DC Cinematic Universe’s Unlikely Savior?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

In his many adventures, Doug Wildey’s Jonny Quest took the spirits of James Bond, Doc Savage and Steve Canyon, revolutionizing the world of 1960’s television animation. The spirit of that classic [ref]Owned by Warner Brothers[/ref]Hanna-Barbera series promises to be the catalyst that will bring the [ref]Owned by Warner Brothers[/ref]DC Cinematic Universe closer to Marvel, its dominant competitor.

Impresario Robert Rodriguez, who (at this writing) stepped down from the directorial role, lent his writing talents to the script (co-written by Terry Rossio) that got Warner Bros’ [ref]Mark Hughes, Forbes, 28 Jul 16[/ref]greenlight. That script reportedly [ref]Mark Hughes, Forbes, 28 Jul 16[/ref]relies upon elements and storylines from the original series.

Hanna-Barbera’s Jonny Quest

Hanna-Barbera’s Jonny Quest

 

Casting for this potential blockbuster could be [ref]ScreenRant[/ref]interesting. Mark Hughes made some interesting [ref]Mark Hughes, Forbes, 25 Aug 16[/ref]picks, including:

  • Dr. Benton Quest
    1. Harrison Ford
    2. Tom Hanks
    3. Will Smith
    4. Zach Galifianakis
  • Race Bannon
    1. Bradley Cooper
    2. [ref]As Grace Bannon[/ref]Charlize Theron
    3. Dwayne Johnson
    4. George Clooney
    5. Idris Elba
    6. Leonardo DiCaprio
    7. Tom Hanks
    8. Will Smith
  • Jonny Quest
    1. Caleb McLaughlin
    2. Emjay Anthony
    3. Gaten Matarazzo
    4. Jaeden Lieberher
    5. Tyree Brown
  • Hadji
    1. Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
    2. [ref]Female Hadji[/ref]M’laah Kaur Singh
    3. Neel Sethi
  • Jade
    1. Rinko Kikuchi
    2. Jada Pinckett Smith
    3. Charlize Theron
    4. Eva Mendes
    5. Sandra Bullock
Conceptual Fan Art for Jonny Quest Movie by Shokxone Studios

Conceptual Fan Art for Jonny Quest Movie by Shokxone Studios

 

A successful Jonny Quest film could have Kevin Feige and crew sitting up and taking notice. Any missteps, however, could be another Speed Racer… which would not be music to the ears of Warner shareholders. Seatbelts fastened…

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