Will Danny McBride Pull in DC Comics Villains for Hench?
by Alex Billington
May 29, 2009
Last night we announced that Danny McBride would star in a comedy project called Hench, where he would play the henchman of a supervillain. The script is being adapted from an AiT/Planet Lar graphic novel and was picked up by Warner Brothers. CHUD talked with McBride earlier today at a press event for Land of the Lost and got an interesting tidbit out of him. Since Warner Brothers owns DC Comics, McBride is "trying to get the studio to let him play with their vast collection of DC comic book supervillains." Essentially, it's a comedic version of the Supermax movie that is in development at the studio as well.
I don't know much about the Hench comic, but I've got a feeling it doesn't involve any actual DC supervillains. But I like this idea and I like where McBride is going with it. Unfortunately, I don't feel like it'll happen, nor do I feel like this is the right time for Warner Brothers to explore this possibility. What I mean is that, as much as I like McBride, he just doesn't feel like the kind of guy to really handle some big comic book characters, villains or not. As cool as it might be to see some of these villains in a movie like this, I wouldn't want any of them ruined. What do you think? What DC villains would work for this?