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For you comic-based tv program fans out there, there’s a lot of buzz in the air today. The CW, the network that has brought us such delights as Birds of Prey, Supernatural, and Smallville, has announced that they are in negotiations for a new DC-inspired tv series. This news has tickled my fancy, in particular, because it involves one of my favorite characters of all time. Can you guess who he is? Here’s some hints:

  • He is a VERY wealthy man
  • He is from a city that exists only in the DC Universe
  • He is 100% human, with no special powers
  • He is incredibly skilled, and a master fighter in most known fighting styles
  • He is a purported womanizer
  • He’s had multiple sidekicks, his first having been adopted as his ward
  • He’s been a member of both the Justice League and the Outsiders

Have you guessed? Of course you have! It is none other than…. (more…)

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I recently had the pleasure of watching the entire series of an amazing, albeit short lived gem of a TV Show. Lasting only 13 episodes on FOX between September and December of 2002 (and one feature length movie in 2005 that played more like 2/3 episodes strung together), Firefly featured a team of space smugglers set in a future where humans have finally conquered the stars and settled on thousands more planets/moons all over the galaxy. Part American Civil War, part Star Wars, the setting is a little over 500 years in the future. A governmental super-group, named the Alliance, has brought all of these worlds together under one banner, installing themselves as the authoritarian leader controlling them all, enforcing their own laws, and playing a part similar to the North in the American Civil War. To do this, they waged war for several years against the planets and brown-coat armies that wanted to keep their independence and freedom. Long and bloody, the war came out in the Alliance’s favour, but left many still sour with the outcome. One such individual is Sergeant Malcolm Reynolds (played by Nathan Fillion). Following the war, Reynolds buys a Firefly-class cargo spaceship, fixes it up, assembles a motley-type crew, and sets off to make a life for themselves in illegally smuggling goods, while fighting injustice whenever it finds them.

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The cast of Firefly, taking a breather in between dangerous bar fights and high speed space chases...

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If you’ve been keeping up with my young Blog, then you know by now that in the comic world, I’ve attached my wagon to the DC Universe and its characters. And like any other fan boy, I am utterly obsessed with the what if’s of casting fictional characters into real life movies. Love or hate the move adaptations, there isn’t a geek or nerd alive that can resist the hype brought on by a new movie featuring some of your favorite fictional characters.

Some time ago, I put this list together after some careful thinking, re-thinking, and over-thinking. My reasoning for the below is based largely on looks and body characteristics, but also the actors’ abilities to… well… act. Also, I’ve made sure to pick casting that keeps every character with an actor that’s never been used in a real movie for them before. So without further ado, see below for my list.

Martell's DC Universe Casting

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So what are your thoughts? Agreements? Disagreements? Anyone you would have left out or added?

Let’s hear it!