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Awesome News!

Creators of Death Note working on a Supernatural anime! And you can see the character sketches of Sam and Dean here!

Guys, I can't lie. I will watch every second of this anime and love the hell out of it.

Also, there might be a live-action Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes edition) TV series! Geoff Johns posted some test shots (you have to scroll down a bit to see them). The CGI is what you would expect from a test, but I like the general concept going on here. But there are a couple things DC needs to do if this is going to work.

1) Get good writers

Look, DC, I understand that with Smallville winding down, you are looking for a new TV project to replace it. That does not mean that the Blue Beetle series needs to be a total cheesefest like Smallville was. In fact, given the source material, this has to potential to be a smart, snappy series. In order to live up to this potential, you need to get writers who can bring out the witty dialogue that I loved in the comics.

If it is at all possible, drag John Rogers away from Leverage for a bit and have him at least work on the pilot. This is a superhero show - it is going to need a strong-ass pilot if you want this to be anything other than a fifth place genre show on the CW.

2) Hire the right actors

Starting with the right actor for Jaime Reyes. The comments on the blog post are suggesting Taylor Lautner. If the chances of that happening weren't zero, I would tell them to shut their filthy mouths. (Commenters, please. Like Taycob is going to take a television role. He's sticking to big screen jobs while rolling in piles of Twilight money inbetween jobs.)

The problems I have with Taycob are A) he can do snarky, but not Jaime Reyes snarky and B) as far as I'm aware, he is not Hispanic. DC, if you cast an actor who is not of Hispanic descent, you will have a very angry fanbase on your hands. Tread carefully.

3) Fix that CGI

That is okay for a test shot, but not for the actual series. If you can make this look good, this project will be taken a lot more seriously.



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 22nd, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *flail*
Jun. 22nd, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
For Supernatural, Blue Beetle, or both?
Jun. 22nd, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
Spn!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!! *flail*
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