Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
For decades, comic artist and writer Rob Liefeld has plied his trade crafting stories of women with rubber spines and men with elastic physiques who love pouches and violence, and have no use for feet.
Liefeld co-created the character Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and has been lobbying to push forward Fox’s standalone film starring the character. But he’s also got other film projects brewing, and the latest is a Gods-as-Avengers style thing called — wait for it — Godyssey.
Liefeld hoped that the comic might turn into his next film project, and producers Todd Garner — whose Broken Road is based at Sony — and Brooklyn Weaver will produce the film that features a diverse cast of deities including Zeus, Buddha, Ra, and Pangu as they “fight a legion of fallen gods in an epic battle over mankind.” Is that “over mankind” in the sense that mankind is the subject of the battle, or are they literally fighting in the sky? I can’t wait to find out.
Garner is also working with Liefeld on his Planet Terry pitch that came up a couple years ago, and on Bloodstrike, which is housed at 1984 Private Defense Contractors.
It’s worth noting that this is completely separate from the sci-fi version of The Odyssey that Warner Bros. announced just a day or two ago.