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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Pasto - 6/2/2014, 6:50 PM
STEEL Co-Creator Says Shaq Did "A Fine Job" With The Character; Discuses X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

AlphaMasterFlex - 6/2/2014, 6:53 PM
I don't remember steel lol. I hope they make Apocalypse the next big villain and get him right also. Peter Dinklage was so underused in DOFP and I even feel Kevin Bacon was underused in Fist Ass so hopefully they can change things.
staypuffed - 6/2/2014, 6:57 PM
Never watched Steel, and I never will.
batz11 - 6/2/2014, 6:57 PM
sKeemAn - 6/2/2014, 6:58 PM
Steel is a god awful movie. It was wrong from top to bottom. Sorry Shaq.
OpticBlastWins - 6/2/2014, 6:59 PM
Steel is a masterpiece. Shaq for apocalypse.
Pasto - 6/2/2014, 7:01 PM
Why'd I change my avatar?

Nomis - 6/2/2014, 7:01 PM
Louise Simonson have edited some of the most classic stories in comic book history for both Dc and Marvel (and a really nice and smart lady if you even met her in person)... but man, is she ever wrong about Shaq in that movie.

He was horrible. That script was horrible. the suit was horrible. Everything about that movie is horrible.

However, I do watch it from time to time as a "guilty pleasure".
Pasto - 6/2/2014, 7:02 PM
You know what was a true superhero film?

LEEE777 - 6/2/2014, 7:02 PM
I got STEEL on DVD :P

Its only low budget but better than sum big budget movies yo ;p

Well for its time... damn would've loved to see a real Steel in a DEATH OF SUPERMAN DOOMSDAY movie! That will never happen now, since its all gone New 52 and New 52'ish in the movies 'n' TV, real shame :(
batz11 - 6/2/2014, 7:02 PM
Shaq has something to say to the haters...

ALegendaryPanda - 6/2/2014, 7:04 PM
I never saw Steel, and I will never see Steel.
LEEE777 - 6/2/2014, 7:05 PM
I got METEOR MAN on VHS - but don't have a VHS machine LOL

Would buy the DVD but ain't paying 40 bucks for the damn thing :p

sKeemAn - 6/2/2014, 7:06 PM
Highflyer - 6/2/2014, 7:07 PM
Is this guy for real??
Phronesis - 6/2/2014, 7:11 PM
It's sad, it shouldn't even be questioned whether Apocalypse will have his Four Horseman.
sKeemAn - 6/2/2014, 7:12 PM
Ok keep it real. How many played the Shaq Fu game and beat it? I know I did.

AlexanderLykins - 6/2/2014, 7:12 PM
Steel is better than Captain America: The Winter Soldier in my opinion.
VISIONaryNPa - 6/2/2014, 7:12 PM
May 2014? wut...?
Mercwitham0uth - 6/2/2014, 7:20 PM
There you have it. "Fine" is the new "shit".
Jollem - 6/2/2014, 7:23 PM
steel or iron man 3? i'm having a hard time deciding
SuperCat - 6/2/2014, 7:29 PM
"STEEL Co-Creator Says Shaq Did "A Fine Job" With The Character"

I don't even think Shaq believes that sh*t.

SuperCat - 6/2/2014, 7:35 PM
AlexanderLykins - 6/2/2014, 7:36 PM
But you know what they say about opinions.
MARVELPSYCHO79 - 6/2/2014, 7:43 PM
I had to log back in to say that Steel was a giant piece of shit.Steel was more disappointing,or terrible,as a Shaq free throw.
AlexanderLykins - 6/2/2014, 7:45 PM
AlexanderLykins - 6/2/2014, 7:50 PM
How is this not on main yet?
MARVELPSYCHO79 - 6/2/2014, 7:50 PM
@AlexanderLykins I know you're joking right?!?!?!
spidey212926 - 6/2/2014, 7:51 PM
MARVELPSYCHO79 - 6/2/2014, 7:53 PM
This movie was an abomination.Horrendous.Atrocious.
AlexanderLykins - 6/2/2014, 7:56 PM
You tell me. Am I joking? Am I?
MARVELPSYCHO79 - 6/2/2014, 7:58 PM
@AlexanderLykin I know you're joking man.
Nomis - 6/2/2014, 7:58 PM
MrReese - 6/2/2014, 7:59 PM
Hahaha I member watching Steel as kid or was it Star Kid.I know I definitely saw Kazaam! Lol XD
MrReese - 6/2/2014, 8:00 PM
I'm sure I watched Steel though lol
Nomis - 6/2/2014, 8:00 PM
@ Jollem - I'll take Steel over Iron Crap 3 any day of the week and twice on Sunday!

MrReese - 6/2/2014, 8:01 PM
@Nomis lmao I probably would 2
MARVELPSYCHO79 - 6/2/2014, 8:01 PM
Blankman and Meteor Man are terrible movies too.I couldn't sit through those movies,ever.
dethpillow - 6/2/2014, 8:02 PM
hell yeah Shaq!!! i'm totally with her...
Shaq would actually make a great Apocalypse and I hope this really happens.

i mean he kinda would but he kinda wouldn't too.
MARVELPSYCHO79 - 6/2/2014, 8:03 PM
@Nomis LOL.
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