In 1981, Disney released their own sort-of superhero with Condorman. The movie was incredibly cheesy, and I can remember seeing it once or twice at the video store when renting Tron on VHS for the 10,000th time. Recently Disney had Condorman make a cameo in one of their Toy Story shorts as a kid’s meal toy, and now there’s a rumor that they may be remaking the movie and possibly moving him into the Marvel universe. MovieHole broke the news:
“The idea remains the same”, a House of Mouse insider – albeit one that works in a producing capacity for animation, so hasn’t got a direct line to anyone on this particular production and has admittedly heard this all third hand – told me over Skype this morning. “Wally. A Brit again. Robert Pattinson’s name has been floated, can you see him going for it? He seems to be into more intellectual things?. Still a pompous cartoonist turned superhero type gets to assist in the deflection of a sexy young KGB agent. Emphasis would be more on action this time around though. They want to steer as far off from Johnny English territory as possible. But there’s talk of doing lots with the Condorman brand. Guessing you’ll hear more about it soon Clint”
If Disney does make Condorman part of Marvel, then they have absolutely no excuse for not introducing the greatest Great Lakes Avenger; Squirrel Girl.