Marvin the Martian: Meet Mike Myers

A Marvin the Martian movie sounds like a good idea, probably. There is no cartoon character more underrated. Unfortunately, the film will also following the recent trend of CG character in a live action world, which might work for some movies in which humans exist, but Marvin also exists in his own fictionalized, cartoon universe, so it will stray far from its original roots.

The crew doesn’t fill one with much hope, either. The LA Times reports that Alex Zamm has signed on as the director, and he has to his credit films such as Inspector Gadget 2 and Dr. Doolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (a franchise so bad that even Eddie Murphy has vacated it). The writers are Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgove, who have both worked on Spin City and George Lopez. Their upcoming writing project is a CHiPS remake. Supposedly Mike Myers could be approach to play the martian, but nothing has been announced. Legendary voice actor Mel Blanc originally played Marvin and gave him a stuffy voice, but his voice has also changed with additional actors, so it’s difficult to imagine where Myers would fit into this context.

There is no word whether Bill Pullman will play a president who gives a rousing speech against the martian threat at the end.

The LA Times describes the plot like this: “Marvin comes to Earth to try to destroy Christmas, but his plans are foiled when he gets trapped inside a gift box.” I guess it wasn’t good enough that he tried to destroy the Earth, since they had to position this as a Christmas film. In anticipation of that, Marvin the Martian is receiving a Christmas 2011 release date. It’s too bad that this won’t have a 2012 release because then Warner Bros. could do a viral promotion about the end of the world.



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!
    Marvin should only be in a movie with other WB characters NOT liveaction. NOOOOO!!!!

  • Dedpool

    NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!
    Marvin should only be in a movie with other WB characters NOT liveaction. NOOOOO!!!!

  • ulik

    “Ooh No, you’ve destroyed my space modulator” haha. Mike Myers shouldn’t have even done “The Cat in the Hat”. Aside from what a terrible movie it was,he looked more like Tom from “Tom & Jerry” than Dr.Seus’s character. Now on the other hand Jim Carey did an excellent job as “The Grinch” he had that character spot on and even looked just like him. Jim Carey should have also done “The Cat in The Hat”. Now wouldn’t it make more sense to have a…. “Duck Dodgers in the 21st Centuryyyy!!!” movie instead, featuring Marvin the Martian. He shouldn’t have his own movie. Hey speaking of Inspector Gadget, am I the only one that thinks that Adam Sandler was born for that role NOT MATTHEW (frickin) Broderick or that other guy. What do you think Dedpool?

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Never watched the live action films. Couldn’t do it, although French Stuart seemed beter for the part than Broderick. As for Sandler…Meh. I’m not a big fan. So I can’t really say. To me that was a cartoon that shoul’ve never been translated to live action. As for the “Duck Dodgers in the 24th and a HALF Century,” yeah that’d be a good flick. The show on Cartoon Network did a decent job expanding on the original ideas from the old shorts. Even had a GL and GL Corps cameo in the Green Loontern episode. LOL. But yeah this is just wrong.

  • ulik

    “Ooh No, you’ve destroyed my space modulator” haha. Mike Myers shouldn’t have even done “The Cat in the Hat”. Aside from what a terrible movie it was,he looked more like Tom from “Tom & Jerry” than Dr.Seus’s character. Now on the other hand Jim Carey did an excellent job as “The Grinch” he had that character spot on and even looked just like him. Jim Carey should have also done “The Cat in The Hat”. Now wouldn’t it make more sense to have a…. “Duck Dodgers in the 21st Centuryyyy!!!” movie instead, featuring Marvin the Martian. He shouldn’t have his own movie. Hey speaking of Inspector Gadget, am I the only one that thinks that Adam Sandler was born for that role NOT MATTHEW (frickin) Broderick or that other guy. What do you think Dedpool?

    • Dedpool

      Never watched the live action films. Couldn’t do it, although French Stuart seemed beter for the part than Broderick. As for Sandler…Meh. I’m not a big fan. So I can’t really say. To me that was a cartoon that shoul’ve never been translated to live action. As for the “Duck Dodgers in the 24th and a HALF Century,” yeah that’d be a good flick. The show on Cartoon Network did a decent job expanding on the original ideas from the old shorts. Even had a GL and GL Corps cameo in the Green Loontern episode. LOL. But yeah this is just wrong.

  • ulik

    Thanks with Daffy’s quotation correction.LOL

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      It’s what I’m here for. Lol. To be DISPICABLE!!!!

  • ulik

    Thanks with Daffy’s quotation correction.LOL

    • Dedpool

      It’s what I’m here for. Lol. To be DISPICABLE!!!!