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Jake is Capt'n Marvel?

03.14.2007
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Jake Gyllenhaal Hunky, puppy-dog-eyed thesp Jake Gyllenhaal may finally fulfill the dream that has eluded him since Tobey Maguire defeated him in a bitterly contested cry-off to land the role of Peter Parker aka Spider-Man - that of portraying a sensitive superhero in a form-fitting outfit. According to today's Rush & Molloy (the "Side Dish" section), New Line is prepared to bury him in an avalanche of money to play Captain Marvel in their upcoming SHAZAM! adaptation (which, as you may recall, recently landed John August as screenwriter). They're apparently doing this because they're concerned Sam Raimi will be back directing a fourth SPIDER-MAN film and since Maguire's already said he's tired of webslinging and life-threatening love triangles, Raimi will be looking to Jakey G. as a replacement. How they plan on turning Jakey into Captain Marvel's thirteen year-old alter ego is anyone's guess. I guess that's just the magic of movies, baby!

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Extra Tidbit: Get August's thoughts on the film and how he got the gig over on his official site.
Source: NY Daily News

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12:06PM on 03/15/2007

SHAZAM!

Honestly, I don't know about a movie all to himself, but it would be great to see him in the next Superman. Jake has always come SO close to all these roles (Moulin Rouge, Spider-Man, Batman Begins) that it shows he is ready for blockbusters.
Honestly, I don't know about a movie all to himself, but it would be great to see him in the next Superman. Jake has always come SO close to all these roles (Moulin Rouge, Spider-Man, Batman Begins) that it shows he is ready for blockbusters.
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9:46PM on 03/14/2007
he should be captain america, yah know before the whole dying thing, lol







he should be captain america, yah know before the whole dying thing, lol







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9:40PM on 03/14/2007

uhhhh.....

Jake Gyllenhaal is a good actor, but for captain marvel?.....He's too old to play billy batson in his "un-shazammed" form, and For him to play captain marvel he'd have to put on a LOT of muscle mass....I dunno how I feel about this one

Honestly? I'd rather see him as Spiderman.
Jake Gyllenhaal is a good actor, but for captain marvel?.....He's too old to play billy batson in his "un-shazammed" form, and For him to play captain marvel he'd have to put on a LOT of muscle mass....I dunno how I feel about this one

Honestly? I'd rather see him as Spiderman.
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9:22PM on 03/14/2007

NICE! I sent this scoop in!

This was the first time EVER I sent in a scoop. I gotta say, I took a double take when I saw the Jake/Marvel headline after sending this in about half an hour ago. NICE!
This was the first time EVER I sent in a scoop. I gotta say, I took a double take when I saw the Jake/Marvel headline after sending this in about half an hour ago. NICE!
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9:16PM on 03/14/2007
This is the best casting news I've heard all day. He does seem to have a certain BillyBatson-esque quality. My only complaint is that Batson is supposed to be a kid, so.....unless Jake really is only playing Captain Marvel, and they get some young punk to play Billy. Hmmmm.....
This is the best casting news I've heard all day. He does seem to have a certain BillyBatson-esque quality. My only complaint is that Batson is supposed to be a kid, so.....unless Jake really is only playing Captain Marvel, and they get some young punk to play Billy. Hmmmm.....
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