"You could have Keith David play Goliath. You could have Marina Sirtis play Demona because those would be CGI characters in a live-action world. You could really bring that show to life in a way that I think would be really cool," Greg Weisman said.
Disney has been working on live-action adaptations of a lot of its animated classics and most of them turned out to be blockbusters. Back in the 90s, Disney's animated series Gargoyles released which, despite having a short run, had a very strong fan base. During the wave of the live-action remakes in the past few years, a lot of fans thought even Gargoyles will get the same treatment but that was not the case.
The series is now streaming on Disney+ and we still haven't heard any news regarding its revival or a live-action remake. But it looks like fans of the animated series finally have some ray of hope as Greg Weisman, the co-creator of Gargoyles has said that he is interested in a live-action remake of the series, reported Movieweb. Weisman spoke in an interview about the legacy that Gargoyles has left behind and what happened after the show ended. Weisman was even asked what are his thoughts about a live-action movie, and he had quite a bit to say.
Weisman revealed, "I'd love to, especially if they let me write and produce it. Obviously no one wants a bad version of Gargoyles, and if it sucked, that would be horrible. But even if it sucked, it might be high-profile enough to let us do more Gargoyles comics or more of the show. That's a deal I'd take. I don't earn any money off of Gargoyles. Disney owns it 100%, but I obviously feel territorial about it. And I'd love to see the property be able to grow."
He added, "As long as nothing is being done with it, that's impossible. But if something is done with it, and I think being on Disney+ counts as something, there's at least a shot at allowing us to tell more stories in that universe. That would be huge for me, emotionally." It is evident that Weisman is very passionate about the project and he has also pointed out that the entire property is owned by Disney and he isn't making any money out of it, even if it is streaming on a brand new platform.
Weisman continued, "In and of itself? Nothing. Just the prestige to let me do more in animation. I don't know that it would be better in live-action, and God knows it could certainly be worse. But you could have Keith David play Goliath. You could have Marina Sirtis play Demona because those would be CGI characters in a live-action world. You could really bring that show to life in a way that I think would be really cool. We had some pretty astounding, startling, wonderful visuals in the animated series, and seeing them in a live-action setting could be just badass. It'd just be another way to let the show live and breathe again. I wouldn't mind taking the risks."
Gargoyles is fondly remembered by its fans as one of the best cartoon shows of the 90s and now, an entirely new generation is getting the chance to discover the show, thanks to Disney +. As reported by We Got This Covered, the moment Gargoyles hit the streaming platform, it was already trending on Twitter which led to Weisman launching a Twitter campaign with hopes to revive the show.