Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Black Canary and Elektra

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.


Anonymous said...

Two character amazingly rich in personality, history and pathos when handled by the right writers. and unrecognizable when they aren't.

David Andrews said...

You really do have some of the best stuff I have ever seen!


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Cathy and Dave said...

Dave sez,

Very cool team-up.

There was no reason to cram her into and waste Elektra in the first Daredevil movie. Bullseye was okay, but almost campy. The Daredevil-Elektra-Bullseye story should have saved for a sequel. The Elektra spin-off/sequel was pretty weak.

I liked the "Pretty Bird" in both the Justice League animated series and batman: The Brave and the Bold. She was nearly unrecognizable on Smallville. Hopefully she'll look better on this upcoming Arrow - if it makes it to the CW.

I'm still waiting to see the live-action Blue Beetle series...

marble notebook said...

Hope we get to see Katana (original costume) from Batman and the Outsiders. I could see her going up against Electra!

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