Adam? What happened to that?

Johnson's Black Adam project has been evolving for years now. The Shazam movie is what that project metamorphosed into, if I'm not mistaken.
post #3367 of 3388
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Oh, yeah. Mr. Tawky-Tawny is one of Shazam's most prominent supporting characters. And he's fucking awesome (and his suit game is pretty much always on point). His most memorable recent use was in Final Crisis, where he stone-cold kills Darkseid's son Kalibak in a hand-to-hand (er, paw-to-paw) fight.

 

In terms of his general characterization, he's Shazam's equivalent to Alfred, if Alfred was also a walking, talking tiger.

 

Well this needs to happen now. 

post #3368 of 3388

RIGHT???

post #3369 of 3388

Like, just picture it:

 

All these spiky and metal Parademons and New Gods flying around and who can stop them? Suddenly...BAM! Upright walking Tiger dressed to the nines shows up and brings the beatdown.

 

Give Sean Connery a Truckload of money to come out of retirement for a minute and do the voice. 

post #3370 of 3388
Tawky Tawny is clearly a Kingsman.
post #3371 of 3388

Oh no! The tiger has questionable old Scottish man attitudes about women?  What a twist!
 

"You know Wonder Woman, a woman should really know her place..."

post #3372 of 3388
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Tawky Tawny is clearly a Kingsman.


Honestly, Colin Firth is probably the best casting choice there is for that role.

 

The grimdark nu52 Shazam tried to downplay Tawky Tawny by making him just a normal tiger at the zoo that Billy likes to visit. Fuck that. Full-blown suit-wearing debonair talking tiger who knows how to throw down or GTFO in this movie.

post #3373 of 3388

Mark Strong in talks to play Dr. Sivana in the Shazam film:

 

https://www.thewrap.com/mark-strong-doctor-sivana-shazam/

 

No offense to Mark Strong, but this means they're going w/ the shitty grim-gritty Shazam reboot as inspiration. A true Dr. Sivana would be Wallace Shawn from the 1980s or, failing that, Paul Giamatti. Unless they mean to have Mark Strong growl about how he's going to defeat "The Big Red Cheese!" with a straight face.

post #3374 of 3388
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Originally Posted by Dent6084 View Post

Mark Strong in talks to play Dr. Sivana in the Shazam film:

https://www.thewrap.com/mark-strong-doctor-sivana-shazam/

No offense to Mark Strong, but this means they're going w/ the shitty grim-gritty Shazam reboot as inspiration. A true Dr. Sivana would be Wallace Shawn from the 1980s or, failing that, Paul Giamatti. Unless they mean to have Mark Strong growl about how he's going to defeat "The Big Red Cheese!" with a straight face.
David Bradley or GTFO.
post #3375 of 3388

He certainly would nail the laugh.

post #3376 of 3388
Looks like The Rock might be joining Suicide Squad 2.

https://www.thewrap.com/suicide-squad-2-the-rock-black-adam-exclusive/
post #3377 of 3388
Introducing Black Adam in Suicide Squad 2 instead of Shazam!?

*J. Jonah Jameson laughing gif*
post #3378 of 3388
Hela wasn't the first female MCU villain.
post #3379 of 3388
LEAD villain in the movies.

Though I have to give you credit for my start.
post #3380 of 3388
Get the hook.
post #3381 of 3388
Fuck Suicide Squad 2
post #3382 of 3388

I keep trying to get excited about Justice League.  The trailers make it look like they're having a little fun with it and more Gadot and Momoa in my life can only be a good thing.  But...

 

It is so deflating that they also make it look like the entire second half of the film takes place in the same smoldering cigar butt where they fought Doomsday in BvS.  It makes the concrete tarmac of the Civil War brawl look lively and dynamic by comparison, and at least the costumes popped against a backdrop of drab grey.  It looked like an actual place, albeit a drab one.  JL's climax looks like it takes place in a setting that is as unreal as it is boring.

post #3383 of 3388
It looks like the climax takes place in one of the later levels in Doom..
post #3384 of 3388
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JL's climax looks like it takes place in a setting that is as unreal as it is boring.

 

Unreality.

 

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post #3385 of 3388
I was going to see this just to watch a cinematic hodge podge of styles, but if this can`t clear 35% on RT by opening day I'm not even going to bother.
post #3386 of 3388
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

Fuck Suicide Squad 2

One member in particular.  

post #3387 of 3388
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Originally Posted by Dent6084 View Post
 

Mark Strong in talks to play Dr. Sivana in the Shazam film:

 

https://www.thewrap.com/mark-strong-doctor-sivana-shazam/

 

No offense to Mark Strong, but this means they're going w/ the shitty grim-gritty Shazam reboot as inspiration. A true Dr. Sivana would be Wallace Shawn from the 1980s or, failing that, Paul Giamatti. Unless they mean to have Mark Strong growl about how he's going to defeat "The Big Red Cheese!" with a straight face.

 

There's only one DC Villain Mark Strong should be playing. He's played him once already and he should be given another chance! 

post #3388 of 3388
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There's only one DC Villain Mark Strong should be playing. He's played him once already and he should be given another chance! 

Seriously.  The best part of Green Lantern may have been Strong's final scene.

 

Why isn't Green Lantern part of the DCEU?  MAKES NO SENSE.  Reynolds has to be under contract for sequels, just activate them, forget GL exists except as an origin story, and bring him back.  

 

Sinestro would have been a big enough villain for Justice League, IMHO.  

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