Channing Tatum and 'IT' producer Roy Lee are coming together to bring 'The Maxx' back to the big screen.
The 90s were dominated primarily by goth, grunge, and alternative culture. This also had an amazing influence in the world of comics that inspired a number of bizarre and uncommon characters like Spawn and Johnny The Homicidal Maniac.
But, without a doubt, the most unorthodox character was Sam Kieth’s The Maxx. Depicted as an absolutely mad superhero who has giant middle-finger claws who lived in both a modern-day city and a savage dream world called the Outback.
Dude The Maxx is one of my favorite comics/MTV cartoons ever! I was wondering if this was ever going to come back 🤔— Attack Of The Zack (@Zack747) November 24, 2019
The character was originally written and created by Image Comics, it was adapted into a short-lived animated series on MTV before it got canceled. Since then, there has been absolutely no mention of the comics or the character until now.
It looks like the comics will return to the big screen and it is going to have some major Hollywood names behind it.
Seeing the news about the Maxx really makes me want more old Image comics films, Gen13, WildC.A.T.S., Pitt, so much untapped potential and vastly different from the MCU as far as tone— GhostDragon1182 (@ghostdragon1182) November 24, 2019
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Channing Tatum and IT producer Roy Lee are coming together to bring 'The Maxx' back to life. The series will be produced by Tatum via Free Association, while Lee will do so via Vertigo Entertainment. It is not known as of now if it is going to be produced as a movie or a series.
It was nice to see a bunch of The Maxx talk on my timeline. One of my favorite comics of all time. And Sam Keith is in my top 5 comic illustrators as well. (And yes, I wish I had somehow had a copy of the TV show)— David Watson (@DosDedosMiAmigo) November 24, 2019
Sam Keith is best known as the first artist to draw Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman'. Apart from that, he has also worked on storylines for Wolverine, Batman, and Lobo. The Maxx, however, is his most iconic and infamous character, primarily because of the psychedelic and bizarre storylines.
This was one of the primary reasons why MTV picked up the comics for 13 episodes as part of their Oddities animation block, which also included Beavis And Butthead and sci-fi story The Head.
Pick #2 of “Comics to Recommend to Non-Traditional Comic Readers” is: “The Maxx” by #SamKieth— Jorge Solis (@JSolis82) November 24, 2019
Defies being categorized because it's weird, trippy, and audacious! Good luck to whoever makes this movie! #makemineindie #comicbookschool
Did you read it? @ComicBookSchool pic.twitter.com/IwS4ctFFPW
The Maxx is all set to join a whole new wave of underground comics which seems to be very much entwined with the underground rock culture. One of the biggest examples of this is 'The Umbrella Academy' by Gerard Way.
As we all know, the comics were adapted by Netflix into a show and have been streamed by more than 45 million households in its first four weeks and successfully bagged two Emmy nominations.