Guggenheim continues to be plugging away at Prophet—which is ready up at Jeff Robinov‘s Studio 8—and looking for a singular approach into the crowded comedian guide film world.
“It’s, how do you be authentic, and the way do you not make it really feel spinoff? That approach that I have a tendency to take a look at superhero films, each as a author and as a viewer and viewers member is that I now consider superheroes as its personal sub-genre. You are able to do a superhero film that appears like a Western, or you are able to do a superhero film that appears like a horror film. In the event you method it with that in thoughts, you’ll be able to keep away from issues which have turn into cliche. However you at all times have to seek out the factor that makes the character distinctive and totally different, and that’s what’s going to make the film distinctive and totally different. One other approach of placing it’s, why does this character should get tailored right into a film? What’s it about this character that’s totally different from all the different characters that you can be making a film about, or all the opposite characters which have already had films made about them?”
Prophet, a personality that first confirmed up in Liefeld’s Youngblood collection, is a genetically-enhanced super-soldier who wakes up in our modern-day from cryogenic sleep. He additionally simply occurs to be the results of Nazi experiments, which Guggenheim finds to be an attention-grabbing ethical dilemma for the character.
“Curiously sufficient, within the comics and in my adaptation, he was created by the Nazis. My objective with the film is to put him ready the place he has to face very related, nearly parallel ethical questions. I’m an enormous fan of tales that place the hero on the horns of an moral and ethical dilemma. Having come out of nice evil, to then should go and face a brand new type of that evil, may be very attention-grabbing to me. I’m being obscure as a result of I don’t wanna get too particular about my take.”
Within the comics, Prophet usually groups up with fellow suped-up soldier Cable—portrayed in 2018 by Josh Brolin in Deadpool 2—however a live-action reunion appears unlikely, given the varied character rights. However nonetheless, Guggenheim says “conversations” have been had about creating some sort of shared universe with Prophet. However first, he has to make his personal Iron Man.
“Definitely, these conversations have been had, and at any time when they’re had, I at all times say the identical factor, which is that I feel the largest mistake lots of people make is that they run earlier than they will stroll. The explanation the Marvel Cinematic Universe exists is as a result of they made one good film. They made Iron Man. After which, they made one other good film, and one other good film after that. So, whereas I’d be mendacity, if I mentioned that we by no means mentioned the potential for a bigger cinematic universe, I’m a agency believer that you simply don’t really speak about that stuff, till you’ve the bones of simply an excellent, impartial, standalone movie.”
Be on the look-out for the remainder of our dialog with Guggenheim subsequent week. For now, here’s what he needed to say about Ruby Rose departing Batwoman earlier than season 2.
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