Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Shazam, Wonder Woman Casting News

Just when I thought that the ruination of G.I. Joe or the completely unecessary Barbie and Hot Wheels movies weren't enough, Satan himself reached up from Hell to hand deliver the latest news on the Wonder Woman movie. Okay, it wasn't Satan, but IGN.com did post it earlier today.

Jessica Biel is apparently the front-runner to play Wonder Woman. That's right, Mary Camden is most likely going to be cast as Wonder Woman. I'm not pissed by it, so that says that either I'm maturing or I'm jaded by Hollywood's process of making movies. I don't think I was going to be pleased with anyone that they cast in this role.

I guess there were worse choices, like Oprah or Drew Barrymore. I just hope Jessica Biel can pull off "aloof," or "threatening." She might have done it in "Blade: Trinity," but that movie looked like it was going to suck in advance. I do know that she's mastered being "afraid," but I've seen porn stars in horror flicks get that one down.

But on the positive news front, The Rock is in the running for two roles in the upcoming "Shazam!" movie. He's the lead choice for both Captain Marvel and Black Adam.

He says that it's "up to the fans" to decide which role he plays. If that's the case, let me start the campaign to get The Rock cast as Black Adam. It's clearly a no-brainer to anyone familiar with The Rock and Black Adam, but this being Hollywood, they'll probably screw it up and cast him as Polly Pureheart, visiting from the "Underdog" movie. If this comes to pass, it would be one of the greatest castings ever, and make me feel a little better about the fact that they're turning one of the premier heroes of the DC Universe into an "action-comedy" movie.

Here's hoping that I get to see The Rock plant Captain Marvel into a wall. Keep your fingers crossed.

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