The Charlie Sheen book “not only provides a framework for his recent media-captured outbursts,” Bluewater says in a statement, “but also shows the path of how the highly paid actor reached this critical point in his career. The 32-page comic will also tackle substance abuse and mental health issues.”
“We’re not looking to exacerbate what could be a sad situation; a public person self-destructing on camera,” says Bluewater president Darren Davis. “We can all laugh how outrageous Sheen is behaving, all waiting for the next ‘Duh. Winning” moment, but I want to make sure that part of the focus of this issue deals fairly with mental health and substance abuse issues.”
ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY THOR!
I really have no idea how the God of Thunder’s upcoming movie debut is going to be received. The trailers leave my movie radar cold and while Natalie Portman is super hot right now, she doesn’t have Mila Kunis to go down on her in this one, so the film’s box office take could go either way.
One thing that isn’t in doubt though, is the fan uproar over casting, specifically the casting of Idris Elba as Heimdall, one of Thor’s trusted allies and Guardian of the Rainbow Bridge connecting Asgard to Midgard (That’s Earth. for those of you who don’t speak comic geek). Some fanboys are insisting it was wrong for a black man to play an Asgardian god often described as “the whitest of the gods.”
“It’s so ridiculous,” he said during a recent appearance at Rutgers University in Newark, N.J.
“We have a man (Thor) who has a flying hammer and wears horns on his head. And yet me being an actor of African descent playing a Norse god is unbelievable?” he went on. “I mean, Cleopatra was played by Elizabeth Taylor, and Gandhi was played by Ben Kingsley.”
If the movie tanks, Elba’s casting will be the last thing fanboys will be screaming about from their mom’s basement.
CAPTAIN CANUCK RETURNS! (MAYBE)
The obvious question is, “Who the hell is Captain Canuck?’ Well, as the name implies, he’s the Great White North’s version of Captain America. If Cap sucked rocks!
Created by Ron Leishman and Richard Comely in 1975, three Canadians have worn the maple leafed costume of the Captain and kept Canada safe from evildoers. The first Captain Canuck patrols Canada in the (then) futuristic world of 1993, where “Canada had become the most powerful country in the world!” He was the costumed agent of the CSIS (Canadian Secret Intelligence Services).
The character’s initial publishing foray lasted a whopping three issues! He has returned sporadically over the years and apparently his creators have scraped together $15 million to bring him to the big screen. They’re hoping to attract attention by offering Justin Bieber a role.
I’d be laughing louder if this story wasn’t actually true.
- Black “Thor” actor blasts race debate over casting (reuters.com)
- Idris Elba Talks Thor and Racists (graphicpolicy.com)
- Could ‘Captain Canuck’ take off as a Hollywood film? (herocomplex.latimes.com)
- >’Captain Canuck’ going to Justin Bieber for advice – Examiner.com (nelioguerson.wordpress.com)