Following their current work on Avengers 4, Joe and Anthony Russo are set to work on a television series adaptation of the Valiant Entertainment comic series Quantum and Woody, and they might be turning to a familiar face for one of the starring roles.
According to The Wrap, Community and The Soup star Joel McHale is currently in talks to take on the role of Woody Henderson, one member of the heroic brother duo.
Described as “a wisecracking, womanizing slacker,” Woody and his adoptive brother Eric gain their superpowers after their father is murdered and they try to investigate who is behind his apparent death. Granted amazing energy based powers the brothers, who had a falling out in the past and have lot of emotional baggage, have to deal with the fact that they must clang their metal wristbands together every 24 hours or face being dissolved.
McHale makes sense for the role based on the description as that is very similar to the part that he played on Community, and he has a lot of experience working with the Russo brothers as they directed a ton of Community episodes before they moved on to direct Marvel films.
The Russo brothers are set to serve as executive producers on the series alongside Mike Larocca, Valiant Entertainment CCO Dinesh Shamdasani and writers Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari who wrote the pilot script and series outline and are expected to serve as showrunners. Barrer and Ferrari’s past work includes the scripts for Ant-Man and the upcoming Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Quantum and Woody is just one of multiple Valiant properties being adapted.
Sony has plans for two Harbiner and Bloodshot films along with a Harbinger Wars film to bridge them together with Jared Leto reportedly circling for the lead of the Bloodshot film. Separate from the deal with Sony are plans for a Archer & Armstrong film from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer, a Shadowman film from director Reginald Hudlin with a J. Michael Straczynski co-written script, and talk of an Eternal Warrior film with Dave Bautista reportedly set to star.