Fox Taps it’s First Non-Marvel Superhero Tale ‘Irredeemable’
While fans prepare themselves for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. 20th Century Fox is widening its scope beyond Marvel. Deadline reports that Fox has acquired the rights to the Boom! comic Irredeemable.
The comic centers around a former Superhero(Plutonian) who has gone berserk and now is slaughtering all human beings that don’t follow him. His former allies, the superhero group The Paradigm, attempt to find a way to stop his rampage while dealing with their own problems of betrayal and hopelessness.
Irredeemable premiered in April 2009, and the series ended in May 2012, after thirty-seven issues and one special. The intriguing thing with starting from scratch on a superhero saga like this one is that some of these superheroes die, unlike the branded films being made by Marvel and DC.
Coming off The Big Short, Anchorman and Ant-Man, Adam McKay is now directing an adaptation of Mark Waid’s Irredeemable. He will work with Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters writer-director Tommy Wirkola. While DC might never produce Injustice: Gods Among Us movie where Superman goes crazy. It is really exciting to see how Fox crafts this.