It seems like someone just looked back at R.I.P.D. and thought, “But I could make something more ridiculous.” Our trusted and proven sources tell us Ryan Reynolds will be starring in a live-action adaptation of the 1990s cartoon Biker Mice from Mars. The star’s production company Maximum Effort will be involved in the feature.
We’ve exclusively learned Ryan Reynolds is starring in the first live-action adaptation of Biker Mice from Mars.
The word from our sources makes sense considering reports about the long dormant property from earlier this year. In January, ComicBook.com reported that The Nacelle Company — the studio best known for Netflix series like The Toys That Made Us — had obtained the Biker Mice rights and were planning to make a big push.
That push includes a new toy line and a new animated series in development. In light of this, we can only assume that Ryan Reynolds’s Maximum Effort is working in conjunction with The Nacelle Company to add a live-action feature to the list.
The Original Biker Mice From Mars
The cartoon Ryan Reynolds is adapting was a syndicated animated series that premiered in 1993. The heroes of Biker Mice from Mars were three anthropomorphic mice who — as the name advertises — were native to Mars whose homeland was destroyed by the evil Plutkarians. The mice escape Mars to Earth and begin defending their new home from their old enemies.
The main heroes of Biker Mice from Mars are Throttle, Modo, and Vinnie. We don’t know which mouse Ryan Reynolds will be playing in the feature, but since he’s the leader, we can only assume the tan-furred Throttle is the most likely candidate.
Biker Mice from Mars was originally part of a 1990s trend of properties hoping to stand on the shoulders of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Biker Mice from Mars was relatively successful, lasting three seasons and producing 65 episodes. A revival animated series launched in 2006 in the UK, though it didn’t find its way stateside until 2008. The new cartoon only lasted one season, but that one season was a substantial 28 episodes.
The property Ryan Reynolds is joining has also found success in the gaming world, with a number of Biker Mice from Mars games being developed over the years. The latest was a mobile game that came out in 2015.
Biker Mice from Mars was originally part of a 1990s trend of properties hoping to stand on the shoulders of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Like the turtles, the coattail-riders would almost always include anthropomorphic animals with long, silly names. Examples include Samurai Pizza Cats, Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa, Avenger Penguins, and SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron.