Since the progress for the Shazam movie is at a standstill, I thought it would be fun to look back at the actors who were the original inspiration for Captain Marvel artist C.C. Beck when he designed the characters.
The wizard Shazam was based on Theodore Roberts, who played Moses in Cecil B. Demille's The 10 Commandments.
...while others say it was Our Gang's Darla Hood.
So, there you have it. Makes you wonder how a big budget Captain Marvel feature film made in the 1940s would have looked like. Hopefully the new movie will get back on track soon, and will be a true classic.