STEEL Co-Creator Says Shaq Did "A Fine Job" With The Character; Talks X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

STEEL Co-Creator Says Shaq Did "A Fine Job" With The Character; Talks X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

The co-creator of both DC Comics' Steel and Marvel Comics' Apocalypse, Louise Simonson, talked about the big screen adaptations of both characters, Steel's being in the 1997 movie starring Shaquille O’Neal and Apocalypse's being in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse.

 
With Days Of Future Past just being released not too long ago, people are already getting stoked for 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse. The co-creator of the upcoming film's titular villain, Louise Simonson got to talk to CBR about her new a graphic novel crossing over a bunch of characters from Cartoon Network, called Super Secret Crisis War, and got to talk briefly about her thoughts on Fox's new X-Men film. "I don't even have any thoughts at this point," she said. "I hope they give him the right motivation. That's my real concern. Everybody seems to have kind of missed that his motive actually is to try and make stronger, better, smarter people with powers because he feels like that's what has to happen if humanity is to survive. His heart's in the right place, bless his little heart. He just went about it a little wrong. His ideal is to put stressors on humanity to force humanity to evolve, essentially. I hope that they get that right. I would love to see a script. If I saw a script I think that physically they could do a great job with him. I'm sure it will be partly CGI. It would have to be. I'm curious to see what they're gonna do. Are they gonna do the Horsemen of the Apocalypse? With the big ol' ship and all that? I just don't know. All I've heard is that theoretically they're going to use Apocalypse. I haven't even gotten any official word, I've only read it in the paper." She also talked about a previous film adaptation of another character she helped create, Steel, who starred in arguably one of the worst comic book movies of all time. Many criticized the terrible script, but people also really disliked the performance by Shaquille O’Neal. "Honestly, Shaq took a lot of flak but I think he did a fine job. My problems were with the script and the costume. The costume was terrible on that one. Oh god it was awful! [Laughs] Today they could do a better job. I could do a better job with the character myself." X-Men: Apocalypse will open on May 27, 2014, with no plans for another Steel adaptation yet, or anytime soon.
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