Does Jordan Peele Want to Make a 'Gargoyles' Something for Disney?

Does Jordan Peele Want to Make a ‘Gargoyles’ Something for Disney?

Posted by June 12, 2018 Comment

Is Oscar winner Jordan Peele working on a possible Gargoyles project? According to a highly irreverent piece from entertainment newsletter The Ankler and writer Richard Rushfield, he might be.

By Peabody Awards (Keegan-Michael Key / Jordan Peele) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The Ankler suggests that Peele might “walk in and says he wants to do a new version of Gargoyles.”

This is in no way an actual report of something that happened, or at the very least, Rushfield is trying really hard to make this ‘report’ as much of a “what if” as he possibly can without outright saying anything has happened. An example from the newsletter:

“How do you turn down Jordan Peele? Well, you can’t. Who wants to be responsible for that decision? So in the absence of a good reason to say no, but prevented by their Big IP box from saying yes, Disney is slow walking the decision. It’s hoping, it seems, that they’ll run out the clock, he’ll sign other deals elsewhere, and the project will just fade away.”

Slashfilm goes on to say that Rushfield’s thoughts as to why Disney didn’t glide on the idea right away was Peele’s idea being “too much of a risk”. Perhaps the lack of decisiveness is purely a timing issue though, and maybe they’ll change their minds as audience reaction to this possibility.

It’s happened before — a timely “leak” of possible information of an upcoming project prompts action — much like that Deadpool test footage from a million years ago that eventually became the record-breaking R-rated film we know now.

I personally hope Gargoyles is NOT remade or touched, as the ’90s Disney animated series remains my personal favorite cartoon ever. The mix of magic and legend with incredible artwork, and the best Star Trek voice cast assembled continue to make it a special tv series which I rewatch at least once a year.  (Except for, you know, the lack of a complete series release).

We’ll let you know if Peele or Disney responds to this possible thing.

(Last Updated June 12, 2018 3:50 pm )

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



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