Tuesday, January 21, 2014
I'm surprised that we haven't seen a live action Phantom Stranger yet. We didn't even get an animated version until the sadly missed Batman: The Brave and the Bold featured him in the fan-favorite episode, "Chill of the Night". Still, he seems like an easy character to translate to live action, but where would we see him first? Arrow has plenty of guest stars from the DCU, but The Phantom Stranger doesn't really travel in the same circles as Oliver Queen. Maybe he will show up in the upcoming Constantine series. There was Rumblings of a Deadman series a while back, that could be a good option as well. And of course, there's the Guillermo Del Toro-led Dark Universe movie featuring the mystcial characters of the DCU... but with Superman/Batman delayed a year who knows how long it will be for a film like that to be put on the front burner? So many possibilities, hopefully one will work out.