What? Why? Is Hollywood that desperate for comic properties to adapt? If so, here are some suggestions:
Valiant Comics has a ton of high quality characters that deserve a movie, like X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong and Quantum & Woody (a couple of those may actually be in development already).
Marvel still has some great heroes that need a big screen appearance like Moon Knight, Shang Chi, Doctor Voodoo or Nova.
DC can remake Batman at least 47 more times.
Image itself has better stuff to adapt than freakin’ Prophet, like Supreme, Danger Girl or even the Maxx (directed by either Tim Burton or Guillermo del Toro, of course).
But Prophet? Very odd choice.
Seriously? Damn, I’d love to see that. I’ve always felt Goliath was one of Marvel greatest underappreciated heroes. A Black man who wasn’t a reformed criminal or street hustler, but a scientist. Trust me, back in the 70s/80s, this was a big deal. He also just looked very cool.
Then, of course, Marvel killed him during Civil War. I’m still not over it. Fuck you for that one, Marvel. Fuck you hard.
Bill Foster’s nephew has taken over the mantle of Goliath, but Marvel’s doing absolutely jack and shit with him. Thanks for that, too, Marvel.
If Fishburne does suit up, obviously it wan’t be in spandex. It’ll most likely be in some kind of armored suit that will have a blue and white motif to call back to Goliath’s costume.
But just for a one scene I’d kill to see Fishburne in Black Goliath’s classic belly shirt and disco collar.
And “Black” Goliath? I know this was a trope back in the day, but Jesus Christ, Marvel.
Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Laurence Fishburne would like to “suit up” as Goliath
Since Bruce Banner is back as the Hulk and Tony Stark is the one true Iron Man once more, Amadeus Cho and Riri Williams both need new identities.
So what did Marvel do?
Make Cho look like a buff Brainiac 5 and make Williams look … just fucking awful. Did Matt Murdoch design that armor or what?
They look so terrible that I think they gave Nova cancer.
Marvel Preview: Champions #22
Okay, there’s this weird-ass rumor going around that JB Smoove — JB fucking Smoove — may be playing J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man: Far From Home. I guess Marvel saw DC turn Perry White Black and thought, “We want some of that.”
Okay, two things.
First, JK Simmons was the best J. Jonah Jameson ever. Period. No contenders, we are done. Put the chairs on the table, scrub the fryer. The kitchen is fucking closed.
Second, the idea of JB Smoove as J. Jonah Jameson is fucking hilarious. Smoove is a hella funny guy, but his complete and utter miscasting as JJJ is almost transcendent.
But, hey, Tilda Swinton absolutely killed it as the Ancient One, so what do I know?
Has Spider-Man: Far From Home Just Cast Its J Jonah Jameson?
I’m finally getting around to binging season two Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix. So far, it’s pretty damn great. There are a lot of shout outs to the Luke’s comic book history. I mean, he’s “Sweet Christmasing” all over the place. But I was shocked when Luke said the iconic line he used on Dr. Doom back in the day: “Where’s my money, honey?”.
I couldn’t believe he actually said it! I have high respect for the showrunners for respecting history. That’s the entire fun of watching a comic book adaption. Through away the history and what do you have?
And, no, I’m not going to take a cheap shot at the DCEU here.
And I’m still praising Marvel and Netflix for this awesome shout out from season one:
Never forget where you came from.
Marvel gets it.