Monday, July 10, 2017
And another one out of the running?
Today, The Hollywood Reporter unveiled the cast for the upcoming MCU TV series New Warriors. Derek Theler has been cast as Mister Immortal. This severely reduces that odds he could be cast as Captain Marvel in the World's Mightiest Mortal movie, and subjectively could be seen as a crippling blow to the casting process and to the movie. Theler was one of my top picks for the role, and while I'm happy for him that he landed a superhero role, which is something he has wanted for years, it is kind of a sad day for Captain Marvel fans. New Line Cinema, Seven Bucks, and DC really dropped the ball on this. Dwayne Johnson signed on to play Black Adam three years ago. Since then, Theler, as well as Lou Ferrigno Jr and Alan Ritchson, publicly expressed interest in the project through social media. One of them could have been locked into the role a year ago, but we are still empty handed, with Theler now moving on to New Warriors. To make matters even worse, several weeks ago Dwayne Johnson put forth Armie Hammer as the leading contender, whom I think is all wrong for the role. One small glimmer of hope is Hammer is giving the impression he is not interested in the Shazam project, and is leaning more toward Green Lantern, although he claims he is currently not in negotiations for either project. At this moment, it is hard not to be very discouraged about the status of the movie. An earlier post of mine going through most of the potential actors for the role can be found here, and as you can read, many have been picked off for other projects since I first posted it.