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Thun-der, Thun-der, Thun-der, THUNDERCATS!!

Published at: June 6, 2007, 12:40 a.m. CST by merrick

Merrick here...
The wave of insanity currently sweeping through Warner Bros continues with news that a script by Paul Sopocy has been optioned...with an eye towards bringing us a CGI THUNDERCATS movie! I used to love this show's kinetic title sequence:

Although, I never understood why Lion-O was calling the rest of the Thundercats "hos". Abusive bastard. Warner's closet of animated/comic-to-live action projects is quickly assuming Imelda Marcos proportions -- with TEEN TITANS, WONDER WOMAN, THE DARK KNIGHT, a SUPERMAN sequel, JUSTICE LEAGUE, HE MAN, SUPER MAX (a Green Arrow movie)and whatever else I'm forgetting already in the mix. If we're lucky, perhaps the animatronic (?) Snarf will be voiced by Bernie Mac. That would be grand.

Sopocy has written the script as an origin story expanding on the major heroes and villains from the animated series, with the plot focusing on Lion-O coming of age as the leader of the Thundercats.

...says THIS ARTICLE in Variety! Check out the "lost" intro for the series:

Oh! Maybe the theme song will be re-imagined as an angry rap of some sort? Can't you hear it?

 

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  • June 6, 2007, 12:31 a.m. CST

    snarf

    by coolhanderik

    snarfff

  • June 6, 2007, 12:31 a.m. CST

    no f'n way

    by aboriginal

    n'ohhhhhhhhhhh

  • June 6, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Really?

    by Pr_Frink

    Does anybody really want this? I loved the show as a kid, but isn't this going to far? Are we going to get Brave-Starr: The Movie and a Silverhawks feature as well? How about MASK? Hell, let's remake every marginal 80's cartoon into a movie.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    i think we can all agree this is b/c of Transformers

    by slder78

    Thus, the next step is G.I. Joe, and Smurfs. Imagine, Pixar makes Smurfs, and we all go to see it on shrooms. it'd be the greatest movie experience since Phoebe Cates opened her bikini.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Oooohhh....

    by Playkins

    I remember this well. While my friends were watching "She-Ra", I used to drool over Lion-O. She-Ra only had that panzy guy with the heart on his chest.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Well I'm down for the plot line!

    by RevSick

    Pre voyage Thundercats is definatly an interesting premise, and hopefully ends with their first run in with Mum-ra and the mutants. Let's see how this shapes up.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Cast

    by Virtual Satyr

    Paul Walker as Lion-o, Clive Owen as Tygra, Samuel L. Jackson as Panthro, Jessica Beil as Cheetra, Dakota Fanning as the female twin, some up and coming young bastard as the male, and the voice of Paul Giamatti as Snarf. With Luiz Guzman as Mum-ra and Vin Deisel as Mum-Ra hulked out.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Oh Dear...

    by Ruddy Heck

    A Thundercats movie?? Give me a break. What's next, a Dangermouse movie? Captain Planet? Actually, that would be cool... and never more relevant! GO PLANET!

  • June 6, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    RobertSilence

    by Virtual Satyr

    Ha..I didn't even see you post that.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST

    I just called this a week ago

    by 40ozToFreedom

    I called this in the He-Man talkback! someone hire me

  • June 6, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Seems like Marvel has WAY more in development

    by Edison

    Isn't Marvel optioning every book they publish to be churned into a movie?

  • June 6, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    ANCIENT SPIRITS OF EVIL...

    by BigBlackDude

    ... give me the power to transform this decayed form into Mumra the ever livinggggg ha ha ha ha ha ha ah...bitches.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:47 a.m. CST

    How can this not look like

    by Punch Man

    Cats

  • June 6, 2007, 12:47 a.m. CST

    COPPER KID, BLUEGRASS...

    by BigBlackDude

    ...damn that's all I can remember.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST

    PANTHRO...

    by BigBlackDude

    Wesley Snipes. Period.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST

    ahh shit fucking

    by huggerorange

    ahh shit fucking thundercats!!! Curious to see how theyd do this... i just hope it has nothing to do with earth Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeese!

  • June 6, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Next for WB: Road Runner Live Action!!

    by wadi77

  • June 6, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Voltron is next

    by Veni Vidi Vici

    you know it to be true.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:58 a.m. CST

    ..

    by huggerorange

    this movie will be some cool lord of the rings/ fith element hybrid if they stick to the cartoons story.

  • June 6, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    Thundercats live action?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Will it involve Shia LaBeuof and a cat? F*cking?

  • June 6, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    vtron

    by huggerorange

    i cant think of voltron ever being more than a power rangers movie..just cant picture it at all..thats shits gonna take some genius writing.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:01 a.m. CST

    80's ASS RAPE (robertsilence)

    by BigBlackDude

    The 80's produced some of the best in pop culture. Everything we see today pretty much was done in the 80's. Example: Power Rangers = Voltron.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:04 a.m. CST

    SHIA LEBOUF...

    by BigBlackDude

    ... should play Lion-O and then go fuck himself.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:07 a.m. CST

    vtron no tfs

    by huggerorange

    I could always picture transformers being something cool if it were done live action ..even way before they announced the M bay movie...but Voltron?.. i cant think anything more than blocky looking cat robots connecting together to form a giant turd cat-man robot thing. I cant even remember what voltron's villains were.Wasnt there like a space ship version of voltron?? Where these little space ships would connect to form a big turd spaceship-man turd?

  • June 6, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Hey, Voltron? What about Road Runner?

    by wadi77

    I would like to see that in live action!

  • June 6, 2007, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Liono!

    by huggerorange

    Lion o should be played by Fred Willard!!! he looked almost exactly like Lion O in Epic movie!.. even though he was playing Aslo from Narnia

  • June 6, 2007, 1:11 a.m. CST

    That show was so gay

    by jimmy_009

    How about a CGI Smurfs instead? I'd actually go see that. Not this garbage.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    I always though gargamel was

    by huggerorange

    I always though gargamel was played by frank welker but hes not. smurfette was fucking hot though..

  • June 6, 2007, 1:17 a.m. CST

    they are already making a smurfs...

    by lionbiu

    ...movie, Paramount have the rights to it and it will be a trilogy that is a parody of LOTR. Don't believe me...go check it out, just type Smurfs Movie in any search engine and you'll get the story.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Scott Speedman as Lion-O!

    by DarthBakpao

    It is only a matter of time but i don't expect it to be this soon. Thundercats was one of my fav cartoon in the 80's. I hope they make it more gritty, less campy. Jessica Biel as Cheetara, Jim Caviezel as Tygra, Vin Diesel as Panthro

  • June 6, 2007, 1:20 a.m. CST

    First earth?

    by beerbaby

    I like to think that Thundercat earth is first earth, Tolkien earth is middle earth, and then this is earth 3. No wait, forget that Maybe first earth is pre crisis, earth 2 is post crisis. And this is new earth, No wait... Now there are 52 earths. Oh forget it, wheres my tigersharks movie.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Lame-O!

    by Zardoz

    Like The Transformers movie, I could give a shit in a litterbox about this film...

  • June 6, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    LION-O SHOULD BE PLAYED BY...

    by BigBlackDude

    ... a black man. I mean come on, who other than a brotha could rock an orange lop-sided afro.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:32 a.m. CST

    ADRIAN BRODY SHOULD PLAY...

    by BigBlackDude

    ... Vulture Man. He's already got the nose.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Jessica Biel for Cheetara

    by turk128

    Make it so!

  • June 6, 2007, 1:57 a.m. CST

    This is fucking ridiculous.

    by Cotton McKnight

    I mean really. I watched the show when I was a kid but come on!

  • June 6, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST

    though i will say..

    by Cotton McKnight

    I am glad to read that I am not the only one who had the hots for Cheetarah. I always thought it was strange that I thought a cartoon character was hot, but now I realize that it is perfectly normal!

  • June 6, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    though i will say..

    by Cotton McKnight

    I am glad to read that I am not the only one who had the hots for Cheetarah. I always thought it was strange that I thought a cartoon character was hot, but now I realize that it is perfectly normal!

  • June 6, 2007, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Cheetara without upper-garment in the Pilot episode...

    by DarthBakpao

    ... i was shocked when i saw it, wow, Cheetara's nude!

  • June 6, 2007, 2:18 a.m. CST

    The Cheetarah opening sequence was genius

    by SpencerTrilby

    looks like some sick Kawajiri style, but for a cheap 80's show. I always wondered why, with the actual CGI, no one was able to convey that kind of in-your-face feeling on live action flicks.

  • June 6, 2007, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Opening sequence

    by Howling_Fantods

    I remember always being disappointed that the show never lived up to the action-packed opening sequence. Maybe they should just do a live-action remake of the opening. I mean listen how unhinged Mum-Ra is in his brief screen time. BLAAAAAWWRRGGAHHH!! You don't kid that brand of shit-house crazy in animated villains these days.

  • June 6, 2007, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Thundercats . . . Nappy-headed hooooos!

    by mascan42

    Ok terrific

  • June 6, 2007, 2:30 a.m. CST

    WTF???

    by boogy110

    This is going to suck ass, I mean the idea is totally cool in comics and cartoons; but as a live action flick??? Get the fuck outta here!

  • June 6, 2007, 2:31 a.m. CST

    They announced it last year!

    by DerLanghaarige

    So why is everybody acting surprised?

  • June 6, 2007, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Who plays Snarf?

    by mighty boosh

    ...Micky Rooney. That's who.

  • June 6, 2007, 2:36 a.m. CST

    THundercats live action could be really cool or

    by GornPirate

    Really gay. They have to get the look of these characters right or forget about it. I would go for more alien/cat like appearence and less human than they were drawn in the series/comics or it will just look like a human with feline features painted on their face.

  • June 6, 2007, 2:39 a.m. CST

    They're remaking Centurions too

    by SpencerTrilby

    that's called Iron Man, coming May 2008. Middle-aged man complete with armor and moustache.

  • June 6, 2007, 2:53 a.m. CST

    "What the f- is a samoflange?"

    by Valkyrie_Lenneth

    'bleh' to remakes. but i guess there's nothing new under the sun. could be interesting.

  • June 6, 2007, 3:03 a.m. CST

    I fucking love the Thundercats...

    by Fenton Meiks

    ...but come on, a live action version would suck a gorilla's plums clean off its body. Why not just make a huge fuck off animated extravaganza, and get Miyazaki to make it. Would beat the fuck out of Shrek 3...

  • June 6, 2007, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Spencer I really hope that was a joke....

    by RevSick

    ...I mean really, it's way to easy to infer the wrong meaning and I hope I'm doing just that with your comment.

  • June 6, 2007, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Ideal casting for Mumm-ra (the ever-living)

    by Fenton Meiks

    Has to be Michael Jackson.

  • June 6, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST

    SNOOP DOG AS LION-O!

    by BigBlackDude

    Only because he could really nail the part when he yells hoooooooe!

  • June 6, 2007, 3:31 a.m. CST

    My casting choices:

    by W3bzpinn3r

    Jaga The Wise - Michael Cain <p> Lion-O (adult) - Brendan Fraiser <p> Panthro - Michael Clarke Duncan<p> Cheetara - Rebecca Romijin<p> Wily Kit/Kat - Olsen twins<p> Tigra - Chris Maloni<p> Snarf - Andy Ricter<p> <p> Mumm-ra - Morgan Freeman<p> Slithe - Philip Seymour Hoffman <p> Jackalman - Robin Williams <p> Monkian - Ben Stiller <p> Vulturman - David Spade <p> <p>

  • June 6, 2007, 3:34 a.m. CST

    Another dumb!@#

    by jhpiii

    Another dumbass movie putting a hereo in teenager shoes..and even worst making it live action....I see now to have a script writing job in Hollywood you just need an IQ in single digits, and a soccer mom that has a taste for studio execs....

  • June 6, 2007, 3:40 a.m. CST

    WILYKIT & WILYKAT...

    by BigBlackDude

    ...The Olsen twins. Wait, I think one was a boy... actually still perfect casting.

  • June 6, 2007, 3:42 a.m. CST

    **** MAJOR SPOILER ALERT **** CASTING LEAKED!!!

    by Carter5000

    Jaga The Wise - Donald Trump (seriously) Lion-O (adult) - James Gandolfini Panthro - Owen Wilson Cheetara - Marilyn Manson Wily Kit/Kat - Corey Feldman/Corey Haim Tigra - Hulk Hogan Snarf - Michael J Fox Mumm-ra - Morgan Freeman Slithe - Mark Walhberg Jackalman - OJ Simpson Monkian - Harrison Ford Vulturman - Tim Roth

  • June 6, 2007, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Instead they should make

    by RokurGepta

    Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors... :P

  • June 6, 2007, 3:48 a.m. CST

    They'll remake any old shit from the eighties now...

    by Charlie & Tex

    ...this is probably the best example. They'll be doing a live-action version of The Mysterious Cities Of Gold next...

  • June 6, 2007, 3:50 a.m. CST

    RE: RokurGepta

    by BigBlackDude

    How about Inhumanoids. Could work.

  • June 6, 2007, 3:59 a.m. CST

    THE ONLY WAY THIS WILL WORK...

    by BigBlackDude

    ...is if they find a great script, the right actors, a good director and awsome character designs... so I guess it's safe to say it will suck.

  • June 6, 2007, 4 a.m. CST

    Wesley Snipes for Panthro, Doug Jones for Jackal Man...

    by Monkey_King

    and have a ton of sexual tension between Cheetara and Lion-O.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Fucking Furries...

    by godoffireinhell

    I really hate those whiny infantilist "furwerts".

  • June 6, 2007, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Never liked it

    by PacmanFever

    The few times I saw Thundercats as a kid it straight up bored me.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Cheetara...damn fine.

    by LordEnigma

    Seriously, Cheetara and Lady Jaye, made my day as a kid. However, seriously, this may be the most bizarre movie ever made. I have no idea how in the fuck you pull off a fucking live-action THUNDERCATS movie. Seriously Hos. Seriously.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Cheetara

    by Franco Begbie

    She's alright to look at, but think about it. Furry boobs. Yeeeuugh!

  • June 6, 2007, 4:18 a.m. CST

    GIVE ME MY GO-BOTS MOVIE!!!!

    by J-Dizzle

    You know the biggest rip off of Transformers deserves the live action movie treatment. Leader-1 will have flames AND nipples!

  • June 6, 2007, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Michael Bay's Thundercats

    by knightrider

    You know you want it! Shnarf!

  • June 6, 2007, 4:21 a.m. CST

    The Go-Bots theme was great

    by PacmanFever

    It went like this: The Go-Bots; The Go-Bots The Go-Bots The Go-Bots! Incidently, it wasn't a rip-off of TF, the toy lines started at the same time, many believe Go-Bots toys actually appeared first, and the cartoon actually did. It was just a hell of a lot lamer.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Mumra

    by Colonel Activity

    Larry King for Mumra.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:26 a.m. CST

    If it's the origin story

    by watashi-wa

    I just hope they forget that for about a quarter of the very first episode, the Thundercats were all nude. (Unless Jessica Biel is playing Cheetarah).<p> Snarf! Snarf!

  • June 6, 2007, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Eli Roth's Thundercats.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    On a cheerier note: http://www.devilducky.com/media/10641/

  • June 6, 2007, 4:27 a.m. CST

    PacmanFever

    by J-Dizzle

    Thanks for the info, even more of a reason to make it into a live action movie. After that the public will demand a Go-Bots vs Transformers movie. Please God, make it happen!

  • June 6, 2007, 4:31 a.m. CST

    This IS a joke right... Right??

    by TrueRed

    Transformers = Big fucking robots duking it out and blowing shit up and looking very very cool. Thundercats will look fucking ridiculous. Who the hell would they be able to persuade to camp about looking like a reject from an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Muck Fe.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:32 a.m. CST

    don't forget

    by RokurGepta

    The Rock Lords....

  • June 6, 2007, 4:33 a.m. CST

    i mean seriously

    by RokurGepta

    a fraking rock, that transforms....

  • June 6, 2007, 4:34 a.m. CST

    the lowest point...

    by RokurGepta

    was when your happymeal toys shaped like food, transformed.... and then fucked cats

  • June 6, 2007, 4:34 a.m. CST

    RevSick

    by SpencerTrilby

    I don't know what my posts meant to you, could you be a lil' more precise? As for Cheetarah's furry boobs, I experienced once some chick with hair on her areola. Disgusting. I'd never figure out why her pussy was shaved and she didn't took time to clean these 3 1/2 hair on her breasts. Strange.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Will.Never.Happen.

    by Midnightxpress

    This is one of those projects that will never happen, like Godzilla 2 or that ST movie with a young CGI Shatner/Nimoy as Kirk/Spock that was rumoured to be in development. WHo is their right mind is gonna invest £100M+ in a movie about talking Cat people who fight a mummy? Thou personally Cheetra is the 2nd sexiest cartoon character ever. What's Natasta Henstridge up to these days?

  • June 6, 2007, 4:43 a.m. CST

    BEN STILLER AS LION-O!!!

    by Shermdawg

    OR ERIC BALFOUR, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PULL A KEATON. <BR><BR> LAURENCE FISHBURNE AS PANTHRO <BR><BR> UMA THURMAN AS CHEETARA <BR<BR> NEAL MCDONOUGH AS TIGRA <BR><BR> JOHN GLOVER AS JAGA <BR><BR> TERRY O'QUINN A LYNXO <BR><BR> JACK BLACK AS SNARF <BR><BR> GILFRED GOTTFRIED & THE BOOGEYMAN (WWE) AS MUMM-RA <BR><BR> OLIVER PLATT AS SLYTHE <BR><BR> J.K. SIMMONS AS VULTUREMAN <BR><BR> WILLEM DAFOE AS JACKALMAN <BR><BR> RON PERLMAN AS MONKIAN

  • June 6, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    bah, it cut off my post. cast continued...

    by Shermdawg

    NEAL MCDONOUGH AS TIGRA<BR> JACK BLACK AS SNARF<BR> JOHN GLOVER AS JAGA<BR> TERRY O'QUINN AS LYNXO<BR> GILFRED GOTTFRIED & THE BOOGEYMAN (WWE) AS MUMM-RA<BR> OLIVER PLATT AS SLYTHE<BR> J.K.SIMMONS AS VULTUREMAN<BR> WILLEM DAFOE AS JACKALMAN<BR> RONPERLMAN AS MONKIAN

  • June 6, 2007, 5:17 a.m. CST

    This Just In

    by RokurGepta

    from Nickelodeon Pictures, with Alanis Morriset, Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Jessica Biel, Ryan Rynolds, Amanda Bynes in talks star... "You Can't Do That On Television: Or in a Movie"

  • June 6, 2007, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Eye of thundera, give me sight beyond sight....

    by OneintenMan

    Uh, yeah, don't. But if you have to, vin diesel for panthro.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Y'all seen this fanfilm?

    by Shermdawg

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=a_4Ju6ZqKPU

  • June 6, 2007, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Thizzle to the Hizzle to U.N.D.E.R cat shizzle!

    by Seph_J

    Snoop Dogg for Lion O is inspired. Always thought Sam Jackson should beef up and be the blackest panthro motherfucker in the galaxy. "Thundercats are loose motherfuckers". Like to see Jolie as Cheetara, and the invisible tiger dude should be offered to Brad Pitt. Unlikely I know. WhileyKit should be played by fucking Dakota Fanning, cos shes getting lazy these days. JAGA should be Clint Eastwood, or an old CG James Stewart. Slithe man... that gotta be Philip Seymour Hoffman (gotta see past the fatness in future). Jackalman has to be Jim Carey, and Monkey-dude should be some mono-sylabic buffoon, such as Will Ferile, ahem sorry Ferrell. Which leaves one key cast member..... MUM-RA! The badass crazy flying fuckers gotta be mostly CG, but the decripid old git has gotta be played by Chow Yun Fat.... now hows that for an interesting casting idea. Not sure if it'd work though. Hope this new script has the EXODUS story in it, and isn't a coming of age thing for Lion O... how boring. It should be action action action. And its gotta include the space battle that the mutants and the thundercats have on their way to third earth, when Jaga croaks. And make sure Sam Jackson builds a faithful thundertank... don't go 'tumblerising' it, like Morgan Freeman did in Batman Begins. That guy took re-imagining too far. Thundercats lair has to be IDENTICAL to the TV series. AND KEEP BILL PAXTON AWAY FROM THIS. Thunderbirds was a missed opportunity. THUNDERCATS ARE ON THE MOVE, THUNDERCATS ARE LOOSE!!!!!!!!! FEEL THE MAGIC HEAR THE ROAR MOTHERFUCKERS!! Man, I love Thundercats. I hope Hollywood leaves it well alone.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:10 a.m. CST

    SNARFFFFFFFFFFFF

    by pjoreilly_

    danny de vito for this part please, in fact lets have arnie and de vito team up again, they could play the kid cats it will be awesome. Martin lawrence should definetely play lion-o and whoopi goldberg as panthero. whoop whoop

  • June 6, 2007, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Leave it alone -make a game instead.

    by knifeandfork

    As much as i love thundercats i dont think it should get a movie.Do you realy think warners studio execs will let a thundercats live action film be EXACTLY like the cartoon with no changes? Heck no sir. They'll have it watered down and changed thinking that "middle america wont understand a movie about catpeople" or some other dumb reason.Mark my words, theyll have a token pretty boy human character in there faster than you can say "studios know nothing". So please , let this one be . They should just make a thundercats game instead , it will cost less to produce and turn in more of a profit. Which is nice.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Yeh you're right....

    by Seph_J

    Thundecats crash on ThirdEarth, and find young orphan Shia LeBeef. This is our way of identifying with cat people... through Shia's gradual understanding of what it means to be a thundercat. Amazing. Fantastic............................................................................not.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:19 a.m. CST

    First to say it!

    by leavittj1982

    Halle Berry as Cheetarah!

  • June 6, 2007, 6:24 a.m. CST

    REPOST for comedy brilliance RE: Big Black Dude

    by Seph_J

    <P>"LION-O SHOULD BE PLAYED BY... ... a black man. I mean come on, who other than a brotha could rock an orange lop-sided afro."<P> Classic. Who says the english language is dead.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Charlie & Tex

    by Seph_J

    fuck off, cities of gold was fucking awesome. Michael Jackson

  • June 6, 2007, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Mitch Pilleggi looks exactly like Panthro...

    by Edward_nygma

    ...just paint the guy blue and you're good to go.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:35 a.m. CST

    But seriously...

    by leavittj1982

    I didn't even like the cartoon as a kid. It sucked. It was a show about a neutered tribe of cat people led by a mentally retarded boy in a man's body who subconsciously released his latent sexual urges by playing with his inflatable sword.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Oh yes! Do make a ghetto err "urban" TC movie

    by Yeti

    Except not.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Cont.

    by leavittj1982

    And by the second season the lead female, the only non-spade member of the bunch, became so frustrated with her fruitless search to find a place in her fluffy-haired leader's heart that she turned to a local female woodnymph for companionship.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:41 a.m. CST

    And furthermore...

    by leavittj1982

    Snarf was and will always be the No. 1 most annoying comic relief/sidekick character in the history of animated children's stories.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:51 a.m. CST

    "Shut up you Fuck!"

    by Leopold Scotch

    Thundercats out-takes. If they have somehow miraculously eluded you, Google it now.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:55 a.m. CST

    No way, Lifeline was gayer than Snarf

    by DigitalDong

    " I don't touch guns Beachhead " " When you say action, you mean violence " Who let this guy into Joe headquarters?

  • June 6, 2007, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Actually...

    by leavittj1982

    I sort of always suspected that Thundercats had been inspired by Webber's Cats musical. Does anyone know for certain whether one influenced the other?

  • June 6, 2007, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Mumra called and he told me to tell your mom

    by namasteandgoodluck

    ...he wants his face back. Seriously though...live action Thundercats? Some things are better left as animation. It's bad enough Mac is bringing out OS Panthro.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:04 a.m. CST

    I guess it's just easier...

    by krushjudgement

    ...to sell a name and a nostolgic idea, rather than something fresh and new. They have numbers to support their sell. Even though, they end up changing the franchises so much it's something entirely new anyway.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST

    MANCATS!

    by Ricky Henderson

    I love it. Can't wait to see the Michael Bay treatment of this beloved 80s cartoon!

  • June 6, 2007, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Seriously,

    by Currencyboy

    You all have no idea how relieved I am that other folk found Cheetara sexy when they were kids. It's like a dark cloud has been lifted from above my head. Whilst we're being honest, April from the TMNT did it for me too. And for whoever said Cities of Gold, good shout! Amazing theme tune I seem to remember.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Vin Diesel...

    by Mosquito March

    ...should play Panthro. I'll go with Biel for Cheetara. Paul Walker would be a serviceable Lion-o. And they could cast Neal McDonough as Tygra. It doesn't really matter if any of the actors can act, because they're a bunch of fucking talking cat people. Looks are everything.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:17 a.m. CST

    $50 bucks says...

    by Giftoflight

    ...that they set this on modern earth. The Thundercats will also be genetically altered humans. Search your feelings of fuckstick hollywood, you know it to be true.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:28 a.m. CST

    You knew it was only a matter of time

    by MRJONZ72

    Maybe Im wrong, but I thought strong rumors of this was floating around a lil while ago that a deal was going to be made..Me personally would like to see Robotech/ Marcross...Make a 3 picture arch ala LOTR and later on give me the Invid Invasion. Yes I know the original Japaneese version of the I.I is not part of the Macross Universe.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Voltron

    by MRJONZ72

    Wasnt that annouced like a year ago, with Pharrel of the Neptunes / N.E.R.D as one of the Ex. Producers..Not for sure how that will turn out, think changes need to be made or it can come out a little cheezy, at the very least I say make it more like it's Japaneese counterpart which was more violent.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Currencyboy

    by MRJONZ72

    I'm right there with you, lol.. I also found Cheeta (the Justice League Unlimited version) sexy as well. Remember the ep Injustice For All when they capture Batman and the scene where he attempts to get her to turn.... Damn did I just admit to that?

  • June 6, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Nipples on Cheetara?

    by Ironmuskrat

    That other opening sure did explain way too much.. Who would have thought the basic plot of Thundercats would be so complicated and hard to follow. No wonder they dropped it in favor of the hyper active opening we all know and love.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Lifeline was teh gay

    by doubledumbassonyou

    DigitalDong: I remember getting him one year for my birthday, and I just remember saying to my dad ... "he doesn't even have a gun". What was the point of being in America's Elite Fighting Force if they motherfrakker won't pick up a gun?

  • June 6, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    There already was an episode where he came of age

    by PotSmokinAlien

    is was 5 parts, one whole week of awesomeness, although they never played them in order by the time i was watching it. and it was about how lion-o had to beat all the other thundercats at what they were best at to truly become their leader. and it ruled.<p> whoever dropped the bomb that this was a children's cartoon with sexual imagery that is very easy to extrapolate, congratulations, i hope the published expose is around the corner. <p> for the record i would also like to express the opinion that this movie will probably suck.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Gen X

    by Surround Sound

    Gen X has loads of money to spend and we also happen to cherish our 80s memories as a kid. Hollywood caught on to this and now seeks to reel us in. I say make a movie out of every damn Saturday morning cartoon that ever existed. I want my 80s back!

  • June 6, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST

    BTW, where's WalterB???

    by SpencerTrilby

    I thought he was supposed to hit back like ages ago.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST

    I loved it when Excalibur kicked Lion-o sword's ass

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Michael Clarke Duncan should play Pantro Angelina J to be Cheetara The Rock to be Tigra and Shia LaBeouf as Lion-o

  • June 6, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Panthro

    by noeboddy

    VING RHAMES is PANTHRO thought of this since i was 12

  • June 6, 2007, 7:57 a.m. CST

    this will suck worse than he-man

    by WolfmanNards

    and he-man will BLOOOWWWW

  • June 6, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Coming soon from WB...

    by TheLastAngryMan

    ...Paw Paw Bears, the live action film, with Jessica Biel as the girl bear, and George Clooney as the big turtle totem pole monster.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:06 a.m. CST

    After they run out of 80's cartoons, there will do...

    by chrisd

    movies based on electronic games from the 80s: watch for Simon: The Movie!

  • June 6, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST

    TINO ! TINO ! TINO ! TINO !

    by Pound Sand

    I was gonna go with TOO THUNDERY, but there's always next time.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by StrokerX

    Was the best! I had a few of the toys, they ruled! And whoever mentioned The Mysterious Cities of Gold THANK YOU!! I could never remember the name of that series...remember seeing it as a kid once or twice at my neighbors house who had Nickelodeon....(i think it was on that channel)<p> but yeah.....JAYCE!!! <p> Who remembers those those toys of the giant insects and the commercials were like little episodes?????

  • June 6, 2007, 8:17 a.m. CST

    barf

    by tonamania

    always wondered why the leader was named after the son on the Jeffersons. This was one of those trailblazing toons way back when they first had an army of psychologists approving the script (along with He-Man). shouldn't this post have more haters? Jenna Jameson as Cheetarah. Get the guy who voiced JarJar for snarf.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Chrisd

    by StrokerX

    Or how about: Crossfire The Movie. "Crossfyah!!! You get caught up in the!" <p>

  • June 6, 2007, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Thx Shermdawg for that link

    by VAwitch

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=a_4 Ju6ZqKPU <p> seriously tho - if that is what can be done w/ NO budget or real FX, a TC movie may not suck - but it'll definately depend on the script. <p> And TC can work, esp for an "older" (pre-teen up) audience - the "sequel" comics released by...image(?) about 2 yrs ago did well, and nicely matured the franchise. <p> And Voltron's been in active pre-pro for over a year (animated). I think TC would do better as a CGI, a la TMNT or Gatchaman/Battle of the Planets. Some cartoons just can't be translated well to the "physical" world.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:17 a.m. CST

    and yet

    by almostgrown

    no talk of a Sky Commanders movie. how odd.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    PAW PAW BEARS!

    by leavittj1982

    AHAHA! Funny... And then, and then have a sequel to the Josey and the Pussycats featuring Jem! (truly truly outrageous) with a cameo of Al Sharpton calling it truly truly outrageous. Man I need to get to bed...

  • June 6, 2007, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Scarlett Johannsen for Cheetara!

    by SpyGuy

    That's all I got because I was a G.I. JOE fan instead.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Johnny Bravo.

    by leavittj1982

    I demand it. Give me a live-action Johnny Bravo movie. Now, I say!

  • June 6, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    When you step back and look

    by Automaton Overlord

    When you step back and look at the basic concept of thunder cats, It almost cant go wrong. Pure sci fi.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    automation overlord

    by almostgrown

    you know, someone probably said that about Robot Jox too.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    automaton overlord

    by leavittj1982

    Except for all of the names. I mean, Thunder-everything? Panth-ro? Cheeta-rah? LION-o?? Why would their planet have the same animals as ours, let alone call them by the same names?

  • June 6, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    the musical

    by tonamania

    did anyone mention TC the musical yet? $150 a ticket - sold out shows - NICE! Maybe double bill it with the Lion King.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Seriously...

    by Shermdawg

    John Glover as Jaga, and Oliver Platt as Slythe. They're good, they're cheap, they're dead ringers. Nuff said.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Actually, don't limit it to electronic games...

    by chrisd

    Hungry Hungry Hippos: The Motion Picture!

  • June 6, 2007, 8:35 a.m. CST

    I could actually see something like the Fox Family...

    by leavittj1982

    I could actually envision the Fox Family Channel making one of these. Well, as long as someone else makes it first, anyway. Few original movies, over there at FFC... Very few...

  • June 6, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Something I could live with...

    by Shermdawg

    if they kept the storyline close to the cartoon, but explained rhe origin of the names as some sort of Planet of the Apes deal. Maybe a intergalactic Noahs Ark, and over time they evolved.<br><br> I wouldn't even be opposed to the Cats being pets/servants of some intergalactic type warlord and they escape, and the names were basically given to them. Jaga sets them free and they go off looking for the eye of Thundara. Hell, Jaga doesn't even need to be a cat.<br><br> Slythe and co. are bounty hunters for said warlord, and the whole crash happens, and they run into Mum-Ra, shit happens, soon and so forth.<br><br> Just as long as it's not set in modern day, I'll gladly accept any tinkering of the plotline.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Andy Serkis should be in it

    by performingmonkey

    Laurence Fishburne as Panthro or another role. Hell, this will be considerably less crap than the Matrix sequels so he should be glad to be in it. Christian Bale as Tygra or something. Whatever, this should be made for Cheetara alone. Get the hottest girl it's possible to find, fuck the acting.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Inhumanoids

    by MRJONZ72

    What no one grabbed them up yet. What that show have like 12 episodes made?? Remember Hector Ramirez , he was clearly based on Geraldo Rivera. If memory serves correctly he popped up on Transformers and Jem and Holograms

  • June 6, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Big question...

    by Shermdawg

    Will they keep the spandex?<br><br> "SPANDEX! ALL SPANDEX!!!"

  • June 6, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST

    At first this movie idea was over the top ...

    by TheAFLACDuck

    but then I looked over at Kurt Russell and he was laughing ... so I guess it's ok.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    ah jeez . . . .

    by PullMyFinger

    lordy lordy lordy

  • June 6, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Why the hell does it matter if it has a "built in

    by Frijole

    audience/fanbase" already??? Movies that didn't have "built in audiences" when they were released: Alien, Star Wars, Raiders, Terminator, Matrix and on and on... In fact, I think it may be BETTER to take a lesser-known property for something like this. It gives the filmmakers more leeway with the characters and story to do something new without a million sweaty fan-boys screaming "TINO! TINO!". Oh yeah, and what's with you nitwits who blast Hollywood for not having any original ideas out of one side of your mouths and then scream bloody murder out the other side when original ideas are incorporated into pre-existing properties?

  • June 6, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    All. Black. Cast.

    by UltimaRex

    Except Tygra who should be a bollywood guy.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Defenders of the Earth Movie should be made

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    ...Enemies crumble in fear and confusion....

  • June 6, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    And Mumm-ra...

    by UltimaRex

    ...who could be a white guy.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Peter Jackson for JLA!

    by UltimaRex

    This IS a WB tb, right?

  • June 6, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Thundercats are blow

    by jccalhoun

    I always hated the Thundercats. That stupid Snarf and those two kids always irritated me to death. Also even as a kid I was totally irritated by "Third Earth." WTF was that supposed to mean? I was also confused as to why they were fighting the same bad guy every single week and why, if they were from the same planet, they all seemed to be different species. <br><br>yes I was a nerd.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Peter Jackson for JLA! I second that!

    by Shermdawg

    ONLY if MELTING OWL is casted as Supes. ;)

  • June 6, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Hang on.........

    by KnightEternal

    didnt cheetara end up with Tygra?, and they should bring in the ThunderDogs, they kicked all the ThunderCats asses !

  • June 6, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST

    more dream cast

    by tonamania

    after jenna jameson as cheetarah, michael chikliss as pantera, jake gyllenhal or jamie fox as tigra (who really cares), gyllenal or fox as lion-o (who really cares)and for the bad guy, Arnold Voslo (get it? Mum-my, mumm-ra - who really cares?)OR mumm-ra played by dougie or serkis AND voiced by Spike Lee! did I miss someone?

  • June 6, 2007, 8:59 a.m. CST

    All this talk about casting...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...and no mention of who's going to play Rum-Tum Tugger? <p> Why not develop the best 80's cartoon property already: Starblazers.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    dream casting

    by JacksParasites

    Rebecca Romajn as Cheetarah. Ving Rhames as Panthro.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST

    WAIT! WAIT!

    by tonamania

    Everyone's favorite jump the shark actor - TED McGUINLEY - as the entire cast! (Now I'm stoked!)

  • June 6, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Y'know guys, the more I see some of your reactions...

    by Shermdawg

    ...the more I realize the general publc will consider this bit of a joke, so knowing Hollywood, my pick for Ben Stiller as Lion-O isn't so unthinkable. I'm willing to bet it'll be more on the campy side than most of us would like.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    VING RHAMES AS PANTHRO

    by Anna Valerious

    EVERYONE WANTS IT!!!

  • June 6, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST

    can I just say

    by almostgrown

    Charlize Theron as Cheetara, Rachael Leigh Cook as Wileykit and Ashley Judd as Pumyra in 'Thundercats in Heat'.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:18 a.m. CST

    director rumors

    by tonamania

    Michael Bay is rumored to be in talks to direct. My child hood is now completely and officially ruined. Damn you, damn you Michael Bay.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    The day I feared is coming to pass

    by Mr Incredible

    Do you really think they could do this justice? Look at Underdog for God's sake. Hollywood, quit pissing on my childhood memories.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:22 a.m. CST

    asf

    by fireclown

    We used to joke about shit like this.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    mother of god

    by pikagreg

    this sounds retarded...of course, I thought the same thing about Transformers, and now I kind of want to see that

  • June 6, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Actually yeah, I predict this...

    by Shermdawg

    Ben Stiller as Lion-O<br> George Carlin as Jaga<br> Owen Wilson as Tigra<br> Jack Black as Snarf<br> Dave Chappelle as Mumm-Ra<br> It's gonna be a comedy.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I can't wait for the Jem & the holograms movie

    by SpencerTrilby

    starribg J-Lo, and Lindsay Lohan as the Misfits lead.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I WANT EL-KABONG!

    by Babba-Booey

    ENOUGH OF THE LATE-80S RETREADS. HOW ABOUT A QUICK DRAW MCGRAW FLICK? OR A YOGI BEAR & BOO BOO JELLYSTONE NATURE FLICK? WHERE'S LAND OF THE LOST? THUNDERCATS.....WIGGA PLEASE.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    I second the ALL BLACK CAST motion...

    by Seph_J

    Make it a racial statement about the Mutants (whites) coming to third-earth (africa) and trying to enslave the thudercats (blacks). Call it the Thunder-coons. Lopsided red afro on Lion-O, Spielberg can direct it, and focus on what happens after the thundercats kill the crew of the Mutant spaceship and are taken to stand trial on mutant-land. Djimon Honsou: "Give us us Sword of Omens!!!"...... Anthony Hopkins as Jaga. Sam Jackson as Panthro. Morgan Freeman as Dr Dometone. Keenan and Kel as kit and kat (see what I did there... aliteration) and Halle Berry as Cheetara. OJ Simpson as Tygra. Philip Seymour as Slythe, Chris Rock and Chris Tucker as Monkey-fucker and Jackal-man (these boys have been americanised you see). Thunder Cats Lair = Thunder-coons crib. Thundertank = Thunder-ride. Mumm-ra is undecided as yet.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    as long as we all want 80's re-treads

    by pikagreg

    how about a howard the duck remake?

  • June 6, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    and the Captain Harlock flick

    by SpencerTrilby

    Orlando Bloom is BORN to play that part!

  • June 6, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Always bothered me that otherwise cool cartoons

    by CreasyBear

    I watched as a kid felt the need to have at least one corny, cute character. Thundercats had Snarf, Mask had the R2-D2 rip-off, Super Friends had Gleek. I remember as a fourth grader rolling my eyes whenever the lame-ass comic relief character came in to ruin the action. (At least G.I. Joe kept that shit real, yo.)

  • June 6, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    dont forget ORCO in he-man.....

    by Seph_J

    annoying prick.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST

    "Mask had the R2-D2 rip-off" You mean T-Bob?

    by Shermdawg

    "I remember as a fourth grader rolling my eyes whenever the lame-ass comic relief character came in to ruin the action. (At least G.I. Joe kept that shit real, yo.)"<br><br> Wasn't Serpentor the comic relief???<br><br> http://youtube.com/watch?v=9YYMw1_FZL8

  • June 6, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    The 1,000 year old villain mummy makes it badass

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    You got a great villain there for Thundercats. That's why it's a great idea for a movie.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Shermdawg

    by tonamania

    Can Ben Stiller milk a Thundercat, Sherm?

  • June 6, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Yelling Ho! is hilarious nowadays, not like back then

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    I wonder if they'll keep that cause "Thunder... Thunder... Thunder... Thundercats... HO!" will drive theatre goers nuts with laughter. Watch the clip yourself and see if you can keep yourself from laughing.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    tonamania

    by Shermdawg

    You can milk anything with nipples, tonamania.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    All the more reason to go with Stiller.

    by Shermdawg

    It's not a bad idea. If the audience is gonna laugh at it, camp the shit out of it!

  • June 6, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    GI Joe

    by almostgrown

    Gung Ho, Low Light, Spirit and Wild Bill looked like a Village People concert. how's that for comic relief.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    The 80s are out, we must reach back to the 70s for...

    by chrisd

    The Bugaloos: The Movie!

  • June 6, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    ...and again

    by tonamania

    oh what the hell. Throw in ferrel and a wilson brother, deniro as mumm-ra, and stiller's wife at her marcia brady weight and it probably would be worth a couple of laughs.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    almostgrown: Good point.

    by CreasyBear

    And pretty damn funny, too.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    I will only watch this...

    by Kraken

    if it's a live action musical version. If they did that, it'd play in theaters for a decade.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Gotta love that exposition in the "lost intro"

    by themikejonas

    Nothing says '80s like long-winded character introductions with inane adjectives. Dammit, I wanna see MASK: The Movie! Let's see that new retro-Camaro fly!

  • June 6, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Seph_J: Strom Thurman as Mum-Ra

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Wait a moment, isn't he dead?

  • June 6, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Jason Statham for Panthro!!

    by Brody77

    You know it makes sense.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    I'm surprised no one's snatched this up...

    by Shermdawg

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=UbNHR1jM4Ac <br>Could be way better than what they've done with F4.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Vin Diesel for Panthro!!!

    by The Only Woj

    Hoooo!

  • June 6, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Vin Diesel, terrible actor, terrble interview.

    by Shermdawg

    You ever see him on the Tonight Show? It's always the same. Jay coaxes him into telling a story from his youth and the whole time he'll be looking at the audience with a gigantic grin as if theirs one hell of a punchline coming up, and everytime Jay asks him a question he'd turn and stare at him with that big ass grin for like a minute or so, he'd do this several times during the interview, and you could see Jay always tries to rush him along, but he can never take the hint, and the audience is clearly getting restless, and when he finally reaches the "punchline" he bombs, and he's the only one that's laughing. Then Leno immediately throws it to the clip. The same thing happens evertime. Tis awkward.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    I can't see it

    by BizarroJerry

    I can't see a way for them for these characters to appear on screen without looking ridiculous. Multi-colored cat-looking people? Has anyone jazzed about putting out these remakes ever considered making an animated movie? I mean, we got a pretty good superhero movie in The Incredibles. What's funny is, even though the main reason audience of this film should be nostalgic grown-up kids of the 80s, they'll still give us some new vision. Has anyone seen Latino Review's story on the G.I. Joe script?

  • June 6, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Sigh

    by RussianRocket

    I give up... Hollywood is too scared to take a chance on a new script/idea... They have to go with garbage thats already been done before... I mean i like Thundercats but come on Live Action?

  • June 6, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    a re-imagining

    by tonamania

    "The 45 Year Old ThunderCat Virgin" (You know how I know you Thundercats are gay? Because you're licking each other's furry balls ever so gently...) That little old Indian/Pakistani dude could be be mumm-ra. That's gold.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    oh yeah

    by tonamania

    god, aren't there any better talkbacks we can post to???

  • June 6, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

    by Calico Pete

    Memories... blah blah blah blah blah Memories... blah blah blah blah blah blahhhhh. Blah blah. Blah blah blah blah BLAH blah blah blah, blah blah BLAH blah, blah blablah. [sung to the tune of Memories, from Cats]

  • June 6, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    THUNDERSCATS MOVIE HOORAY!!!

    by Archangel Michael

    First they finally put the series out on DVD and now this!! This is wonderful news and I have always wondered if it would ever be done. One of my all-time favorite cartoons to watch when I get home back in the day. Now I hope they do not screw it up like they did with Masters of the Universe and X-Men movies!!!

  • June 6, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Do we really need this?

    by Jak0lantern01

    I mean, it wasn't even really a good cartoon, kinda lame if you ask me. The more I think about it, my outrage is simply over the fact that they really feel the need to do this. I'm totally starting to understand the Transformers naysayers here........

  • June 6, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    "They"

    by krushjudgement

    When it is said 'they've run out of ideas", who exactly are we talking about. The "suits" they've never had ideas in the first place. Except how to make money. There are original idea out there. It's just a harder sell.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    By the way.....

    by Jak0lantern01

    Lion-O was a real pussy on that show. Don't think about that statement too long, please.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Right! They screwed those up

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    Masters of the Universe was a univeral bomb. They sure screwed up X-Men but people seem to love the crap. I mean once they took away Wolverine's costume they ruined the movies. Why do they think superheroes have costumes in the first place? Those black costumes were chump costumes. Fuck that, remake X-men. And put a tough guy as Wolverine. After you see Hugh Jackman in an interview you can't buy him as a tough guy anymore, he's too nice a guy.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Wolverine

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    Oh and make real metal claws come out, not some fake looking CGI claws!

  • June 6, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    So the plan is to make 80s cartoons into movies

    by Dapper Swindler

    That way you get kids, who already love cartoons, and adults who remember them from when they were kids. This is how the suits think. 10 years from now, we'll be seeing movies based off 90s cartoons like... I dunno, Bobby's World?

  • June 6, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Thundercats talk like zombies

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    I hope they don't make them talk like they did in the cartoon. They talk like they're zombies. I just saw the clip and it'd be funny to seem them still talk like that.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Um, dude, Jackman could't fill out the spandex.

    by Shermdawg

    If you wanted a picture perfect Wolvie, you'd have to cast a wrestler. Also, Wolvie always looked better without the mask. It's the hair that makes tha haracter, not the claws. And what bugged me is Jackman's do looked awesome up until midway through the first film, then after that, when they tried to style it up and make it more like the comic, it became ridiculous looking. <br><br> Honestly, the X-suits weren't all that bad. I do wish Cyclops had rocked the full skull cap suit, but the outfits were the least of the films problems.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Remember that cat from the Pole Position cartoon?

    by Calico Pete

    Keemadachi or something? Well the entire Thundercats movie should be presented as his dream while taking a cat nap. That'll give them the excuse to work in Pole Position, and thus compete with Speed Racer. Which, never mind, I guess WB is also making.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    It's because they've run out of Marvel comics to make

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    Marvel comic movies made money like crazy even if they screwed them up. Next thing is to make the best 80's cartoons. They seem to be doing a much better job on Transformers. Next, Voltron and Thundercats get my vote.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    I second Katherine heigle as Cheetara!!!

    by Aznbuddy

    Yes!!! This is what I was talking about in the He-Man TB! YES!!! And maybe all of the Thundercats could be female instead! Lion-Oh! Teatgra! Pant-ho! AWESOME!!! And Mum-ra could hit them with like a Catnip spell ...and they would be like "Meoooooowwwww....I feel randy...." Oh yeah...Hollywood...you nailed this movie all right.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    "It's because they've run out of Marvel comics to make"

    by Shermdawg

    Actually Marvel's STAR Comics division had a T-cats comic, I totally subscribed to that biznitch.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    The 80's are out Part 2...

    by Kid Z

    ... 90s nostalgia is picking up, if a little too early. So, what do we do... Batman: The Animated Series: The Movie??? Oh! I know! Ren & Stimpy: The Movie!!!

  • June 6, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Get Transformers producers to produce Thundercats

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    They've done a great job updating Transformers. They were right and we were wrong, the cartoon transformers look outdated today if you watch the cartoon. Just don't let any people who made the Marvel comic movies touch it or they'll definitely blow it.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Whatever you might think about Thundercats

    by DannyOcean01

    It was the most kinetic, well animated series out there....

  • June 6, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Ren & Stimpy: The Movie perfect casting...

    by Kid Z

    ... Steve Buscemi IS Ren... Vince Vaugn IS Stimpy! Patrick Warburton as Powdered Toast Man!

  • June 6, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    After 80's movies, Nintendo games

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    Original Nintendo game movies will be done. We'll get another Super Mario. Metroid. Legend of Zelda. The games are endless.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    "Easy now pussycat, let's go do that in the VIP room."

    by Shermdawg

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=JEcd71Hfpy8 <br><br> Too bad they can't make a adaptaton of this. ;)

  • June 6, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Ren & Stimpy: The Movie

    by Shermdawg

    After the revelation that they're an item, it wouldn't be marketable to conservatives.<br><br> "What deed I say? Im thee peecher, you're thee catcher."

  • June 6, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    Michael Clarke Duncan as Panthro

    by Mandolorian

    See above

  • June 6, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Any word...

    by Fenton Meiks

    ...on the Jamie And The Magic Torch Movie?

  • June 6, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Thunder, Thunder, THUNDERCATS!

    by SlickyVonBoner

    HHOOOO!!!! That's what I scream during orgasm. I always loved the opening of that show. Cool animation.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Panthro or Pantera?

    by SlickyVonBoner

    I always forget the name of that one cat.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Finally. I knew it was a matter of time.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Good god they better this get this one right. Now I will be on board with the TCINO team if this goes down hill.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Snarf wasn't a pet cat

    by SlickyVonBoner

    He was a cat person too, just short and fat. He was the Danny Devito of cat people. He just ran around on all fours sometimes.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    egad...

    by rotten666

    late to the party, I know. But seriously how long did take before people started to fantasy cast this eventual steaming pile of shit? And of course you have the inevitable "I hope its more grittier". Ughh...some of you guys are total fucking gluttons for punishment. You will get what you deserve.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST

    really...

    by rotten666

    I weep for you people.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST

    They won't get it right.

    by Shermdawg

    Because it's not possible to "get right". It's gonna be a comedy just watch and see.<br><br> THERE'S A FACE IN THE CLOUDS MAN. FACE IN THE CLOUDS!!!!!<br><br> Off to work I go.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    VOLTRON, BABY! HERE IT COMES!

    by stlfilmwire

    Pidge is my home slice!

  • June 6, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    VOLTRON, BABY! HERE IT COMES!

    by stlfilmwire

    Pidge is my home slice!

  • June 6, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    more casting ideas

    by liquidExist

    -Cheetara: Jessica Beil or Rebecca Romijn Stamos...i'm leaning more towards Rebecca... -Panthro: Leonard Roberts (D.L. from Heroes) would be kickass as Panthro, maybe too young though -Lion-O: Paul Walker(i know...i hate to say it...)but he would be able to pull off Lion-O, they need someone who can pull off young and unproven leader -Jaga: Sean Connery??? someone older who can pull off the Ben Kenobi mentor role as a ghostly vision...i could see it...

  • June 6, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    smurfs is on the way

    by Bouncy X

    they're already doing a smurfs movie, doubt is pixar but it WILL be a CGI movie. not sure how far along they are but this news came out a few months ago so its probably still way early.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    How? I mean really...............

    by liljuniorbrown

    I watched the fan film (thanks shermdawg) and I just kind of, I don't know man, I just don't know. I was a fan of the show as a kid (before I grew up and realized how TC,Silverhawks and Voltron were anime) and I want this to work with out having to be cgi or animated but cat people? I bet money some movie studio executive is saying "but do they have to be cats? I mean it can be a metaphor,they can have cat like skills but not actually be cats.We can't market cat's " We might be in for trouble folks. I've read the script review for GI Joe online at latino review and it sucks ass. We have to have a faithful adaption of these materials or nothing at all. THINK SIN CITY.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Lionel

    by Forsakyn

    Shouldn't Carrot Top play him? He's been working out, right?

  • June 6, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    And seph_j Thuder Coons?

    by liljuniorbrown

    Come on man, I get wehre your going with that, but Coon? Why not just go all out and say what your really thinking.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Great, now Stan Winston can plan for his retirement

    by modlight

    This is good news, perhaps they can do a Silverhawks movie too.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Re: "Thunder, Thunder, THUNDERCATS!"

    by C00L DUD3

    ...Hoooo! Yes, it brings me back to my '80s childhood mornings, indeed. Fighting with my sis over whether we got to watch T.Cats or the "My Little Pony/Glow Worms" show...

  • June 6, 2007, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Thundarr the Barbarian

    by FlyingGuillotine

    Since we've got Thundercats, it's time to give Thundarr and the Sun Sword a movie.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Transformers...

    by chrisd

    GoBots in disguise!

  • June 6, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Conan like He-man movie? Cool

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    So that's how they're gonna make it. That sounds cool. I just kept imagining the awful one they made. By the power of my cock!

  • June 6, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    None of these are as good as G-Force

    by Darkrayven74

    Give me some "Battle of The Planets" dude! Key-Op rocks!

  • June 6, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Vin Diesel = Panthro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by ludmir88

    He born for this shit!!!!!!!!

  • June 6, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Thundercats are on the loose...sounds like a threat

    by DarthSnoogans

    Kinda like in "Cats" where the cast members run off the stage and start pawing at the audience. Ick. Oh, and Toyfare magazine did the whole "what if" casting scenario months ago. One writer suggested Andy Dick for Panthro. Genius.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Imagine the freaks camped outside for this one!

    by bentmywookie

    This cartoon disturbed me before I even knew about the Furry subculture. And mark my words, when these whack jobs crawl out from their closets full of POUND PUPPIES and CARE BEARS, don their sperm-soaked tiger suits and assemble en masse for big-budget, cat-on-cat, fur-fest... the END OF CIVILIZATION AS WE KNOW IT IS NIGH!

  • June 6, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    MASK

    by llac12

    I don´t understand why they havent made a MASK movie yet. It´s probably the only 80`s cartoon that would make sense on the big screen. It should have been considered even before Transformers (which will suck because it focuses on the humans instead of the Cybertronians). MASK focused on actual humans from present day Earth and had shit that transformed. I could never see Thundercats more than a blatant rip off of Masters of the Universe- which was only cool in the little comic books that came with the action figures in the beginning- then came the stupid, very badly drawn, gay ass cartoon having He-Man transform into a prince and fucking Orco spinning around like a turd in a toilet. They made a reboot which I heard was actually decent- never sat down to see it- why not make a movie of that? Someone said that the cast for Thundercats should be all black...well who knows... they´ll definitely all have to be super gay to dress up as cats.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    FLAMES ON LION-O!

    by bentmywookie

    Seems oddly appropriate somehow...

  • June 6, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    CATS: THE MUSICAL, with swords...

    by bentmywookie

    this has Joel Shumacher's name ALL over it. Catsuits come already nipple-ized.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    If the makeup was cool and right...this has some merit.

    by uss cygnus

    If this were real and convincing makeup on live actors and not cg character animation, you might have something here. You write a good script and get a good director, you've got me interested. Lion-O...Hugh Jackman...Cheetara...Angelina Jolie...Panthro...Michael Clarke Duncan...Tigra....Michael Dorn...Wily Kit...Ellen Page...Wily Kat...Aaron Stanford...Mumm-Ra...Gary Oldman.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    HOW can this be any good?

    by ZeroCorpse

    It's cat-ninjas. <p> Seriously, guys; It's CAT NINJAS. <p> Anthropomorphic Cat Ninjas From Space.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    and now from the greatest talkback ever

    by Deus Vult

    Originally posted by Dick Nicely Esq. at 9:18pm January 13th 2007 and quoted by Deus Vult on Jan 14th, 2007 at 04:28:06 PM and I quote from Nicely once again:<p> "My toys were the Thundercats, except one day I realised that they basically just landed on some Egyptian cunt's planet and started making trouble. Just because they're pretty felines and the "villains" are ugly jackals and toads and things, kids get fooled into thinking the Thundercats are the heroes... not so! And there's no real end to that story, sorry."

  • June 6, 2007, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Thanks, but I'll wait for STARBLAZERS...

    by Abin Sur

    Probably be waiting a LOOOOONG time...

  • June 6, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    HEY SHERMDAWG DO YOUR REMEMBER THIS POST IN HANNIBAL TB

    by Deus Vult

    ORIGINALLY POSTED BY SHERMDOG, SUBJECT: I'm late to the party. Here's my T-cat casting anyways. by Shermdawg Jan 14th, 2007 02:46:57 AM <P>Jaga - John Glover <P>Lion-O - Ben Stiller Ok, yes, The Rock would look cool as Lion-O, but thats waaay too easy, and tired if ya ask me. I thought, even as a kid, that Lion-O was a total cornball. Ya need someone who could play that. Stiller even freaking looks like him in the face, but they'd have to do some LOTR Gandolf camera tricks, because Ben's a bit short. Casting Stiller would be the best WTF casting that payed off in a fanboy flick since Keaton in Batman. <P> Panthro - Laurence Fishburne <P> Cheetara - Uma Thurman (Purrr-fect casting) <P> Tigra- Not sure, but regardless of the casting, he has to be Cheetara's lover. <P> Snarf - Jack Blacks face on a cgi body. Hell, rework the character just a tad, to make him less annoying. <P> Wilykit & Wilykat - Don't give a shit. <P> Pumyra & Bengali - I'm not gonna bother casting, because for some damn reason, none of the new episodes past "the movie" were thrown into rotation in my market. The show still ran, but it was just repeats. <P> Lynxo - Terry O'Quinn (based on looks only) <P> Mumm-Ra - Gilbert Gottfried / WWE Superstar The Boogeyman <P> Slyyythe - Oliver Platt (DEAD FUCKING RINGER!!!) <P> Jackalman - Willem Dafoe <P> Monkian - Ron Perlman <P> Vultureman - John Malkavich <P>See boys we all casted this movie like six months ago! FOR SHAME!

  • June 6, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Ringed Warriors

    by RokurGepta

    DO IT

  • June 6, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    What I'm waiting for...

    by SamAceRothstein

    ... is the Jayce and The Wheeled Warriors remake. Whay can't they hurry up with that one. Oh yeah, and EXO Squad.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    More solid gold from the Hannibal talkbak re Thundercat

    by Deus Vult

    Originally posted in the hannibal talkback by Dick Nicely. Subject: "Frankly, I see this as a trilogy" by Dick Nicely Jan 14th, 2007 01:16:21 AM <p>"Or a trilogy of trilogies, to reflect the nine lives of cats. First we have the origin story, the Thundercats leaving their planet before it blows up, arriving on Third Earth, and pissing off Mumm-Ra. The Darker Second Act has Lion-O's five task initiation, but in a switcheroo from the cartoon, he gets all but defeated by Mumm-Ra. The third act involves many peripheral characters, like Hachi-Man and the mechanical pirate dudes, then descends into chaos when the Ewo-- I mean, Berbils are introduced. Eventually Lion-O finds the horn... of the unicorn... and peace is restored to Third Earth. The horn is, of course, sexually symbolic, the idea being that if we all just made love and not war, Third Earth would be a happier place. (*SPOILERS*) "

  • June 6, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    And now something from Yackbacker (RIP)

    by Deus Vult

    Originally posted by YackBacker. Subkect: "Dane Cook for Tigra" by YackBacker Jan 14th, 2007 12:58:03 AM <p>"And he will have to die in the first three minutes to give Lion-O motivation for the rest of the movie. "

  • June 6, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    No Wait... They should do Bionic 6

    by RokurGepta

    Yeah... FUCK YEAH....

  • June 6, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Thundercats and unicorns you say?

    by Deus Vult

    TIME-OUT: If there is no subtext to this Tcats movie by YackBacker Jan 14th, 2007 12:50:53 AM involving post-modernity and the spectre of nuclear annihilation, I will not buy a ticket to this film (even if I'm a co-executive producer), ya hear me Dick? Work that fucking subtext till its raw. <p> I also demand the tasteful use of unicorns by YackBacker Jan 14th, 2007 12:52:44 AM They are divine mythical creatures that shall not have their purity sullied by some two-bit hack trying to get into Racehl Bilson's feline leotards, ya dig? Respect that fucking unicorn or so help me...

  • June 6, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    I'm with the Thundaar the Barbarian suggestion

    by Borgnine JR

    Oogla the Mok would beat the piss out of the male Thunder Cats, fuck Cheetarah into a sexual coma and then wipe his big Mok cock of in Snarf's fur. And that's just in the opening credits.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Anthropomorphic Cat Ninjas from Outer Space. . .

    by ZeroCorpse

    ...And their quest to conquer an Egypt-like planet and defeat the uglier, less cuddly anthropomorphic animals into submission.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    This is fucked

    by Neil McCauleys Crew

    Sorry the track record of bringing 80s cartoons to live action isn't looking very good these days.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Could be all kinds of bad, could be all kinds of good.

    by superninja

    It's not just a rip off of He-Man, it also has elements of Star Wars (Lion-O, Jaga, Sword of Omens), Superman (last of their race crashing on an alien planet) and Flash Gordon and other serials. There is a lot of room to improve upon the original concept, there is also a lot of room to suck the life right out of it and make it less like mythology and more like say, a Michael Bay movie.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I never wanted to know that Oogla had a cock.

    by ZeroCorpse

    I never wanted to even THINK about it.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    And now for something completely different...

    by Deus Vult

    Subtext by Dick Nicely Jan 14th, 2007 01:01:50 AM <p>" My take on the Cat's Tale, to coin a phrase, is that Mumm-ra and his cronies were just pottering about Third Earth, minding their own business and building scary towers. Then these half-human half-feline creatures land on their planet and start making trouble. Oh, the cartoon tells us who's good and who's evil, but Mumm-ra was provoked and merely defending his territory. Therefore the subtext will be about how this propaganda paints the "perfect race" invading force as heroes and the ugly natives as villains, making it somewhat relevant to world events.<p> Also, there will be unicorns."

  • June 6, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    more to come but time to work

    by Deus Vult

    okay boys I shall continue to resurrect the original thundercats casting and commentary as soon as I'm done working. seems I have a software demo to coach (purses & shoes) now but will rejoin you with more from the past soon enough.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Origin Story?

    by Fount of Useless Info

    The Thundercats already have an origin story, it's called Exodus (It's the name of the episode, I'm not saying that the Thunderecats were lead out of Egypt by Moses.)<P> I can remember thinking it was weird that they had a guy that looked like Obi Wan Kenobi die and then talk to the other Thundercats in ghost form. I guess sight beyond sight helped them see other properties with good ideas.

  • June 6, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    can you just imagine

    by yassoo

    the suits sitting at WB and saying "yes! great idea! thundercats!" i mean what the fuck?? these people are serioiusly deluded. I've sat in meetings like that, and being the cynic (realist) that i am, used to look at the faces of the execs. most were all hyper excited b/c the VP was all tickled pink with his idea, but there'd always be one or two people whos nostrils would just inflate as the deep breaths were inhaled. needless to say my tenure at these places didnt last too long.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    should be cgi animated feature,

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Cant help but think it will be hard to pull off in live action. Thundercats is one of the few cartoons that hold up for me. It was fantastically imaginative and funny even if it was unintentional sometimes. The animation was also far superior to most other stuff and it had fantastic music too!

  • June 6, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    THUNDERCATS WOULD SUCK IN LIVE ACTION

    by polyh3dron

    You all know it to be true. Expect Paul WS Anderson to direct and Shia LaBueouef to star.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    There were unicorns in the cartoon.

    by superninja

    They were shepharded by some Rankin and Bass leftovers from The Last Unicorn.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    CGI animation? No. Just do anime, but make

    by superninja

    sure that the stories don't suck and all the men don't look like chicks.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Looks like someone beat Warner to the punch:

    by polyh3dron

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_4Ju6ZqKPU WAAAHAHAHA

  • June 6, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    what the fuck are these ppl smoking

    by redfist

    First off, a T-cats movie= nipples on Batman. There I fooking said it. Second, what makes anz of us think that they will even make anz of the movies that he talked about, JL, Teen Titans will never see the light of day, and if they ever do, they will be so watered down and useless that no one will watch them. I am kind of excited about "Super Max", but this could go real bad too.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    I do agree it would be much better as an animation...

    by RevSick

    ...I think that would hype people much more than a live action. There's this whole school of thought that peoplel who want these products have been "waiting" for a live action version, no not really a movie maybe a live action one not so much. I'm not opposed to them doing it I just hope they take better care of the property the the TF crew.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by Lando Griffin

    Look I loved Thundercats...as a kid. Why the need for a live action update? Some things just don't translate to the big screen or age well for that matter.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    here's what will happen... Really...

    by ZeroCorpse

    They will be re-imagined as lycanthropes with ninja skills. When they're in CAT form, they'll look a lot more "cat-like" with muzzles, cat noses, and feline/human hybrid shape. When human, they'll look like your favorite celebrities. The movie will be about as exciting as Mortal Kombat.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Proof that nostalgia has gotten the best of you.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    Seriously people, I can see Transformers and G.I. Joe, but Thundercats was pretty damn gay.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    instead of ruining our childhoood cartoons

    by RokurGepta

    they should adapt books into movies.... I.e. the Torg: Possibility wars, Replay, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, The Stars My Destination, Robert A. Heinlein's Friday,

  • June 6, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    I think what people would like are more stories

    by superninja

    with more maturity (that does not mean nudity and cursing). One of the things with the comic book relaunch was that many of the stories were more superficial than the cartoons and not nearly as imaginative.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Instead of 3rd Earth, it will be our Earth, and they

    by superninja

    will bring in Sharon Stone as Mumm-Ra. Because Mumm-Ra needs to be sexy. And Lion-O will have a really cool motorcycle and the Thundercats will be a street racing team. With lycanthropy.

  • June 6, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    RE: "(that does not mean nudity and cursing)"

    by RokurGepta

    I want more maturity, and nudity and swearing is exactly what I want to see, at least when cheetara is involved.....

  • June 6, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST

    I think the sequel should be called...

    by Chaffro

    Thundercats 2: Don't Tell Mumm-Ra His Babysitter's Dead with Hulk Hogan as Mumm-Ra. "Ancient spirits of evil, transform this decayed form to WWE Champion, er...Mumm-Ra, the Immortal, brother!"

  • June 6, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Sight beyond sight...

    by Crimson King

    I don't know how this will work as a live-action feature film, but hopefully it'll be cool. I will say that ThunderCats has possibly the coolest opening title sequence of any 80s cartoon...that I can remember anyway. It still holds up pretty well to this day. Now, as for the show itself...I haven't seen an episodes since the 80s, so I don't know...

  • June 6, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    We need a Galaxy Rangers movie!

    by J-Dizzle

    Who would play Goose?

  • June 6, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    ZeroCorpse: How can it fail?

    by Billy Goat

    You said it yourself: cat ninjas. Not just cat ninjas... cat ninjas from SPACE. Can anything be more awesome than that? I think not.

  • June 6, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Live-action ThunderCats musical: it's been done

    by Billy Goat

    http://www.thundercatsfans.org/tcmemorabilia/tourprog.php

  • June 6, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST

    ZeroCorpse mediatate on THIS:

    by Borgnine JR

    Oogla also has cahones. Each one big as a Bassett hound's head.

  • June 6, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    WE NEED A DENVER: THE LAST DINOSAUR MOVIE!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Can't you all see it??? But seriously, UNIVERSAL, MAKE EXO-SQUAD HAPPEN!!!

  • June 6, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    AICN-TB= The new school yard...

    by WONKABAR

    "they should do Voltron" "Thundercats is ghey" "Fuck that, Thundarr" etc. etc. Reading this TB I can almost picture some of you on the swings/jungle-gym/slide. Seriously, if there were to ever be like, a virtual version of AICN, that's what it should look like...teh playground. But instead of the recess-patrol, it's like...your boss or some shit. I guess some things just never change. Hey, were "the footprints" at anybody else's school? I hated those things.... you're all coroded-retardz btw

  • June 6, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by CaptainTripps

    to see live action Robear-Burbils! That was sarcasm by the way. This movie is gonna suck BIGTIME.

  • June 6, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Live Action Rainbow Bright

    by RokurGepta

    I'd do her in the butt

  • June 6, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Nice, but where the fuck is my RESCUE RICK movie?

    by Ricky Henderson

    Seriously, that's in the pipeline, yes?

  • June 6, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Shirt Tales: the movie

    by Billy Goat

    Which will hopefully explain the origin of their magical text-message T-shirts.

  • June 6, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Bring on The Gummy Bears!

    by vezner2007

    Hey, they were around in the 80s too. Let's not leave them out of the "let's take every 80s cartoon and make it into a live action movie" party. Seriously though, I wouldn't mind seeing a GI Joe movie. Heck, even a well made He-Man movie not be all that bad. But Thundercats? Come on!

  • June 6, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    liljuniorbrown im saying

    by Seph_J

    we niggaz gots to stick togeffa bro

  • June 6, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    This movie will never make it to the screen

    by CaptainGilgore

    Another slot for a potential original idea stolen away. Fuck Hollywood.

  • June 6, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST

    "Today may belong to you, Thundercats...

    by Strelnikov!

    but tomorrow will always belong to... MUMM-RAAA! THE EVERLIVIIING!!!"

  • June 6, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors...

    by vezner2007

    ...needs to be done just because. Dammit, I want killer veggies chasing Star Wars rip off characters across the galaxies.

  • June 6, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Nice, but where the fuck is my READING RAINBOW movie?

    by Ricky Henderson

    Lavar Burton is available, yes?

  • June 6, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    and now the original MrJJonz's casting ideas

    by Deus Vult

    Original post subject: "Thundercats casting just announced" by MrJJonz Jan 13th, 2007 @ 09:29:37 PM.<p> The Rock as Lion-O<p> Vin Diesel as Panthro<p> <p> Scarlett Johanson as Cheetara <p> Mike Myers to voice CI Snarf <p> Dakota Fanning as Wilykit <p> The rest to follow according to New Line <p> Fans in uproar as PJ not directing <p> Apprently Don Murphy pwns teh suck <p> For shame <p>

  • June 6, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    "You Can't Do That On Television: Or in a Movie"

    by RokurGepta

    from Nickelodeon Pictures, with Alanis Morriset, Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Jessica Biel, Ryan Rynolds, Amanda Bynes in talks star... "You Can't Do That On Television: Or in a Movie"

  • June 6, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Dungeons & Dragons Movie

    by RokurGepta

    based on the cartoon

  • June 6, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    No.

    by The Gline

    No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. NO. Just ... no.

  • June 6, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    I've been waiting for this since I was 4...

    by The Dum Guy

    I just hope they don't completely screw this thing up, or the new HeMan... come to think of I haven't cared about either of these thing since the '80s.

  • June 6, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST

    PICTURE PAGES: THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!

    by Yack Backer

    Bill Cosby makes another blockbuster! WB, do it! DO IT!!!!!!!

  • June 6, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Thun-der, Thun-der, Thun-der, THUNDERCATS!! will suck

    by ScamsAndFlams

    fixed.

  • June 6, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST

    THUNDERCATS outtakes

    by Yack Backer

    http://tinyurl.com/2a4uw4

  • June 6, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Live Action She-Ra

    by RokurGepta

    starring Jessica Biels

  • June 6, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    Do you want to know something really mad?

    by pjdon

    When I was really young I remember going into a video shop and seeing Escape from NewYork on video. Somehow I convinced myself that it was a live action version of Thundercats. Kurt Russel just looked kind of like Lion-O to me for some reason. My dad had to tel me I was wrong.<p>Anyway that is not a 'lost' opening, i remember seeing it loads of times as a kid, I think it might have been on the pilot or the straight to video feature length episode they released, Thundercats-Ho I think it was called.<p>Mathew Fox would make a good Lion-O. He could spend the whole film dening Mum-ra even exsits.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Timothy Opoelephant or what ever his

    by pjdon

    name is would be a good Tigra.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    It's NOT Live Action, it's CGI

    by slfricky

    Read the article and it says "Studio has optioned a script by tyro scribe Paul Sopocy to turn the popular 1980s animated series and toy line into a CGI-animated feature."

  • June 6, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Thundercats casting

    by coolchicat

    VING RHAMES IS PANTHRO

  • June 6, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST

    slfricky never noticed that,

    by pjdon

    decidedly less excited now. Imagine the budget of a live action version though. The HQ, the Thundertank, Lion-O's hair.<p>Billions I tell ya.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Feel the magic, feel the roar

    by pjdon

    Thundercats are lose.<p>Does that make any sense?

  • June 6, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST

    messi - Dinoriders

    by pjdon

    would rock! Remember the intro with the boy in the museum looking at the skeleton? BAM - he's in Dinoriders world!<p>Where people 'ride' dinosaurs.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Movies I might enjoy watching

    by RokurGepta

    <br> Remo Williams: The adventure Continues <br> Biggles Further Adventures in Time <br> Buckaroo Banzai Against The World Crime League <p>

  • June 6, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    What's next, the Silver Hawks

    by DeSandman

    I can see it now. From the writers of Thundercats: The Movie comes Silver Hawks.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Biel as Cheetara.

    by superninja

    I remember seeing STEALTH and Biel looked like she could wipe the floor with her costars. She'd probably be good in any action role.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Thundarr would be a lot of fun. It's basically Planet

    by superninja

    of the Apes but with sorcery. They also have to make sure Thundarr remains a sexist blowhard, I love that cartoon.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    CGI?

    by WONKABAR

    Brad Pitt will robbed of the part of a lifetime! DeSandman, like I said on The Zone, Silverhawks is to Thundercats what 'cars'-Voltron was to 'lions'-Voltron, second-rate cool. Sorry cars-V/SH-fans. Hey Rocur...what about 'History of the World Part II?' talk about long-awaited.

  • June 6, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Sample lines from Thundarr:

    by superninja

    "What? That is woman's work!" and "Ariel, you are as lovely as you are stupid. Ha ha."

  • June 6, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Actually, Brad Pitt would make a good Thundarr.

    by WONKABAR

    with Angelina Jole as Ariel. it would be like Mr. & Mrs. Smith but like, after an asteroid hurtles between the Earth and the moon.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Thundarr reminds me a lot of Killraven.

    by superninja

    I'd take either. Heck, I'd take John Carter or Flash Gordon or Doc Savage, too. We need more pulp!

  • June 6, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    I made up that lovely but stupid line.

    by superninja

    But Thundarr is the kind of guy that thinks women's lib is for mutants. If you watch the cartoon on Boomerang he makes little remarks and likes to toss Ariel over his shoulder and teach a wench a lesson. Kind of like Conan.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:07 p.m. CST

    superninja

    by pjdon

    in Doc Savage Man Of Bronze he lightly puches a girl in the cheek and says "your a brick".<p>I think it is supposed to be a compliment but it never works when I try it.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Flash movie needs Gorilla Grodd.

    by superninja

    and Gorilla City. That would be fun.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Thundarr hates two things:

    by superninja

    Magic and women's work. He probably wouldn't go over too well.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    pjdon, Doc Savage is not a very

    by superninja

    politically correct individual.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    what about inhumaniods

    by Phategod2

    Or Goldar and the Golden Lance. But what I really what is a Hard R Shirt tales that would Rock Directed by Eli Roth.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Whoopie...

    by Quintus_Arrius

    I'm very happy.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Thundarr is rough....dig this...

    by WONKABAR

    http://tinyurl.com/tm7eo "Black Pearl" lol!

  • June 6, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Cheetarah on the pilot

    by punto

    I remember watching the first episode as a kid with a raging boner the whole time, and I didn't know why. I just thought "something is 'different' about cheetarah". Later I realized she was naked on the pilot, before they get the cheesy 'official' thundercats outfits.. awesome

  • June 6, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Cheetara is agile.

    by superninja

    I always thought it was cool how physical she was when I was a kid. Most of the female characters on the other shows weren't as physical as she was and kind of stood around or fired weapons.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Thundarr no need help from big mouth female!

    by WONKABAR

    ..yeah, that was pretty hard-core for a kid's show. That might make a good Bradjolina flick afterall. Here ya go soy http://tinyurl.com/2nlzhy probably more than you need to know.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:47 p.m. CST

    I'm an 80s child too but...

    by Raymar

    c'mon, this is a dumb idea. Go make up an original fantasy epic or at least a better concieved property.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:47 p.m. CST

    I like it how everything has gone to pot and

    by superninja

    civilization no longer exists but Ariel has her high heels.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Ariel is sweet and Thundarr is cantankerous.

    by superninja

    Would Pitt be believed giving Angie orders? Also, Ariel is not the kind of girl who would have sex and then stab you like Angie.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    What is wrong with the concept of Thundercats?

    by superninja

    Since it is recycling familiar elements, do you have problems with those concepts as well?

  • June 6, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Do you think she gets it on w/ the Mok too?

    by WONKABAR

    Ukla did sound pretty riled up there. You're right though, she should be wearing fuzzy boots like Thundarr's. And why does the bad-guy sound like Fred Flintstone?

  • June 6, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    What where those robotic

    by pjdon

    bears called in Thundercats? They kind of creeped me out. I had a toy of one and I was always convinced it moved while i was asleep.<p>Plus has anyone thought how awesome the Thundertank will look in live action?

  • June 6, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    She doesn't get it on with anyone.

    by superninja

    You must be thinking of Conan who gets it on with anything not nailed down.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    DIORA BAIRD for Cheetara!

    by Kirbymanly

    And Larry King for Mum-Ra

  • June 6, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Berbils. Yeah, those things were creepy.

    by superninja

    RoberBelle and RoberBill. Those were some kool-aid drinking bears.

  • June 6, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Maybe they could do a hybrid of the two?

    by WONKABAR

    Thundarrcats?

  • June 6, 2007, 6 p.m. CST

    Larry King as Mum-Ra...

    by WONKABAR

    I think might be a little too old though

  • June 6, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    At least Lion-O is flawed so they don't have to

    by superninja

    go creating flaws so we can relate to him.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Bring on the M.A.S.K. movie already!!!

    by Man_of_Stool

    Now THAT would be cool. FUCK HOSTEL

  • June 6, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Who made the Bearbils?

    by pjdon

    I always thought Thundercats had a kind of deep hidden mythology. Why was Third Earth called Third Earth. Where did mum-Ra come from.<p>It kind of reminds me of LOST the way they land on a planet and we just get glimpses of an aincent past.<p>I honestly think a film could be something special.Plus because there is no real hardcore fan base people won't bitch about Snarfs eyes being the wrong color and shit.<p>I just hope they put flames on the Thundertank. Because thats what a badass like Panthro would do.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST

    How is Lion-O flawed?

    by WONKABAR

    ...seems like a perfectly capable cartoon-hero to me

  • June 6, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    You know Hollywood will miss the mark

    by Phategod2

    Yeah Lion-O was flawed being a child forced to become a man, Instead they'll make Lion-o Shai labouf's Cat altered after a Sexual experiment (because thats more realistic)

  • June 6, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Lion-O was a kid in a man-cats body?

    by Phategod2

    I think he was actually younger then Wiley Kit and Wiley kat

  • June 6, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Remo was based on the "Destroyer"book-series

    by WONKABAR

    so yeah, there was potential there...maybe still. Lion-O's biggest flaw was that he was too hair-metal

  • June 6, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Infact most of the characters

    by pjdon

    where more complex and flawed than your average charcters in a kids show.<p>Just looking at Wikipedia and some people who made Thundercats went on to form Studio Ghibli!

  • June 6, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Has a berbil and cheetaras on his wife!

    by WONKABAR

    sorry...had to

  • June 6, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST

    pjdon, you are going to get Yack on his post-apoc

    by superninja

    soapbox. Third Earth is our Earth where all civilzation has been destroyed and the planet has recovered but civilzation remains in an arrested state. So we made the Bearbils (AI style) at some point in the past. Mumm-Ra (evading grave robbers?) rewoke from his slumber. He was entombed in ancient Egypt. King Arthur has been shown as being a member of Earth's past, or maybe was leftovers from The Last Unicorn, who knows? They never really explain any of it.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Panthro = Micheal Clarke Duncan!

    by jojo-pimp

    If not Panthro, then perhaps Mumra!! Vin Diesle would also be an acceptable Panthro

  • June 6, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    superninja I always remember as

    by pjdon

    a kid thinking that it mite actually be in our past, that there was civilization, then the Thundercats came and then millions of years later we came along.<P>I even remember me and a friend being convinced it was kind of a true story and was based on actuall historical findings.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Lion-O is depicted as being flawed, mostly due

    by superninja

    due to his youth. It's often used as a device to show a moral of some kind. He has been portrayed as arrogant, bullying, naive, rude, foolish, a number of things. He is still however good natured and honorable and desires to do the right thing in the end. <p> Cheetarah is portrayed as having a serious problem with greed at one point. Tigra had one, too, I can't remember what it is, though.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:41 p.m. CST

    FUCK YEAH, BITCHES!!! I knew this day would come!!!

    by Lamerz

    Thundercats, HOOOOOOOOO!<P> Let's hope they hope they stick close to the source material. If not, this will suck and be Thundercats in name only. FUCK THAT. TINO, bitches, TINO! These fuckers better not rape my childhood. <B>The original Thundercats mythology was deep and near perfection.</B> Mumm-ra better not be turned into a Russian terrorist because they are afraid of offending Egyptians. And the sons-of-bitches better fuckin keep the sex of the characters the same. Panthro is not a fucking CHICK!!!<P> THUNDERCATS > HE-MAN ... Fuck Skeletor and that bitch Prince Adam. Skeletor was just mad cuz his dick disintegrated and he couldn't get a blow. That's whole reason for the conflict in the series.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Get Djimon Honsou as Panthro.

    by superninja

    Although he was born to be Black Panther. Duncan is too old and not athletic enough.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Thundercats have chosen HD-DVD..., and here's why:

    by Pound Sand

    Cheetara is ready for her close-up.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    I remember some storyline about

    by pjdon

    them mining some kind of substance, I think it was like Gold, they could mold it into shapes but it was tough, I think I remember it causing issues within the group.<p>And then Snarf said 'snarf, snarf' and they all laughed for several minutes.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Cheetara better be fuckin hot too

    by Lamerz

    Once again, stick to the source material Warner!

  • June 6, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    This but no GREEN LANTERN, FLASH, AQUAMAN, or..

    by Drath

    WONDER WOMAN?!!!?! Fuck you, Warner Bros. Fuck you like the "Ho"s you are.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    I was watching the Thundercats movie and ...

    by Lamerz

    Lion-o used the "sight beyond sight" to check out Cheetara while she was showering. I was kind of shocked that they would do that in a film based on a cartoon, but I looked over and Kurt Russell was laughing, so I guess it was okay.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    That's right Drath ... THUNDERCATS > ALL

    by Lamerz

    that is all.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Cheetara was prbably

    by pjdon

    my first sexual feeling. Or maybe Wilykit.

  • June 6, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Thundranium. That is what powered all of their

    by superninja

    technology. The other thing that they should keep in is the Mutants basically picking off as many survivors during the Thundarian Exodus as they could. Good way of establishing the hatred between the two groups.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Just got a glimpse of Cheetara

    by WickedMonster

    ...on the pilot episode. <p> Wow, she is nude. How could they pull that off? And Lion-O is a <b>girl</b>... Weird. </p>

  • June 6, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    I'm glad they're adapting hollow 80s toy commercials

    by ScamsAndFlams

    as much as i loved these shows as a kid, i'm SO fucking glad they're adapting them into live action films rather than ruining truly classic material like The Book of the New Sun. keep remaking shallow shit into shallow shit, Hollywood, educated people everywhere thank you for leaving the true classics alone.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    They're not nude, they're covered in fur.

    by superninja

    At least, that's what I'm going with.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Cheetara did not choose porn...

    by WONKABAR

    porn chose Cheetara

  • June 6, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    that works for me.

    by Phategod2

    and for anyone rushing to commence a witcch hunt and start calling people hater I don't hope any movie fails I just point out the current hollywood trend of flash over subtance. And with these new 80's era movie Transformers is the bar I just hope a movie is able to step over that rather Low bar.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Yeah, improve upon the concept while keeping

    by superninja

    the elements of the original in mind in a way that is not insulting to the audience. That is all people are asking.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Dwane "The Rock" Johnson

    by BenIdom

    Would make a badass Lion-O. I mean, he is already ripped and just change the words "Can you smell what the Rock is cooking" to the Thundercats chant. It is the same tone of voice and everything!

  • June 6, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    The Olsens just need a haircut and they are good

    by superninja

    to go as Wiley Kit and Kat - no makeup needed. And of course, George Clooney would be perfect as Tigra.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay talks flames on Prime!

    by Kirbymanly

    http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808716430/video/2939413/standardformat

  • June 6, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Some of those show had interesting stories actually.

    by WONKABAR

    I remember wondering about the time-line of Thundercats as well as some here have mentioned. But then again I tried to figure out the story-lines to music-videos when I was kid too (How 'bout a 'Union of the Snake' movie eh?) But like someone else said, there ARE alot of great books out there. I certainly think John Carter is more due than Lion-O

  • June 6, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    I watched some episodes of

    by justin s

    I watched some episodes of thundercats recently with my roommate, who has the dvds. I have to say, after about 5 hours of thundercats, we determined that not a single person threw or took a punch. not one. they had fights sometimes, and people would get tied up or jump out of the way of things... but no one took a punch.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    ok so a transformers movie, a gi joe movie...

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    a thundercats movie and a he-man movie, since theres no news of a live action duck tales movie this sums up my favorite afterschool shows back then, i ask the gods, please, out of these 4 shows at least make one of the movies mirror how the show was, and not in a campy style, without adding your own touches and upgrades. g.i. joe and thundercats especially.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Does anyone remember

    by pjdon

    how cool the spaship crashing on Third Earth was? It skidded for miles. That re-done in live action would be great.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    GI Joe should be a t.v. series.

    by superninja

    There is not enough there for a movie. On the other hand, that could make it easier to adapt, less to screw up - just make an espionage/special forces movie. But if you've read the script review - it's laughable, so it's not looking too good.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Yes, pjdon. I always thought the Enterprise crash

    by superninja

    in the Trek film was pretty cool. The animation in Thundercats was extremely well done, especially for the pilot movie.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Why, why, why?

    by The Rondo Hatton Blues Explosion

    This is going to end up a Cosplay festishist's dream, bet on it.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST

    gijoe

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    i gotta read that review. i'd dig a live ation gijoe series. thought the cgi wasn't half bad. but i can just picture a really badass movie if done right. i heard something about rise of cobra. there's some potential cause there's so many characters, and ninjas. cobra almost has that darth vader thing, with destro and baraness and serpentor. they can pull some good stories from the episodes i'm sure. maybe dusty can be a p.o.w and they have to rescue him, the possibilties are endless.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Superninja should be a TV series

    by pjdon

    and every week Superninja's husband is about to find out that his wife is the infamous Superninja and then something saves her secret just in time.<p>Also each week a new guest star could come into the show and the police believe he is Superninja and the guest star could team up with Superninja to fight evil and then find out her identity but then die at the end so they can get a new guest star next week.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Can someone explain 3rd earth

    by Phategod2

    It was sos trippy how do you Translate into a actual planet called earth? as for Panthro He looked Black, sounded Black, so in most of our minds he should be played by a Black man. And call me racist if you want but just a footnote... I'm Black.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Play the Thundercat intro and feel the beat

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    Yeah! To tell you the truth I would tune in everyday just for the intro, then I'd turn it off and go play outside or something.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    He's being sarcastic, Phate.

    by superninja

    <>

  • June 6, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    anchorite that is soooo racist!

    by pjdon

    'why do black people have to be black, why can't they be normal like the rest of us?' is that basicly what you are saying?<p>Only kidding. <p>They could find a grey actor.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Phategod2 you should use

    by pjdon

    that in conversations with people:<p>"Hey excuse me, do you have the time, oh and just a footnote....I'm black."

  • June 6, 2007, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Mum-Ra!! he's badass

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    Mum-Ra's so cool. He never dies, and he can turn from a frail weak old mummy to a big Thundercat ass kicking mofo.

  • June 6, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST

    as a kid i thought louis gosset jr should be panthro

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    but you know theyll get denzel

  • June 6, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    Thunder..Thunder.. Thundercats Ho! yes you Cheetarah

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    That was kinda mean of him to summon her by calling her Ho.

  • June 6, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    I'M HOLDING OUT FOR A 'HARD R' GEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS

    by Pound Sand

    help me out with the casting.

  • June 6, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    Some other cast-related musings

    by Fenton Meiks

    Liono - Russell Crowe Panthro - Patrick Stewart Snarf - Martin Lawrence's decapitated head, animatronically controlled, inside a "hilarious" latex fat suit. Snarfer - Verne Troyer Monkian - McKenzie Crook Mumm-ra - Michael Jackson (although George Burns would have been perfect for the "decomposing" Mumm-ra, if he hadn't died) Slithe - Kathy Bates (ideally) Vultureman - Brian Cox (Why not? He's in every other film. If he can't do it, Jon Voight will.) Wilykat - Ralph Macchio

  • June 6, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST

    I vote for Gilbert Gottfried as LIono

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    Looks just like him

  • June 6, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Please forgive my ignorance, but what makes...

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    the Thundercats so "thundery"? When they say they belong to the light, do they belong to the thunder? Do they belong to the sound of the words we've both fallen under? Whatever we deny or embrace for worse or for better we belong, we belong we belong together...ahem-sorry for that, the 80's were coming back a little strong for me. But seriously...

  • June 6, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    The need the guy they should've gotten to

    by superninja

    play Superman for Lion-O. He has to play really young but look mature. It will probably come across as fairly creepy.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST

    He-Man showed She-Ra his mighty weapon

    by WONKABAR

    .

  • June 6, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    superninja do you mean Jim Caviziel?

    by pjdon

    Because I always mean Jim Caviziel...<p>'Hey man do you have the time?'<p>'Yep it's Jim Caviziel'<p>'Oh and on a footnote...I'm white.'

  • June 6, 2007, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Thunderguys

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    I think people that look like cats will be hard to pull off. I say just make em people with special powers and call them Thunderguys. Thunder...Thunder....Thunderguys...and Cheetarah you Ho!!

  • June 6, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST

    DieHard Transformers fan surely they

    by pjdon

    could just get cats to play them and move the mouth with CGI like in Babe

  • June 6, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST

    My fave cartoon gonna be a movie!!!!!

    by zelusfin

    Make this happen wb! and silverhawks and tigersharks and all animals turned superhero metahuman cartoon whatever!! Coz half of us will love it and half of us will totally raze it to the ground. worth it no? ofcourse! coz hollywood doesnt give a shit. money money MOney!!! MONEY!!!

  • June 6, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST

    robertsilence I have been absent from

    by pjdon

    TB's for a few days, what is 'patton' how is the club coming along?

  • June 6, 2007, 8:42 p.m. CST

    He-Man the most powerful man in the universe!- arrogant

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    In He-Man's intro he yells "I become He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe!!". And like he's trying to convince you of that. What an arrogant ass. How the hell does he know if he's the most powerful man in the universe? Superman can kick his ass.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    sorry...

    by zelusfin

    had to get that outta the way. my first talkback. very embarassing. oh, visionaries, throw that in there as well. and if only vhing rhames (i hope that's how it's spelled, if not my apologies) had ninja nunchuck skills and was 10 years younger, perfect panthro. and yeah, it really isn't racist to think he's black,he's probably the coolest guy on the show. next to lion-o ofcourse. Cmon! he calls every body a hoooooo! Panthro's big daddy pimp and lion-o's his protoge. Good job young pimpling.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:44 p.m. CST

    I love the Broadway style theme song intro...

    by DoctorWho?

    I had forgotten that. How Bob Fosse. I remember it was an after school ritual to get quite baked and watch the show. Consequently, I don't have a very good recollection of it. Feature film? Really??

  • June 6, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Cast...

    by jessforfree

    Ryan Reynolds-Lion-O Jessica Biel-Cheetara Matthew Mcconaughey-Tygra Tyrse Gibson-Panthro AnnaSophia Robb- WilyKit Josh Hutcherson- WilyKat Anthony Hopkins-Jaguara Whoopy Goldberg-Mumm-Ra Anthony Hopkins-Jaga

  • June 6, 2007, 8:46 p.m. CST

    PUSSY ON PANTHRO a.k.a. THUNDERCUNTS

    by PUSSY ON OPTIMUS

    Can't wait to see how less blocky and more realistic that turns out. "A story about a boy and his sword...and his pussy."

  • June 6, 2007, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Pjdon, use real cats? That would be so cute

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    The kids would love it! Or do you mean the big cats? A lion, tiger, cheetah, and panther that talk. Cool.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Broadway

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    Yeah I think they had a long running musical. One of the longest in history I think.

  • June 6, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST

    HaHa Cheetarah is a Thundercunt

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    Thunder...Thunder.... Thundercats and Thundercunt Ho!

  • June 6, 2007, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Ironically snarf was the most 'cat' like

    by pjdon

  • June 6, 2007, 8:52 p.m. CST

    CGI Animation, or Live-Action?

    by TheLawyerKobayashi

    They better not fuck this up especially Lion-O

  • June 6, 2007, 9 p.m. CST

    DoctorWho? Really??

    by zelusfin

    Hmm, getting baked while watching the show... you were late highschool maybe? i was a kid when i saw this, very very nostalgic, and totally awesome. Its making fire with karate awesome. damn, i never grew up.... thanks for making me realize this doctor! im cured! not... but seriously, i think you're gonna be there on opening week and will probably enjoy half of it. seriously, the effect in hollywood these days.. i know that's not the only thing about movies, but its definitely entertaining. i'll escape to this anytime.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    DID I EVER TELL YOU...

    by ...SUTTER KANE...

    MY FAVIOURITE COULOR IS BLUE!

  • June 6, 2007, 9:09 p.m. CST

    DO YOU READ SUTTER KANE ?

    by ...SUTTER KANE...

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT TODAY IS ? TODAYS MOMMYS DAY!

  • June 6, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Why live action...?

    by Lilana

    Why can't they make it a hand drawn cartoon? I mean c'mon since Pixar got everyone on the CGI bandwagon there haven't been any decent handdrawn cartoons. Also add me to those who love MYSTERIOUS CITIES OF GOLD. That was a cool show, with one long story.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    THIS IS MY WORLD

    by ...SUTTER KANE...

    AND YOU ARE MY CREATION!

  • June 6, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    DOES SNUFF EXIST ? HMMMMMM

    by ...SUTTER KANE...

    http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-2695085153314436603&q=AVI+duration%3Along

  • June 6, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    I VOTE FOR "TURBO TEEN: THE MOVIE"

    by Bass Bastardson

    If you don't know Turbo Teen, it was an 80's cartoon about a kid who gets fused with his sports car when he crashes it into a secret science lab. Whenever he gets too hot he morphs into his car and if he gets wet he turns back into a kid. Seriously. His friends drive him to school. Check it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc 3T-Be6JEc&NR=1

  • June 6, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    anchorite

    by zelusfin

    well,come to think of it. white or black, they're still gonna paint him blue. or use prosthetics or i some kinda fur make up. really, with this movie, it's the new age of make up.. or not. But as for stan lee going to disney, i have so much respect for the man i'd considering watching anything he's behind. and if the movies are good, why not? i mean, frank miller never really had a huge mainstream audience (although what a comparison, couldnt be further apart), and who around the world really read that much hell boy? and frankly new movies come out every year that have totally original stories and characters and some become very succesful. pirates of the caribbean was based on a freaking ride!! if the movie is made well, i don't see why it shouldn't be seen despite the lack of a previous following in another format. glad you brought it up though, didn't know he went to disney. really? he did?

  • June 6, 2007, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Thundercats Suck!!

    by Eh Nam1313

    what was Lion-o sword for other than calling for help when his wimpy ass was getting it kicked. Oh yea he also had (sight beyond sight) just gay! Bring on the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE BABY!!

  • June 6, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    we HAD Masters of the Universe, Eh Nam1313

    by leavittj1982

    ...and it sucked. A lot. Go look for it on YouTube or something, but before you eat.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Jesus.

    by Darth Chode

    Nostalgia just officially jumped the shark.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Fucking awful idea...

    by J.B.M.A.

    ...because bar the hilarious title music, Thundercats was shit. And yes, I did watch it as a kid and knew it was shit then too. Oh, and to the morons comparing it to Lord of the Rings - are you kidding me?!! There is more weight in my ballsack than in the flimsy half-arsed storyline of this 1980's reject.

  • June 6, 2007, 9:49 p.m. CST

    RUBIK THE AMAZING CUBE: THE MOVIE OF CARTOON OF...

    by Bass Bastardson

    ...THE TOY. Who else remembers this shit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= LYs_GCy9PRk

  • June 6, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    METHOD MAN AS PANTHRO

    by Bass Bastardson

    That being said I still think this is a stupid fucking idea

  • June 6, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Agreed Superninja, the Thundercats TV movie was great

    by NoHubris

    If the live action can match the 80's TV movie in its portrayal of Lion-O ascending as both a leader and a hero, it'll connect with its 80s audience AND bring in alot of new fans imo.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Stan Lee

    by superninja

    I'd love him to do great work for Disney but his more recent efforts are very lackluster. To be fair, kind of hard to top the old stuff, you know?

  • June 6, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Silverhawks

    by jegoing74

    Now don't get me wrong I loved Thundercats as a kid, but Silverhawks has the big screen potential.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST

    NoHubris, should be hard to screw up, right?

    by superninja

    All they need to do is adapt the story and get someone who writes good dialogue (that's where the real difficulty is with these movies). If they pull the designs off, should not be brain surgery, you know?

  • June 6, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    The new He-Man is gonna be cool

    by DieHard Transformers fan

    They're gonna make him like Conan, none of that crap from the first time around. I still think He-Man's an aggorant twat for saying "I become He-Man, the most powerful man in the UNIVERSE!!". Fuck you He-Man and shutup before Superman comes and kicks your ass.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Better not be a comedy or done with injustice.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Fuck it. I want a Hard-R Thundercats movie. Thundercats HOOOOOOOOO!!!

  • June 6, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    HERE COME THE FURRIES !

    by Mullah Omar

    If you were in any way disturbed by the costumed people in line on "Star Wars" opening days, then get ready to have your mind blown by the "Thundercats" crew. <br>And I would rather not even contemplate the eventual porno version of this film.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST

    DieHard Transformers fan, Burtons Planet of the Apes

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    love or hate that movie the make up worked very well and I think they can pull off with making catpeople look cool.

  • June 6, 2007, 10:56 p.m. CST

    WHAT'S WITH LIONO'S PAW-GAUNTLET THING?

    by Bass Bastardson

    He has a gauntlet made out of a huge cat's paw. Isn't that a little gross, considering he's part cat himself? That's like me wearing the hand of some other (much larger) human dude as a glove. Yuck.

  • June 6, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    It's a shield and scabbard for the Sword of Omens.

    by superninja

    Sounds handy to me.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:11 p.m. CST

    am I the only one that thought turbo teen..

    by Cotton McKnight

    had some sexual double entendres going on?

  • June 6, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Couldn't he also use it to climb

    by pjdon

    and didn't the nails shoot out and stuff?<p>I really must check out the DVDs.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Yeah, it launched grappling claws. And reflected

    by superninja

    Mumm-Ra's reflection back on him.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    That is awesome

    by pjdon

    Mumm-Ra: "Aghhhhh! I look like shit"

  • June 6, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Hard R Thundercats synopsis - first 15 minutes

    by Lamerz

    Movie opens with Lion-O, bloody with several cuts and bruises, taking on 12 baddies, as one goes to stab him in the back, he jabs his sword back through the gut. Then promptly slices off another's head. He knocks another baddie out by kicking him in the face, cuts the arm off of another, and then finally cuts off another baddies legs off at the knees. They all pause, Lion-O says, "Who wants some more?" The other evil ones run off. "That's right, run, fuckers! HOOOOOOO!" Lion-O begins walking back toward his base. Cut to later that day, he arrives, and cleans up. There is a buzz on Lion-O's door, he opens it, and Cheetara awaits. They proceed to kiss intensely, disrobe (with female full frontal nudity) and cut to a full on sex scene ending with Cheetara satisfied.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    robertsilence

    by WickedMonster

    "sometimes i walk around the neighborhood yelling..."THUNDERCATS HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" sadly, nobody jumps out of the bushes to form my gang of ninja cats." <p>Comedy Gold</p> I am sure Shia LeBouf would have been there ready to molest the cats you would have summoned.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Thundercats Talkback at a Transformers level

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Wow. The 80's are back. Rocky, Rambo, Die Hard, Indiana Jones, Transformers and now Thundercats? I don't think this will translate well to the big screen. They would need a great script and director to make it even feasible. The greatest old cartoon that NEEDS to me moviefied is Starblazers! That, my friends, would rock.

  • June 6, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST

    So I just watched Clerks 2...

    by Lour Reed luvs Frank Zappa

    The character Elias reminds me of about.. all of you. His rant about having a transformers handle way ahead of the movie's release date LOLOLOLOL.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    SAMURAI PIZZA CATS LIVE ACTION!!!

    by Plazola_MEX

    Yeah baby! Gin-su sword power!

  • June 7, 2007, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Gimme Macross movie instead of this shit....

    by Plazola_MEX

    Do you remember love story line please! Tundercats is going to stink more like a dead rat after three days...

  • June 7, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Plazola_MEX

    by Bass Bastardson

    I agree with you, but please don't say anything more about Macross. It's been a life-long dream to do Robotech/Macross as a film and I am very afraid that Don Murphy or some other schmuck will come along and fuck it up before I get the chance. The more you talk about it the more likely that is to happen. Just give me five more years to try and get it off the ground. If I still haven't managed to do so, then bring it up in all the talkbacks you want. I know it seems like a shitty deal, but I'm begging you. Please.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Leave it to YackBacker to make me laugh

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Glad you're back. Thundercats is my wife's fav. I'm more of Silverhawks guy myself. Love those opening credit scenes. 80's goodness.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Bass, you have my support.

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    I prefer Macross over Robotech, but whatever. Anyone, and I mean anyone (and this is in no way a slight on you) is superlative to Don Murphy. Go Bass Bastardson, Go! Shit, now I have the Macross theme song in my head. Memories abound.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Get Gerald Butler or Eric Bana as Lion O!

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    Jessica Biel as Cheetarah,

  • June 7, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Yack, thanks for the Thundercats outtakes

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    made our night. We're simple people and those cuts are funny as hell. It's like hearing Betty White curse to me. It's just preposterous.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Word is that a Legend of Zelda script is being passed..

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    around Paramount and WB. Just an FYI

  • June 7, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Now see, I just don't think a Zelda movie needs to be

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    made. Perhaps I lack vision.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Gerard Butler would be awesome as Tigra.

    by superninja

    You have to remember that Lion-O is much younger than the rest of them.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    You can make a movie about anything.

    by superninja

    Zelda has a lot of classic myth elements and just deals with pastoral vs. city and peasants and monsters, there's nothing special about it. It's basically a blank slate for them to do anything, just with name recognition. The temptation I think would be to be oddly faithful to the games when it is unnecessary. Mario Bros., now that I don't understand making into a movie. Plumbers and a turtle king. Video games? Sure.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    But..Heath Ledger as Lion-O :(

    by avenger147

    Well at least theres no horrible wire work with CGI :)

  • June 7, 2007, 1:07 a.m. CST

    HOOOOOOO!

    by WONKABAR

    Sorry, had to. Yeah, it sure seems the 80's are indeed back. Now all we need is zombie-Reagan. Oh, diehard guy, tough call there between HeMan & SuperMan. HM has the power of greyscull, whereas sups loses power when not near a yellow sun. Eternia's sun is like, pink or something, so I guess it depends on where they fight. But HM has bigger muscles.

  • June 7, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Would be the best thing to happen to Bloom since

    by superninja

    POTC. And before that LOTR. He better ride that gravy train. :) Link talks to tons of people, have you ever played the game? When N64 game came out I was obsessed with Link getting the horse and the music used in that location. It must be in this movie! Hahah.

  • June 7, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    If anyone needs me

    by Trader Groucho 2

    I'll be watching Hal Hartley films.

  • June 7, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    He-Man and Superman did meet up in a comic

    by superninja

    book, but of course they team up never settling the question of who is stronger. It's He-Man. Superman is vulnerable to magic on top of needing the yellow sun.

  • June 7, 2007, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Well, sups does have a better alter-ego...

    by WONKABAR

    I didn't know they teamed up. I knew Spidey and the Transformers teamed up, but how the hell did HM and SM hook up? They didn't get it on did they?

  • June 7, 2007, 1:21 a.m. CST

    It was a DC comic or something. I'm sure they

    by superninja

    beat up each other's bad guys, you know how that thing goes. Based on what I gleaned from the internet, He-Man was talking in "Thous" and "Thees" so it was probably written out of character anyway.

  • June 7, 2007, 1:27 a.m. CST

    I'm assuming SM went to Eternia...

    by WONKABAR

    unless HM went through some portal like in the Lungren film. I can imagine how their conversation must have went... SM: "I put on these glasses and everybody thinks I'm Kent" HM: "Shit, all I do is wear pink muthafucka!"

  • June 7, 2007, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Correct me if im wrong but isn't He-man mortal?

    by Cotton McKnight

    I mean, while he's all waving around his sword, couldn't a bad guy just pull an Indy and shoot him? Superman, on the other hand, is vulnerable to only ONE thing- kryptonite.

  • June 7, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST

    and besides, Superman can.. just for starters..

    by Cotton McKnight

    use heat vision, run fast, freeze things with his breath, has x ray vision and super hearing (though im not sure how he would use that in a fight) and he can FLY. All He-man can do is basically break stuff. Having said that, I think Hulk v. He-man is a better comparison. I think Hulk wins that one too.

  • June 7, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST

    God why did I check this sight at 2 am...

    by Cotton McKnight

    Alright now y'all got me thinking. How about Man at Arms vs. Boba Fett? I want to make a movie where Man at Arms and Trapjaw get somehow get teleported to this galactic contest where they have to fight Jango and Boba. Winner takes on Batman and Robin, who just kicked Inspector Gadget and Penny's ass.

  • June 7, 2007, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Final Fantasy > Zelda

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Always.

  • June 7, 2007, 2:35 a.m. CST

    HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    by Bass Bastardson

    Thanks for your support. Now if we can just get everyone to promote more shitty cartoons in these TBs, maybe the suits at the studios will be distracted from ruining the good properties. That way people who are actually passionate about them can work on getting them made correctly. That's why I am trying to get people hyped for a Turbo Teen movie. If Don Murphy or Lorenzo Di Bonaventura can spend a couple years trying to hammer out a Turbo Teen flick, that is time they won't be spending ruining Macross or Yamato or Harlock. ;) You know what? I just convinced myself - I am now in full support of this Thundercats movie.

  • June 7, 2007, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Masters of the Universe vs Star Wars...

    by WONKABAR

    we might be on to something here Cotton...

  • June 7, 2007, 2:58 a.m. CST

    What I want to see

    by bib fortuna

    is someone to take those outtake sounds from Thundercats/Silverhawks that have been floating round the net for years and set them to the cartoons. Those quotes are so funny! Hearing Liono say: Shut up, you fuck! is classic.

  • June 7, 2007, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Liono will be played by

    by bib fortuna

    Hacksaw Jim Duggan...HOOOOOOOOO!

  • June 7, 2007, 3:46 a.m. CST

    I do not Like Eric Bana

    by Phategod1

    Unless he's playing a whiny wuss I do not like Eric Bana.

  • June 7, 2007, 4:17 a.m. CST

    really funny

    by zelusfin

    hey bib fortuna, glad somebody else mentioned that. would love to see that too. but seriously people, i dont understand the haters.. what have the thundercats done to you guys huh? maybe its cat phobia.. or thunder phobia.. a little bit of both? cmon! the tc's kicked ass! and if you hated it so much do yourself a favor and forget about it. stop givin the fans grief. its not our fault we want to see stuff that made us happy in the 80's.

  • June 7, 2007, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Cheetarah would get it.

    by henrydalton

    That is all.

  • June 7, 2007, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Cracked it!

    by UltimaRex

    Lion-o: Tom Welling. Panthro: Derek Luke. Cheetara: Beyonce Knowes. (she can also sing the title song/RnB tie-in) Tygra: Some Bollywood Guy. Get 'em WB. Get 'em NOW!

  • June 7, 2007, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Dungeons & Dragons

    by J.B.M.A.

    was the most obvious draw out of all these 80's 'toons and yet somehow they managed to turn a sure-fire cash cow into a sub-Xena style telemovie. I mean c'mon, it had teens with different special powers trapped in a magical fantasy world wear ANYTHING can happen! Dragons! Goblins! Wizards! The Harry Potter crowd would've eaten it up. HOW did they manage to fuck that one up? Instead we get tat like Eragon. You would have to kill off the annoying bloody Unicorn though...

  • June 7, 2007, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Sadly I can't spell

    by J.B.M.A.

    'where'.

  • June 7, 2007, 7:19 a.m. CST

    live action please

    by stvnhthr

    When this idea first started floating around about 6 months ago there was talk of doing it all cgi like the recent TMNT flick. I want like action! The practical effects and makeup appliances would be pretty cheap and effective today. I really like the "lost" intro, they could really play up the spiritual analogies of good vs. bad; unholy forces indeed.

  • June 7, 2007, 7:45 a.m. CST

    What the FUCK is a SOLOFLANGE?

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ...and where is my "RUBIK: THE AMAZING CUBE" live action drama?

  • June 7, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Live Action?

    by groorgman

    I could see Gem, Snorks, or Turbo Teen for the live action treatment but not Thundercats. And why has G.I Joe dodged this treatment for so long or did I miss something? It would be like Saving Private Ryan but no one dies. I mean the He-Man movie was great...right? Voltron could be cool, but we really want to see M.A.S.K.

  • June 7, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    I actually considered doing BREAKOUT as a movie....

    by amrisharmpit

    But as a short film, not feature-length. Basically it would be a guy who wakes up in a racquetball court that's filled with the colored blocks. He has to fight his way out with a racquet and ball.

  • June 7, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Weren't the Thudercats a lame rip off

    by Drewchem08

    of He-Man. I'm holding out on all cartoon movies until a G-Force/Battle of the Planets movie is made.

  • June 7, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    CHEETARA IN HEAT!

    by CaptainTripps

    What a great subplot! Everytime some one touches her back, she drops to her knees and begs for it! Fuck 'hard R', Lets go NC-17!

  • June 7, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Breaking News: Paris Hilton is out of jail

    by Mr Incredible

    There is no justice. Only the one money can buy. That is all. Back to your regularly scheduled talkback.

  • June 7, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Everytime I hear "Atomic" by Blondie...

    by UltimaRex

    ...I think of Battle of the Planets. True story.

  • June 7, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    The Rock for Mumm-Ra

    by maximus_uk

    think about it....who better to play MUMM-RA than the one time WWE Champ he has the build, the look ( shaved head) and could truly be a great bad guy?

  • June 7, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    DinoSaucers

    by Strelnikov!

    My fingers are crossed they bring that one back too.

  • June 7, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    "Shut up, you fuck..."

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Thundercats outtakes. Download them now. Oh, and please, please let Marko Djurdjevic do the designs. And let Schumacher direct. It's gay enough.

  • June 7, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Next: Jem and the holograms The movie!

    by purplepurple

    now that I'd go see..

  • June 7, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    sorry anchorite, but I beat you to it.

    by polyh3dron

    Look up.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Live Action SILVERHAWKS!!!

    by polyh3dron

    YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    sorry polyh3dron, I beat all y'all to it.

    by Shermdawg

    <br>

  • June 7, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    I like Zelda better than Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy

    by superninja

    is convoluted. Zelda is just about a nice little elf boy that wants to save a princess.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Will Ferrell for Hefty Smurf.

    by superninja

    Steve Carrell can be Brainy. Scarjo can be Smurfette. And Patrick Stewart can be Papa Smurf. We need this! You can make Gargamel the sympathetic character, where someone finds his diary of his long torture at the hands of his neighbors the Smurfs, finally ending in his mysterious disappearance. It can be like Blair Witch but with Smurfs!

  • June 7, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    to review...

    by Deus Vult

    shermdawg and anchorite were both part of the original thundercats casting thread WAY back in january. although they weren't around for long. the original subject was the "hannibal rising" talkback.<p>finally, superninja, I think the lead character in every final fantasy game is actually alot like link--young, girlish, and quiet. that could strife kid in FF7 never said a damn word to any body. and I played that game in excess of 255 hours--and not a single sentence out of his mouth!

  • June 7, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    HEY WHO SAID SOMETHING ABOUT MACROSS EARLIER?!?

    by Deus Vult

    I've been dreaming of a macross (japanese) or macross saga (robotech-america) live-action movie FOR 22 YEARS...so don't hold your breath.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Superman is vulnerable to magic, it can kill him.

    by superninja

    Superman is not immortal, he is impervious to most things, but not to magic and Kryptonite. Superman is primarily a science hero, his powers are due to genetics, not to training or supernatural endowment.

  • June 7, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    thundercats, what?

    by Tiger_Hundreacre

    thundercats have been discussed for weeks, but could someone tell what this really is. cartoon? we have noe thundercats over here. never heard of them. is it some american thing. that is popular is us and nowhere else?

  • June 7, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    i wish u guys would discuss some real movies.

    by Tiger_Hundreacre

    like those coming up, or just been. not like it is very masculine talking about some cartoon fiction.

  • June 7, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    TRIPLE H for LION-O! STONE COLD FOR PANTHOR! AND....

    by Err

    THE UNDERTAKER FOR MUM-RA!

  • June 7, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    we aint gotta dream no more...

    by QuemaPueblos

    am i the only genius here? you think of panthro and you think of the marquee name black actors: ving rhames, wesley snipes (wtf!), and <insert generic wrestler here>... PANTHRO IS IDRIS ELBA aka STRINGER BELL!! this i vow!

  • June 7, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    RE: FF, I wasn't comparing the main characters.

    by superninja

    FF involves convoluted stories, which I think would make it difficult to adapt for film. I know when you get involved in playing the game the more dense the better but not so for movies.

  • June 7, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Harriet's Magic Hats: THE MOVIE

    by polyh3dron

    Starring Shia LaBeouf as Harriet.

  • June 7, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I just realized that only Canadians know Harriet

    by polyh3dron

    oops

  • June 7, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Inhumanoids: The MOVIE

    by polyh3dron

    That would actually be REALLY REALLY cool.

  • June 7, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Visionaries: THE MOVIE

    by polyh3dron

    Knights of the Magical Light!!

  • June 7, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    "Cartoon Fiction" not masculine? HA!

    by WONKABAR

    He-Man & Thundaar & LionO? Not to mention cartoon-Mr.T.?? 'nuff said.

  • June 7, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Pirates of dark water

    by coolhanderik

    It would kick ass.

  • June 7, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    HERCULOIDS! THE MOVIE!!!

    by Err

    It must be made.

  • June 7, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Pirates of Dark Water would be cool and I heard

    by superninja

    pirates are hot right now. <p> Paul Walker as Ren. <p> John Travolta as Bloth. <p> Eliza Dushku as Tula. <p> Oded Fehr as Ioz.