Monday, July 30, 2007

Comic Dilemma III

There's been a lot of talk going around that this is in the process of being made. I like the sound of a series of movies about the stories of Yorick Brown. Vertigo comics are very edgy and for mature audiences and the subject matter of Y: The Last Man is quite gruesome; all men except for one die...yeah. Brian K. Vaughn is a master storyteller, and a movie version would do well, but a television series has the potential to be good, on the level of shows like 24, Lost, and Heroes, because it is filled with plot twists and wild subplots that interweave through it.

My choice for Yorick Brown may seem strange, but I'll give an adequate explanation for the pick. My pick for Yorick Brown is James Roday. The name may not be too familiar to many people but for those of you who've seen the new series Psych on USA will know the name. Yorick Brown is a twenty-something an escape artist and amateur magician...he's good at getting out of jams. He is followed by his monkey Ampresand (&) and they are the last two male mammals on's a deep plot, but Yorick is a smart-mouthed and witty character, and James Roday could play him perfectly.

This of course is just the blogging of a comicbook fanboy, but fan boys know our comics, and know how they should be treated, with respect. I expect these ideas won't even be noticed, but hey, a fan boy can dream...

Comic Dilemma Part II

The Green Lantern

There is of course the issue of which Green Lantern to go with. We have on the left Kyle Rayner, young, impetuous and headstrong and on the right Hal Jordan, older, wiser, no fear. There are two possibilities for casting of this part depending on the route the producers choose. For Kyle Rayner I would have him played by Ryan Reynolds from up above...Kyle is an artist, and also witty like the Flash...Ryan Reynolds would be a perfect choice for that role.

If the producers are going in the direction of Hal Jordan I have one choice, one that I think would be perfect. Nathan Fillion is of that age where he would be the perfect choice for Hal Jordan. For those of you who've seen Two Guys & A Girl, Firefly, Serenity, or Slither know that he is a great comedic actor. Even though Hal Jordan is a great leader and has no fear, he has a great sense of humor and Nathon Fillion would be a great choice for him in a Green Lantern movie...I'd even make it a trilogy...I'm a fanboy, I'd have Joss Whedon direct, and have the story line where Hal Jordan becomes Parallax and an awesome battle between him in Kyle Rayner...but that's just my dream. I'll finish, hopefully in the next post.

Comic Dilemma Part I

Congratulations to Ghost Rider for being Number 1 at this weekend's box office.

Now what I think is really funny is there are so many comic book movies coming in the future. In May we have Spiderman 3, which I am eagerly anticipating. In July there is Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, another movie I want to see just because, Silver Surfer is in it, that means GALACTUS!!!!!!! Next summer Robert Downey Jr. is playing Tony Stark in a film version of Iron Man; interestingly enough Lionsgate Animation just released The Invincible Iron Man directly to DVD, a good movie by the way.

It was a joke in Kevin Smith's comedy Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back where one of the characters makes a comment about movie companies buying up all the comic book rights there are out there after X-Men made it big at the box office; that movie spawned two sequels that have done quite well, and coming soon two spin-off movies, the will be a third Spiderman movie, they redid the origin of the caped crusader in Batman Begins, The Punisher exacted his revenge, Superman returned as well. There have been a few let downs, Daredevil, Elektra, and Hulk...but The Incredible Hulk is coming soon, and hopefully they will make up for the mistakes of the past.

The point of this blog is the future of comic book movie adaptations. And here are my picks for who should play what if the franchise is optioned:
The Flash

Now, The Flash is supposed to be quick-witted, to match his superspeed. My first pick was Ryan Reynolds seeing how well he did with his comedic timing in Blade: Trinity, but I have him picked for another role as well so I've picked Seann William Scott...he is naturally funny and we've see how bulked up he can get from films like The Dukes of Hazzard or The Rundown...he'd be a good choice.

Running out of room...I'll continue in the next post