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Paul Kimball
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Posted: 20 July 2018 at 12:06am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

wow, I'm sorry to hear that Brian
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So am I, Paul. The Captain Marvel character should be, forgive the expression, a lightning rod for imaginative storytelling and good feelings. Unfortunately, the companies are psychologically and emotionally incapable right now of producing such material, and must therefore hammer every character and concept into the same hyper-violent, ugly shape regardless of history or potential. Captain Marvel is now just one more guy to stand around in the background of the next Infinite Crisis/Identity Crisis bloodbath. 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go6GEIrcvFY

Here is the official trailer. 

OF COURSE they had him make fun of the word "Shazam" 
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Just watched the trailer. Points for not being DARK DARK DARK. And the costume change I can live with. 

But clearly Billy's personality doesn't become more mature after he says the magic word. So it's not my Captain Marvel. (Then again, he's not even calling himself that anymore in the comics. He's "Shazam." Which is stupid.) So I won't be watching this, at least not until it's on HBO.
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(Then again, he's not even calling himself that anymore in the comics. He's "Shazam." Which is stupid.)
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If for no other reason than that he can't say his own name.  How, I wonder, are people going to start calling that?  If anyone hears him say it, they'll know his secret identity.
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Trailer looks awful.  The wisdom of Solomon is now the wisdom of a 13 year old.
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I thought it looked GREAT. Showed it to my 12yo son who has no clue of who Captain Marvel or Shazam is and he is pumped to see it now too.
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How about that, a DC superhero movie you could actually show to kids! The trailer seems to be going a little too far toward a goofy quality but after the DC movies we've had up until now, that's almost a breath of fresh air.

My hope is that over the course of this origin movie, Billy undergoes a character arc of learning to become more mature and responsible, beyond just this short teaser. And that would, of course, part of what the Captain Marvel character is really all about.
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I think it looks... not for me... My Captain Marvel is by CC Beck and Otto Binder, just like many other people who are almost 90 years old.* 

I hope the Harry Potter feel in the subway scenes is an indication WB is taking a cue from Marvel and giving future movies more district sub-genre tones, and not just lazily copying the most successful recent IP containing a train in their library.

*Just kidding; my Captain Marvel is by Jim Starlin.**

** Actually, my Captain Marvel is Michael Gray.


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Posted: 21 July 2018 at 9:44pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Hmmmm, that trailer is not too bad. I would rather see the wisdom of Solomon
but they seemed to get the costume fairly close and over-all it seemed kid
friendly.
I agree with what others have said, calling him Captain Marvel makes a lot
more sense then him being unable to say his own name.
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Rodrigo castellanos
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I'm no expert in Captain Marvel lore but it's pretty clear it wasn't meant to be this. When Batson transforms he also acquires wisdom, etc, it's not a 13 year old kid with super powers.

Also, Zachari Levi is horribly miscast. A John Cena/Dave Bautista type would've made a lot more sense and be actually funnier if you're going for comedy.

This looks more like a "Captain Marvel clone Mark Millar concept" than the actual Captain Marvel.


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I remember a negative review of Roy Thomas's 1986 miniseries sneering at the letters that appeared in latter issues unironically thanking DC and Thomas for bringing back the "the real" Captain Marvel: "Maybe they're big fans of the costume?"

This doesn't even really have the costume. 
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