What unannounced DC Comics film would you like to see added to the slate? That is the question we were asked from Steve. So, in today’s episode, Zac pitches an Adam Strange movie, while Tom pitches a New Gods film.
We also discuss the potential of a new Swamp Thing franchise, The Books of Magic, Justice Society of America, and whether Green Arrow Supemax should be revived.
01:32 Secondary movie choices
04:05 Zac – Adam Strange movie
- Normal human archaeologist, one day gets transported to the planet Rann by a Zeta-Beam. They give him a jetpack and ray gun and he becomes their superhero (he has no actual powers). It’s could be a reverse Superman sort of origin story.
- Rann’s leader Sardath invented the Zeta-Beam – his daughter Alanna is Stange’s love interest.
- The transportation effects wear off periodically, and he gets put back on Earth, but he has been told the schedule of beams by Sardath, and can get back (but doesn’t control when) – good plot device for films
- Adam Strange debuted in Showcase #17 (Nov. 1958) – created by Julius Schwartz
- Schwartz was a science major – wanted this to be somewhat “scientifically accurate”
- Could also play out Rann-Thangar war as final thing
- Thangar is the home of Hawkman (all Hawkpeople) – could be cool to see him in movie
10:55 Tom – Fourth World/New Gods movie
- Jack Kirby Created the Fourth World saga in 1971
- 4 comic book titles created the Fourth World – New Gods, Mister Miracle, Forever People, and Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen
- Characters to feature from – New Genesis (Highfather, Orion, Lightray) and Apokolips (Darkseid, Steppenwolf, Kalibak, Granny Goodness)
- Metron (seeks knowledge, Mobius chair) Mister Miracle and Big Barda
- Connections to DCEU – Earth 2, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Knightmare scene, Justice League opening
- Potential space epic trilogy
- Directors – George Miller, Peter Jackson, or anyone capable of creating a new planet.
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