A long time ago, when Costco used to sell comic books in sealed packages ranging from X-Men to Thor to Batman and even Quasar. Who the hell is Quasar? Exactly. Also included in some of those packages were some smaller press comics from a company by the name of Image. Their titles included Youngblood, Brigade, and Bloodstrike. They were part of a universe known as the Extreme Universe and were all created Rob Liefeld. And now Liefeld, along with Akiva Goldsman have just hit a deal with numerous Hollywood executives to bring the Extreme Universe to life and to a theater near you in the not too distant future.

Thanks in part to the success of the movie Deadpool, the agreement is being reported to be somewhere in the seven figures. Liefeld had this to say about the big news,

“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!”

By now, if you knew nothing about them, you’ve already Google searched Youngblood and Brigade. And if you’ve said to yourself, “These toons look like characters from the Marvel Universe,” it’s because Liefeld and friends came over from Marvel to create Image comics. So it’s no surprise that many of the characters look familiar. Still, the stories are their own, and could be what will bring the possible movie franchise success.

The problem with many of the comic book movies out today is that people know too much about them. So it’s easy for them to criticize all the little things wrong about the film adaptations. It’s safe to say that not as many people are familiar with the early goings of Image comics, so there would be less to nitpick if these movies were to come out. But that doesn’t mean there wouldn’t be anything to compare them to.

Source: Comicbookmovie 


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