Rob Liefeld’s EXTREME UNIVERSE Hitting The Big Screen
Superhero franchises are earning billions of dollars worldwide so it’s only a matter of time until lesser known characters start hitting the big screen.
It seems like that time is now.
The creator of Deadpool, Mr. Rob Liefeld, is in talks to have his Extreme Universe of books and characters become a tent pole franchise while Marvel and DC battle it out with the heavyweights. He’s partnered up with Graham King of Fundamental Films , Weed Road’s Akiva Goldsman, and Energy Entertainment’s Brooklyn Weaver in a seven figure deal to bring a world featuring over 100 original comic characters to life.
It’s definitely very cool to see people believe in Liefeld’s Extreme Universe.
The setup for this universe is pretty cool too. It’s a comic world similar much like our own with the exception of Hyper Beings, those with what would be considered super powers. Due to these beings existence, several events in history played out differently, though their outcomes were relatively the same.
Also, the existence of alien species and empires is known by the people of Earth, though they currently do not possess the technology to be part of universal politics.
The Extreme Universe includes nine comic book titles and nearly 100 characters including Bloodstrike, Brigade, Lethal, Re-Gex, Cybrid, Bloodwulf, Battlestone, Kaboom, and Nitro-Gen.
Even though the names and popularity of these characters might not resonate with audiences, the simple fact that these movies will have the same gritty attitude as Deadpool will intrigue a lot of people. You can count me in.
Liefeld said Tuesday in a statement:
“Over the past nearly 25 years, since launching Image Comics, I’ve been lucky enough to see the power of these stories and characters as they’ve resonated with several generations of comic book fans. To now be able to work with Akiva Goldsman and Graham King, who are powerhouses in their own right, to bring these compelling characters and conflicts to life on the big screen is nothing short of a dream come true!”
There is no doubt that we’re currently in the Golden Age of Comic Book movies.