Will the Shazam aka Captain Marvel talk ever end? The live action adaptation of DC Comic’s Shazam movie has been in development for a very, very long time. It has hit a couple of snags in the past year, but it manages to keep coming back for more. Back in January, Superherohype reported that the film wasn’t happening. Fast forward seven months later, and not only is it back on, but with a new writer. Find out more below.
According to THR, Warner Bros has hired a writer to adapt the script for the feature film based on the popular comic book character. Actor-turned-writer Billy Birch has been brought on to bring the story to life. He’ll be helped by Geoff Johns, one of the three DC Comics heavyweights hired by the studio to act as consultants on DC projects.
The comic is centered on a teenage boy by the name of Billy Batson, who becomes a superhero named Captain Marvel when he shouts the magic word, “Shazam.” “The name is an acronym for six gods and heroes of the ancient world as well as their attributes: the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Aries, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury.”
The trade is reporting that Peter Segal is still attached to direct the film, with Michael Ewing producing. How are we going to make this work? Who wants to see Captain Marvel on the big screen? I believe his character was created to capitalize off of the popularity of Superman back in the day. The last film we had that centered on the Man of Steel didn’t fare too well, so maybe they should let this go.
Do you think they should continue developing a film based on Captain Marvel?