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Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 12:52 by Glen Ferris in Empire States
Hollywood and bandwagon jumping: they go together like a Batman/Superman Super Friends team-up…
Since Spider-Man proved there’s plenty of money to be spun from the comic book movie, studios have joined in the mother of all bundles to get their hands on the latest superhero franchise. That’s all good for geeks as they get to see their favourite heroes suited and booted and presented with (mostly) the gravitas they deserve but, as with things, the well is surely set to runneth dry.
Batman, Superman, Iron Man, Hellboy, dammit even The Punisher, there’s nary a character left untouched in the race to get more spandex on the big screen and with the likes of Thor, Iron Man, The Spirit and Watchmen all heading our way, it seems there’s a shortfall of instantly recognisable heroes ready to step into the breach come the inevitable fall from grace of our best-loved pulp icons.
But fear not dear reader, there’s a whole bunch of second-string vigilantes with the cojones to carry a hit on their well-defined backs. Not only do they have a pre-orchestrated mythology providing the potential for countless sequels but they are helpfully immune to the Kryptonite kiss of instant recognition, giving the movies a chance to break out unencumbered by the weight of expectation.
Come the day they’re called into service, these 2-D deities will be poised for action…
Injecting some moral ambivalence into his character, ala Watchmen’s Rorschach and certain depictions of Batman, there’s no superhero more of a shitbag than Namor The Sub-Mariner. Possessing the super-strength and aquatic abilities of the Homo-mermanus race, he’s a short-fused superhero seeking vengeance against surface-dwellers for polluting his aquatic kingdom – more psychologically complex than your average masked avenger, there’s opportunity also to right the undersea wrong commited by James Cameron in The Abyss.
Not one for the water? Okay try Gambit. One of the X-Men who failed to make it to celluloid (although he is briefly mentioned in a list of known mutants in X2), Remy LeBeau possesses the ability to manipulate kinetic energy which he usually channels into explosive playing cards. Skilled with a bo staff and a one-time chain smoker, this roguish Cajun is a professional thief from a family of vagabonds in search of redemption. The closest the comic world gets to replicating the charm of Han Solo, a film outing for Gambit would give this well-loved but little-known kick-ass charmer opportunity aplenty for raffish exploits.
Also deserving of big-screen exposure are the likes of one-time Justice League International member Booster Gold (mega-rich chancer possessing advanced technological know-how) and his JLI best buddy Blue Beetle (genius inventor and gifted athlete with a penchant for tomfoolery). Smallville may have had a stab at it, but Green Arrow should get a decent stab at the big time, what with all his big-bang bow action and allusions to the Robin Hood legend. While we’re at it, why not take a chance on Nightwing (Robin grows up and flies the bat coop), Metamorpho (human periodic table) or Spoiler (teen girl costumes up to battle her supervillain father)?
What lesser-spotted costumed crusaders would you like to see made into a movie?
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Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 14:51
Aspen Matthews from Fathom gets my vote. Would at least make for a very pretty looking movie.
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 14:54
Definately Gambit, the best X-Man. Apparently Josh Holloway (Sawyer from 'Lost') was offered the part in one of the X-men films but he turned it down claiming it was too much like his character in Lost, so they cut out the character.
He would be perfect though.
A good entrance for Gambit would be in a poker game with a gang of thugs. Gambit cheats by slipping in an extra ace and they find out, so he flicks a couple of cards across the room exploding then runs away, what follows is a gripping chase.
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 14:54
How about raiding a couple of old British comics for super heroes - Johnny Alpha from Strontium Dog (2000 AD) or The Leopard from Lime Street (Buster) Am I showing my age here?
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 14:55
I want a Deadpool film, you seen this guy ? He is great, and has an interesting trait of breaking the 'third wall' in his comics, could be interesting if he turned to speak to the audience mid fight like he does in his comics.
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 15:01
The 'merc with a mouth', Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, a cancer victim who is put forward for the weapon x program and given some of Wolverine's healing ability.. leaving him scarred and mentally unstable in the process... a ninja mercenary, who can teleport and has a very sarcastic/breaks the fourth wall humour about him... They could tie him into the Wolverine film possibly?! Or failing that, have him with Cable (jean grey and scott summers kid) as they often team up in the comics together...
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 15:05
Would love Judge Dredd to be done correctly.
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 15:13
dangermouse??!! live action too, with Ben Stiller. Or Bananaman with tom cruise??
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 15:19
Lobo could be cool if done with an adult rating. Failing that, Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death that would be a horror vs hero movie
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 15:31
The Question. A happy medium between Batman and Rorschach, but with a sense of humour.
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 15:45
The Ray. A kid with huge power who doesn't even know he has it until he's told as a teenager and steps out into the light for the first time (he's been told daylight will kill him so he's been locked up in a dark room in a convent his whole life). I also think Rogue Trooper would make a terrific movie. A genetically modified soldier who's bred to kill, but what does he do when there's suddenly no more war and has the souls/chips of his fallen platoon hounding him constantly?
the ageless stranger
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 15:49
I agree on the 2000ad source material, a proper Judge Dredd film needs to be done dammit! Failing that, Nikolai Dante would be ripe for cinematic plucking, I reckon.
Or Preacher perhaps? I've only read the first of the collected paperbacks, but that could be cool. Somehow though, I can't see a live-action version carrying over all the ultra-black humour of the comics. (Or rather, being allowed to carry it over)
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 15:52
woah, woah... before I start. Ben Stiller as Dangermouse? DM is David Jason's. if David doesn't do DM, then at LEAST another brit. DM is British. And so is Bananaman. And anyways, if any american could play Bananaman, it'd have to be Brendan Frasier.
anyways, now that the treasonous act has been dealt with... how about a remake of Supergirl? and hardly small-time either.
more obscure - albeit not much... I say Hawkgirl'd be great for a movie. the proper one with actual wings that is, not the iccarus wannabe.
also, i was actually just thinking... would Lex Luthor not make a great Bond Villian? slightly off topic, I know, but...
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 16:04
GAMBIT!!!how in the world the studios managed to get an x-men film passed without this character i dont know,but only two days ago me and my friend were discussing gambits abscence from the films in our local pub.maybe a few cameos from the x-men films?who knows?.....
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 16:11
Come on guys, what about:
Cable, a complex history of his life could spand out for the timejumping mutant (expecially tied into his birth, the cloning of Stryfe and their never ending battles).
Also, Nate Grey born into the Age of Apocalypse universe
One more biggy ... Azreal from the DC world, and the secret society that developed him...great storyline!
Finally, thoughts on ... Captain America, and the Invaders from World War II
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 16:14
Bone? Come on, everyone loves quiche!
Stupid, stupid rat creatures...
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 16:30
Nightwing would always get my vote - pretty much my favourite superhero ever. Although doing him without Batman would be slightly pointless. I'd personally love to see a proper Green Lantern movie - you could turn that into a really cool space opera. Not sure who I'd cast as Hal Jordan, though, but I think you'd need to throw other human GLs such as John Stewart into the mix, too.
And as for Dangermouse: what happened to the mooted Pegg/Frost version?
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 16:35
I would say S.H.E.I.L.D. give this a run out the police force of superheroes, on board a helicarrier and the mighty Nick Fury in command. Be able to use lesser shady superheroes in a new franchise, then spinoffs or origin movies after of some of the fav's. Then hopefully culminate the superhero films with the almighty, money no object Marvel: Cival War that would be such a crowd pleaser, and finally get to see all the best and worst superheroes slugging it out!!!
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 16:42
delpiero_11 - There's already been a S.H.E.I.L.D movie.... how could you not have seen the mighty 'Hoff' in 'Nick Fury agent of S.H.I.E.L.D'.... it was even written by 'Batman Begins' scribe David Goyer.... although that didn't stop it being shite.
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 16:50
Not in any way second-tier but top of my list of comic book adaptations: Gaiman's Sandman - it must be on the cards surely?
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 16:58
I'd love to see The Preacher done properly!!. I know Mark Stephen Johnson has a HBO show already in the pipeline but if Ghost Rider is anything to go by, it's gonna suck balls....but till it's actually released i'll remain sceptically optimistic (if you'll excuse the oxymoron!)
A Power Man (a.k.a Luke Cage) movie would be cool. It could be a real dark and nasty movie like Blade or even Batman Begins. I heard Tyrese Gibson was attached to star,...but have heard nothing more since.
I'd also like to see Iron Fist done well! No idea whio'd play him but I heard Ray Park was attached to a movie a while back,.... but it seems that fell through (*phew!*)
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 16:59
I agree on the Green Lantern front, would definitely like to see Hal strutting his stuff. Also would love to see the ever overlooked Aquaman get a look in as he seems to have missed out on the JLA movie and is a more complex character than most people think.
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 17:06
While the idea of a Sandman movie does sound good, I think the narrative of the series is too abstract and winding for any movie to ever do it justice.
Some more 2000AD characters would be great to see. Nikolai Dante would be top of my list, followed by ABC Warriors, Durham Red, Devlin Waugh and Necronauts (that one would be great).
And of course, the Space Girls. They were great (ahem).
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 17:15
Mike Fallon AKA Accident Man from the cruelly short lived comic: Toxic!
He was a nasty piece of work hitman (who arranges accidents for his victims) who's girlfriend gets killed. He therefore tries to avenge her death but inadvertently ends up doing good by killing some real nasties.
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 17:18
do hellblazer without keanu and Sandman (as in gaiman not the duff thing in spidey 3)
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 17:22
Old-school suggestion: Charlie's War from Battle
ABC Warriors - fully CGI 18-rated gore-fest about robots on a mission to . . . destroy the universe or something (it's been a while)
Halo Jones - great female lead
Chopper: Song of the Surfer (Judge Dredd spin-off)
Rogue Trooper: Vin Diesel with blue skin and multiple personality disorder
Black Panther: great black male lead character
Nth Man: cold-war psychic ninja-mercenary wierdness - self-contained 15 episode run - non marvel-universe
Longshot: bred as a slave to be a warrior in televised gladiatorial combat in a futuristic alternate dimension - nice critique of the 24-hour entertainment culture - and the dangers of obesity - topical . . .
Damage Control: Spoof about a construction company on a government contract to clean-up after super-hero battles - give it a few more big movies and the genre will be ripe for lampooning
Howard the Duck
who cares? there's only one decent DC-universe character and he's had 6 movies already
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 17:22
I think the Phantom and Judge Dredd both deserve another shot. However, I'd rather just see the biggest current Superhero franchises (Batman, Spidey, Superman, X-Men) continue at the generally high quality they have been (minus a couple of dodgy threequels) and forget about less interesting, second tier superheroes.
Gambit's great, but he's second tier in my eyes. Introduce him in X-Men 4 or Wolverine. I don't think he's interesting enough for a whole film about himself. Wolverine aside, I don't think any of the X-Men are.
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 18:31
Give the Rocketeer and the Shadow another chance! Those films were a lot of fun and never really hit the big time as the could have. The Rocketeer was very cool, a lot if Indiana Jones style to it. That outfit rocked! Alec Baldwin did a good job of the Shadow, just may need to make him a bit meaner as the shadow this time.
The Ghost Who Walks
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 19:18
The Phantom deserves a new movie. The underrated Billy Zane did his best with what he was given in the 1996 version, but overally, it did not even attempt to tap into the ENORMOUS potential this brilliant character should give any filmmaker (an air of mystery, the legend aspect, the fact that you have almost five hundred years of story to dvelve into, the great love story between the Phantom and Diana Palmer, the death of an old Phantom with the son taking over, etc.).
Jonathan Rhys Meyers will star as Mandrake the Magician in an upcoming film, and this character was also created by Lee Falk, father of the Phantom. The same film-companies also own the rights to the Phantom (check out IMDb for a project listed only as "The Ghost Who Walks"), so who knows what will come from it. Thanks to the efforts of Moonstone Books, the character is finally enjoying some of the popularity he deserves in the US, so the time for a movie would be better than ever. For some interesting stuff about Phantom movies, check out fansite www.chroniclechamber.com.
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 19:52
I'm gonna have to put in a word for a long-standing obsession of mine - Spider-Woman!
Alright, she was never a big-hitter, and the backstory can be a tad strange, but there's angst, moral ambiguity (private eye turns double-agent style thing going on), and a very lithe woman in a skintight, bright red and yellow catsuit - what's not to like?
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 20:29
Iron Fist - it's about time there was a great kung fu film in the vein of Enter The Dragon, with a kung fu tournament between the different heavenly plains. Each representative from each plain has his/her own abilities and powers, and if done correctly would be phenomenal (although admittedly if done poorly would be lumped in the same heap as the Mortal Kombat franchise...). The intense training to become the champion of K'un L'un, the father/son relationships, the self-doubt and the spiritual path to enlightenment - it's all there. Get Christopher Nolan on board! His use of narrative flashbacks and distortion, the psychological aspects he explores, and the notions of parallels with the father/son and Iron Fist/Steel Serpent dichotomies would be insanely cinematic.
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 21:34
Dr Science - there's already a Howard The Duck movie, mate! Lucasfilm did it!
Someone suggested Bone? Good, let me double that. A fantastic series.
The Question might be too similar to the upcoming The Spirit or Watchmen's Rorshach, but still an excellent character.
How about Power Girl? Actually, scratch that. That's the hormones talking.
And finally - Lobo! LOBO!
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 21:45
Ladies and gentlemen, move aside for a great idea!!!.........
the cartoon, feature length movie of.......(drum roll)...........
yes! bring the tick back for more kicking justices butt! (but not the live action, please note, ONLY the cartoon one!)
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 21:50
Gambit is hella-lame. We need a Fables movie ASAP !
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 21:51
For a great Tongue in Cheek Comic film, make the on-off comic The Pro, a hilarious take on the Super-hero ethos of a Prostitute suddenly obtaining superpowers and how she completely messes up the Superhero world around her. A true superpowers don't always come to the right people type of tale.
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 21:54
Gambit, no contest.
Even the people who are not in-to-x-men know Gambit (and Wolverine & Cyclops). Why on Earth didn't they add Gambit to the X-films? Well, the official reaction was that they would have two Alpha-males in the movie (the other being Logan), which is apparently impossible in Hollywood. Buuuuuuut, it wouldn't have been a problem if they had made a cool action-flick and not a bloody kids movie!!! (kiddy's = grumpy daddy figure = Wolverine in X-men1&2).
The first scéne of X3 showed so perfectly what could have been...X-men battling big bots and Wolverine slashing ém down all arrogant and cool...but noooooo, they made it all PG-13ny. Gambit would have blown all the bubblegum sweetness up with his cards, bo-do, charm en exceptional coolness...oh and Rogue would have been a lot sexier with him around.
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 21:55
like someone else said,JUDGE DREDD done correctly,SLAINE would be cool too as would ROUGE TROOPER and STRONTIUM DOG,2000AD is chock full of cool ideas and its about time some of these buggers hit the big screen.......just keep danny cannon well away
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 21:57
oh and above all WE NEED A DANGER GIRL MOVIE NOW GODDAMIT!
Posted on Tuesday November 6, 2007, 23:02
Obviously it should be clear as day that I would vote for Booster Gold and Blue Beetle. They are crying out for at least a movie each especially due to recent storylines like 52 and Countdown. Also a solo Tim Drake/Robin and most definitely the awesome Nightwing (both could be done without the presence of pointy ears)! Ditto the fact that 2000 AD is always overlooked. On a darker note The Ragman is a big fave too, as is The Question. Oh and maybe The Creeper? Yes I like DC a little bit.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 00:12
Just this past week I was thinking about my dream Iron Fist movie; it has the potential to be such a good film, especially with the current reinvention of the character, which is possibly the coolest ongoing comic of the moment.
If we're going down the path of second tier X-men why not have a Noir detective Jamie Madrox film. Multiple personalities, super powers, strange plots, and a memorising and memorably witty main character with a great supporting cast. It'd be the cult super hero film. Hell let's do an Animal Man film that breaks the fourth wall as he realises he's the character in a film
I support the Lobo camp
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 01:22
Danbo's got a point. "Danger Girl" is a blockbuster franchise waiting to happen. What would you make of Jessica Biel/Sophia Myles as Abbey/Natalia? I also thought Rachel McAdams would be a good fit for Sydney. And it'd just be rude not to have Matt Dillon or, thanks to a time-machine, Bruce Campbell (circa "Army of Darkness") as Johnny Barracuda (even though Dean Cain looks strangely like him!)
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 04:00
is it just me, but a jor-el superman prequel would be fanastic. the best bits of the original superman, and smallville are the bits with jor-el
it would be amazing, and cpuld have vilians such as brainiac etc
also could deeply explore jor-el's findings of krypton's destuction, and his sending kal el to earth
it would be set entirely on krypton which woukd make it an epic, and visually stunning
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 06:43
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Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 07:27
I was thinking Hitman (the Garth Ennis comic character, not the game).
I think Sandman would be better done as a TV series, so they could fit the story in.
Spider Jerusalem from Transmetropolitan or Johnny the Homicidal Maniac would be cool as well, but not likely to be done properly.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 07:27
The first volume of "Runaways" would make a great film.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 08:04
Halo Jones definitely. A strong role for a woman that requires more than a pout and a skintight costume. Or how about Love and Rockets - that could make for a quirkily awesome movie.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 08:14
Im very surprised no one has mentioned Valiant comics yet. And even more suprised that we've not had a Valiant Comics movie yet. Here was have an entire universe of unique characters (not marvel and dc rip offs like image, top cow etc.) with a rabid fanbase (just check out valiantfans.com). Valiant was the evolution of comics after Marvel. They were the best written comics in the 90s and would have been a powerhouse today if Acclaim video games hadn't bought them and dumbed down the writing to make video games.
All the big Valiant characters are much closer to the tone of a movie than most other comics. Harbinger is a much more grounded than the X-Men and Heroes practically stole half of its ideas from Harbinger. Then there is X-O Manowar which has massive summer blockbuster potential; Shadowman which if I remember correctly Will Smith was attached to a while ago; Archer and Armstrong which is exactly what a superhero comedy should be; not to mention Rai, Eternal Warrior, Magnus, Solar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Quantum and Woody and these are just off the top of my head.
If watchmen is a success I think we'll see a few of the Valiant books getting the big screen treatment. They are very close in tone to the complex, grounded superhero work of Watchmen, Batman Begins and Heroes.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 08:47
Rogue Trooper would be straightforward enough...
But then I would also go for something like..
Battle of the Planets , Monkey (even now enjoy the series...sad..)
or a decent version of The Guyver.. Manga stylee..
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 08:48
I wondered whether a mo-cap version of Druuna would work.
That way they could keep Serpieri's excellent tones while making it 3-D and they wouldn't have to find an actress with the correctly shaped butt, they'd CG it ;)
If WETA can get 3-D "ligne clair" right with the Tintin movies, then re-creating other pencil-and-ink styles is the next natural step.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 09:31
My vote goes to Sinister Dexter. That would be a really brilliant movie.
And Captain America is more relevant now than ever. Make it so that the public is against him and a 3-movie-road to redemption ends with his assasination. Would be a breath of fresh air.
A proper Judge Dredd would also be cool. Gotta have Judge Death in.
New breed of X-Men movies ala Batman Begins with James McTeigue, Joss Whedon or Alex Proyas in charge. Start in same bar we first met Wolverine with Gambit and Nightcrawler getting into a scrap.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 11:09
Judge Dredd - and get Christopher Nolan to direct it.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 11:33
Warren Ellis' Authority, and why not Planetary into the bargain, as a spin off?
Remake Hellblazer so that it's done properly - blonde haired Scouser in London rather than Keanu in LA.
John Byrne's Next Men.
Mignola's Hellboy has already been done, so why not BPRD?
The ideas already mentioned I like: Bone, Deadpool, Jamie Madrox, anything from 2000AD.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 11:54
Strontium Dog. We need an English comic-book hero done right. Don't think the Americans would get the humour, though...
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 11:56
Defo Judge Dredd, If done properly it could be the greatest comic book franchise.....!
Totally agree with Dangergirl, that comic is crying out for a movie!
Im suprised no-one has mentioned anything from the beano?!
Bash Street Kids movie anyone?
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 12:25
Ah Dangergirl, I can see it now Jessica Biel as Abbey Chase, Famke Janssen as Natalia Kassle and personally I always thought Elle McPherson looked like Sydney Savage, but i'd rather it be Jennifer Garner.
What about a Witchblade film? Garner would be perfect for that
And if we're looting 2000ad I give you Nathan Fillion as Robo Hunter, and a CG version of Nemesis The Warlock.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 12:37
I've been dying for someone to make a Button Man movie from 2000AD, it's PERFECT for translating into a movie. Wealthy Businessmen and Senators hire ex-SAS soldiers and military as personal assasins and place bets in high stakes between each other over who would out-gun who. Daniel Craig would be perfect for Harry Exeton!
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 12:42
Nathan Fillion as Robo-Hunter! That sir, is the closest thing to genius I have heard in a long long time!
And yeah- there seems to be a move towards getting Button Man up and running, particularly after the sucess of that other Wagner tale 'A History of Violence'.
My favourite comic strip character ever is Johnny Alpha- so we need a Strontium Dog movie (there have actually been a few audio plays made by Big Finish with Simon Pegg as Alpha- well worth a listen).
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 13:15
Not superhero comics, but I'll go for
Bill Willingham's Fables
Joss Whedon's Fray
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 13:28
A re-vamped, live-action Howard The Duck, with a CGI Howard.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 13:35
I have only one thing to say: Strongbad. I rest my case
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 14:19
Steel. the one set in (I think) 19th century America with Steel as a slave who's forced to make that armour, but makes it for himself.
with the subjects it handles, a potential oscar nom for whoever takes it on. possibly a bulked up Wesley Snipes; or Ving Rhames. so long as they do it right and not ruin it just for a 12A.
oh... and i got a few heros of my own up my sleve anyways. way better'n Marvel or DC. mainly cause they don't have american accents ;) :P
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 14:23
Midnighter. With or without Apollo.
Or a JSA movie. Who doesn't love Power Girl?
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 14:51
The Black Panther is a very engaging character right now. I like the fact that he's from Africa; can give a fresh perspective as to the role of hero in a non-North American-fishbowl environment.
An Iron Fist film would also be very interesting to see. Personally, I have always wanted to see Morbius in a film; either on his own or in a Spider-Man film.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 15:07
I think the Mr Men would be good, The basis - Due to the Scriptwriters strike, an apprentice scriptwriter gets his scripts mixed up and instead of Return of the X Men he writes an X Men script but writes Mr Men by accident. I would love to see Mr Tickle and Mr Bump take on Magneto and other evils. Lots of sequel potential Little Misses, Little Misses vs Mr Men. Maybe bring in a new evil Mr Man, Mr Halitosis or Mr Fungal Infection or just Mr F*%khead. Remember, when it's made, you heard it here first and I want 10% of the box office receipts.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 15:26
From 2000 AD, maybe not a superhero type, but I'd like to see Button Man made into a film. I have not read it for a while but what I remember was awesome. Maybe also Red Durham, that would be good and just a tad sexy me thinks, could fit it in with the above idea of Johnny Alpha?
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 15:30
Starman, the Jack Knight version. The ABC network were going to do it a few years back as a TV show but didn't get anywhere with it. Would be an alternative to the spandex brigade.
Nightwing would be good to see but hardly ever gonig to happen given the need for a direct link to Batman.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 15:37
Fathom character Aspen Matthews would indeed be a great film with decent hook.
But I would just loooove to see Jackie Esticado's The Darkness on the big screen.
Such a wicked concept!
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 15:47
Tell me about it, I've been cryng my eyes out literally wondering why in the HELL did those hollywood boffins leave out Gambit. Being a fan if the X-men comics and the cartoon series as a young gal I developed a MAJOR crush on the tasty french fiend.
Also did someone say JOSH HOLLOWAY to play GAMBIT? HELL NOOOOOOO!
Gambits suave, debonaire and a rakish little pervert with a sexy little grin. I mean if he can melt Rogues ice cold heart theres no telling what else he could do with those skillful hands of hes, mmm Gambit. As you can see, I still havent gotten over the man.
Anway I think Olivier Martinez- has the french Sex appeal to play part of Gambit. But I'm afraid that Martinez might f*ck it up with his over sensuality and weirdish "never seems to work on screen intensity". Basically if he ends up just as crap as he was in the Film BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE.
If all else fails. Perhaps Vicent Cassel could set into fill old Gambits shoes. But then I'm afraid he might be a little TOO cool and intense. We need a balance and Josh Holloway would f*ck it up. He looks more cut out to play hilly red nexk cow boys then a sophisticated, sleek, gambler with a european (meaning better at sex) eye for the ladies.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 16:02
i support the Lobo camp...or even better Lobo vs. Slaine in some weird universe.
but also Grendel, Sandman, and Sam&Twitch would be cool. Most interesting would be The Maxx though very interesting weird story that would make a hell of a movie if done right.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 16:06
Not sure she could carry a whole film, but I would definitely love to see Black Cat on the big screen.
And I'm not in with the whole Gambit love either to be honest. One of the few things Fox got right - if you can't do it justice, leave well alone. I think another primary character would have been a step too far.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 16:09
Ive gotta admit, Josh Holloway would have made a great gambit.....
maybe would have knocked Wolverine down a couple of pegs as well!
Dont get me wrong, Wolvie is a great character but I was getting a little sick of him walking around like he owned the place. :oD
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 16:11
My "wanna see" top 5:
1. MOON KNIGHT! I'm fed up with people calling him a Batman rip off...psychologically he's on another level and has some interesting enemies (Stained Glass Scarlett, Werewolf by Night) and a supernatural streak!
2. Cloak and Dagger - streetwise teenage superheroes standing up for the homeless with interesting powers that have yet to be "done" in movies.
3. Black Panther - with Djimon Hounsou as T'Challa!!!!
4. Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) - great potential for epic sci-fi superhero greatness (and imagine a crossover with Silver Surfer!)
5. Thunderbolts - yeah they're a whole team, but how awesome is the concept of villains pretending to be heroes to gain the trust of the people and then most of them actually finding they like it, throwing their devious plans in to the bin!
Make mine Marvel!
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 16:11
I know this is deviating from the subject (kinda) but does anyone else think that, given the chance, Chris Nolan would make catwoman cool again?
Maybe for the 3rd Nolan batman movie?
Jessica Alba as Catwoman?
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 16:14
Deadpool would be a legendary film, also has anyone realised that in the movie adaptation of 'Wanted', they've not used any of the supervillains????? What's the deal there? Jc
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 16:17
ROM - was an awesome comic in the mid 80s; only lasted for 75 issues
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 16:20
I think Hourman would make a good story. The story could address the addictive nature of the Miraclo and play as a parallel to the steroid issues of professional athletes.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 16:20
Does Empire have a proof-reader on the staff at all?
"Possessing the super-strength and aquatic abilities of the Homo-mermanus race, he’s a short-fused superhero seeking vengeance against surface-dwellers for polluting his acquatic kingdom – more psychologically complex than your average masked avenger, there’s opportunity also to write the undersea wrong commited by James Cameron in The Abyss."
A spell-checker would notice the horrible mistakes "acquatic" and "commited". This miraculous invention is now common-place in near-magical devices like word processing software and even some web browsers.
This aside, could you please take out and shoot the moron who actually passed the phrase "write the undersea wrong" for publication? I'm reminded of a delightful essay by George Orwell, dating from the 30s, which lamented this kind of idiocy, where a familiar sound has clearly replaced a meaningful expression.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 16:22
LydiaPPhillips - woah, someone's a bit cranky today arent they?
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 16:24
Rogue, as she appears in comics, not the waifish wonder Anna Paquin makes her out to be.
The New Mutants, 90s teen "pre-X-Men" group
Magnus, Robot Fighter
The Green Lantern (pick one, or make a series for each Lantern)
Ceberus the Aardvark
Maybe I should just stop now...
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 16:41
Kev - yes, a little. It's one thing if a kid on a web forum does it, but I expect a little more from professionals.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 16:57
I thought that Gambit was of Creole origin. I checked - and he is! Sorry to dampen your Gambit/european moist-fest, Nebula. As a creole from New Orleans, I s'pose you could say that he is French. A bit.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 17:15
I've alway wanted to see Charley's War done as a series of movies or a Band Of Brother's style TV show.The story has such dramatic depth and brutal truth and emotion and is balanced out with some great humour.And seeing as the Halo movie is not gonna happen anytime soon, how about the VC's from 2000ad (The original run, not that rubbish recent revival)- we haven't had a decent space war movie in aaaaaaaaages.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 17:34
I would love to see a based off the Summers family with Cyclops, Havok, Vulcan, and Quasre. Then again i would be happy with any movie as long as there is no Gambit the most overrated X-man behind Wolverine.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 18:33
I'd go see a Black Lightning movie. Blade rocked.
Take "Coach Carter", "Lean on Me", Stand and Deliver", "Freedom Writers", "Music of the Heart" (wasn't that Meryl Streep as a crusading music teacher?) - or just about any movie made about a dedicated, crusading teacher who sacrifices everything for his or her students - and mix it with Jim Belushi's "The Principal" and add just a hint of super powers. Lightning. Electricity. I don't care how he got the powers. Jefferson Pierce fights for education and fights crime. The special effects would be great! I'm there!
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 18:53
I'd like to see them do the Phoenix. I mean correctly this time!
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 20:41
THE TICK !!!
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 21:01
TOP TEN. Alan Moore's superhero police force would look great in an animated feature!
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 21:05
Dogwelder and the rest of his Section 8 comrades
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 21:41
We just gotta have a fraggin Lobo movie!!!
The bastich'd have to go R rated, cos ya gotta get all the comedy gore in there, and have him either killin or screwin nearly everyone he meets.
Not sure what actor would be big enough and cool enough to play Da main Man, but done right it could be the funniest most violent comic movie ever.
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 22:14
how about "nexus?" very lesser known, but the visuals alone would be stunning - and the story (like a darker "flash gordon") is very original, and wouldn't have to follow the usual superhero arc. if done right, it could be the biggest sci-fi since "star wars" - or it could fall flat like "the fifth element."
Posted on Wednesday November 7, 2007, 23:16
Personally, I'd kill to see Battle Angel. It's a manga and a damn good one at that. The main character is so awesome and they made episodes of anime but that's it! Only 2 episodes! I was so heartbroken there wasn't more. Apparently James Cameron is a huge fan of Battle Angel as well and tried a couple of times to get a live action movie of it off the ground to no avail, so he made the tv show Dark Angel and ripped a lot of ideas from it. It was an alright show but man what I wouldn't give to see a full length animated Battle Angel movie. It would so rule.
Other than that I'd possibly go see a Shadowcat move. I liked Shadowcat. Or Nightcrawler, he was cool.
I would agree with the person who posted Johnny the Homicidal Maniac (as it is awesome) but a movie version, especially a live action one, would suck horribly.
Posted on Thursday November 8, 2007, 00:13
they should double team a few smaller heroes together rather than giving them their OWN movie.
GREEN LANTERN - imagine the visuals, sci-fi, intergalactic battles, aliens new creatures. The fx will be great. The creativity of what the character must do with the ring. It would be great to see HAL, but the gen public will probably prefer Kyle as the main character, and HAL can be the mentor type. John Stewart can come in as well, that why all teh GLs get some screen time/ stroy arcs. (gotta leave room for sequels).
DEATHSTROKE - a personal favourtie. An assassin even BATMAN considers the best tactican(next to him). He's a character in the grey area(not good, not bad). has gone against both sides...taht's what makes him interesting! DEADSHOT can have a sideline as his rival/colaborator. Can be met by other smaller DC characters.
HEROES FOR HIRE - the original title of the comic series with IRONFIST & LUKE CAGE POWERMAN. Since they've had chemistry in the comics, it should match in the big screen. Making an IRONFIST movie on its' own(which is coming out with Ray"DARTHMAUL"Parks is coming out next year)
CABLE - would be great just for the cosmic/timetravel/action. I don't know much of the surrounding characters but DEADPOOL is a must. Since he is a time traveller, may be meeting BISHOP or LONGSHOT or other matching characters would work.
SILVER SURFER - should have a proper film about him rather than the Maniquin they used for the FF2 movie.
Posted on Thursday November 8, 2007, 07:13
Anyone remember Malibu Comics? I always thought Prime could be made into a decent movie.
Posted on Thursday November 8, 2007, 09:16
The Teen Titans - Set up as a series - 1st film established team, intro Terra and villian brother blood tied into Trigon, the Terra Contract and finally Trigon.
Team-up Iron Fist with either Luke Cage or Shang Chi and do a kick ass kung fu movie.
Moon Knight - Psycho Batman "nuff said"
Posted on Thursday November 8, 2007, 10:59
Oh Gambit yes please!! He is just too cool, wow that sounds cheesy...well I would go see it anyway.
Posted on Thursday November 8, 2007, 13:13
Azrael. He pops up now and again in the Batman comics. Kick ass costume, wicked looking 'flaming sword'. Is a 'good' guy, just a bit more black & white than ol Brucie babes. When that costume is put on, he gets all medieval on Gothams ass!
Posted on Thursday November 8, 2007, 13:33
Ok, not comic "book" heroes, but cartoon heroes of my childhood which I'd love to see - Visionaries and Thundercats, Ho!... sorry
Posted on Thursday November 8, 2007, 13:35
What about Desperate Dan? Bananaman would be cool as well.
Posted on Thursday November 8, 2007, 13:40
OH Yeah! I defiantly second the Tick for a big screen debut! Was a major fan of the show as a kid because of the way it didn't take itself seriously. What better way to take the action hero/comic movie to new level than to take a piss out of it Tick style! I don't mean Epic Movie (cinema is reaching new depths I'm afraid ) lameness but in a suggestive, sophisticated manner with a lightheartedness that won't step on anybody toes.
Somehow the name Kelsey Grammer pops into mind for the lead role, but that of coarse won't do unless he voice acted a CG character. But you see the direction I'm thinking humor wise and casting for the lead role. The Tick's "wise" rants at the end of every episode were just epic!
Posted on Thursday November 8, 2007, 14:47
A decent spider-man film would be good. HA!
I think Battle Angel Alita would make a great movie, Hot robot, simple but interesting story, amazing kinetic action scenes. Its pretty much what Jessica Alba was invented for.
Posted on Thursday November 8, 2007, 15:12
I still can't believe that there isn't a movie with the Ragein' Cujan in it yet. There is NO WAY!!! that you could put him into Wolverine: The Origin he would be far too young.
The idea of also putting together a Summers movie is interesting, but who would you have for the love intereest? Emma Frost (who both, Scott and Alex have dated), Jean Grey or The Pheonix?
Deadpool talking to the camera and himself instead of comic book readers would be a wonderful comedy even with the blood and guts.
Nightwing could handle it on his own with the help of Arsenla, Indigo, Jade, Shift, Grace and Black Lighting and Star Labs aka The Outsiders. I mean he faced off with Superman and won, he does not need Batman anymore.
If you're going to have a JLA movie the major question is who are you going to start with? Will you go with the first JLA, (Batman, Superman, Aquaman, The Flash (Barry Allen), Wonder Woman), second JLA (Batman, Superman, Green Lantern (John Stewart), The Flash (Wally West), Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, Wonder Woman) or Smallville's JLA (Green Arrow, Impulse, Cyborg, Aquaman, Superman) and then, who's the bad guy/girl?
Remaking superhero movies can come off pretty well these days with the thechnology and CGI, but there are somethings, like with all remakes that you just don't touch and hopefully you guys are going to agree, Tim Burton's Batman.
Posted on Thursday November 8, 2007, 15:55
Would love to see Nightwing brought to big screen but unfortunately i think there's more chance of that happening as part of a Titans movie, which would leave little space to delve into the depths of the character. Lobo seems to be getting a lot of votes and would be awesome if done right. And it would be very nice to see Power Girl displaying her ample...attributes on the big screen, lots of slow-mo scenes in that one please!
Posted on Thursday November 8, 2007, 20:46
Something involving Deadpool would be good, and I would love to see Giant Man on the big screen, one of my favourite superheroes.
Posted on Thursday November 8, 2007, 20:48
Everyones talking about using characters that are either supporting players (at best) or rehashed as their origanal film was a bit crap!
Why are filmmakers not engaging the creative teams behind the well loved icons to create brand new heroes for the big screen to really start to move the Super Hero genre forward?!?!?
Posted on Thursday November 8, 2007, 21:20
As long as somebody reads this, get The Green Lantern, Rogue Trooper, The Shadow, The Phantom and the Teen Titans. All were fantastic and all deserve the treatment.
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 00:07
DCs Zatanna. Look at her costume. Nuff said.
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 10:14
Venom vs. Carnage.
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 11:31
When i first saw this article, my initial reaction was, Booster Gold! And to my amazement i was not alone in this thought. I think Owen Wilson (post his troubles hopefully) would be an excellent Booster Gold and the story would be more interesting with the new DC revelation that Skeet (his robot pal) is evil! Definitely like to see Green Arrow in a film, his role in Smallville was good and it would be nice for him to have a film.
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 11:35
Oh and please, please! No Lobo film! I can't think of anything worse...
And, Steel might be an interesting character, but i think there are too many similarities with Iron Man...plus you need Supes for his origin story - so that gets complicated. A Supergirl film would be fun, i'm warming to the idea now that Kara is in Smallville.
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 11:37
Zatanna - Black Canary Film. Now that would be good...
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 11:42
Nice to see Moon Knight mentioned ,he'd be my first choice.Would love to see some characters from 2000ad in an anthology maybe (as long as the V.C s are featured!!)
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 13:53
I think that of all 2000AD characters the simplest to translate would be Button Man and Sinister Dexter. Button Man could be a virtual page to screen adaptation, like Sin City was, but without the need to use green screen. While Sinister Dexter have pretty recognisable near future setting so the budget shouldn't be too massive. Plus with Hollywood's love of trilogies they could shoot the rise and fall of Demi Octavo.
I would love to see Dredd done properly as well, but you'd have to find a way to present America with a both a hero that is also a fascist. Which would be a challenge.
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 14:09
My choices are:
1. Deadpool- ideally played by John Cusack; he's a trained kickboxer and would handle the sarcastic banter adeptly too!
2. Venom- not the pansy Venom from Spider-man 3, a Venom more akin to the one in the comics, nasty, violent and insane! I know this is a bit out of left-field but I think Triple H (wrestler) with short hair and no beard would be a great choice for Brock/Venom...
3. Judge Dredd- NO STALLONE THIS TIME!!!
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 14:41
What could be more intimidating than a lycra clad British gymnast with a magic stick?!
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 15:23
Button Man is in production, also lovin the Sinister/Dexter idea.
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 17:43
I'm all for a Nightwing film.
The Birds of Prey television show did really bad, but a movie would work. With good writing and casting, of course. I don't know... I just want to see Huntress on film (Helena Bertinelli).
A Kingdom Come animated movie would kick ass, especially if they make it completely in 3D. Having the characters look like Alex Ross renditions would really make it a masterpiece just like the graphic novel.
Invincible would make a movie as well.
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 18:00
Definitely Erica Wimp aka Bananaman would make great movie or mighty mouse would be great also.
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 18:13
mr spot would be great movie
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 18:16
Just a thought as all of you are going on about costumed characters, what about a live action film of Thundercats!!! or Ulleyses ( can't remember how to spell that one lol )
Or maybe even Super Ted ha ha ha
I would also love to see a live action film of Gundam wing, I think think that would be awsome if done in the same way as Transformers but with more battle scenes!
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 18:17
a remake of Judge Dread would make a great movie and im not talking about the naughty 70's raggae star!!!
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 18:22
defenders of the earth would be great, any1 remember them! There already is rumors of a Thundercats movie with Matthew McConaghey as Lion-O
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 18:23
On another note I think Vinnie Jones or a Wrestler like Stone Cold Steve Austin would make a great Judge Dredd
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 18:25
I don't think Matthew McConaghey is a strong enough character to play lion-o do you!!!
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 20:15
Miracleman gets my vote. Imagine watching Johnny Bates tear apart London on the big screen.
Posted on Friday November 9, 2007, 22:38
I have to agree with Dr. Science on the Longshot story, especially with the social commentary on 24 hour TV and the link to obesity.
However, I would be most interested in two female characters:
David Mack's Kabuki - just because she is an awesome badass kunoichi and her story presents an intriguing spin on the psychological and sociological aspects of a disfigured female assassin who's part of an all female guild in a patriarchal government organization; and the back story with the other members of the Circle of the Noh would make for a sweet TV series on HBO or Showtime. Plus, David Mack's writing style is wonderfully poetic.
William Tucci's Shi - another awesome Japanese femme fatale with an entertaining and engrossing story of her own. Of course, Shi's story would have a much broader appeal than Kabuki, probably portrayed by producers and an uninspired director (like Brett Ratner, who is a tool) as a ripoff of The Bride from "Kill Bill", but even then, would that be so bad. Also, imagine what it could be with a really good director (such as Zach Snyder.)
Posted on Saturday November 10, 2007, 00:13
Posted on Saturday November 10, 2007, 01:11
A few ideas from me...
Howsabout the Legion of Superheroes? Yeah, I know there's an animated version at the moment, but if you had an unlimited budget, think of all the cool stuff you could do with their wide-ranging powers! Perhaps an origin story with Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy and Lightning Lad saving R J Brande as per the classic version of the LSH, adding in other characters as the movie progresses before a kick-ass finale featuring the Fatal Five? What's not to like!
I read that there's an Ant-Man movie with Edgar Wright involved in directing? If you're having an Ant-Man movie, you've gotta include the Wasp as well! Classic version or Ultimates version? Hmmm...probably a mix of the two?
What about Bill Willingham's Elementals? Always liked the comic, so be interesting to see what could be an R-rated version of this? I mean, have you seen the violence in these...you'd have to make it R-rated to keep the spirit of the comics intact.
I know that there was a Gen13 animated movie a few years ago....but how about a live action version? Again, some cool powers & characters just asking to be put up on the big screen!
You'll see I've tried to cover a few bases here with my ideas...always been a bigger Marvel fan than any other publisher, but I've never let that stop me taking in plenty of other comics!
Thanks for listening!
Posted on Saturday November 10, 2007, 16:25
What about Luke Cage?Could be a good Will Smith vehicle if done right!Or if theres money to spend and touch of camp in the air,go down the Heroes for Hire road with Cage in his former incarnation as Power Man (with sidekick Iron Fist).Both treatments could be flashy but Cage is a much more steetlevel superguy.Which could be handy cos their not exactly throwing megabucks at these movies anymore!
Posted on Saturday November 10, 2007, 18:08
Gambit would be a great comic book movie, he has the whole bad ass good guy thing going.
there is also lesser JLA characters such as Aquaman, hawkman and the atom all good characters
A Luke Cage movie would be great if done well, or a doctor strange movie that would be interesting with dormammu as the villain.
Posted on Sunday November 11, 2007, 15:53
How about giving the superhero movies a rest for a while? :/
Fat chance though...Hollywood's going to flog 'em until they stop making cash.
Posted on Monday November 12, 2007, 09:53
The world deserves, nay!, NEEDS a LOBO movie.
But only if done right, it would have to be a cgi filled 18 certificate yuck-fest.
Also, if Wolverines movie is a success then the Wolverine: Origins story should be next. It would be the greatest prequel movie ever!
Posted on Monday November 12, 2007, 20:55
Even though I am no particular fan of this particular superhero why the hell has no Green Lantern movie even been mentioned? One of the key superheroes in the DC universe and not a dicky bird except that Kevin Smith is rather fond of him. So when the inevitable Kevin Smith superhero movie comes round it should be this.
Posted on Tuesday November 13, 2007, 12:40
Judge Dredd needs to be redone! Problem is that studio bosses seem to get flustered about trying to justify his actions to a wider audience. Personally i think this is bollocks but i think i have a solution. Anyone aware of Lenny Zero? Supercool ex judge gone rogue with 360 degree vision & Travis Bickle style spring loaded guns. He's the perfect way to bring us into Dredd's world. I heard ages ago that a remake of Dredd was being planned in which Dredd questions the harsh law he reprsents. This would NEVER happen, unless he'd been spiked with shitloads of Umpty! Lenny Zero is the best way to question this harshness as he's gone rogue so studio bosses could ease their misgivings through Lenny. As in the comic he'd be hunted down by Dredd (in all his merciless glory) who would be a secondary character & then when the film is a hit people will say "Dredd was fucking cool" & then they can make a spin off Judge Dredd film (like they did with Tommy Lee Jones character from the fugitive) without having to water him down or have him ask stupid questions about who he is or what he does. Get Clancy Brown to play Dredd & get him up against the Dark Judges. Get Mega City 1 & its citizens right, as it is after all the main character in any Dredd based story & we're all happy! Sorted.
Failing that what about Shakara. I just like the idea of seeing a film where the last human in exsistence is killed in the fist few minutes in an inter- galactic gladiatorial arena thus giving us a couple of hours of all out alien/creature fest!
Posted on Tuesday November 13, 2007, 23:13
How about Alex Kidd in Miracle World - what a film that would make - the big climactic scenes of rock, paper, scissors. Superb!!
Posted on Sunday November 25, 2007, 09:17
Uriel Ventris, I'm not sure if the world is ready for a film about that girl and her "hips don't lie". Wouldn't she need to be with her buddy Beyonce too.
Arf, arf, arf...
Forgive me, I didn't get much sleep.
Posted on Wednesday November 28, 2007, 15:33
Someone needs to make Slaine(2000 AD), and make it dark & brutal, got to be NC-17!!
Posted on Friday November 30, 2007, 11:05
Gotta be Deadpool first, then what about Apocalypse I know he's not a hero but what a history to explore!
Posted on Friday November 30, 2007, 23:30
Just in case Stan Lee's "obligatory cameo" appearance money is drying up, let's give the following Marvel second stringers their 90 minutes of box office death:
Black Panther - Reigning monarch of the jungle kingdom Wakanda (quick Americans, try and find that on a map).
Great Lakes Avengers - Mr Immortal, Dinah Soar, Big Bertha (supermodel who alternates between super obesity and supermodel skinniness, i.e. she's bullimic), Doorman and Flatman. Mr Immortal was the clear star of the show, and clearly influenced the cheerleader on Heroes, in that his only power is that he can't die. General tactics involved him walking into an armed robbery, allowing himself to be shot, then waking up behind the gunmen after they'd assumed he was dead and clobbering them over the head. Badly organised and mocked by other super heroes, The Great Lakes Avengers are screaming out for a tongue-in-cheek movie of their own.
Alpha Flight - because Canada deserves it's own superheroes. Seth Rogan to play Sasquatch?
Shang-Chi - the son of Fu Manchu, trained in mental and martial arts. Perfect for Wu Jing, with one of the elder statesmen of HK cinema to play the evil father.
Posted on Saturday December 1, 2007, 06:08
the true one's deserving a movie are now call the great lakes Initiative and have saved the world, also they for a brief period had the greatest non movie made of him character join them. the unstoppable Deadpool. also It took two movies so far for the fantastic four to stop Dr. Doom but Squirrel girl has beaten him rather quick. at this point I realise that I should just mention that this seems rather sad and I may be consigned to a life of paying for sexual gratification, but I actually do not live in my parents basement and I have a good job and interact with other humans, I overindulge in in someways and won't be Brad Pitts double but I also have one of those cards that after 10m hookers I get the next one free so that counts or something
Posted on Saturday December 1, 2007, 18:24
I agree its gotta be slaine...
Posted on Sunday December 2, 2007, 13:49
Hollywood hasnt even got half way through the barrel of superheroes and superhero stories out there! Youve got characters like Moon Knight, Black Panther, The Flash, Green Arrow, Judge Dread (a decent version please), pretty much all the Dc characters, and how about a Hellboy spin off? Lobster Johnson? The BPRD? (there are several comics that dont star Hellboy)
Posted on Sunday December 2, 2007, 14:41
Not a character but you could have fun with some of the 'different imaginings' of characters. How about a film adaptation of Arkham Asylum, by Grant Morrison? Or even better, Superman: True Brit?
Posted on Sunday December 2, 2007, 16:08
I think Michael Hogan, Saul in Battlestar Galatica, would be perfect as Judge Dredd. Right mix of highly questionable ethics, authority, gravelly voice and huge gurning jaw.
Posted on Sunday December 2, 2007, 18:13
Michael Hogan is an excellent choice! Certainly about the right age & the gurning jaw is spot on, even more so toward the end of season 3!!
Posted on Tuesday December 4, 2007, 14:24
Preacher would be soo bad ass, although i think the HBO series is the way for it to go as its such a big story.
James Franco as Preacher? damn straight, should be him.
i read somewhere on here that the chap that did 'Daredevil' & 'Ghost Rider' is doing it? hmmmmm didnt like GR, but Daredevil was pretty cool so fingers crossed becos i LOVE Preacher.
Posted on Tuesday December 4, 2007, 15:41
Gambit is porbably my all time favorite xman character but not sure if he can carry a film on his tod. Definatly expect a GL movie sometime in the next couple of years and suprised in the wake of 9/11 not to have seen a capitain america movie by now.
I'd love to see a Cable movie with Apocolypse and maybe Archangel involved (Micahel Mann?) - or could you imajine Morbius or Venom (with an 18 certificate) in the hands of Tim Burton!? Would be amazing!!! (salavating at the thought)
Posted on Wednesday January 23, 2008, 20:09
So if The Hulk can get a second chance after the wife beating movie that was his first incarnation,why can't Daredevil get another chance.Everything about that movie was right (on paper,at least) and the character has more depth than most.How about filming Bendis' OUT storyline where DD is publicly and permanently unmasked?
Posted on Sunday February 24, 2008, 20:33
Think a Nightwing movie would be cool.
but dont think it would work a the moment with the current batman franchise ditching robin for now.
Am hoping secretly that Christopher Nolan has read the batman Knightfall series - surely if this series was made it would be the mother of all superhero trilogies!
Imagine Nightwing, Azrael, a proper outing for Bane PLUS all of batmans classic enemies all together. Finishing in the third film with good batman vs evil batman! It would be truly awesome!
If someone isnt planning to make this series into a string of movies they should be. Best comic I have ever read.