Valiant Enertainment’s Quantum and Woody television series is circling a Community star for one of its lead roles. According to TheWrap, Joel McHale is in talks to star in the series as Woody Henderson, one half of the project’s dynamic duo.
Created by Christopher Priest and MD Bright, Quantum and Woody debuted in 1997 and follows adopted brother Eric Henderson and Woodrow “Woody” Van Chelton. When Eric’s biological father is murdered, the brothers’ investigation into the crime leads to them acquiring superpowers from a laboratory explosion.
Like his brother, Woody received energy powers from this laboratory explosion. However, his ability to shoot energy and conjure energy shields has a drawback: he must clang his metal wristband with Eric every 24 hours so that their newfound abilities don’t also destroy them. Unlike his reputable brother, Woody is a laid-back, womanizing thief, which leads to plenty of conflict between the two even as they’re thrust into the mayhem of their father’s murder.
Though best known for his work on Community, where he worked with directors Joe and Anthony Russo, McHale has a number of other credits to his name. He has appeared in The Great Indoors, The X-Files, Ted, Pushing Daisies, Spider-Man 2 and more. He has also leant his voice to Rick and Morty, LEGO Dimensions, Robot Chicken, Regular Show and Bojack Horseman.
Valiant Entertainment will develop the project with the Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who will executive produce alongside Mike Larocca, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari and Valiant CEO Dinesh Shamdasani.
Valiant has plans to bring its other properties to feature films, most notably Bloodshot and Harbinger from Sony Pictures. Screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival) will write both, as well as Archer & Armstrong and Shadowman.
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