I know, right?
We're even talking about installing a lighter in the back of the action figure we're making, so that when the lever is flicked, the flame pops up out of the doll's head. Of course if it were a real toy, it'd be a lawsuit waiting to happen, even in the 1970s.
Readers of this blog might remember Dennis played Lucifer in Ordinary Angels. He's a lovely man and a genuine talent - an actor casting directors should be taking more notice of.
So our cast is looking good...
Actress/stuntwoman/martial arts instructor Lisa Skvarla is the Amazon warrior princess known as Ultrafemme. She's culled from the archetypes of hardy characters like Xena, Sif, Wonder Woman and a little dash of She Hulk... without the green skin.
|Frank Acosta Jr.|
Veteran actor Frank Acosta Jr. is playing Aguaman, Latino Lord of Atlantis. An eye injury involving a commercial albacore hook caused Aguaman to be put on injured reserve, and now he mostly does filing and data entry. He, of course, is based on the iconic masters of the deep, like Aquaman, Submariner, Tempest and Man From Atlantis.
My favorite badass (and no relation, I swear), Joe Downing is playing the sociopath vigilante Death-Wish. Relying on physical training and gadgets instead of superpowers, Death-Wish has a conspiracy theory for everything. The character is equal parts Batman, Punisher, Deadpool and Deathstroke the Terminator. Joe was also seen in both Ordinary Angels and "On and On" (as a ninja of The Hand).
Of course the Power Posse need someone to man the front desk, and that someone is the psychic receptionist called Receiver. Our own Trish Loyd will be getting her psionics on with this role, which is based on a long history of comic book telepaths and mega-psychics like Jean Grey, Raven, Psylocke and Scarlet Witch.