Taron Egerton, star of Kingsman but not The King’s Man (that’s going to get confusing), has been dropped into the Batman universe by Instagram artist @Mizuriofficial. In the piece below, the actor is cast as Red Hood, a comic book character with a complicated backstory.
As Mizuri alludes to, Egerton has already played Robin Hood in a 2018 flop of the same name. I’m assuming that’s where the idea for this poster originated, and if a Red Hood movie ever made it to theaters, one would hope for better prospects than the dud it almost shares a name with.
Am I the only one who thinks of Little Red Riding Hood when hearing the words Red Hood, though? Now, that would be a very different movie. Given how chic it is to recast classic film characters with flipped genders, why not sanction a modern retelling of the Red Riding Hood story, with Egerton in the lead role? At 5ft 7, he certainly fits the part. Any takers? I’ll take that as a no.
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Anyways, leave a comment with the fan art you’d like to see me cover next. We could do a poll. They’ve all started blurring into each other, if I’m being honest. I don’t know what it is about coronavirus, but it seems that making fan art has become one of humanity’s favourite pastimes since the pandemic began.
Of all the depictions of a post-apocalyptic world the movie business has given us over the decades, an apocalypse draped in Photoshop mashups of Brie Larson in a tiara has never been shown. That’s the real face of the nuclear abyss.
Right, rant over. At that rate, the Taron Egerton-led Red Hood movie was going to come out before my article ended.