Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Here are two great characters that have gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to live action adaptations. The original Elektra storyline in Daredevil was epic which is why it was such a frustration to see the very watered down version we got in the theaters. The solo Elektra film just expanded on the character they already got wrong so it was an even bigger failure. Yes, Daredevil is being rebooted, but I can imagine they will ant to set it apart from the earlier film, so it may be a while before we see a live action Elektra done right. An almost unrecognizable Black Canary showed up in the ill-fated Birds of Prey TV series, and the less said about that, the better. She also appeared in a handful of Smallville episodes and was closer to the comics version - but her appearance was still kind of off with the close cut hair and "makeup mask". I hear the role of Dinah Lance has been cast in the upcoming Green Arrow pilot, Arrow... hopefully this will be the most successfully realized version yet, time will tell.