As previously reported, there is a relaunch being written by Stephen Norrington, who will also direct, that might not even include Eric Draven, the main character (sacre bleu!). The last time that Norrington took a crack at directing a beloved comic book was the 2003 stinker The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but as io9.com reported, so far the script is getting good reviews. Meredith Woerner at io9.com coaxed some details from producer Ryan Kavanaugh (Nine, Brothers, Zombieland), and while he wouldn't reveal which actor is going to be smearing himself with makeup to wreak vengeance on those who violated and murdered his beloved, he did say it will be "a whole relaunch of the franchise, much more of a dark superhero type" and starring an already-established actor.
I'm scratching my brain meats to try and think of some possible candidates, but I'm coming up short. Naturally, they could reel in bazillions of fans just by casting you know who, but that's a gimme. I would pay to see Michael Cera trussed up in a faux bondage outfit and spooky makeup (he looks good with a moustache, so perhaps makeup is the next step?). Seriously though, what about Zachary Quinto,? Warren Peace from Sky High? (Thanks, Monika!) Or, as Kavanaugh says, "The best way to compare it is the first Batman and Batman Begins." Or when Heath Ledger was announced as the Joker for The Dark Knight?
I've made my admittedly silly suggestions, but hopefully you can also help us guess who will be diving into this series, black electrical tape and all.