COMMENTARYCAST: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003 DVD)

Posted: June 8, 2015 in ABC, CommentaryCast, DC, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vertigo

It could be argued (correctly) that this shouldn’t count as a DC comics film. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was originally published by ABC Comics in 1997. The first two volumes have recently been acquired by DC’s mature imprint Vertigo. So it’s not really a DC comic, but we really wanted to watch it next…so there. This movie has some degree of infamy and not just because it’s a fairly crappy adaptation of the source material. It had an incredibly troubled production involving natural disasters and cast/crew in-fighting which lead to both the director and star retiring from film-making and citing this film as the reason. Add to it a complicated legal battle involving plagiarism and it’s a wonder it even got released. It’d been a while since I had seen this movie and my strong negative sentiment toward it has definitely chilled a bit. For your listening/viewing pleasure, here’s our discussion of LXG (don’t call it that -Brian)…

NOTES:
-Recorded in December 2014
-FACT CHECK: I misidentify Black Arrow as Black Spider, a DC comics villain. Also, the other character in the portrait is Ivanhoe, not Robin Hood.
-FACT CHECK: At one point, I misidentify “Edisonade” characters as “Edison Age”. I apologize to the two of you who noticed that.
-For more info on the Cast of Characters lawsuit, check out this link.
-The newest chapter of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic is titled Nemo: River of Ghosts and was released in March of 2015 published by Knockabout Comics.
-In 2013, Fox announced plans to adapt LoEG into a TV series. Since then, there’s been no word on if it’s still moving forward.

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