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Maybe, if the production can ever leave “development hell,” as actor Dwayne Johnson puts it. MTV News recently talked to the wrestler-turned-actor about the likelihood we’ll be seeing a film based on the world’s mightiest mortal:

In Hollywood, a lot of times when something is in development, it just takes a lot of time. So it’s in development hell right now. Who knows what’s going to happen with that. Maybe, maybe not — I’m always here.

Johnson has for some time been rumored to be attached for the role of Black Adam, Captain Marvel’s nemesis. Warner Bros. is all gung ho about pushing out more super hero movies; recently they let it slip there might be a Justice League movie in the works; would the Shazam! property be a good choice? You couldn’t use the name Captain Marvel in much, if any, of the marketing since that name’s been unavailable to DC due to them not owning the rights. Sure, the character can be referred to as such, but in no way does his name appear in the title of the books. They’re simply called Shazam!. Even if they could, most movie-goers would confuse Captain Marvel with Marvel Comics, something I’m sure DC wants to avoid.

While this film might never happen at least there’s a pretty decent Captain Marvel short from Warner Bros. Animation, Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam. In this short, Arnold Vosloo voices Black Adam and he’s perfect. You might recognize Vosloo from the two good Mummy movies as the…uh, the mummy. Interesting connections; the second Mummy film is what rocketed Johnson to the spotlight as more than “The Rock.”

Who do you think would make a fantastic Black Adam? Or would you rather this project slip farther into the depths of the development abyss?

source: Splash Page

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Yesterday we saw the release of the most recent DC Animated film, All-Star Superman (which I reviewed over here) and boom, just like that we’ve got the trailer for the next film. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights will be an anthology of tales, much like Batman: Gotham Knights, and will tell the stories of six of the most famous Green Lanterns. And apparently if any more animated films come out with ‘Knights’ in the title expect much of the same, at least that’s my guess. Most importantly this film is finally giving us Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan, something fans have been squawking about for some time.  I understand he’s too old to play Hal in a feature film, like the new Green Lantern coming this summer, but come on! Ryan Reynolds already had a super hero movie he needed to make, Deadpool. Which I hope still happens even with him putting on the green ring.

This trailer is heavy with the animated action and looks like it’ll be great collection of Green Lanterns, including Abin Sur (Arnold Vosloo), Sinestro (Jason Issacs), Kilowog (Henry Rollins) and Arisia (Elizabeth Moss). I’m really impressed by this line-up of actors, especially Arnold Vosloo as Abin Sur. He recently did the voice of Black Adam in Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam and was phenomenal. You may know him better as the Mummy from The Mummy films, go figure. And who plays a better baddie than Jason Issacs? Come on, Lucius Malfoy, that dick British officer in The Patriot, he just makes villains so easy to love.

Watch the trailer below and lets us know if you’re as excited as I am! I mean, this looks way better than the summer release of Green Lantern, just saying.

source: ComicsAlliance