We’ve heard from Brett Ratner on why he’s ready to take on Youngblood. Let’s hear from the creator himself. In the words of one Rob Liefeld:
Ratner is an A-list director whose blockbuster movies explode on the top box office charts and, more importantly, relates over the top action to the masses in ways no other director can – in other words, he’s the perfect director for YOUNGBLOOD. It’s taken me nearly twenty years to find a director completely in synch with everything a YOUNGBLOOD movie would require and it was definitely worth the wait. I don’t doubt YOUNGBLOOD will evolve superhero movies in ways no one will ever see coming!
What would a Youngblood movie require, Rob? Actors without feet? Men and women with 8-packs? Ex-Lax?
I know you’re supposed to make things sound like the second coming of bacon in a press release, but “evolve superhero movies?” Really? Youngblood hasn’t evolved anything. Rob was lucky to be in the right place at the right time to jump on to the Image wagon. He’s the only Image creator to be voted out. He’s responsible for unleashing Pat Lee upon comics. Youngblood represents absolutely everything that was wrong with comics in the 90s. If anything, it’s devovlved comics.
Until science proves the possibility of the 8-pack, there’s no possible way to take Liefeld seriously. And in truth, Liefeld doesn’t tend to take himself too seriously. He seems to be one of those guys who’s in on the joke, kinda, and never takes the criticism too seriously.
Besides, they’ll probably just dress everyone up in black leather for the movie anyway so it won’t even look like a Liefeld comic.