View Full Version : The Rock as Shazam/Captain Marvel?
May 10, '07, 7:58 AM
Boy, I hope not:
Earth 2 Chris
May 10, '07, 8:14 AM
He'd make a better Black Adam.Got the cocked eyebrow and everything.
May 10, '07, 9:54 AM
The Rock might be a good choice.
For one thing, I think his exotic complexion might enhance the role.
Shazam suppose to be something cooked up by Greek mythology, so he should have a slightly meditation look to him.
I never read any of the comics--- so my only impression of Shazam is from the TV series.
To me, a dime store mannequin could have played THAT role :)
May 10, '07, 10:02 AM
I think he'll look good,he has a great body and he's a good actor as well
May 10, '07, 10:03 AM
The Rock might have the tongue in cheek sense of humor for the role but I'm not sure he's "square" enough to be a "gee WHIZ" kind of Cap. That's one of the cool parts about Captain Marvel...without that he's often nothing better than a Superman clone. Something DC doesn't always seem to get...the Captain Marvel/Shazam universe doesn't always need to be played straight.
It's that little bit of whimsy that makes it unique.
May 10, '07, 10:14 AM
You know, as much as I want to hate this I can't. The guy seems pretty likable and might be able to pull it off. I'm not a wrestling fan, I am just going by seeing him on SNL once.
May 10, '07, 11:11 AM
I do think he would make a better Black Adam looks wise, but I think he has the chops to pull off the character of Captain Marvel. We have certainly put up with enough actors that don't quite fit into the comic book mold looks wise, like Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, so I could live with this. He hasn't been a wrestler in well over a couple of years either, he really is concentrating on the acting.
May 10, '07, 11:40 AM
I saw this and this makes me happy and scares me at that same time! ...
I am happy because Captain Marvel is a classic hero I want to see in the movies for once and I like "The Rock." :smiley5:
What scares me is I can see producers sticking Rock in some kind of black leather outfit and blue jeans with some kind of lighting bolt necklace or some crap calling himself Captain Marvel.
I hope they do this right and don't mess it up but you know they will.
Oh god. Think positive. :crying:
May 10, '07, 1:40 PM
I like this proposed casting, The Rock is extremely likeable, has the chiseled look, has good acting skills (especially for an action-oriented actor), can pull off both being serious or humorous, and has an established fan base, I think it will work.
Earth 2 Chris
May 10, '07, 2:16 PM
While I do think he'd make a better Black Adam, I can take the Rock as the big red cheese. He has a boyish, humorous charm about him that suits CM. Plus he's obviously built like Super Heroes are drawn. Plus, he can actually act, which helps.
May 10, '07, 3:57 PM
Well, I'm glad you guys are semi-digging the possiblitly, but the rock just gets on my nerves, so if he is attached, I'll probably pass on seeing it in the theater. He can act? I have never, ever seen any proof of that lol.
Comic Book Geek
May 10, '07, 4:49 PM
If DC movie history holds true, five more names will be attached to the roll before the movie is made 12 years from now. Maybe Rock's son can play the roll then.
May 10, '07, 5:36 PM
Somewhere I read a bit from the scriptwriter and he stated that the old Fawcett CM stuff didn't interest him as reference material, but the current Trials of Shazam :bleh: did. Hopefully the project will change scripters a few times before it happens. The Rock should be ok, but I'd rather see Ptrick Warburton or Bruce Campbell.
May 10, '07, 5:45 PM
Somewhere I read a bit from the scriptwriter and he stated that the old Fawcett CM stuff didn't interest him as reference material, but the current Trials of Shazam :bleh: did.
Double :bleh: :bleh:
And Patrick Warburton would be perfect! Physically looks the part, always has that perpetual squint and has voiced Superman on several occassions. Plus, he was The Tick!
May 10, '07, 5:55 PM
Patrick Warburton would be perfect!
That would be my pick as well.
May 10, '07, 6:29 PM
I'd rather see Warburton play the Part but I really don't mind if the Rock landed the Part I really enjoyed him as a wrestler and Liked him in the few movies I've seen him in. He would defo make a Great Black Adam!
May 10, '07, 6:45 PM
May 10, '07, 11:37 PM
I think he could pull off either. Obviously, he looks a lot like Black Adam to begin with. I'm pretty sure he could pull off the Shazam part, as well.
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