Axel-In-Charge: Extending "Secret Wars," Excitement for a "Totally Awesome Hulk"
Last week I wrote a piece on CBR on movie screenwriters seeing comics as a home for screenplays that never got a shot at becoming a movie, and one of the subjects was Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. News coming out of Europe shows that the director’s done more than just talked about it, he’s done it.
/Film has the scoop that French publisher Le Lombard has released the first graphic novel in the series, titled Noe. This 72 page book is on sale for €15.95 and I can already feel Aronofsky fans in America and the UK looking for a place to buy it. No English-language release has been scheduled, but that doesn’t mean it won’t soon. After initially passing on the movie, Paramount has since greenlit this project for a movie — similiar to how Aronofsky brought The Fountain to Vertigo before getting a second chance to film it.
The graphic novel Noe is co-written by Ari Handel and illustrated by Nico Henrichon, best known for his OGN Pride of Baghdad with Brian K. Vaughn. Click through for a first look at pages from the book.
SPOILER ALERT: This Hulk-themed parody of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan by the merry miscreants of Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?! contains no scenes of hot Hulk-on-Hulk action, and Bruce Banner does not attempt to activate his potential inner Red Hulk by feverishly masturbating without realizing that the Maestro is asleep in the corner of the room. That said, it’s a pretty damn funny video anyway, with the Hulk in the Natalie Portman role and the Red Hulk as her doppelganger and/or Mila Kunis. (Man, now that’s a sentence I never thought I’d write.) I just keep mentally circling back to the Leader, who is somehow even sleazier than Vincent Cassell’s French-stereotype choreographer, telling the Hulk that the Red Hulk’s smashing is superior because “He’s not faking it!”, and cracking up all over again.
Click here to see the full version of the video, which also features a parody of 127 Hours with Deadpool as James Franco (I’m sure viewers of last night’s Oscar broadcast can only ruefully wish the Merc with a Mouth had replaced Franco there, too) and a True Grit riff starring M.O.D.O.K. as Jeff Bridges and Gremlin as Hailee Steinfeld. (Sometimes I love this job.)