So the DC TV universe has hinted that the CW shows will probably have some massive crossover event this year. Here’s my wishlist for that event:
- For the adventure plot to be character based – and centered around a character or characters we know and love- like Kara, Barry, Oliver, Ray, Cisco, Felicity, or Caitlin etc. I’d rather not see it used just to further some new character or villain.
- At least one “Super” in-joke between Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer and the Supergirl gang.
- That we get to see John Diggle’s reaction to Supergirl – both the flying and the fact that she’s an alien (apparently David Ramsey said he wanted this too so I’m hopeful)
- Maybe a sort of “nerds united” vibe – with the mega brain trust of Winn, Felicity, Curtis, Cisco, Ray, & Dr. Stein.
- If someone (or they themselves) could notice that Kara and Felicity have a lot in common that could be fun. A simple “I love your glasses” would be enough.
- I’d like to see one of our heroes be really out of their element and have to deal with that – Kara dealing with being in another universe or Oliver having to deal with being a normal human in the midst of all these powered folks.
- Honestly, even if this just happens and I get to see Oliver, Barry, and Kara on screen together in some way – I’ll be very happy.
Turning fantasy books into movies remains a strong trend in Hollywood, from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. So here’s my list of books that I wish could get the page to screen treatment:
- The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley – one of my all time favorites, I think Hari and her gang deserve some screen time, especially in the age of Star War’s Rey and Katniss Everdeen.
- Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett – speaking of warrior women, several other books by my husband’s favorite author have gotten the miniseries treatment – can this one, or maybe Night Watch, be next?
- The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – this book wouldn’t even be that expensive to film. Only the water horses themselves would require special effects – seriously, dual female and male protagonists with everything at stake racing violent magical horses on a Brit like island. Why isn’t this already a movie?
- The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley – actually I think most of Kearsley’s books with their light fantasy, historical interest, and well drawn love stories would make for great film.
Just a little list of things I wish there were more of:
- Female protagonist, character-centric sci-fi like Shannon Hale’s Dangerous and Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles
- Novelized versions of major comic arcs like Roger Stern’s Death and Life of Superman
- American magical realism that isn’t super dark or gritty – seriously I could read twenty books like Sarah Addison Allen’s The Girl Who Chased the Moon
- Official in canon tie-in novels, featuring the “good guy” characters (and this could even be published online), for Arrow and The Flash
Some of these don’t exist, unfortunately, but if anyone’s got suggestions for me, let me know!