Captain Marvel

The last time we were talking about the Captain Marvel movie, known to many as Shazam!, director Peter Segal and I were sitting at Comic-Con in 2007 talking about his recently wrapped project Get Smart. Back then Segal told me that he was “10 days away” from getting a script from writer John August and he seemed excited to get things going. But since then the Captain Marvel project has gone to the wayside, burried beneath talk of a Get Smart sequel and about 7 other projects to which Segal has been rumored to be attached.

The project has reemerged though, in a report from Variety that states that Segal and his Callahan Filmworks label have signed a first look deal with Warner Bros. The deal will begin with Liam McBain: International Tennis Star and Proper English Geezer, a comedy centering on a fictional 1980s British tennis player, a Chip Hall-scripted spec. Segal is set to direct.

After McBain, Segal and producing partner Michael Ewing will move back to Shazam, which will follow the story of young Billy Batson, who transforms into the superhero when he says the word “Shazam!” No further details have been released about the flick, as pre-production is still a ways away.

Are you excited about a Captain Marvel movie?


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