Re: POLL: Who Should Direct the "Shazam" movie?
Posted by Marc Greisinger on March 16, 2010, 3:37 pm, in reply to "POLL: Who Should Direct the "Shazam" movie?"
: As we all know, Peter Segal has been slated to
: direct the Captain Marvel movie for a few
: years now. Since the project keeps
: stalling, it would appear Segal may not be
: up to the task. I think Segal could turn in
: a solid action-comedy, but I don't think he
: could deliver an epic. Segal's movie would
: be a second-tier effort, along the lines of
: Batman Forever , Fantastic Four , and Iron
: Man .
: Do you, dear readers, think Segal should be
: replaced on the project?
: Sam Raimi would be a...well, marvelous
: choice. He would deliver an epic of the Big
: Red Cheese. His Spider Man movies show that
: he knows how to include drama, pathos,
: action adventure, fun, and humor, and
: balance it all together, making it work
: Tim Burton would be an intriguing choice.
: I know there are those out there who may
: scream that Burton is too wierd for Captain
: Marvel, but let's face it...this is a
: reality that includes a talking tiger and an
: evil alien worm who wears glasses and a
: cathedral radio around his neck. Burton
: would fit in this reality seamlessly. He
: has the potential to make this project in an
: amazing way none of us could imagine at the
My choice would have to be a director who is good with children, so it would be Steven Spielberg (think "E.T.", and "Empire of the Sun") or my first choice Chris Columbus, look at the first two "Harry Potter" films. A film of Captain Marvel needs a director who is great with special effect and since a good part of the film would center around Billy Batson he has to know how to handle children and an actor who has the understanding of a child. That what Capt. Marvel is.
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