Megan Fox might be dying to play Fathom one day, but Aspen Matthews isn’t the only comics character she’s got her eye on. Fox News, of all places, got a statement out of her while she was on the red carpet for JONAH HEX’s premiere last week where she expressed interest in portraying GEN 13’s Rainmaker. This certainly runs in line with what she’s been saying to MTV for a while about being a big fan of the Wildstorm series.
So spoke Ms. Fox…
“I don’t want people to protest this, but I would like to be Rainmaker in GEN 13 if they ever made that into a movie. She’s a Native American and I have a little bit of that blood in me. It would be a bit of a stretch – but if Jake Gyllenhaal can be the Prince of Persia, I think that I can do that.”
I’m not sure if there’s ever been a GEN 13 movie in development at any point, so I figure this is more of an idle wish on her part than a hint of anything substantial going on. Believe it or not, though, there actually was a GEN 13 animated feature produced in ’99 that featured Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea as Grunge and Mark “ The Joker” Hamill as Threshold. It was completed right before Wildstorm was acquired by DC and ended up going unreleased in America (although it had a small video release in Europe and Australia.) Incidentally, the toon’s line-up didn’t include Rainmaker. == TEASER ==
As far as live action movies go, I don’t know if GEN13 has as much of a hook for mainstream audiences as other Wildstorm titles like WILDCATS, STORMWATCH or THE AUTHORITY have. The central premise is that these kids are the 13 generation of government-engineered superfolk, but I figure that's ground that’s going to seem already-tread by the X-MEN movies (or soon-to-be-tread by the RUNAWAYS flick) in movie-goers' eyes. What seems to be getting the most attention out of this from Fox News is the fact that Rainmaker’s openly bisexual.
Anyway, I’m sure we’ve got some GEN 13 fans here in the community. If we gave you the power, how would you make a movie about them? Would you cast Fox as Rainmaker?