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Offline lugaru

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What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« on: May 20, 2009, 04:07:54 PM »
Imagine that you get enough money to make your "comic book" movie but not enough to say make a Superman or Spiderman sequel. What character would you like to see made to film and what would you do to make it cool?

(btw personally I think B and C listers have always made good movies because the stakes are lower)

Savage Dragon one of my favorite underated comics, I would make it like a cross between Dick Tracy and Hellboy, blowing most of the budget on crazy super villain makeup. The movie would take place somewhere within the first 10 issues and mini series... in other words a quick origin, some great fights against minor villains and a big bad at the end. Thematically it would be meta superheroes, kind of like Savage Dragon lives in the same world as all superheroes only Spider Man and Superman never go to Chicago.


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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 04:19:38 PM »
Animal Man. Use Grant Morrison's last half of his run as a basis for the film.

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 05:33:01 PM »
Ambush Bug.  'Nuff Said!
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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009, 05:40:51 PM »
Ambush Bug.  'Nuff Said!

OH MAN WHY DIDN"T I THINK OF THAT!!

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009, 05:46:16 PM »
I believe this character qualifies as an F-List character, so, perhaps, I should not mention him here; nevertheless, I would recommend Forbush Man...or Howard the Duck--but that one will never see the light of the silver screen...

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009, 06:01:58 PM »
I would love to see that Animal Man movie, so long as it is not a Rob Schneider film (see The Animal).

MODOKS 11: film adaptation, made a little more mainstream for the viewing public. A large collection of Super Villains are hired by MODOK (including The Puma who I really like) get together for a big sci-fi heist, battling other lowsy villains along the way. Lots of laughs, some great action scenes and plenty of great character actors that you kind of recgonize from that one show or movie. Sequel could be called MODOKS 12.

DOOM PATROL similar to the x-men films but intentionally psychedelic, every turn holds some strange twilight zone or doctor who style twist.

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2009, 08:22:54 PM »
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.or Howard the Duck--but that one will never see the light of the silver screen...

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2009, 08:35:12 PM »
The Question, straight JLU interpretation, but I think it would work best as a TV series.  I'd also like to take a shot at Mr. Miracle.  I think that would be neat.  Why no Aquaman you ask?  Because he's an "A" lister, obviously. ;)
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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2009, 09:09:59 PM »
Swamp Thing. Moore's run, naturally. Do it as a TV show like the X-Files or Twin Peaks. More shows set in rural areas is a plus.

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2009, 10:20:35 PM »
Swamp Thing. Moore's run, naturally. Do it as a TV show like the X-Files or Twin Peaks. More shows set in rural areas is a plus.

*nudges the young'un*
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamp_Thing_(film)


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Sci Fi Channel confirmed on March 5, 2009 that they would make a sequel titled Revenge of The Swamp Thing.

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2009, 12:22:31 AM »
Swamp Thing. Moore's run, naturally. Do it as a TV show like the X-Files or Twin Peaks. More shows set in rural areas is a plus.

*nudges the young'un*
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamp_Thing_(film)


Something of possibly disturbing note on the page about ROST:
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Sci Fi Channel confirmed on March 5, 2009 that they would make a sequel titled Revenge of The Swamp Thing.

 :huh: :blink: :unsure:

I want a TV show. I like Wes Craven but he's deliberately trying to be less cerebral there, which I find completely unappealing.

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2009, 12:41:17 AM »
dont know if they are A or B but i'd love to see HEROES for HIRE.powerman/ironfist.

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2009, 12:55:45 AM »
Swamp Thing. Moore's run, naturally. Do it as a TV show like the X-Files or Twin Peaks. More shows set in rural areas is a plus.

*nudges the young'un*
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamp_Thing_(film)


Something of possibly disturbing note on the page about ROST:
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Sci Fi Channel confirmed on March 5, 2009 that they would make a sequel titled Revenge of The Swamp Thing.


 :huh: :blink: :unsure:

I want a TV show. I like Wes Craven but he's deliberately trying to be less cerebral there, which I find completely unappealing.


Nudges the Yung un again:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamp_Thing_(TV_series)
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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2009, 01:41:03 AM »
B or C lister?

Alan Scott
Hourman
Wildcat
Guy Gardner played by Bruce Campbell - another glorious B-lister
Firestar
Captain Marvel (Billy Batson)
Plasticman
Metamorpho
Vision
Wonderman
Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) and Booster Gold
Heck, the whole JLI
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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2009, 02:05:22 AM »
Wolverine

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2009, 03:41:44 AM »
JSA including Alan Scott, Wild Cat, Captain Marvel, Blue Beetle(Ted Kord), The Question, Dr. Fate. Most of these could work individually as well. But i (for once) agree with Benton, The Question would be a great TV show.
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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2009, 03:55:28 AM »
I'd actually REALLY love a JSA flick set in the 1940's.  That'd be awesome.
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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2009, 06:39:14 AM »
I'd actually REALLY love a JSA flick set in the 1940's.
Wow, I got bored reading that sentence. Modern/good JSA would be for real awesome. Hour-Man and Mr. T and Jay Garrick and Hawkman and co. are good characters.
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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2009, 11:35:40 AM »
I would love to see that Animal Man movie, so long as it is not a Rob Schneider film (see The Animal).

You mean...that wasn't animal man? :blink: (:P)

I'd love to see a movie representation of Invincible (Ending being Omni-Man
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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2009, 02:07:51 PM »
Nudges the Yung un again:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamp_Thing_(TV_series)

I barely remember that series but I used to watch it because it takes place in Houma, Louisiana. That is where my grandma lives (I'm half Mexican, half Cajun).

NEXT WAVE The comics dont really care about continuity so no reason for the movie to either... and I would have the film end before the big and weird finale. Still it would be sort of Crank meets the Superfriends with plenty of swearing, wink at the camera moments and irresponsible adventures that dont end all that well.

She-Hulk I think the only flaw the comic had is that I could never pass it on to my girlfriend because it was just too steeped in comic book referneces and concepts. I would strip away the hardcore comic nerd stuff and leave it a little more accessible, but keep the characterizations and personalities intact. Jennifer Walters is an insecure but brilliant lawyer who recieved a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner in the opening credits. Now she has the option of becoming a towering statuesque green version of herself and pretty much abandons her real self, becoming more shallow in the process. You have some supervillain fights, some funny court trials and in the end a lesson on being true to yourself.

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2009, 02:22:16 PM »
I'd actually REALLY love a JSA flick set in the 1940's.
Wow, I got bored reading that sentence. Modern/good JSA would be for real awesome. Hour-Man and Mr. T and Jay Garrick and Hawkman and co. are good characters.

Bum! You could cure insomnia! :P  Seriously though, I like modern JSA alright, but classic would be a lot of fun in the 1940's setting.  I like period films, and WWII films especially.
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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2009, 02:41:39 PM »
I'd actually REALLY love a JSA flick set in the 1940's.
Wow, I got bored reading that sentence. Modern/good JSA would be for real awesome. Hour-Man and Mr. T and Jay Garrick and Hawkman and co. are good characters.

Bum! You could cure insomnia! :P  Seriously though, I like modern JSA alright, but classic would be a lot of fun in the 1940's setting.  I like period films, and WWII films especially.

Especially after watching that great intro sequence in Watchmen... seriosly I would love to see some WW2 superhero action.

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2009, 02:44:17 PM »
You know Lu, that is EXACTLY what I was thinking about. :D
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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2009, 04:40:04 PM »
Hitman. 

HBO limited television series.  Can't see it ending any other way than how it did.

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2009, 06:41:06 PM »

DOOM PATROL similar to the x-men films but intentionally psychedelic, every turn holds some strange twilight zone or doctor who style twist.

I'd like to see the Original Original Doom Patrol; like the Fantastic Four, but... well... maybe EXACTLY like like the Fantastic Four.

I've always had a fondness for the second (or third, or fourth) tier characters, like DP, Plastic Man and Metamorpho. What about The Challengers of the Unknown or The Sea Devils (with a guest shot by Aquaman)?

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2009, 06:55:18 PM »
I'd liked to see a true Aquaman series (Mercy Reef, although it would have been awesome, wouldn't have been comic awesome), in which we could have the Devils be part of a supporting cast.
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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2009, 06:57:17 PM »
I dont know how many cinephiles are on the forum but:

Bizzaro Written by Charlie Kauffman and directed by Michael Gondry (or maybe Spike Jonze). Bizzaro comes to earth and wreaks havock with reverse heroism, scenes frequently flash back to bizzaro world which has cardboard skyscrapers and all sorts of demented versions of our society on a square planet.

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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2009, 08:10:22 PM »
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I'd love to see a movie representation of Invincible

Last I heard, they were working on that.
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Re: What B or C list character would you make into a movie?
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2009, 10:55:40 PM »
I'd actually REALLY love a JSA flick set in the 1940's.  That'd be awesome.


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