Casting Women of Power

Fantasizing about one’s book being made into a movie is always fun, especially wondering who migh be tapped to play your characters.  I decided to take a look at who might be good choices for the characters in Women of Power.

Elisha Cuthbert really works as Stella (aka All American Girl).  She looks great in short blond hair and could easily pull off Stella’s sassy, ass-kicking style.

I like Blake Lively for Linda (aka Skygirl).  Linda is on the surface a sort of vapid farm girl, but is more than she appears underneath.

Bruce Willis as Professor Destruction.  Bruce Willis can play all kinds of parts, but I’d really like to see him as a villain.  His voice is perfect too.

Ryan Gosling as Perihelion, Stella’s ex.  He’s described as being just about perfect, as spokesmodel for Italian suits, and the most handsome superhero on the planet, so there you go.

Perihelion’s new squeeze Omega Woman has a very unusual golden look, but is also beautiful in an unearthly way.  Lesli Bibb could pull that off.

Omega Woman’s BFF Dynagirl has a quirky, retro thing going on.  Zooey Dechanel could pull off the cape, mask, and gogo boots.

Sam Worthington as Dark Energy.  He’s a bad guy, but Stella finds him kind of attractive too.  She would never tell him so, partially because she’s too busy pounding on him.

Sam Rockwell would be a great Irving.  Stella’s agent Irving is one of my favorite characters, particularly since I’ve never seen a superhero’s agent before, so I can claim to have come up with the idea.  To be Irving, you have to be able to do comedy and drama and Sam Rockwell could/has done both well.

There you go.  Let me know what you think.  If you haven’t picked up Women of Power yet, you can get it for 99 cents wherever fine ebooks are sold.

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The Other Superheroes

In a world of superheroes, you might expect to run into a few here and there and that’s just what happens in Women of Power.

Captain Hero: Earth’s most popular hero.
Dark Defender: Mysterious protector of the night.
Strongarm: Super strong hero.
Windstorm: Master of wind and storm.
Vanguard: Leader of the Justice Brigade.
Ultrawoman: The most powerful woman on earth.
RSG: Really stretchy guy, who mostly uses his power to surreptitiously grope women.

The Other Bad Guys

There are several supervillains that face off against All American Girl and Skygirl, with more or less success.

Plague Drone: A slimy character with the ability to infect a variety of nasty diseases.

Magmaman: Can turn into a man-shaped blob of molten fire.

Tigershark: An Australian supervillain with super strength.

Behemoth

 Behemoth is a supervillain in Women of Power.  He is about six feet tall and six feet wide and is made of pure muscle.  He has super strength, the result of toxic radioactive waste.  Unfortunately Behemoth is not the smartest knife in the kitchen drawer.    He has repeatedly failed to notice that his one weakness seems to be supernaturally stong women.  Behemoths great power is that once he gets going, he can’t be stopped.

Irving

Irving is All American Girl’s agent.  Here’s a little bit of Irving and AG.

“Oh baby,” said the man on the other end of the line.  “That hurts.  That really hurts.  You know Irving is your number one fan.”

“Really?  I thought you were supposed to be my agent.”

“Come on baby.  Give Irving some love.”

“How about I fly over there and twist your head off like a bottle cap?  You haven’t answered my calls in weeks, and then here you are, all ‘baby, baby’…”

“Baby.  Irving has been busy.”

“I’ve been busy too.”

“I know you have, my sweetness, but Irving has been really busy.  He’s been busy working for you, my sassy spangled mega-babe.”

“That’s it,” Stella sat the soda down and stood up.  “I’m flying over there right now.”

“Before you do, listen to these four words: All American Girl Magazine.”

“A magazine deal?  Where and who?”

“National baby!  Hatchet Media International!”

“Hatchet?” Stella ran her fingers through her close-cropped blond hair.  “They’re big right?”

“The biggest magazine distributor in the world—forty eight hero magazines and all of those supers are in the top one hundred of the New York Times list!  Captain Hero!  Ultrawoman!”

“Vanguard?”

“Vanguard!”

“Dark Defender?”

“Um, no… He’s published by somebody else.”

“But Ultrawoman…”

“Ultra-woman, baby!”

“So what?  They’re ready for magazine number forty nine?”

“Well, no.  They had an opening.  Cosmic Man, well you know…”

“Yeah, that was too bad.  But you try to stop an asteroid; you’ve got to expect that kind of thing.  This is big, Irving.  This is big.”

“Big baby.”

“You did good Irving.”

“Oh baby, you know Irving is always working for you.  But this was all you, super friend.  Kicking ass on terrorists.  Terrorists with rockets.  And doing it right while the traffic copter was there to film the whole thing.  That was brilliant baby!  You’re all over the news.”

“Am I?”

“You know it.”

“That was a lucky break,” said Stella, more to herself than to Irving.

“Luck is for suckers, baby.  You got mad skills.  And you know what a magazine deal means?  Money.  Advertising revenue, sponsors, money, collateral damage insurance, money.  Did I mention money?”

“That’s awesome Irving.”

“There’s just one thing, baby.”

“What’s that?”

“They haven’t exactly made the final decision yet?”

“What do you mean?  Do I have a magazine or not?”

“It’s down to either you or one other super.”

“Who?”

“Skygirl.”

“Skygirl?  That slut!  Who’d want to read about her?  She’s a total airhead!  And have you seen her thighs?  They’re like tree-trunks! And what’s the deal with her costume?  Were they out of ass spandex that day?”

I originally wrote Irving intending that he appear as nothing more than a voice on the phone, but I liked him so much, he just had to make an appearance in the flesh.