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Brett Ratner To Adapt Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD!! Will We All Die In A Massive, Collapsing Black Hole of Suck??

I am – Hercules!!
Brett Ratner will direct an adaptation of funnybook creator Rob Liefeld’s Extreme superteam “Youngblood.” Will this be the worst movie ever made, or will twin forces of talentlessness somehow cancel each other out to create the “Citizen Kane” of superhero movies? Some (like me) might call “Youngblood” derivative tripe that makes eyes sore, but Ratner offers a different appraisal: “Most of the great graphic novels are gone, and ‘Youngblood’ is one of the few comicbooks left with tentpole potential,” Brett Ratner tells Daily Variety. Ratner’s the “X-Men: The Last Stand” director who sucked all the cool out of Jackie Chan with the “Rush Hour” movies. Read all of Variety’s story on the matter here.

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  • Feb. 8, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    More needless Ratner bashing

    by Sith Witch

    Red Dragon ruled, and X3 was fun.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Another day, another Ratner project...

    by MaxTheSilent

    *Yawn*

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Fucking Awsome News!!!

    by medicinaluser

    God for a moment I thought the Rat had fucked off and killed himself, glad to see he is still about and peddling his shitty movies for the mentally challenged in the world to see and enjoy <BR><BR> His movies DO have a purpose contrary to what some folks might think.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Red Dragon was perfect, everything else...

    by vini77

    Sucked. What the fuck is with this guy?

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Two words: Shit Sandwich

    by YackBacker

    They might as well hire Akiva Goldsman to write this disaster-in-the-making.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Youngblood didn't hold my attention when I was 14...

    by JediRob

    ...I can't imagine it'll fair much better these days. Ratners comment is retarded. Most ridiculous news ever.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    I hated Liefeld for years... then I met him

    by Bass Bastardson

    He was a surprisingly nice and gracious fella. Conversely, I used to love Todd McFarlane's and it turn out he's just a dick.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    “Most of the great graphic novels are gone"

    by YackBacker

    What the fuck is that cumstain talking about? Gone where? To other directors with talent? What, Marvel Studios won't return your phone calls? WB didn't let you do 3rd Unit on WATCHMEN? Get a fucking clue you coke-powdered pederast.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    by BigBadJon

    I suspect this will begin a downward slide of comic book movies back towards general suckitude.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    if this means

    by werewolfbynight

    Ratner is no longer attached to Conan, then please sign him up for a trilogy.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST

    SFX

    by LucienPierce

    So do you think they're going to use CG or prosthetics to make the characters hands and feet ridiculously small on massively disproportionate bodies? I want this to be true to the spirit of the comic.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    MY EYEBALLS WERE JUST FUCKED

    by Barrymore Yorke

    Well, no, they weren't. And they never will be by a Ratner/Liefeld movie. The thought makes my skin crawl.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    The Roger Ebert rule

    by MaxDembo1

    No movie entitled "Youngblood" has ever been any good.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Is this for real?

    by dixieflyer

    You have to work hard to find such a terrifying marriage. Like a Bizarro Matchmaker. Also, have you guys read the "Christian Bale: the other guy's story" over at cracked.com? very very very funny.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Re: Red Dragon

    by Bass Bastardson

    When you have the producers of Silence of the Lambs, the writer of Silence of the Lambs, Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Mary-Louise Parker, and Philip Seymour Hoffman... well, let's just say that Ratner didn't have to do anything except stay the fuck out of the way for it to turn out good. Thank goodness he was probably off in a corner talking on his cell the entire time, or he might have managed toi fuck it up.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Is it some kind requirement to work at AICN to hate Ratner?

    by Paul T. Ryan

    Seriously, grow the fuck up. I still guarantee that the second Ratner gives Harry a set tour, all will be forgiven. This constant trashing of BR (and other directors that Harry doesn't like) is incredibly childish and unprofessional.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Finally something to look forward to

    by Eats_sandwich_gets_laid.

    babababababad.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Match made in heaven

    by blindambition238

    truly....

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Could Be Fun, But What Of That Other Super Hero Group Movie...

    by Media Messiah

    ...that Ratner was supposed to be adapting??? That was about a year or two ago, and nothing??? I don't even remember the name of the underground comic, or was it a video game???<BR><BR>I would prefer a film on Cable, or Jim Lee's...The Wildcats, or even that comic...Storm Watch.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Rob Lowe is the only Youngblood I will recognize.

    by thebearovingian

    I believe he was in a film titled 'Youngblood' sometime in the 80's.<p>Prove the haters wrong, Ratner! Make something legendary!

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Also Red Dragon...

    by blindambition238

    as Bass Bastardson pointed out, had all the ingredients of something truly epic right there sitting on the shelf. Somehow though, the entire movie was forgettable enough that nobody seems to remember it until they look for an example of a Ratner movie that isn't bad, but just ok...

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Red Dragon

    by Sgt.Steiner

    Was a leaden adaptation that someone managed to retain the lamer elements of the book (tattoo, painting-eating, moronic SPOILER wife with gat ending) while being even more unfaithful to the source material by expanding Lecter's cameo into a series of pointless appearances to create a mentor-student relationship that was never there. Give me "Manhunter" and William Peterson and Tom Noonan and Brian Cox and Iron Butterfly and a film with an actual ending over Edward Norton underplaying to the point of coming across as narcoleptic for two hours. And while Ralph Fiennes is always good, he could replace the memory of Tom Noonan. Nor could Harvey Keitel overshadow the fine work of Dennis Farina. I have nothing against Mr. Ratner, but he can kiss Michael Mann's ass!

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    I hope they adapt that classic Youngblood story...

    by Flim Springfield

    ...<br> <br> ...<br> <br> ... nevermind.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Why, dear God, WHY!?!?!

    by SithScorp

    Why must people persist in giving this hack MORE directing jobs? The only thing this guy can ensure is a poor product. Absolutely unbelievable!!! Give the job to a recent cinema school graduate, they would most likely do a better job.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Have to refresh my memory about YOUNGBLOOD

    by srh1son

    Luckily, I have about a thousand copies of issue 1 that I often use to wipe my ass. More cost effective than actual toilet paper.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Bass Bastardson

    by malificus

    It's okay to give Rob a break but still despise his godawful work. This guy couldn't finish a personal pan pizza, even with all the good intentions in the world. Leifeld learned to draw comics by aping what he saw in them, and poorly at that. His malformed figures show an ignorance of fundamental proportion so profound that it is laughable. He left Marvel with the rest of the Image egos and the only thing they ever accomplished was setting a new standard for color rendering and expensive paper stock. Thanks guys, thanks for the $3 comic. Doesn't matter who helms it, this movie is based on Youngblood and thereby MUST suck, it's basic comic book law 101.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Fail Meets Fail

    by DrTobiasFunke

    No matter who wins, everything loses.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Spellcheck Asshole!

    by GoodTimeBobby

    ...no matter how bad this film will be- and it will be bad- you have no room to throw stones since you dont know or dont care how to present a professional looking article. I bet Ratner and Liefeld can spell "Adaptation".

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Oh yea, one of the Youngblood heroes has HIV:

    by blindambition238

    the guy on the cover with a skull painted on his face whose name is Chapel. <p> This isn't that noteworthy in todays comic books, thanks to the likes of Mia Dereden in the Green Arrow comics who is used as a positive role model of someone living with the virus. <p> Rob Liefeld had on the other hand used HIV as part of this hero's powers. Basically he was given a special strain of HIV (probably the 90's X-TREME variant), and given the mission of using his womanizing ways to (happily) spread it to as many women as possible to keep the population in check... <p> Stay classy Rob!

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Please cast Rob Lowe & Cynthia Gibb

    by Det. John Kimble

    Especially Cynthia Gibb. Her bewbies were spectacular in the last Youngblood.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    You Might, But I Wont

    by DOGSOUP

    Because I wont see this filthy motherfucker. Ever. EVER. I will DIE without ever having seen this movie. The comic sucked so hard it almost brought the entire company to its knees and you want me to actually see a movie, directed by Brett Fucking Ratner based on it? I'd rather stab my self in the eye with my own severed dick. In conclusion The Maxx rocked.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Oh wow

    by drturing

    This is even worse than a Zack Snyder Watchmen or a McG Terminator. This is really, really woeful. But in a strange way those two men deserve each other exactly.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    P.S.

    by GoodTimeBobby

    I would also love it if the Karma Police descended on you more hateful assholes out there in Talkback Land, and by some fluke of nature "Brett Ratner's Youngblood" manages to kick ass and be great while, paradoxically, Watchmen some how is terrible!

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA!

    by ironic_name

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    For once the talent matches the material.

    by harosa

    A generic, souless director takes on a generic, souless stain in comic book history.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    fuck all you Ratner haters

    by BendersShinyAss

    I'm not saying I'm a fan but this hatred for the man when he's made some outstanding films (including rush hour AND Xmen 3) is fucking unbelievable. <p> I think you're all closet fags to be perfectly honest. Bryan singers Xmen and superman was gay gay GAY

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    youngblood! bloodsport! bloodpack! bloodblood! bludblood: blood!

    by ironic_name

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Ratner/Liefeld: two crap tastes that go *&$# together

    by canucklehead

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    I can't even believe anyone would be interested

    by malificus

    How did that meeting go anyway? "Yeah Rob, we really dig this Youngblood comic of yours." "Really?" "Oh yeah dude, it's really rad and all that." "Wow! Thanks!" "Okay so let's make a deal. Basically what it is, we just really like the name Youngblood so we're gonna option that and take it and run in the complete opposite direction that you did. But...hey...total props on you and your ...thing there."

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    rush hour 1 was great rush hour 2 was ok

    by ironic_name

    ratner lives up to his name.. he should be chewing on some floorboard.

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    BendersShinyAss

    by Sgt.Steiner

    Self-loather?

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    rob is a cool guy, but really? bloodblood?

    by ironic_name

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Ratner sucks, but Bale is AWESOME

    by BendersShinyAss

    This site reminds me of a bashed wife bringing cookies out for the neighbours. <p> I don't like that Ratner, everyone talks badly of him so he's obviously trouble <p> Bale is just under pressure and we really should show him respect, after all he did know heath ledger. such a nice young man"

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    BendersShinyAss, you're right

    by ironic_name

    Ratner sucks, but Bale is AWESOME!

  • Feb. 8, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Sgt.Steiner

    by BendersShinyAss

    no i just loath some of the shit this site carries on with and the kids that come here and lap it up. It's like an evongelical camp here sometimes. <p> sorr about the fags comment. It's ok to be anally perverted and demand respect. hey sometimes i look at my cock and think "yeah, who wouldn't like you"

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Is he going to clone himself?

    by Ghostwood

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    How many films is this guy attached to?

    by Ghostwood

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    fat girl who farts and listens to bad music says..

    by gusradio

    even I don't care.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST

    There have been amazing advances in CGI in the past 20 years...

    by John Maddening

    ...but not enough to make it possible to create the massive shoulders and tiny feet that Liefeld draws.<br><br> Of course, maybe in the movie, there will be backgrounds.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Rob Liefeld is handicapable

    by Mr. Lahey

    http://tinyurl.com/38t7qc

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Excuse me but...

    by Sephiroid

    how the hell is he attatched to all these projects? Oh my god... Now i get it.... There's an army of them... It's as foretold. The prophecy is coming true! Skynet is not an AI but the clone army of Ratners!!! Now all we can wait for is the opposing Michael Bay's Awesome army, so the cosmos can finally be destroyed in a titanic explosion!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Rob Liefeld= bigger hack than Rat

    by redfist

    look for his version of Cap America. The chest on him was bigger than Dolly Parton.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:09 a.m. CST

    I can imagine the meeting of the two...

    by Sephiroid

    Ratner: I was just checking the lights... Bay: Seriously man, you and me are fucking done profesionally... Fucking ass!!!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    And btw check this out/ It's Bale Out Time!

    by Sephiroid

    http://tinyurl.com/artvs7 EVERYONE, DO THE BALE!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST

    wow, like a bad version of Resse's PB Cups

    by darwinmayflower

    two shitty dudes, that taste shitty together! they should just call this Hack sandwich. Youngblood is a very bad comic.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    at least no one will care when the RAT F's this one up.

    by darwinmayflower

    finally a perfect project for the Rat, keep him busy on this and away from good comic properties!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Why Do People Hate Ratner as a Director?

    by dixieflyer

    I think it is because most of his work feels like a studio formula just to get the product out. It is passable, gets kids into the seats, but is not great, artistic or innovative. And that is kinda worse than just being bad.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    ...because he sucks.

    by darwinmayflower

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    April Fools?

    by geek molester

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    433

    by dixieflyer

    your background comment made me laugh.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Alan Moore's Youngblood?

    by MrMajestic

    Maybe Mr. Ratner will be adapting Alan Moore's very short run on Youngblood. Actually Moore supposedly wrote a ton of stuff for Awesome comics most of which didn't get published. Also people for a lark try to get Liefeld's comments about Moore that got published a while back. Insightful and bitchy they were. I personally enjoyed most of Moore's work for Image. 1963, ABC comics and his reboot of WildCats were a gas.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST

    My God how appropriate!

    by Kal Reeve

    I have no grievance with this combination. A double-stack of awful. This movie has a great chance of being magnificently bad.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Thank God. I thought the Rat was going to try and make a hockey

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    Whew. Let him bugger around with some second-rate comic book all he wants.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    movie...

    by GreatWhiteNoise

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    OH. MY. FUCKING. GOD!!!

    by lovecraftian

    Will they do a jeans commercial first? The two most worthless icons of their respective fields are going to work together? Will characters sit at perfect 90 degree angles and have three knuckles in their thumbs. Will the have the budget to produce mouthpieces which show 24 teeth on top and bottom?! Christ Almighty! WHATARIDE!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    TECHNICALLY-

    by alice 13

    it would be brett ratner adapting rob liefeld's adapting of every panel of every comic ever drawn by every other comic book penciller's youngblood.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    nobody could draw a mullet like rob liefield in 1990

    by Groothewarrior

    and nobody can ruin a superhero movie like brett ratner in 2009 its like a train wreck you got to look

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    AICN hates Matthew Lillard, Uwe Boll, Ratner, McG

    by ThePilgrim

    Paul W.S. Anderson, The Brothers Strause, and John McTiernan (After His RollerBall Remake)

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Oh hell yes!

    by ebonic_plague

    This could be one of the all time greatest bad movies ever put to film. Maybe if this does well, we'll get to see Stephen Norrington's CyberForce, or Michael Bay directing Wetworks, or Uwe Boll's version of Shadowhawk! <p> And the best thing about this announcement is the idea that Youngblood is "one of the last great graphic novels."

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    April Fools!

    by webslinger48

    There is no way this movie will suck!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    ALPHA FLIGHT GODDAMNIT!

    by caruso_stalker217

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST

    I LIKE Ratner's stuff!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    X-3 was the only X-Men film that actually had some decent action in it and WASN'T 90% whining about how much it sucked to have superpowers.<p>However, trying to adapt ANY of Rob Liefeld's projects for the big screen is a losing proposition that even Orson Welles, James Cameron and Peter Jackson couldn't overcome.<p>I wonder if the actors will have feet?

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Sith Witch, aka Ratner's mom

    by wash

    Someone should go back in time and epoxy your womb shut.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    anna nicole smith is dead, who will play liefield's cap america?

    by ironic_name

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:30 a.m. CST

    TheGhostWhoLurks - XMen III had the only decent action?

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Fucking bullshit. Nightcrawler at the start of X-Men II, the Mansion attack and Wolverine vs. Deathstrike trounce EVERYTHING from X-Men III.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Are they fucking serious?

    by Continentalop

    I mean, with all do respect..are they fucking serious?

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Shut the F up...

    by StrokerX

    havent read this yet...i'm just sayin...SHUT THE F UP!!!

  • Is he being serious ???

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:43 a.m. CST

    rob is awesome! but I don't like his art.

    by ironic_name

    he still seems like a nice guy. <P> http://tinyurl.com/dmqnma <P> http://tinyurl.com/d9qxpb

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Flim Springfield

    by StrokerX

    LOLLLL...i think in the 1st issue...character PsyStorm or something kills Saddam Hussein. YEAH! tell me i dont know my shit.....sigh.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    blindambition238

    by StrokerX

    isnt Chapel from Spawn? didnt he kill Spawn when he was human...i think in the movie he was a she.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    as opposed to kevin mcguire, who is a shit

    by ironic_name

    http://tinyurl.com/cs8de9

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:52 a.m. CST

    the end of comic book movies as we know it...

    by HarryWannaBe

    Seriously...if this film is allowed to be made, Hollywood is likely to see the error of their ways and NEVER GREENLIGHT A COMIC BOOK MOVIE AGAIN! There's not a single issue of this comic book worth wiping my ass with! I wouldn't let Rob Liefeld pay me a million dollars to kiss my foot...that is how much I can't stand that guy. Forget all the hating on Ratner for one moment (personally, I'm on the fence with him) and let's discuss how talentless Rob Liefeld is. Granted, I can't draw all that well, especially when it comes to drawing human characters and such...but then that's also why I only read comics and don't attempt to draw them! But somehow, Liefeld never got that inner-censor and the guy has somehow made a career out of drawing comic books when HE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW THE HUMAN ANATOMY!!! Apparently (to Liefeld), humans have 312 teeth...on top AND bottom! Apparently (to Liefeld), women have waists thinner than their own wrists and breasts larger than Charlie Brown's beloved Great Pumpkin! Apparently (to Liefeld), humans have no problems at all walking around on pencil-thin ankles so long as their feet are made out of two diamond shapes touching at any two points. (of course, that's assuming he's actually bothered to draw any feet...case in point?...look at the cover they used in this post...you see any feet there at all?) Apparently (to Liefeld), all women are in some serious need of chiropractic alignments...no matter what angle they're drawn at! Then...there's also the fact that Youngblood is just utter crap. It was just the Avengers with some of the characters re-designed/shuffled around. This movie would only be good if it's all CGI and the characters look exactly like Liefeld draws them so that we can all laugh at, when real laws of physics are applied, how each of these characters just falls on their asses or faces due to their horrible anatomies! THAT I would watch...but only to laugh at. Oh, and then there's this... http://tinyurl.com/apnny2

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:54 a.m. CST

    I actually liked X-3.

    by malificus

    It was WAY better than the first two which were completely devoid of life and action. I hazard to say that as terrible as Youngblood is, and it is indeed the boiling satanic sphincter doused in hot sauce of terrible,Ratner could only elevate that shit. It will be Youngblood in title only, in the classic comic book movie fashion only the logo will survive, and in this case it will be a mercy.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:54 a.m. CST

    The Seventh Seal is broken.

    by Super Rabbi

    Satan is going to walk the earth.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    HarryWannaBe

    by malificus

    The most hilarious thing about that Cap pic, and when I was at Kubert that shot made the rounds oh GOD did it make the rounds, try, in your minds eye, to erase the shield and then mentally fill in the physicality necessary to match that ridiculous chest up with the rest of Cap's body. Go ahead and try, and maybe just for guffaws someday someone will actually draw it out and take it to a convention and hand the misshapen mess to Liefeld and say: "There, NOW will you stop?"

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    X3 was like the star trek 2 of the franchise

    by BendersShinyAss

    full story with compelling imagery that used the previous installment as it's backbone and ended with a kickarse battle of who can use their devices better

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:02 a.m. CST

    I have all those comics, and the early X-Force rocked.

    by sonnyfern

    Maybe they'll go up in value now? The thing about Youngblood was I got it when it was the hottest thing on the face of the planet, and say what you will, but Liefeld's run on X-Force was fucking AMAZING. Shame he's crap now and he never lived up to that original potential

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:04 a.m. CST

    This is going to be my new home until the thread vanishes

    by malificus

    I'm gonna vent literal YEARS of Leifeld venom that has been spoiling my love of comics for years. You almost can't even blame him, you really need to go deeper and blame the editors that gave this hack work. Leifeld gained popularity during the single darkest time in comic books ever, the speculator boom. The days when ANYONE (obviously) that could hold a pencil got work so the companies could crank out product.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST

    malificus

    by Mr. Lahey

    Enjoy: http://tinyurl.com/zlmsr

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Link I just posted may be NSFWish

    by Mr. Lahey

    Link I just posted may be NSFWish.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Haha, perfect match

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    I still judge people on how much they like X-Men The Last Stand. Funnily enough, I imagine the subhumans who actually like that "film" might like his Youngblood film. May the frolic in moronic peace.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Ratner is fucked in the head

    by smackfu

    Youngblood is by far one of the most shallow, pointless, hastily conceived comics in the history of comics. Here's how Youngblood happened for anyone who isn't keeping track. In the early 90s all of Marvel's top artists got too big for their britches and jumped ship and formed Image and Wildstorm comics. So Todd McFarlane created a plagerized composite of his Spiderman and Batman characterizations and called it Spawn, while all of the guys who previously worked on 'Team' comics such as X-Men and New Mutants each churned out a cookie cutter X-Men clone, and Youngblood was Liefelds.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:28 a.m. CST

    X2>X3

    by kikuchiyoboy

    The White House raid opening sequence in X2 blows away any damn scene in X3. It by far blows away the shitty Ice Man VS Pyro crap battle of streaming blue line vs. flaming red line. Fuck, X2 laid an amazing foundation for a 3rd epic that never saw the light. <br> <br> The ending of X2 with the Phoenix reflection under the water still gives me chills. <br> <br> The first one was a bore fest though. But once they let Singer open up on X2... fuck X3.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Mr. Lahey

    by malificus

    It was actually more horrible than I even imagined. THAT's the drawing someone needs to take to a Con, the one with Rob over the knob. Thanks for the link, I'm not going to sleep so very good today.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Please, God, tell that....

    by Brian

    Armageddon is nigh. this cannot be.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST

    What about this?

    by Voice O. Reason

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDdW08NzPQU

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST

    TroutMaskReplicant

    by Mr. Lahey

    Way to fuck up your little phrase, there, dick-tree.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Liefeld and Ratner

    by Varakor

    on Youngblood... yea that sounds about right..... Honestly I'm gonna give the Rat some leeway on this. X3 was rushed to compete with supes return (unfortunately both films sucked). I say he will do ok, because he won't be jumping in the midst of things like he did with X3, sorry folks, we can't fault him entirely for that suckfest. instead he'll be on the project from the door. should be interesting to see how this turns out.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:37 a.m. CST

    I will give Ratner 1 film

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Money Talks!!!! <br> <br> "Why are you always trying to kill somebody? Why don't you try loving somebody!" <br> <br> Great fuck'n film. <br> <br> Since then... Bratner's been shit.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Stroker X, yea Chapel was in Spawn but

    by blindambition238

    he joined up with Youngblood later. Spawn and YB were part of the same Image Comics Universe, hence the crossover... <p> Dont know when he got his HIV powers though...

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Let me guess...

    by Dingbatty

    this will be in theaters in 2012? It's a sign that the newage nutters are correct about the coming armageddon.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:56 a.m. CST

    FUTURE WORST COMIC BOOK FILM EVER

    by Mullah Omar

    They should film this as closely as possible to Liefeld's visual style. It would be epic. Having the Rat aboard this sunken ship would make it all the more special. <br> <br> Check out some Liefeld classics here: <br> <br> http://progressiveboink.com/archive/robliefeld.html

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Chapel was in Youngblood BEFORE killing Spawn

    by Bass Bastardson

    And he was Liefeld's property, which is why his character got changed in the movie - they didn't have the rights.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Ah thanks for clarifying Bass

    by blindambition238

    I offer you my applause and condolences for being more familiar with his work than me...

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    Err.......Rush Hour did not only suck because of Ratner...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...or his lacking directorial skills. It sucked mostly because of CHRIS FUCKING TUCKER, a talentless prick of epic proportions.<p>Also, the opening White House raid in X2 was the ONLY good scene in that lame flick. X3 was way better.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:06 a.m. CST

    So many muscles! So many colors! So many lens glare!

    by ricarleite

    It's 90s Image comics at it's BEST!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:22 a.m. CST

    X3 only existed due to the excellence of X2

    by kikuchiyoboy

    The build up of the ideas and the division of characters were well done. X2 actually gave weight to the characters motives and a world unto it's on. <br> <br> X2 laid the foundation for the sandbox that X3 got to play in. <br> <br> But to each his/her own. I dug Tucker in Money Talks... hated Rush Hour films but like Chan. Ratner is just an unimpressive Director that's all. I'll give Bratner the credit for stepping into X3 during complete madness. But his films still are all blah...

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Ok People..ONCE AND FOR ALL

    by StrokerX

    ALL OF THE XMEN MOVIES SUCKED!!!! BOOO HISSSSS...SUCKED....

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:38 a.m. CST

    What? X2 rocked!

    by kikuchiyoboy

    X1 was stilted and X3 didn't move the ball. Well at least X1 had sparks of character. X3 didn't give us the battle we were waiting for. But I blame FOX more for that than Ratner. <br> <br> But X2 gave the series potential that never came. Phoenix shall stay the mystic in the lake. Hee hee.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST

    April Fools

    by KinoEye

    came early this year, huh?

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 5:28 a.m. CST

    So a crap director is

    by ominus

    going to make a movie adaptation of a comic from a crap comic creator. nice....

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST

    How Did Liefield EVER Get Work?

    by LaserPants

    He is, hands down, the worst artist / writer in comics EVER since the very art form was born. THE WORST. Who the hell did he blow?

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Youngblood!?!

    by Turtle_Z

    So, Wildcats and The Authority were taken? No great Graphic Novels? What about Ronin.... Oh Fuuck! Somebody shut me up before he gets any ideas!! Ratner and Youngblood: A marriage made in mediocrity :p

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    My problem with the X-2

    by StrokerX

    is that the main villian was Stryker...like honestly...i'm a huge comic geek...and I like never even heard of the guy.<p> Maybe also cause i'm short and wolverine is supposed to be short too...just being honest. <p> The thing about Jean Grey/Phoenix stuff..is that she just stands there and looks pissed or like points at stuff...like this Push movie...and the way characters like Iceman and Pyro whip their hands out to showcase their powers like awwww oooooo look at me flicking my wrist....i dunno..just KILLS me....bores me...just..yeah.<p> Atleast in material like Akira and Domu, psychic powers LOOK cool. Anyone get what i'm saying?

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST

    RE: The Authority

    by StrokerX

    Midnighter....one of the coolest characters ever..."I've fought this fight 1,000 times already and there is only one outcome." Seriously...and him and Appolo's relationship?? C'mon ...they are some seriously great characters i dont give an F.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 6:08 a.m. CST

    The real question is ...

    by bender7

    How is Ratner going to make sure every shot doesn't show any feet! None of Liefelds character have any!!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 6:12 a.m. CST

    I RAETHER SEE

    by mr_l_74

    TWO 500 POUND WOMAN NAKED WRESTLING IN CHOCOLATE PUDDING

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 6:27 a.m. CST

    HA!

    by zom-bot.com

    that's really all there is to say.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Wow- best talkback ever

    by DeckardBladeRunner

    I couldnt stop laughing last week with the utter trash AICN news articles about the new "Soundwave Design" for TINO2 as well as the Great Talk back on the utterly pointless "prequel" to the THING from 1982! Then this morning I see a Brett Ratner helmed "YoungBlood" movie?!?! Are you kidding me? And some soulless hack (Ratner? or Some Faceless ass-raped studio drone?) calls this one of the last great graphic novels of comics? First- Is there even a Liefeld fan out there? Please chime in I want to hear from you NOW!!! Who do you know that reads comics has ever expressed one iota of love or interest for YoungBlood- one of the truly trash derivative soulless creations of all time? The only good thing that Liefeld Inspired- as a dig on him- was the character of "Magog" from DC's Kingdom come- Alex Ross did that character as a homage to all of RL's horrible early 90's character traits- metal arm, scars over face etc. He is practically a knock off of Cable and about a dozen other Liefeld clone characters!! WHERE ARE THE LIEFELD FANS--> COME OUT AND SUPPORT THIS UNDEAD FECAL RAPE OF A MOVIE!!!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Remember the Liefeld clones??

    by StrokerX

    You know...the one's that jumped in and did Brigade, BloodStrike and all that...Prophet! lol...you know you all bought that shit just like i did. Even though it was poo poo....in the beginning i bought ANYTHING with a big "I" on the top left hand coner. My poor parents...

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Laserpants

    by malificus

    During the great speculator rush of Leifeld's heyday feckless investors would buy multiple copies of every title released every month, multiple-multiple copies if they had a #1 on the cover, and comic companys sprang from the woodwork like roaches and virtually anyone who could hold a pencil upright could get a job. Insane amounts of comics flooded the shelves and whole careers were made and that's how you get your Leifeld's of the world. Interestingly, he WAS super-hot at the time, not because he was particularly creative or even adequate, but a certain fanboy demographic used to cream their jeans over his rendering style, that, and only that, was the single thing Rob ever had going for him and for a while fanboys ate that shit up.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 6:59 a.m. CST

    They will never be able to even start production

    by cornponious

    because they'll never be able to find any actors whose heads are so disproportionately smaller than their bodies.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7 a.m. CST

    lol Bloodstrike lol

    by DigitalDong

    Gawd that was horrible. I only bought one issue of it cause Gen 13 #6 was all sold out at Mile High Comics and I NEEDED SOMETHING!!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7 a.m. CST

    I predict delays for movie

    by Dazzler69

    Just like his books.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7:16 a.m. CST

    I Kick You All With Tiny Feet!

    by Coma Baby

    The whole movie should be the team emptying out various pouches and pockets looking some mysterious macguffin. <P> There is a very funny site out there (maybe more than one) devoted to pointing out the horribleness of Mr. Liefield's art. I look back on the New Mutants and shudder... how much time did he spend drawing all those useless tiny lines and ignoring our heroes' feet? Though maybe it's symbolic. They almost float above the earth, barely touching - representing their disconnect from ordinary humanity, and the grace they've been given. I guess he's had a decade to improve though - has he gotten better at all? He should be an art genius by now if he's applied himself... In some ways, though, I think, good for him. I hope he was able to invest and hold onto some of that 90s money (no doubt kept in hundreds of variously sized pouches).

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Why all the bitching?

    by FrodoFraggins

    Let the hack director work on this shitfest of a comic adaptation. It means it takes away time he'd otherwise dedicate to a movie we might care about.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    ComingSoon.net says the title's been changed to 'Infinity'

    by Pennsy

    So it won't even be YINO! (Youngblood in Name Only)

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    I rather enjoyed Red Dragon

    by J.B.M.A.

    though it hasn't left much of a lasting impression. I sometimes find it hard to believe that the same director helmed the utter disgrace that is X-men 3.<p>Anyone trying to find goodness in that congealed mass of human excrement, deserves all the scorn they are bound to receive...

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST

    I though this was that fucking Rob Lowe hockey movie.

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    @ Bass Basterson - -

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    "I hated Liefeld for years... then I met him. He was a surprisingly nice and gracious fella." Agreed. I met him at NY Comic Con and what a great guy. So nice and he was ALWAYS drawing something. Maybe he was practicing.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    AAAAA THE 90'S

    by mr_l_74

    IMAGE COMICS SUMS IN THREE THINGS BIG GUNS BIG BOOBS WOLVERINE CLONES

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    I care too much about this ship to leave it to rats

    by Mr_X

    http://tinyurl.com/bqucar - i love this video at about :35 seconds where the rat is looking at some babes and goes all sleazy and you can see the cogs turning to use his casting couch opener

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Let's not talk about what a nice guy Rob is

    by malificus

    because I'm sure he probably IS a super-nice guy and he probably is grateful as hell and it will only serve to make me feel bad for bashing him. I will say God bless the guy for getting a movie deal though, that's gotta be a sweet paycheck no matter what and who couldn't use one of those? Spidey has had some suck ass artists in his day but hell, the first two movies were great. I've had a turnaround: GO ROB! You take that shit-ass property and elevate the hell out of it! I won't see it, but go on with your bad self!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    StrokerX - Wolverine

    by kikuchiyoboy

    I concur. Stryker didn't bother me, but the height of Wolverine and what they turned Scott into was annoying. I miss the quips on Wolverine's height. Also it added to his anger issues. <br> <br> But over all I felt they had a nice thing going like another X-Men variation going kinda thing. It just never paid off. Damn shame. <br> <br> As for Liefield and Ratner... I do think this is a match made in heaven.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Rob should just stick to embellishing

    by malificus

    Honestly, get a good writer, say, Ed Brubaker or someone, and then get a great artist like oh say Lee Weeks and just layer that crappy, overdone inking style right over the top and viola!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST

    now that's a helluvah reason to make a movie...

    by thekylegassproject

    "everything else is pretty much gone and youngblood prolly has tentpole potential."<p> ratner, go away...

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Maybe I can sell my copy of Youngblood #1

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    at the height of this movie, and get the most I can for it. Truth is I only bought the first few issues. This series just didn't hold my attention. Wildcats on the other hand, and it's subsequent spinoffs was great.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Kill Me

    by BeyondStatic

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to defend Mr. Ratner. X-men 3 was a bad film. But it was bad for 2 reasons: 1) the script was terrible and unfinished and 2) Xmen 1 and 2 were fantasic, well written parables, not just an action flick. Xmen 3 was thrown together to make money... and it succeeded... but it was a stylistic failure. It fails as a story, but in directing it only fails when compared to Xmen 1 and 2. Now, Brett Ratner has a lot to recover here. His directing skills aren't terrible. Rush Hour 1 is still my favorite of his, but he kept the tone and style pretty consistent through the trilogy. Not an easy feat. His short, Whatever Happened to Mason Reece (on the Rush Hour DVD), was great. He has potential. If Youngblood or Infinity or whatever it's being called can have a decent story then this could be the redemption that Mr. Ratner needs.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Ya know, now that it's been...

    by Kid Z

    ...15, 20 years since Liefeld's heyday, I sort of have a nostalgic view of his... uh... career. I sort of see him as the Fletcher Hanks (google him) of the 90's and appreciate the bizarro kitsch value of his... uhm... art.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:51 a.m. CST

    At first

    by Arteska

    This seems like a good match given the just-deserved low regard people have for Youngblood. Anyone with a clue would probably put Moon Knight, Nova, Paste Pot Pete or Spider-Ham (insert MBA's scrambling to put together production bibles on these) above Youngblood on a list of comic book films fans would want to see. Ratner's observation about Youngblood being a viable tentpole pretty much tells you all you need to know about his handle on things.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Aaaaah, the Ratner hate continues on this sorry site!

    by Darth_Kaos

    As a defender of Ratner, I take every possibility to stick up for the man on a website that HATE's him so much.<br><br> I still don't understand the hate for this man on this site. There are other directors in this world that deserve this more than Ratner. I've requested every single time a Ranter Rant is posted for an intelligent and constructive reason on why 'SOME INDIVIDUALS' who run and write for AICN have such Hate, without using the terms 'Douche' and 'Hack' among others. I put out that request AGAIN!<br><br> Everybody knows the hypocrisy that's rampant with Harry and the crew when it comes to certain Actors and Directors (the BALE freakout and Harry's kiss ass response for instants). Some Actors and Directors never have to make excuses, cause Harry and his ilk will have it for them. What makes the whole Harry and Bale thing funny, is when Bale went on air to apologize. He Contradicted everything Harry had wrote, on the reason for his blow up. Shame.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    this would've made sense in 1992

    by j2talk

    this would've made sense in 1992 back when Liefeld was a name with some relevance and YoungBlood was a Hot property....now? Me? I have no problem with Ratner, you know what you are getting with his films...nothing wrong with any of them IF you accept them for what the ARE and NOT what they COULD BE....

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Ratner doesn't know shit about comics

    by alienindisguise

    and youngblood was one of the worst books of the 90's horible art and characters.There are ALOT of comics out there that have great film potential and this ain't one of them.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    He wants to wear a costume again

    by aboriginal

    Seriously, this'll suck and I can't help but figure this is a result of the look that GI Joe is taking on, so let's just do it all over again and change wardrobe.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Really? People still defend Ratner? Really?

    by andrew coleman

    Why? Do you not like movies? In that sense I get it. X3 was just a horrible movie, I tried watching it again on TV the other night and gave up because of how stupid it was. Sure the script was bad but the direction was even worse. I mean what the fuck was up with the battle at the end of the film. Ratner: "Now I just did a shit load of coke so this sounds great! So the X-men are suppose to fight an army of bad mutants at the end right? Well here is an idea how about the only abilities that army will have is to jump really high and scream and then run right into anything in their path! I'm so awsome! Now where is that eight year old boy I ordered?" Yes Ratner likes boys look it up I think it's on wikipedia. Anyway Ratfenders that's what I call Ratner defenders if you couldn't guess also use Red Dragon as some sort of shield against the hate. Problem is that movie sucked ass. How do you have a cast and script like that and fuck it up. That movie has no soul, no terror, it just moves along and does what has to until the credits. That is what Ratner is. Now sure some might say that is fine but the problem is I could do the same thing and also if his movies are just doing whatever to get to the end, well why should I pay for it?

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    "great graphic novels are gone"-Give me a Gen-13 Film

    by j2talk

    "great graphic novels are gone"-Fuck that Give me a Gen-13 Film following the original mini series.....now that's a Franchise that would $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Darth Kaos

    by DeckardBladeRunner

    I had no opinion on Ratner until he said that Youngblood was a great graphic novel. Are you serious? Come on dude- anyone that would say that alone is an ass that deserves to be bashed. Horrible- Ratner is truly an idiot like AICN writers and talkbackers claim now

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Youngblood Has Tentpole Potential?

    by A-COD

    Yikes. I disagree. Go make Conan rat, that might work and people will see it. The sequels will keep you busy for the next 6 years. This Youngblood stuff is obscure at best, don't waste your time with it.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    If you hate Ratner...

    by NinjaRap

    ...you're a tool. There, I said it. The guy's never done a terrible film. He's done generic films that are "meh." But he's never done something epically awful, nothing worth hating. And he's even been known to pull out a solid - like Red Dragon or The Family Man - here and there. So basically, hating Ratner is just an Internet trend, based on the fact that one guy hated him and someone else thought it was funny so they jumped on the bandwagon despite the lack of logic to back it up. If you're on the bandwagon, you're just a tool. Please hang up your jacket in the armoir; your girlfriend is waiting for you outside.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    "great graphic novels are gone"

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Ratner obviously doesn't read. <br> <br> Here's a tentpole... Bomber Queen. <br> <br> A tentpole in my pants... SCHaaaaWING. Hehe. Whatevs.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    "He's done generic films that are meh."

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Then I'll just go home and watch FX. Why defend Ratner when we can find someone more innovative to tell a story. There's a pool of directors just waiting to tell a story. That's all we're asking. <br> <br> If your argument for Ratner is all about safe investments... then I hope you all enjoy Mall Cop 5. I don't hate the guy, but he's useless. This being a Fansite, people will chime in on whether they are or not they like certain people. Quite a few weigh in against the man. Oh well. <br> <br> Oh and it works the other way too. You're a tool to defend the man that "He's done generic films that are meh." in which you obviously don't have an investment in.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    The First Comic Book Movie Comic Fans Will Safely Ignore! (If it

    by catlettuce4

    Normally even if they hate the changes made to a property or the casting choices, nerds will bitch and moan and still line up on opening day. But this is the first time comic fans will keep their asses at home, because no one wants to see BRETT RATNER'S AVENGERS. Yes the nerds talked about boycotting his X-MEN, and it still went on to be the most profitable of the trilogy. But this isn't just bluster. No one gives a shit about Liefeld, who has never produced anything wholly original and hasn't been relevant in over a decade -- and if it's anything like his comics all of the characters will be running behind tiny hills and the film won't come out until 2016. So this is really a dream pairing, the Hackiest film that ever was!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    This is the best talkback ever...

    by Sparhawk38

    Seriously....comedy gold. Ratner + Youngblood + Liefeld = WTF, OMG, LMAO

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    is today April 1?

    by Rupee88

    this is just weird news...why would anyone adapt a properly with so much geek anti-cred? You usually want the nerdy base to at least be there for you on opening day. It just seems like swimming upstream, but the trainwreck should be interesting if nothing else.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    There are a million other comic

    by Sparhawk38

    related material that could be great film making. Just "Mage" for one. Maybe most are not available anymore, but surely we haven't "Jumped the Youngblood" yet??!!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    "chime in on... "sentence got garbled

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Oh well. "chime in on whether they like certain people" is what was meant to be said.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Ratner

    by Darth_Kaos

    X-Men 3 wasn't a bad movie, nor a great movie. But I felt that way about the other two. All Ratner did was continue the story. I thought all three matched fine. I will continue to say, like others. That movie was rushed (no pun), and given that, he did a good job for what he had. I won't go into every film, but the man has talent. You guys were pretty soft about McG doing T4, and he has only 3 movies under his belt. Help me understand, that's all I'm asking.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    by Stengah

    Fucking rat bastard shitting on my childhood.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Don't hate the Captain for his manboobs...

    by Darth Macchio

    He's just trying to get by in life like the rest of us. No need to give him shit for it eh? What would you do if you were a male superhero with boobs?

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    by Darth Macchio

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Does this mean he won't be molesting CONAN?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...please the gods, let it be so. This crappy comic sounds right up his alley.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Re: NinjaRap

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    <p>NinjaRap, I hate Ratner only because of what he did to the X-Men franchise. Obviously, some of the fault lies with FOX for refusing to wait for/hire Singer, but X3 can only be described as a soulless, inanely plot-driven, utterly incompetent piece of directorial work.</p>

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    StrokerX - "Liefeld Clones"...

    by HarryWannaBe

    Amazingly enough, one of his former clones has developed into a very talented artist...Mike Deodato! And even Stephen Platt got a bit better... http://tinyurl.com/d9s7l6

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Stormwatch, Gen13, Wildcats, Freakforce, ...

    by Shepard Wong

    The Intimidators,Cyberforce,Strykeforce,Wetworks... Were all these other mediocre Image hero teams taken already?

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Better snatch up the rights to Captain Carrot

    by kikuchiyoboy

    and the Amazing Zoo Crew right quick!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    The world really is ending in 2012...

    by Leafar the Lost

    ...I thought that was all bullshit, until I read this. The combination of Ratner and Liefeld is something that shouldn't exist in the real world. Ratner has all ready ruined the X-Men, so now he is moving on the another potential superhero movie universe. I can't take anymore of this...

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    what the fuck...

    by readyoufool

    when did "brett ratner" become the same thing as "paul w anderson"? calm the fuck down. he hasn't fucked anything over that badly and jackie chan was already uncool. He's the one who signed on for Three rush hour movies. i don't think brett was forcing his hand. And apparently nobody cares about this comic anyway.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    X-Men: The Last Stand

    by NinjaRap

    From a directorial standpoint, it looks and feels exactly like the first two to me. Except the action might actually be a little better; Singer never had a clue how to direct action, alas. The failure of X3 for me was completely in the script stage.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    "Hello, shit? Meet shit."

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...'nuff said.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    A FISTFUL OF POUCHES

    by ArcadianDS

    I think Ratner should film the entire movie without ever showing anyone's feet.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Uwe Boll was busy that week

    by SifoDyasJr.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Don't You Think Ratner looks a lot like

    by kalel6000

    The fat guy who was in superbad and knocked up.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Youngblood cover

    by Coma Baby

    I love how he drew Youngblood standing just behind the top of some giant ball just so he wouldn't have to draw any of their feet!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    thebearovingian

    by just pillow talk

    Poor Patrick hitting the back of his head after getting tripped...boo! hiss! bad hockey thug guy!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 11:33 a.m. CST

    HarryWannaBe

    by StrokerX

    Is this the Mike Deodato that draws Thunderbolts? if so he's one of my favorites what did he draw before? ahhh time to wiki

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    X-Men 3 was like following up Batman Begins

    by blindambition238

    with Batman Forever.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    StrokerX...

    by HarryWannaBe

    same Mike Deodato... I believe he did a run on Brigade at some point.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Bass Bastardson...about Chapel...(and Rob Kirkman)

    by HarryWannaBe

    He appeared in the Youngblood comic before it was revealed that he killed Al Simmons (who became Spawn), but timeline-wise, Chapel killed Al Simmons before Chapel became a member of Youngblood (if i'm not misaken...if i am, then nevermind.) Also about Chapel...clearly Liefeld's thought process ended at "African American Punisher...with HIV!....YEAH!" (just like his thought process for Bloodwulf didn't exceed far beyond ripping off Lobo...right down to the preferred mode of transportation...damnit, now i'm getting riled up again about how f**king lame Liefeld is!) Oh, and I also found this...Robert Kirkman defending Liefeld, http://tinyurl.com/ce2w2m that officially takes Kirkman down a few pegs in my book.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, noon CST

    Shame on Robert Kirkman

    by DeckardBladeRunner

    Fuck you Kirkman Liefeld is Jack Kirby? Fuck You Kirkman

  • Feb. 9, 2009, noon CST

    isn't this against the laws of quantum mechanics?

    by vaudeville villain

    in that no two pieces of fail may occupy the same space at the same time?<p> *sigh* cue the ripping of the space-time continuum/implosion of the universe.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Two guys made for each other

    by IAmLegolas

    good luck to you, I'll be nowhere near this.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Rob Liefeld is a TRACER

    by DeckardBladeRunner

    http://s8.invisionfree.com/Superdickery_Forum/index.php?showtopic=1458 How dare someone compare Jack Kirby to Liefeld!!! Check out HOW MUCH HE IS A TRACER THAT RIPS OTHER ARTISTS OFF!!!!!!! Damn this pisses me off

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I want to see the Rifftrax. Right now.

    by Johnny Smith

    Someone go to the future for me. Thanks.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    You know what would be great...

    by Turtle_Z

    If Brett Ratner and Rob Liefield read all this shit, got off their asses and kicked our arses into space with one of the greatest comicbook movies ever... Brett. Rob. The challenge has been laid down. Make me eat shit :)

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Bwa ha ha ha!

    by Knuckleduster

    Ol' Ratfuck has finally found a soulmate. I would actually pay to see this.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    NinjaRap, X-Men 3 was a failure at every level...

    by Leafar the Lost

    ...and the directing was the worse part. The one bright spot was Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Hank McCoy. I was shocked at how good he was at playing the Beast. I know he is a right-wing, conservative asshole in the real world, but he did a good job on X-Men 3. Ian McKellen was good as always, but even he looked sort of bored with it. It must have been a huge let down to go from Bryan Singer to Brett Ratner. I will never work with him again...we are done professionally...

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Maybe Liefeld can introduce Ratner to Todd McFarlane...

    by Knuckleduster

    Just imagine that unholy trinity.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Robert Kirkman

    by Autodidact

    Holy shit is his head up his ass where Liefeld is concerned. Reading The Walking Dead is never gonna be the same again!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Why Youngblood?

    by Wormie1

    Really, who gives a fuck about Youngblood (or any Image superheroes). So comic expert Ratner says all the great graphic novels have been filmed. Hmm, I think he may mean characters. There are many, many A- and B-list Marvel and DC characters which haven't had big-budget movies - Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, The Flash, Hawkman, Aquaman, Captain America, Thor, Dr Strange, Captain Marvel (any version), etc., etc.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    The Problem with Ratner ...

    by DennisMM

    is not that he makes bad movies. It's that he makes dull movies. They are ordinary, flat, not engaging on more than the most superficial levels. Look at it this way - in "Red Dragon," Ratner made Edward Norton dull. He made Will Graham dull. Read the novel and watch "Manhunter" and ponder over how difficult it must have been to turn a vital character like Graham into someone who acted as if he was just seriously sleep-deprived. Thank you, Mr. Ratner.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    This site hates Ratner yet loves DJ Caruso

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Huh???????????????? At least Ratner made a more true to the book Red Dragon (even though I still prefer Manhunter). Caruso rips off Hitchcock, but not in a cool De Palma way, but in a oh no I'm out of ideas sort of way. Plus let's try to forget the camp classic Taking "watch Angelina get stabbed wearing a rubber belly during a fake pregnancy" Lives. And as much as I'm not a fan of Ratner, I can at least say he's one of the few directors working today that tries to film in a more traditional style, without the avid happy shaky cam crap that the Tony Scott/Michael Bay disciples regurgitate over and over.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    That being said

    by Samuel Fulmer

    any film based off a Rob Liefeld comic book will suck. The only reason anyone cared about Image comics back in the 90's were for the art, which Liefeld was totally outclassed by just about everyone at Image. Even his Marvel work was garbage compared to Jim Lee and Todd McFarlane.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Ed Norton was miscast in Red Dragon

    by Samuel Fulmer

    That was the film's big failing. That and trying to be a bridge to Silence of the Lambs. Other than that, I thought it was well acted. Manhunter is a far superior film, but that doesn't make Red Dragon terrible. This isn't a case of Kubrick's The Shinning vs. the TV/King miniseries.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    X3 Was A Very Good Film, Surprisingly???

    by Media Messiah

    For what Ratner was allowed to do, he delivered, unfortunately, the studios have created financial schemes where they take stories of properties which they have they licensed, and change them, while stealing the essence of the stories...this, in order to rob the original writers and artists of the comics out of any possible financial interests...or at least, to limit it, hence the reason that we did not get the original Dark Phoenix story, and never will...and the reason we won't ever see Wolverine in full X-Men costume from the comics...or any of the other X-Men, for that reason. Now you will hear the argument that you can't sell those costumes to an audience, and yet, there is Spiderman in full color costume, and Batman in a cape...with ears, so don't believe the hype???<BR><BR>Ratner was crippled in terms of not being able to give us Dark Phoenix, as it was written, and intended, in the comics, because the studio would not allow it, thanks to their need to steal as much of the profit interest as possible. It didn't matter who the director was on X3...or the writers, the studio edict to change the events and characters, thus changing the script and story authorship, would have remained the same. That said, as films go, X3...in terms of pacing, visuals, action, and overall execution, was/is...the best of the X-Men films...although in terms of writing, it could have been better. The problem, Kittie Pryde, and other characters, were tossed into the mix, not for purposes of helping the story arc, but rather, to sell toys...thus the purpose for all of the those characters in the film that only served to over-populate it, and did little or nothing on-screen??? That was all about sellng more action figures, more play sets, more video games, etc.<BR><BR>Ultimately, this was not "The Rat's" fault, that was the studio's decision, in order to make as much money as possible through merchandising and product tie-ins. But for pure entertainment, X3 delivered.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Can we all just admit

    by Samuel Fulmer

    That not of the X-Men films are very good. X-3 is the weakest, but with the benefit of time, it's obvious that none of them are classics. I like most people was just glad to see they made watchable films. My expectations were so low, that I was happy to see something that wasn't on par with the Raul Julia Street Fighter movie.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    My Liefeld Stories

    by misterorange

    So I've been going to Comic Con since I was a wee lad. And there are a couple times I've seen Liefeld and just thought "wow, what a d-bag." First time was in the late 90's when he and someone from his company started getting into some sort of argument and then Liefeld started throwing punches. On the middle of the friggen Comic Con floor. Real mature. Another time was last year when he was doing sketches for people. Some guy came up to him and asked him to draw a chick character. To which Liefeld replied, "ok, but she isn't going to be naked or having sex so you can jerk off to it." Then he just started laughing, as if he told a great joke. WTF? Who says that shit? Granted, it is a Comic Con with lots of uh, 'interesting people', but really, WTF? Do these stories suck? Yeah, probably, but at least I have first hand accounts of what a turd this guy is.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Actually, I'd Like To See Ratner Do Legion Of Super Heroes

    by Media Messiah

    The Legion Of Super Heroes. Now, that would be cool to see. Youngblood is not well known...and not well liked, even the name doesn't have a nice ring to one's ear. Although Ratner can turn a hit out of it, it still remains a sizable risk in terms that it could easily flop, and not become a franchise building film...where as The Legion Of Super Heroes has a sizable fan base, a hit cartoon series...and has been around for generations...as well as some very special stories on par with the X-Men, if not better.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Honestly, Hollywood should start tapping Image

    by terry1978

    They have a plethora of franchises just sitting there...granted a lot of them were pretty much clones of each other, but it's pretty much on par with dumb fun. Image had a few diamonds in the rough...Gen 13, Spawn, etc. but I won't lie and act like I was never a fan of the books.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Honestly, Hollywood should start tapping Image

    by terry1978

    They have a plethora of franchises just sitting there...granted a lot of them were pretty much clones of each other, but it's pretty much on par with dumb fun. Image had a few diamonds in the rough...Gen 13, Spawn, etc. but I won't lie and act like I was never a fan of the books.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Count me in as wanting a Legion movie.

    by mrfan

    Good choice, Media Messiah.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Todd McFarlane on Rob Liefeld....

    by Han Cholo

    "Rob is a Wild Stallion best left untamed." <p> Obviously this comment was made before Rob sued McFarlane and the rest of the Image gang. Apparently McFarlane never saw this coming either. Sorry but Liefeld was one of the WORST pencillers in comic history. The disproportionate figures, the late books, which, admittedly, the whole Image crew was guilty of. Rob went so far as to Make Marc Silvestri leave the company as Rob was trying to hire their pencillers to his studio in order to elevate his own crap books. On top of that, many of the artists were never paid their salaries, not that they had many quality artists (Looking at you Dan Fraga). Oh and the Marvel debacle was even worse that Liefeld FUCKED up Captain America moreso than he was. Not to mention the fact that the artist and writer working on the title was the best in years. No, then He got fired and left Jim Lee to pick up the rest of the slack because fans didn't like the eagle on Cap's head. Seems like everything Liefeld touches turns to crap. So I wonder if Ratner's crap will cancel it out? Maybe we'll at least get a watchable film.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Quint is LEAVING!!!!

    by rhcp2sweet

    http://www.joblo.com/quint-goes-home First Mori, now Quint, this site is going down the shitter

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    by BMacSmith

    funniest news i've heard in a while. PLEASE GREENLIGHT THIS SHIT!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    quick name more than one Youngblood character!

    by BMacSmith

    and if you can do it, you are loser.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Anyone see the Liefeld created comic Priest?

    by Han Cholo

    It came out at the height of Preacher's popularity. The cover had a PISSED OFF looking man of the cloth holding a 12 gauge!!! I laughed my ass off at that one!! <P> I will say i picked up Troll #1 though. Big things come in small packages!! Damn that sucked>

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    BMacSmith

    by blindambition238

    BADROCK (seriously)! He's like the Thing except Badder, and only speaks in catchphrases and one-liners! <p> Plenty of comic aficionados and even casual fans are familiar with Youngblood and Leifeld's catalog actually, as scans from his catalog are regularly posted on forums for 'the lolz'.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Ratner's not that bad.

    by Toonol

    He's just an average director, who for some reason has the ire of all the aicn writers directed at him. He had nothing at all to do with X_Men 3 sucking.<p> Liefield is terrible, however.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Quint's Leaving

    by Samuel Fulmer

    That's sad. He's the only guy who had anything interesting to say. I enjoyed his movie a day articles.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    NORMALLY THIS WOULD BE UPSETTING NEWS

    by BringingSexyBack

    but White Vader makes everything okay.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    blindambition

    by BMacSmith

    i just remember them as the Thing clone, the Deadpool clone, the Hawkeye clone, etc. that and cutting Saddam's head in half.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    OMG Samuel Fulmer, you're fuckin' right!

    by Darth_Kaos

    In regards to DJ Caruso! Great comparison.<br><br> Also, glad to see I'm not the only one on Ratners side. We are the minority, but at least I'm not alone.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Could be good

    by Pooter the Clown

    If they can shoehorn some hockey and Cynthia Gibb's tits into it, that is.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    You can't blame Ratner for X3

    by Rupee88

    He was brought in late and just was following orders. The script was the problem...blame him for being a studio lackey but not for being especially evil. He is a hack but there are far more offensive out there.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    This is great news!!!

    by Roketopunch

    Seriously. I find this to be wonderful. They should let him do this. That way he doesn't get attached to a project that I give a flying fuck about. Let him do something that is already bad. YEAH!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Quint

    by DennisMM

    Says he's not leaving, just going to be less involved. I understand why. 1. This is a great opportunity. 2. Quint gotta eat.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Waitaminute here...

    by Kid Z

    ...according to Variety, some Indian film conglomerate is behind the funding of this project and are the ones who have hired on Ratturd to direct. WTF is this deal? Is this going to be some kind of Bollywood production with Ratturd as some sort of token yank director? Is there going to be a lavish musical number breaking out in the middle of the runtime somewhere? If any of the characters are romantically inclined will they still never kiss? Will they instead flirt by running through a forest and hiding behind trees, intermittently popping their heads out from behind tree trunks to roll their eyes at each other as sitars play on the soundtrack? And Ratturd is going to direct? This sounds more like some project Quentin T dreamed up in one of his less-than-lucid moments. Again, WTFNF???

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    cant ever work

    by alice 13

    where will ratner find enough good quality actors who are inbred physically malformed freaks with no feet. if he can, audiences will be dying in the isles from being assaulted by the trauma of kickass horrific repulsiveness.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    can we get a Savage Dragon movie?... anyone?

    by vaudeville villain

    *cricket* *cricket*

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    where will they find actors with tiny feet?

    by bacci40

    hahahahahahahahahahaha...the ratt and liefield....this is too perfect

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    why not shadowhawk

    by bacci40

    a movie about a superhero dying of aids would be uber cool...oh wait, that means the movie would have some depth to it...never mind

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Alan Moore fixed Youngblood + all Liefelds crap creations

    by awepittance

    If anybody here hasnt checked out the redux Alan Moore did to Youngblood, the Supreme, Wildcats and the Violator you need to obtain copies asap. Especially the Supreme which started as an atrocious Rob Liefeld Superman ripoff and was turned into a masterpiece Super hero satire by Moore in a 2 graphic novel set.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    MrMajestic: where can i find Liefeld bitching about Moore?

    by awepittance

    I wouldn't be surprised, i mean Judgement day on Liefeld's imprint seemed to be a very thinly veiled attack on the entire artistry of Liefeld and Image comics as a whole

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    nevermind: found it

    by awepittance

    and it's quite pathetic and frankly sad.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Can't believe they picked Youngblood

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    <p>I don't have many memories of Image's early properties (Spawn, Wetworks, and Wildcats comes to mind), but I can't understand why they would choose something as uninspired and trite as Youngblood.</p> <p>If there's an Image property that has any movie potential at all, then it's Stormwatch: PHD. If any of you comic geeks haven't read it, then you need to do so now--it's probably one of the few comics in recent memory that's innovative, entertaining, and has extremely tight dialogue. Interestingly enough, it would tie into the whole post-modern view of superheroes that seems to be coming into cinema today (i.e. Watchmen, the first half of Hancock).</p>

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    You know what this is all leading up to, right?

    by ebonic_plague

    ENTRY: Rob Zombie's SPAWN reboot!

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:49 p.m. CST

    rush hour was phenomenal

    by Out of your element

    Seriously AICN shut the fuck up. Chan kicked ass in those movies. Well, the 3rd one was bad but so what?

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    you KNOW it's a bad idea for a comicbook movie

    by vaudeville villain

    when no one in the TB plays the 'casting game' for any of the characters. damnit, this has weaksauce poured all over it...

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay to Executive Produce!

    by Particularly Hard Vato

    Seriously though- how badass would it be if Brian Singer rebooted the X-Mn franchise and just pretended X-3 never was made- just ignored it?

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    hmmm...

    by dingus khan

    Any early speculation as to who would play Vogue? <p> ... <p> Just kidding.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Vato, Singer had the op to finish his X-Men arc

    by blindambition238

    In comic form at least. <p> In 2004., Singer and the X2 screenwriters were approached by Marvel comics to pen an arc of Ultimate X-Men (the rebooted, cinematic version of the original comics), which could have essentially been their take on the Phoenix saga. <p> The entire thing kept getting delayed though and eventually just evaporated.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Fuck Brett Ratface!

    by Stalkeye

    Didn't that idiot have roman polanski make a cameo in rush hour 3? why the fuck is that rapist still getting acolades/props, be it from Ratner or apologists like Harry?<p>I'm not seeing this shit either way as Liefield is a no talent hack..however the one thing he did was have marvel make some kind of restitution to the Kirby estate and or acknowledment for all his contributions.Other than that, it's a instant pass.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    The Producers???

    by im_a_lead_farmer_muthafucker

    I'd like to think that Max Bialystock and Bloom are producing these thing, and it ends up turning into an awesome satire of the superhero.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Hopefully this will follow Youngblood's trend......

    by DarkhawkPrime

    of being fucking delayed. I remember the miniseries of 4 issues took a year to come out with 6 months between issue #1 and 2. Oh by the way when issue 4 came out it ended in a cliffhanger which you were forced to buy issue #5 which wasn't sold as itself but on the back of another shitty Liefield title. It would be like going to see Lord of the Rings :Return of the King and just as the climax was about to happen the film ended and you were then told the conclusion would follow the ending of The Golden Compass

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Youngblood's boss was..........

    by DarkhawkPrime

    Satan, no shit!!!!!!! He got kicked out of hell and became a government bureaucrat and appointed the head of the Youngblood program to help him defeat his successor who was a former member of Youngblood who got kicked out of the group because he became Magic Johnson and then blew his brains out in front of Spawn. Christ my brain hurts.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    What's funny is........

    by DarkhawkPrime

    The spin offs of Youngblood are so much better than than the actual Youngblood comic book. The Youngblood books without adds and splash pages were probably on 9-12 pages long. So if Ratner takes all of the dialogue from Youngblood, hell we're in for an epic 88 minute movie.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Developing an Image comic into a movie...

    by WillyWonky

    is like painting with shit. No matter how great the piece looks it still stinks.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    Youngblood Home Team & Away Team

    by StrokerX

    LOL....you get 2 stories! for the price of 1!! Yeah i bought all that stuff when i was a kid just like the rest of you.<p> I'm gonna try n name them...ok..Badrock, Shaft, Vogue, Sentinel, Deadpoolface, um... PsyFire...umm..Combat...Cougar...Riptide...Brahma...Diehard...Photon!!!!! Wooot woooot! Ok<p> So I get biggest dork credit...cause i have a stack of Youngblood cards sitting in front of me.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    OMG

    by Mr. Lahey

    Anyone remember when all the Image artists switched books for a month? I can't remember whose book Liefeld took a shit on, but just picture their face when he picked that title out of a hat or whatever they did.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Now this is cool news

    by bravogolfhotel

    If this keeps Ratner away from comics properties people care about, then it's all to the good.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Mr. Lahey

    by WillyWonky

    I and my comics collection are still trying to blot out sections of the 90's. The only reason I haven't purged Youngblood #1 from my horde is pure laziness. It's the only issue I bought as it was such a crap rip-off of better Marvel titles(as was most of Images titles).

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Bad Idea Vendor says:

    by dingus khan

    "Bad ideas! Get your bad ideas, HERE!"

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Ratner > Liefeld

    by DeeJay

    While I've got to give Liefeld credit for his ability to do so much with so very little, the guy's artwork just isn't worthy of a film. Still, he was in the right place at the right time (with color separations emerging, along with that Spike Lee "Levi's" commercial). If Ratner goes with a unique visual style that takes the positive elements of Liefelds work (aggressive poses, extreme muscle striation and vibrant colors) while dismissing the bad (horrid abuses of anatomical correctness, logic and basic reality), this could work. Ratner would also need a decent script and a dynamic special effects team, but this is doable. The guy knows how to get his films done, and just may have chosen this project based on the amount of creative control he'd have...

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    "Tentpole potential?"

    by kirttrik

    Is he talking penis?

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    uwe boll would've been a great director for this.

    by ironic_name

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Plot: they attack an enemy base

    by Hikaru Ichijo

    I didn't know anyone read this book beyond the first issue.

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Agreed on Mage and Grendal...

    by StrokerX

    There are some awesome Grendal Tales....

  • Feb. 9, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Give me a Deathblow, WildCATs, Stormwatch movie instead

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    There are some great Wildstorm franchsies out there. <p> But to be honest not sure I want to see too many more comic book titles made into movies unless they are exceptionally made, i.e. not The Spirit. <p> Also none of these properties have a mainstream presence like the big names from DC and Marvel. <p> Watchmen could be a big test, clearly its failure or success will have an imapct of the number of comic properties churned out. <p>

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    if you're a fan of the dark phoenix saga and you like X3

    by crazybubba

    you need to turn in your geek badge. come on hand it over.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST

    The company paid mid six figures for the rights to “Youngblood"

    by malificus

    Mid six would be $500,000 for the rights? HALF A MILLION DOLLARS FOR YOUNGBLOOD? Ohhhhh, I changed my mind again, I think I'm going to be sick....

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    SWEET!

    by champvinyl

    This entire movie won't have any shots of peoples feet! i bet it'll be completely comic-accurate! ... also halfway through the movie all the female characters will snap off at the waist! i can't wait?

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Grendel: Warchild

    by Autodidact

    There's a movie just waiting to be made. Grendel: Warchild is friggin awesome!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:45 a.m. CST

    to quote Steve Langford

    by ddschneider1972

    "who gives a shit? who gives a fuck?" and attn nerd X3 was the only entertaining X movie, was was a bad B movie, 2 was totally forgettable...at least 3 tried to be fun and entertaining. OK, you can all flame me from the safe confines of your mommy's basement.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:17 a.m. CST

    X3 > Super Mario Bros. > Speed Racer

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Just to put things into perspective.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Read and Shut Up

    by most excellent ninja

    you can suck my ass.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Motoko - Speed Racer fucked our eyeballs first

    by most excellent ninja

    ha

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    AWESOME!

    by Sackratte

    This is awesome news!!! For everyone who dislikes comic movies because THIS movie will be the beginning of the end of all comic adaptations. What the Dark Knight was for good comic cinema... Youngblood will be the Killertomato. I can't even understand why anybody out there will make a movie out of this shit!? It seems everything sells this days. Why isn't anyone making movies of good comic books instead like GIRLS, Invincible, The Walking Dead, or PROOF? Even some 'not drawn yet' comic projects would be better like this! For example MAYA or THE REPLICA (http://www.koutsis.com/pop_wild/pop_comics_17.html) or some classics like John Byrnes Next Men which would be a fucking amazing TV show! But no... Youngblood... urghhh!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Ratner must have thought hard about this.

    by mrfan

    He probably reached into his trash can and pulled out whatever he grabbed first. Youngblood was it.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Make it a 90's period peice.

    by jarjarmessiah

    Soundtrack by Blind Melon, Deep Blue Something, and Adina Howard.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    can't be worse than spawn

    by cloudrider`

    can it? anyone even remember that other image superhero 'movie'?