Typhoid Mary Creator Was Happy With The Character's Incarnation In Elektra
Speaking to Bleeding Cool about her return to comics with Green Arrow, Ann Nocenti reveals that she was pleased with some of her creations such as Blackheart and Typhoid Mary's movie appearances even if the fans weren't!..
Not much here really, but I found it interesting that there can be such a divide in comic writer's and fan's opinions on what it really means to do "justice" to a character in a movie adaptation. I mean surely if the creator of the character is ok with their movie appearance then the fans should be too right? Ann Nocenti is returning to comics after a long hiatus to begin work on Green Arrow next year and while speaking about that she also has some interesting things to say about another of her comic creations appearance in the movie Elektra.
From Bleeding Cool..
We got to see Blackheart in the first Ghost Rider movie. He wasn’t exactly your Blackheart, so I’m curious how you felt about his appearance – thrilled to see him there, annoyed with the changes, or a little of both?
I haven’t seen that movie yet (I will of course) but did see Typhoid Mary in Elektra, and it was thrilling. I didn’t really care that she wasn’t how I created her, it was just fun to see her in a film. The screenwriters of the Daredevil movie tracked me down before the film opened, fearful that I wouldn’t like their take on her. They offered to send me their original script so I could see how their “true” conception of her ending up on the cutting room floor. But frankly, it is such a thrill seeing something you created on film, I was nothing but pleased.
Usually I'm ok with alterations to comic characters as long as their essence, what makes them who they are remains in tact. But In this instance I'm afraid I can't agree because that was NOT Typhoid Mary that appeared in Elektra. I'm actually a little bit shocked that anyone who had created such an interesting and exciting comic villain could endorse her complete neutering for the sake of a crappy , mute appearance in a lousy movie. It actually wasn't Typhoid Mary, so I have no problem wholeheartedly disagreeing with Nocenti here, creator of the original character though she may be. What do you guys think?
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