Rob Liefeld, Akiva Goldsman Form Unholy, ‘Extreme’ Movie Universe

Notably poor comic book artist Rob Liefeld and fabulously unremarkable screenwriter Akiva Goldsman are teaming up. Finally!

According to Variety, the writer of Batman & Robin and a penciller of absurd anatomy are partnering to create a film franchise centered around Liefeld’s “Extreme Universe.” It’s a so-called “universe” that has ’90s x-tremism overflowing from its many, many pouches, and it includes almost 100 characters seemingly named by a 12-year-old—among them, Bloodstrike, Brigade, Lethal, Re-Gex, Cybrid, Bloodwulf, Battlestone, Kaboom, and Nitro-Gen. Goldsman will—as he did for the similarly dated, juvenile Transformers brand—oversee a writers’ room that will plan out this unfortunate development. Perhaps, together, they can all sort out how to not have to show feet too often.

  • HalSolo

    If Goldsman gets Michael Chabon in there to write one of these, we may as well nuke Hollywood from orbit because its over. It’s all over.

    • God, I forgot they somehow got him to write on the M.A.S.K. AND ROM movies. Though it’s also pretty wild he worked on Spider-Man 2, and that worked out.

      • HalSolo

        As I stare in the mirror I know I’d watch a Chabon penned Dino-Riders, Bionic Six or Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors movie, so I should probably be on the beach when them nukes hit.

  • scott19

    This multiarmed guy on the right with the impractical facemask and the hockeytape wristbands…..he’s supposed to be missing a hand? If he only has 3 hands for 4 arms is he actually considered disabled?

    • Obscured, absent, and deformed anatomy are sort of Liefeld’s signatures, so who can tell?

    • Kaizer Chief

      He’s… handicapped. Please kill me now.