On Mary Marvel

At work today an e-mail made the rounds — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wants to play Black Adam in an upcoming movie based on DC’s Captain Marvel.

Johnson as Black Adam works for me. Several months ago when he was rumored for the World’s Mightiest Mortal, I just couldn’t see it. He doesn’t look like Fred MacMurray, after all. 😉

Then I started wondering. Might Shazam! also have other members of the Marvel Family? Like Mary Marvel? Who would I cast as Mary Marvel?

My top pick for Mary Marvel? Anna Popplewell.

My second choice? Summer Glau.

I know, two completely different choices for Mary Marvel. I don’t know who you’d get to play Mary Bromfeld as the little girl.

And I don’t even know if a Captain Marvel movie would have Mary Marvel in it. But maybe it will, and maybe the casting director would want my input… 😉

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

4 thoughts on “On Mary Marvel

  1. Now that I like. I had read (and posted) about the Captain Marvel / Rock rumor, and I didn’t care for that at all. As Black Adam… yeah, I can dig that.

    I’m not familiar with your choices for Mary Marvel by name but I’ll have to look them up. I don’t know who my pick for Mary Marvel would be. Kira Knightley popped into my head but I’m not sure if she’d be right.

    This is one movie I’d definitely go see, regardless.

  2. Glau was River in Firefly and Serenity.

    Popplewell was Susan in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

    Keira Knightley? I just can’t see that.

    But what about Hoppy the Marvel Bunny? 😆

  3. I think Summer would be perfect as the incarnation of Mary Marvel found in the current Countdown series.

    I’d pay to see a movie with Hoppy. Heck, I’d even pay to see Fat Marvel, Tall Marvel and Hillbilly Marvel for that matter.

  4. The Lieutenants Marvel! Yeah. Yeah.

    I don’t know that we need Uncle Marvel, though. 🙂

    Could you imagine an animated Krypto short with Krypto, Ace the Bat-Hound, and Hoppy the Marvel Bunny? That would be freakin’ cool. Especially if that had to pal around with Ch’p, the squirrel Green Lantern. They would need a cool name. The Justice Pets of America, or something.

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