Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dream Cast: Power Man and Iron Fist

I used to love reading in magazines where they would dream up an ideal cast for a movie and fill the roles with current Hollywood actors. I would get all angry if they got one wrong, or get inspired if they nailed one just right. Wizard once cast JLA where they had David Boreanaz as Batman and Bruce Campbell as Superman, and I'm still sad to this day that it never happened.In that spirit, I cast for you "Power Man and Iron Fist: The Movie".

Michael Jai White is Luke Cage

If you haven't seen "Black Dynamite", well, first, go rent it, and then you'll understand how he can handle the campy dialogue a Heroes for Hire script will have in store for him. He was in "The Dark Knight" and he also played Spawn, but really, Power Man is where he belongs.

Tahmoh Penikett as Iron Fist

Penikett was on "Battlestar Galactica" and Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse". I think that he sort of looks like Danny Rand to me. He's got a sort of quiet confidence, an ability to cling to his convictions with a hint of naivete that I think is very much in line with Iron Fist.

Ziyi Zhang as Colleen Wing

After "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", Ziyi can kick some butt on screen. Colleen Wing is a cool character, too, and offers Ziyi a chance to play hero again on the silver screen.

Alicia Keys as Misty Knight

Alicia Keys was the best thing in "Smokin' Aces". A close second were her booty-shorts. But Keys did show she had a good mix of being a hard-case and human being in that flick, and I think she's be a good Misty. Hard-boiled, but still in love with Danny.

Donnie Yen as Davos, the Steel Phoenix

Man, I love Donnie Yen. He is not in enough movies. He showed up in "Iron Monkey", which is awesome, and then popped up again in "Blade II", where he was severely under used. Davos is a bad dude, but he's also feeling like he is just in his quest for revence against Danny, so there needs to be a bit of sympathy in him. I think Donnie Yen is very emotionally expressive while being stoic. I think he'd be a great foe for the HFH crew.


That's what I've got. This was fun, and I'll try to do it again sometime.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Legion Leader

Robot 6 told me today that DC Comics was letting the Internet decide who the new leader of the Legion of Super-Heroes would be.

DC has done this before a few times, usually by write in vote, but I think it's a fun little bit of intereaction with the fans. I am a little sad that there is no "other" option, to give guys like "Superboy", "Karate Kid", "Bouncing Boy" or "Rory Fitzpatrick" a shot. It's a shame, too, as the internet is a strange and wonderful place, so who knows what crazy options they could have come up with.

For the record, I voted for Chameleon Boy.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Was the Hulk Gay? - Follow Up

I get a lot of hits on this blog through this post: "Was The Hulk Gay?", which is this weird little story about why Bruce Banner's name was changed to David Banner for the TV show.

(I am referring to the Bill Bixby David Banner, and not the David Banner rap artist who I first discovered in Def Jam's "Fight for NY II" on the XBox. If I was a rapper, I know I'd want to be named after Bill Bixby.)

(Also, David Banner's end-fight taunt from "Fight for NY" is easily the most awesome and most confusing taunt of that game.)

(I have to share it: "I'm from the M I crooked letter, cooked letter I crooked letter, crooked letter I humpback, humpback I make em all die!" That is solid gold, my friends. I love that game.)

Back to the point at hand, I would like to hope that people finding the old post in question are having a similar discussion with their idiot friends. I would really like to think that, because the alternatives are that people a typing "Hulk" and "Gay" together into Google and are not happy to see the irreverant little anecdote from the 70's.

Even if that is the case, I hope they at least read the post before diving back into the gutters of the internet.

Friday, October 15, 2010

New Avengers#5

COVER BY: Stuart Immonen
WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
PENCILS: Stuart Immonen
INKS: Wade Von Grawbadger
COLORED BY: Laura Jean Martin
LETTERED BY: Neurotic Cartoonist, INC

I just read this issue last night. After taking my girl out for dinner and some shopping, we stopped by the comic shop on the way home so I could pick up my pull list.

My list is a lot smaller these days than it used to be. Two Avengers titles, 3 GI Joes, and a few trades that I have pulled as they are released.

While I did trim the fat a little bit lately, I have kept the books that I really do like, so when it's time to pick up my books, it's usually with a little excitement.

I really like this team of Avengers. I thing the group dynamic is great, and I like the way Brian Bendis has them banter. Specifically in this issue, the dialogue between Damion and Doc Strange is classic.

It's also nice to see Doctor Voodoo step up to bat, finally, after many issues of his insecurity. Wolverine also gets the chance to be the hero for once. I mean, sure, he's always getting the chance to be the "main man" (sorry Lobo), but very rarely in the Avngers pages is he more useful than a blender in the fights they get into.

I'm liking where this title has taken me so far, and I'm looking forward to the next issue.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Bunch of Tron Stuff.

Spinoff Online has a bit of news regarding my favorite robot DJs and lightcycles, including a pic of Daft Punk all Tron-ed out.

Check it out:

CBR also has a preview up of the new Tron adaptation of the original movie here. Looking pretty good.