Holy Crap, Marvel Is Actually Putting Speedball on Screens

It’s been almost seven years since I first loosely joked that Marvel would put goofy, esoteric superhero Speedball on screens. Three years later, I made that joke more explicit with the above image. And now, in 2017, the punchline has finally landed as Marvel confirms that, seriously, they’re going to put Speedball on screens.

In an official release, Marvel has announced the lineup for New Warriors, Freeform’s upcoming “comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes.” It’s said that the team will include Squirrel Girl, Mister Immortal, Night Thrasher, Microbe, Debrii, and, yes, Speedball, this fucking guy that I was certain would never hit screens. So either I or they sure look like an idiot, huh?

It’s now thought that I’ll probably have to joke about a Marvel’s Sleepwalker series that I also don’t believe will happen yet still desperately want to see. Seriously, guys, I’ll write it. I have ideas!

  • Jolie Rogers

    I enjoyed the time travel of reading those old comments. I wonder if Disqus has a filter for anything newer than seven years so I can constantly feel smugly in the know.

  • Chris Andersen

    God, who would I want? Probably Longshot? A movie taking place in the Mojo-verse would actually, probably be more apt than ever? Then, at the end, you just cross it over with Deadpool and you’re good to go. (Tilda Swinton as Longshot?)

  • HalSolo

    Since you are clearly a force of wish fulfillment manifesting in reality through Disney cash, can you start pushing the “Dan Slott’s SHE-HULK as Ally McBeal Style series” agenda? If you start now, there’s a chance I’ll get it by 2025…

    • Jolie Rogers

      I was going to think of my own, but I so want this that I’ll just support your idea. After that, maybe a Twilight Zone style What If show.