DISCOURSE DISH: Ryan Potter and the Art of the Campaign

DISCOURSE DISH: Ryan Potter and the Art of the Campaign

Two weeks ago, I broke the story about Ryan Potter and the viral campaign #RyanPotterforTimDrake. Starting with a tweet that went semi-viral among DCEU and Batman fans, interest in Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) playing Tim Drake has only grown.  A successful Twitter campaign, #RyanPotterforTimDrake, peaked at #5 when it trended.  Afterward, Potter stoked fires by making a concept video of himself in character as Tim, playing out a fight scene. Since then, people really…

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Ryan Potter Drops Tim Drake Fight Scene Fan Film

Ryan Potter Drops Tim Drake Fight Scene Fan Film

Ben Affleck, just let Ryan Potter play Tim Drake already. This past Tuesday, I broke the story that Ryan Potter really wants to play Tim Drake in the DCEU.  Since then, fans have rallied in support, trending “#RyanPotterforTimDrake” on Twitter on Thursday.  That day, the Twitter campaign peaked at #5 on the trend list. Over the last couple of days, Potter posted several tweets about a “little something” he was working on.  He requested fans send him their best…

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Friday Fancast: 5 People That Could Play The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

Friday Fancast:  5 People That Could Play The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl has received some unexpected attention in pop culture lately thanks to a an interview with Anna Kendrick. “My brother sent me a Squirrel Girl comic because he thinks I should [play her],” she told Net A Porter. “I don’t know what Squirrel Girl does other than be half squirrel, but I could be half squirrel!” If you’re unfamiliar with The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, let me give you a quick rundown.  Her…

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FRIDAY FANCAST: Fox’s NEW MUTANTS

FRIDAY FANCAST: Fox’s NEW MUTANTS

Way back in 1983 Chris Claremont penned a story about young mutants coming to terms with a world that hated and feared them. These stories were chock full of teenage angst and crazy superpowers. It was among the first comics I ever read and holds a special place in my heart. I am of course talking about The New Mutants and Fox is making a television show about them! While I might not be the…

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SEX CRIMINALS Headed for the Small Screen with Universal

SEX CRIMINALS Headed for the Small Screen with Universal

Deadline is reporting that independent comics creators and comic book power couple Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals, Casanova) and Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Bitch Planet) have signed a two-year development deal with Universal TV. The report went on to state that Sex Criminals will be the first project launched under the partnership between the duo’s Milkfed Criminal Masterminds entertainment company. The project is still in the early stages of development, with no network, production staff,…

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FRIDAY FANCAST: TOE TAG RIOT

FRIDAY FANCAST: TOE TAG RIOT

When it comes to zombies The Walking Dead controls the small screen.  The big screen is another story.  There are a variety of zombie comics ripe for adaptation, but none quite like Toe Tag Riot.  While most involving shambling along and eating brains, this story has zombies getting involved with social justice.  The infamous Westboro Baptist Church being one of their targets.  Writer Matt Miner has given us a four part mini-series that would translate into quite…

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FRIDAY FANCAST: Rat Queens

FRIDAY FANCAST:  Rat Queens

    Kurtis Weibe’s Rat Queens celebrated success by winning an Eisner Award in 2014.  In June of 2014, it was announced that the Image Comics title had been picked up by Pukeko Pictures and Heavy Metal magazine to be made into a television show.  Martin Baynton and Adam Fratto from Pukeko will be the executive producers while David Boxenbaum and Rob Prior from Heavy Metal will be the co-executive producers.  While it may seem pointless to create…

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FRIDAY FANCAST: Sex Criminals

FRIDAY FANCAST: Sex Criminals

Sex Criminals has been incredibly successful since it’s inception.  Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky continually pull us in with each issue and the series was chosen as TIME magazine’s Comic Book of the Year. As such, I’m sure I’m not the only person hoping for it to be picked up for a movie or television show.  That is why it is this weeks fancast choice.  While I’d love to cast Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick (who…

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Mark Millar’s Starlight Gets Star Wars Writer for Film Adaptation

Mark Millar’s Starlight Gets Star Wars Writer for Film Adaptation

Star Wars stand-alone film writer Gary Whitta has reportedly signed on to write the filmed adaptation of Mark Millar’s Starlight, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Whitta previously wrote the scripts for The Book of Eli as well as Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead.   The comic (and presumably the film) centers on Duke McQueen, Millar’s superhero who saves the universe four decades ago but came back to Earth, where no one believed his fantastic stories….

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FRIDAY FANCAST: Who is Thanos?!

FRIDAY FANCAST: Who is Thanos?!

FRIDAY FANCAST is a regular feature where the staff here at Capeless Crusader offer up our dream actors and actresses for roles in films based on some of the best comics on the market. This week Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced in Empire Magazine that they had cast the “Mad Titan” Thanos for their Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, he didn’t want to reveal who the actor was they cast. He also did not mention…

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