The World’s Mightiest Mortal gets his own movie? Shazam!
[Editor’s note: Every Sunday, Robot 6 contributors discuss “The best in comics from the last seven days” — from news and announcements to a great comic that came out to something cool creators or fans have done.]
Tired of superhero movies yet? I’m not, since I found that I highly enjoyed X-Men: Days of the Future Past recently. However, announcements of new superhero movies have lost their luster a little, since you sorta expect that there’s going to be two competing Quicksilver movies any day now.
What did surprise me a little was DC’s rumored plans to develop their cinematic universe, and the one that got me most excited was Shazam! I mean… wow… Captain Marvel’s getting a movie? The entire idea of a kid who turns into a superhero with a magic word seems weird and alien in the current superhero movie universes we have these days, especially that somber one being helmed by Zack Snyder.
Now, it could be possible that by the movie release date in July 2016, we will find out that Shazam has been stripped of his goofy optimism and is yet another brooding anti-hero… but I choose to keep the optimism of Pandora and believe that this movie will do right by the character. Especially since it’s rumored that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is attached. If there’s something that guy doesn’t do, it’s joyless movies.
As Batman once said of Captain Marvel, “I like him. He’s sunny.”