Thursday, September 27, 2007

Casting Call Thursday: Solo Avengers!

Yeah, that's right. Solo Avengers. Save your laughter until the end.

Ron Livingston as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
David Boreanaz as Simon Williams
Diane Farr as Bobbi "Mockingbird" Morse

Clint Barton's hot temper and clashes with authority have led to his current "reserve" status with Earth's premiere super-team. But he hasn't laid down his bow. Clint's staying busy in Southern California, freelancing as a bounty hunter and super-criminal skip tracer.

Federal agent Bobbi Morse works out of the LA field office as the Avengers' west coast government liason. If the Rhino or Electro test California, or if a spare Ultron robot gets loose, she's the one stuck with the assignment of bringing them in. More often than she'd like, this requires her to call in Clint Barton for assistance.

Simon "Wonder Man" Williams is a former super-hero turned Hollywood action hero. His days of three picture deals and 100 million dollar opening weekends are behind him though. On the down side of both careers, Simon's desperate to recapture his fading spotlight. He now hosts a "Cops" style reality show that follows Hawkeye around, taping his exploits and clashes with the super-criminal element.

It's Magnum PI meets Cops meets the Marvel Universe. It's Solo Avengers.


Erin Palette said...

Needs more Beast.

Seriously, Simon and Hank's interplay did more to humanize either of those characters than any plot, and in my opinion, one without the other just feels wrong.

Michael Strauss said...

Beast would be tough in a weekly series. Not just because of the make-up/prostetics, but with the character rights already tied to the X-men franchise.

I agree with Simon and Hank in Avengers. Their friendship really worked.

This actually idea started with my affection for affection for Hawkeye and Mockingbird, as well has a desire to have an alternate pitch waiting in the wings for when the big Marvel TV idea falls through.