Tuesday, June 06, 2006

This Summer, Adventure Is All-You-Can-Eat

Via The Big Bob-Blog: Lore Sjöberg's "alt.text" column in Wired contains this movie pitch about super-heroes who don't have their own movies yet:

You'd think they might be running out of good superheroes to slap up on the screen, but look at what new faces are arriving in the next couple years: Wonder Woman! Ghost Rider! Uh ... The Sub-Mariner! Ant-Man! OK, yeah, things are looking pretty dire. But luckily, there's no bottom to this barrel: There are enough superheroes to fill seats and incite forum flame wars for decades to come. Here are some examples of actual superheroes in Marvel and DC comics who, inexplicably, have yet to get a movie.

First up, of course, is Matter-Eater Lad.
I like a hero who tells you what he's all about right up front. Matter-Eater Lad has the power to eat matter, plus he's a lad. Think of all the movies in which Matter-Eater Lad could have saved the day. In Armageddon he could have eaten the asteroid! In Titanic he could have eaten the iceberg! In Just My Luck he could have eaten Lindsey Lohan! But in his own movie he'll have to face a menace he can't just masticate away: a being of pure energy! Or maybe a demonically powered, endless hometown buffet.

Tag line: This Summer, Adventure Is All-You-Can-Eat.

Check out the column for more about his proposed Batwoman, Batroc the Leaper, Bushmaster, and Doll Man movies.

Big Bob has some ideas for a Matter-Eater Lad/Bouncing Boy buddy picture starring Ben Stiller and Jack Black.

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