We’re coming to a close, but before we get to the two favorite characters in the Authority team, we can’t forget about Swift! Swift is a bisexual
Buddhist Tibetan Chinese woman. When a comet passed by Earth, it activated a genetic quirk in some people that would manifest into superpowers either
naturally or through special Seedlings called Activators.
Now who could play this tiny bird woman rookie? Well, IMO, none other than Ziyi Zhang for Ying xiong (aka. Hero) and Memoirs of a Geisha.
Not only does Aiyi have that fragile frame, much like Swift, but she proved to be a badass in Ying xiong on the American big screen, as well as
countless others on her native films.
And now for the two members you Authority fans have been waiting for!!! Apollo and the Midnighter! Sure these two might be lovers, but make a gay joke
in front of them and you’ll be done for!
Apollo, aka. The sun god. Apollo's powers include super-strength, flight, and near invulnerability. His eyes are constructed to concentrate solar
energy into laser-like blasts, as well as other body parts such as the mouth and hands. He once showed up for a fight so drunk that he literally flew
through his enemy’s head! The enemy was a giant, so that’s a big head, and a big mess!
And let’s not forget about his counterpart and life partner, the Midnighter! This guy can see anyone’s move before they make it! A famous line of
his, “I’ve already killed you 20 different ways, pick one.”
So who to play the two strong arms of the team?
Well, for Apollo, the actor would have to be a pretty boy and someone who can fight! Well, even though he’s a big name actor, this pick has proved
his fighting skills in Fight Club and Snatch, and has also rocked the long hair in 12 monkeys, Interview with the Vampire, and Troy… that’s right,
I said it, Mr. Brad Pitt.
Now tell me that doesn’t look like an Apollo!
And now for the hot head, the Midnighter. Looks don’t really matter with this character since he is always disguised by a mask, but he has to be
someone that won’t let a smart a$$ walk away without a good whoopin. So, even though he’s ugly, and all you have to see is the bottom of face,
I’m gonna go with Mickey Rourke simply for his performance as Marv in Sin City!
But, to back up my theory, I’m not going to post a picture of him, rather of marv from Sin City so you get the full picture!
[edit on 5-2-2008 by Odessy]