I can’t believe this is happening, but it looks like FOX wants to make a Multiple Man movie starring James Franco! It’s unbelievable! Multiple Man is my all-time favorite comic book character. I thought I was beyond lucky to even get a cameo in X-Men: The Last Stand. But a full-on starring role in his own movie? With a star like Franco? Pinch me, I must be geeky dreaming!
I was first introduced to Jamie Madrox: The Multiple Man in the early 1990s when he had a solid role in writer Peter David’s X-Factor revival. He had a cool costume, including trench coat, cool powers and, most importantly, a sense of humor that I really connected with. He was part prankster and part dryly sarcastic, which was right up my alley. Then when David relaunched Madrox in 2004 as a private eye, he was even better! The character had a true Golden Age for several glorious comic book loving years. He’s the perfect choice for a solo X-Men movie and I am very, very excited about the possibility of this Multiple Man movie getting made.
Join me after the jump for some ideas and suggestions for the Multiple Man movie!
I’m not sure where this is suddenly coming from, but I guess James Franco is going to make a Multiple Man movie?! This is according to an article from Deadline Hollywood today. Seems kind of insanely random, but as a huge Multiple Man fan, I’ll take it!
On the one hand, Fox Studios has been making some incredible Deadpool movies. On the other hand, their Gambit film has been stuck in development hell for years at this point. So I don’t know if I should be getting my hopes up or if I should just accept all of this with a grain of salt and an open mind.
I am totally cool with James Franco starring as Jamie Madrox. I’m terrible at casting, so I don’t have any actors I’d prefer. At least with Franco, you know you’re going to get something interesting and worthwhile. So this could be pretty neat!
I’ll forgive a lot as long as it means we get an actual Multiple Man movie.
And I would totally be down with Seth Rogen as Strong Guy!
Praise be to everything holy in the world! We’re finally getting a proper-sized Multiple Man action figure! We’re finally getting a Marvel Legends Multiple Man! I’m gonna buy 3! No! I’m gonna buy 10!
It’s obviously not his best costume, but I’ll take it! At least he’s got the trench coat, and it’s not that silly green original costume. Your guess is as good as mine why they didn’t go with any of his modern looks. This body was probably easier to sculpt than the T-shirt and jeans look.
The figure was revealed at New York Comic-Con today and I am over the moon! Longtime readers of this blog will recall my ongoing campaign for Multiple Man merchandise. It just makes sense. If his super-power is to create multiple copies of himself, people are going to buy multiple action figures! That’s more sales for a single character! Duh!
Anyway, this is thrilling news. If anybody needs a Christmas or birthday present idea for me for the next few years, I will gladly accept multiple copies of this action figure. That’s the whole point!
We’re also getting a pretty awesome Prowler action figure. He’s another favorite character of mine.
So this was a pretty great comic-con for action figures!
Awhile ago, we were teased that Multiple Man would return in the pages of Astonishing X-Men #2. I was foolish enough to get my hopes up. The way Astonishing X-Men was being talked up as a big, important book made me think that anything was possible! Why not bring Multiple Man back from the dead after only a year or so? It would be fun!
But nope, he’s not really back.
Sorry to burst everybody’s bubble, but the Multiple Man that appears at the very beginning of Astonishing X-Men #2 is just an illusion created by the Shadow King after the X-Men travel to the Astral Plane.
He plays the chorus in a stage play about the X-Men that the Shadow King is putting on.
That’s about it.
So he’s not back from the dead. Though Rogue does drop a possible hint that there’s still hope.
I think I’m going to hold on to that hope. Just for a little while.
This probably counts as a spoiler, but I don’t feel like putting it after the jump, so sue me. As part of the big X-Men push, one of the upcoming comics will be a relaunch of Astonishing X-Men. Personally, I don’t see why this comic exists.
But now I do. Behold this Tweet from senior editor Mark Paniccia about a guest appearance in Astonishing X-Men #2!
Look who is back!
You’re god damned right that’s Multiple Man!
Dead only a few short months ago in Death of X #1, I’m quite curious under what circumstances my all-time favorite comic book character is back. Is it really him and his death is being undone? Is it a dupe? An alternate reality?
I wasn’t planning on touching Astonishing X-Men before, but I damn sure am now! Expect a full report on Madrox’s return once the information actually becomes available.