Next Batman May Be Lurking in Obscurity
Radar lists subversive characters who deserve shot at breaking out of comics
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2008 2:00 PM CDT
In a role as the Wasp, Radar says, "Sharon Stone might salvage her stardom by playing the central vixen as a manipulative, ice-pick-wielding nymph. Kind of like she did in Basic Instinct."   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – With The Dark Knight—featuring a Batman "easily inhabited by the George Clooneys or Christian Bales of the world"—all the rage, Radar presents "other subversive comic book characters who probably won't—but really should—show up at a theater near you," including:

  • Female Furies: "With a little retooling, this could be the hot new Julia Roberts feminist vehicle that Mona Lisa Smile never was."

  • Elongated Man: "Recast Mark Wahlberg as a super-supple porn star … who can control his endowment and change sex positions using the power of his mind."
  • The Rawhide Kid: "Like Brokeback Mountain but less earnest and teary. … Insert several jokes about flashing pistols, shooting blanks."
  • Wasp: Sharon Stone might salvage her stardom by playing the central vixen as a manipulative, ice-pick-wielding nymph. Kind of like she did in Basic Instinct.