Saturday, May 12, 2007

More Super Heroes

I already geekgasmed over the new Iron Man movie with Robert Downey, Jr.

But there is another movie in the works that just blows me away. It's called "Super Max". As in Maximum Security Prison. And it involves a relatively obscure DC Comics hero.

The Green Arrow.

“He’s Green Arrow for the first 10 minutes of the movie, and then he’s arrested and his secret identity is revealed,” says Goyer, who also has plans to do a graphic novel or miniseries that would tie in to the possible film. “They shave his goatee and they take his costume and send him to prison for life, and he has to escape. It’s like ‘Alcatraz,’ and he has to team up with, in some cases, some of the very same villains he is responsible for incarcerating in order to get out and clear his name. Of course, tons of people try to kill him while he’s in there. We’ve populated the prison with all sorts of B and C villains from the DC Universe. For the fans, there will be all sorts of characters the hardcore comic book junkies will know, but they’re all going to be there under their human names and no one is wearing a costume, but there will be a lot of characters with powers and things like that.”

This could be really good. From the man who brought us "Batman Begins". The Green Arrow has already made an appearance on Smallville.

I'm feeling some momentum here.


Iwanski said...

This weekend, I saw a live-action super hero show on the Christian channel. It was called "Bibleman"

Xavier Onassis said...

You know, I was really, really hoping you were joking. But I googled Bibleman and, as frightening as it may seem, it's real.

Pretty stupid looking costume.