While Warner Bros. is busy confusing themselves about what they’re going to do with Batman, Superman, and the rest of the entire Justice League up on the big screen, Paramount has been busy raiding their coop, and they’ve come away with the rights to one of their lesser known properties. Normally all of the rights to things published by DC Comics goes to their parent company Warner Bros by default, but apparently “The Mighty” started off as creator owned work and rights to the big screen adaption were still controlled by creators Keith Champagne and Peter Tomasi. This has allowed them to cut a deal and cash in on their creation.
“The Mighty” stands apart from other comics like “Batman” in content as well as in ownership entanglements. This comic tells its story not from the perspective of the big local superhero, but from that of a normal guy working on the police force. Gabriel Cole got his life saved by the world’s strongest superhero Alpha-One when he was a kid, but now that he is an adult and working as a detective, he has uncovered a dark secret about his once great savior; a dark secret that puts him on a collision course with the unstoppable demigod. Sounds like trying times for Mr. Cole, but an interesting spin on the usual super hero tale for the rest of us. Paramount’s Disruption Entertainment will be producing.
Source: Deadline Central City