"This makes me very angry."

That catch-phrase -- plus such lines as "At last, after 2,000 years of work, the Iludium PU36 explosive space modulator" and "Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth shattering kaboom?" -- made Marvin the Martian one of the most loony of the Looney Tunes characters. Curiously, poor Marvin, who was first introduced in the 1948 short 'Haredevil Hare' (three guesses what famous rabbit starred), has never been showcased in a feature flick of his own. "This makes me very angry."

That catch-phrase -- plus such lines as "At last, after 2,000 years of work, the Iludium PU36 explosive space modulator" and "Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth shattering kaboom?" -- made Marvin the Martian one of the most loony of the Looney Tunes characters. Curiously, poor Marvin, who was first introduced in the 1948 short 'Haredevil Hare' (three guesses what famous rabbit starred), has never been showcased in a feature flick of his own.

Well, even after more than 60 years, it's never too late. Per the L.A. Times, an animated feature announced for Marvin in the summer of 2008, in which he attempts to destroy Christmas and is foiled, is now moving ahead. Warner Bros., together with Alcon Entertainment, has brought in Alex Zamm as director and a pair of veteran writers, Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgove, to punch up the script.

The article also provided a tantalizing bit of speculation. With the legendary voice of Looney Tunes, Mel Blanc, no longer with us, who will provide the nasal, annoyingly staccato speech of Martin the Martian? The Times is suggesting that Mike Myers is in the mix, though without confirmation. Depending on how fast things jell, 'Marvin the Martian' (a title also that could change) is slated for release near Christmastime 2011.

Our two cents: Myers is a great idea. Doesn't Dr. Evil sound a little bit like the creature from the red planet?
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