Jake - yes, him out of Donnie Darko and Brokeback Mountain – is rumoured to be associated with New Line’s latest superhero project, a movie based on the Shazam! comic (DC’s Captain Marvel).
Captain Marvel is a young lad, Billy Batson, who transforms into a big red-suited hero by hollering the word shazam .
The New York Daily News online gossip page ("Rush & Molloy") says that New Line are aiming for a superhero franchise of Superman or Batman magnitude, and that the studio fancies Jake Gyllenhaal for the part of Captain Marvel. The columnists also speculate that director Peter Segal needs to bag Gyllenhaal before he’s picked up as Tobey Maguire’s replacement in any future Spider-Man movies.