Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Vixen for Vibe?


Sean William Scott.

I'm sorry for not thinking of it before, sorry for not including him in the poll on Who Should Play "Steel" in "Vibe! The Movie, Meng".

But he can; he should; he must. You know it. I know it. We're just going to declare it and move on to:

VIXEN

Black babelicious actresses who can play an animal avatar? I have NO CLUE.

PLEASE give me suggestions on this one.

17 comments:

The Eyeball Kid said...

NOT Halle Berry (haaaate!), she's already shown a complete disregard for established comics properties, preferring to give us her own 'interpretation' rather than actually read a comic. And we've seen how well that works.

walaka said...

Ah, if only Eartha Kitt were still with us...

Shon Richards said...

I have always been fond of Vivica Fox from Kill Bill and silly black comedies.

Anonymous said...

AS someone said eariler, RU Paul. He has the heels and the attutide. Or any of the Draq Queens at Zeigfields in DC if he is not avaiable.

Franny said...

Rosario Dawson. She's proven her ability to accurately portray a comic book character (oh god Gail) and she is also secretly in love with me.

Benari said...

Beyonce.

Anonymous said...

" Ah, if only Eartha Kitt were still with us..."

She is, she's just so old she'd break during filming.

Ron said...

But we could CGI Vixen's body and just have Eartha do the voice-over. Kinda like David Hyde Pierce in Hellboy, only even more elaborate!

MarloweSpade said...

Sanaa Lathan! Totally! Check the IMDB, y'all. She's played cold, hot, tangled with aliens and put one over on Denzel.

Trust me on this one.

tom curry said...

I'm suprised no one's mentioned Tyra Banks. After all, Mari Jiwe McCabe was a supermodel. And Tyra's no stranger to feral, no-holds-barred viciousness.

So yes, I'm surprised no one's mentioned her, but also gladdened, because she wouldn't work. At all.

To play Vixen, you'd need at least two brain cells to rub together, and Tyra ... um, no. If you need someone whose sheer fatuousness is enough to emotionally hobble a trembling, anorexic, wannabe model on a cheesy reality show, Tyra's your girl. Otherwise you need someone made of sterner stuff.

You know, Gina Torres does a hell of a job as Vixen on JLU. Sure, she's a bit more statuesque and regal than Vixen was typically portrayed, but she's shown the ability to play tough, smart and acerbic.

She'd look very, very silly in the V-hair though.

Of course, so would anyone.

Except Grace Jones.

....

HEY..............

Johnny B said...

How about regina King?

The missus was watching Miss Congeniality 2 yesterday (All right, I was watching it too, but I'm not proud of it), and I noticed King, who played Sandra Bullock's FBI partner. I think she's got the look and the athletic ability.

Mark Fossen said...

Gina Torres ... that's Zoe of Firefly fame.

The Comics Shrew said...

A second vote for Gina Torres. Can kick butt and purr like a kitten at the same time.

Devon said...

I would watch "Catwoman" to see Rosario Dawson, slinking around in a gold catsuit.

Scipio said...

I'm sorry, I accidently omitted Gina from the poll device (which I can't change with eliminating existing votes).

But I'll keep tabs here; by my count, she's got 3 votes so far.

TotalToyz said...

Rachel Luttrell (Stargate: Atlantis)

k26dp said...

Another vote for Gina Torres.