Stone by day, warriors by night… but now, it looks like the spell is broken — and the GARGOYLES WILL LIVE AGAIN!
Well, at least maybe. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Disney may be bringing back the defenders of the night, as they discuss “an untitled gargoyle project” that seems, well, awfully like the superlative Gargoyles cartoon franchise by Spectacular Spider-Man showrunner Greg Weisman. (It too has a spectacular opening sequence. Check it.) Here’s the nitty-gritty from THR:
“The project seeks to build a mythology around the carvings, originally designed in medieval times to act as spouts but later took on roles as powerful symbols to ward off or attract evil. The story is being developed, but it is known to be set in modern times.”
Zoe Green, who worked on Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment on a project called Tigress, is in negotiations for the film, whatever it ends up being. The project will be produced by the Donners’ Co. — that’s right, the team that brought you the X-Men flicks and Constantine. So, with that pedigree confirmed, is the return of Goliath, Hudson and the rest of the stone-cold warriors of the night? Or is Disney just yanking our supernatural chain? Sound off!
UPDATE: Boooooo. Reader Lumpmoose correctly notes that Variety has shot down our hopes for a reborn Gargoyles flick. The project is apparently NOT affiliated with the cartoon. Baffling.