IDW Collects All Nineteen Of Brian Bolland’s Judge Dredd Stories In October | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
****in' COOL. Man, IDW knows where it's at.
Guy who created Dredd wants you to know what he thinks of the movie | Blastr
You can never tell how a comic book creator is going to feel about seeing his work adapted for the screen. After all, it can either go incredibly well or horribly wrong. But John Wagner is in the rare position of having his creation, Judge Dredd, adapted twice. The first one was a nightmare ... and he's just seen the Karl Urban reboot. And ...
And it seems Wagner likes it. A lot. A whole lot. At least judging by this post on his Facebook page:
"I went up to London yesterday to see the completed Dredd film. I've had reservations about certain aspects of it, and made them plain to the team at DNA. All but one of them—a little quibble at the beginning—have been addressed. And what a lot they've added. Music is on the button. SFX are excellent. Filming is impressive. I've not seen a modern 3-D movie before but I like it. I found myself reaching out trying to touch things that were dancing before my eyes. Karl is a great Dredd and Olivia gets Anderson completely. This is Dredd as it should be done—true to character, visceral, unrelentingly violent (but not off-puttingly so). It will open, I believe, sometime in September. No doubt you'll let me know what you think when you've seen it, but this has my recommendation."
THAT is good to hear.
I don't know enough about comics. who can quickly summarize who Iron Patriot is?
Iron Patriot in the comics was Norman Osborn, aka The Green Goblin, who came to a certain amount of power after the superhero Civil War. He disbanded SHIELD and started his own similar entity, HAMMER. He also decided to set up his own Avengers team, but instead of having heroes, he made them villains. In the image posted, for example, that's Bullseye wearing the Hawkeye costume and Daken, Wolverine's son, wearing the Wolverine costume. Osborn retained this power for a little while, known as Dark Reign in the Marvel U, and it was actually one of the better events of the last while (although the Siege event that ended it wasn't very good at all).
In the movie it's apparently going to be the character James Badge Dale, who in the comics was Coldblood 7, a military man who steps on a landmine and is rebuilt as part cyborg. Not sure if they're calling him Colblood 7 or Iron Patriot in the movie.