Boy, I hope not:
Boy, I hope not:
He'd make a better Black Adam.Got the cocked eyebrow and everything.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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."
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.
Last edited by Cosmicman; May 10, '07 at 11:50 AM. Reason: because I am idiot who can't spell
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.
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.