Shazam General Discussion and Speculation - Part 2

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  1. Mondragon

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    https://ew.com/movies/2018/07/23/shazam-director-captain-marvel/

    While we know he's going by Shazam, "to avoid confusion" with obviously Marvel's Captain Marvel, who can actually use that name to brand and sell and merchandise their character, while DC can't.
    Sandberg did hint that there might be a fun reference to the name "in the movie".


    “Let’s just say we’re going to have a bit of fun with that in the movie,” director David Sandberg teases on the name change. “But he’s basically known as Shazam, which makes sense because of the confusion.”
     
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  2. Boy Scout

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    Didn’t he go by Captain Thunder at one point? I always thought that was a much better name than Shazam.
     
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  3. LL2K2

    LL2K2 Maid of Might

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    Well, he sort of does now. In the post-Flashpoint era, it's the form taken when all six kids (Eugene, Pedro, Mary, Freddy, Billy, and Darla) shout "Shazam!" at the same time.

    http://shazam.wikia.com/wiki/Captain_Thunder
     
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  4. Boy Scout

    Boy Scout Well-Known Member

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    I see.

    What an idea that is.

    But anyway, as far as names other than “Captain Marvel” go: Captain Thunder > Shazam (2).
     
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  5. Dark Raven

    Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    Maybe he can go by Captain Thunderpants.
     
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  6. Mondragon

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    [​IMG]

    True, that was strictly for the FlashPoint event, where in that incarnation the kids all combine into one character.
    That is not (never has been) their ongoing version.

    And even though the Captain Thunder name is rooted in a DC incarnation....

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    And the name was again explored coming out of Flashpoint in the Multiversity event as Thunderworld: ...
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    Notice one thing, not on those covers. The name Captain Thunder.
    This may be another case where DC doesn't outright or exclusively own the trade mark to the name Captain Thunder.
    Which might still be owned or contested by Roy Thomas, ...
    https://www.comixology.com/Captain-Thunder-and-Blue-Bolt-Vol-1/comics-series/16944
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    Captain Thunder could be another name DC can't use to brand, market, on the cover, the poster for a movie, the name of any product, game or toy package, to promote or sell their character.

    They likely either had to come up with something new, or just use the name that most already associate with the character anyway, and that is SHAZAM!
     
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  7. Mondragon

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    In case anyone was wondering: - http://collider.com/black-adam-movie-update-dwayne-johnson/#images

    Producer Hiram Garcia confirms Black Adam is “definitely happening.”
    Although I still think he'll show up in SHAZAM!
    Likely whatever Sivana was doing to access the magic, inadvertently awakens the dormant Adam. who is then revealed on your in the mid-to-end credit.

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    Setting up for 2nd film in the series, focusing on Teth Adam's back story.
     
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  8. Tg11

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    It won't surprise me if we get one of the League members showing up in Shazam in a cameo like in a mid or post credit scene as they either happen to run into Billy or they introduce themselves to Billy and that they know what he can do as Shazam...further builds towards a JL 2 well not now but eventually
     
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    Micromind New World New Rules

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    New Pics !

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    Another pic

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  11. NotNickFury

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    Billy actually just spotted the person who took those very first set photos and is about to go for their camera.
     
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  12. unholyrevenger

    unholyrevenger DC is Doomed by its fans

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    Gandalf and Azog had a baby
     
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  13. Mondragon

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    [​IMG]

    That's the Wizard's staff?

    If so that image is a pretty huge narrative spoiler.
     
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  14. Micromind

    Micromind New World New Rules

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    Spider-Aziz Raul Boston's Dish Gaunt

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    That's great. I hope they can make it work, cause a good inside joke is good, a bad one makes the face cringe.
     
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  16. Mondragon

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    It'll probably be a quick nod like Peter Parker shouting out SHAZAM!
    Likely Freddy (who appears to be a superhero fanatic) will suggest the name Captain Marvel.
     
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  17. Manasrepublic

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    The costume looks much better in the latest pic! The trailer for this had me more pumped than aquaman. I think this will along with Venom will be major dark horses that will hopefully surprise at the BO
     
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