Scout Comics Assassin and Son The comic book series could eventually make it to the big screen, as Deadline reports that State Street Pictures has opted to develop the comic into a movie. The series was created and written by the late WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard and Marc Copani (Muhammad Hassan), and was illustrated by Eder Messiah. Scout comics will produce the feature alongside State Street, and both are eager to bring Gaspard and Copani’s vision to life in theaters. No word yet on target release dates, but we’ll keep you posted.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Shad and Marc’s comic book to life,” said State Street Chief Creative Officer Lawrence Mott. “What excites us creatively is the balance between the hard-hitting action and the emotional themes presented in the source material.”
“We caught up with Shad at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019. He was known for his brawn in the wrestling world, but what won us over was his humor, smarts, and creative genius,” added Scout Comics’ Don Handfield. “We were blown away by his and Marc’s comic strip, and we’re proud to introduce him to the world. We’re glad his legacy has a chance to live on through this partnership with State Street.”
Gaspard died in May 2022 after a wave swept him out to sea during a trip to Venice Beach. Gaspard was there with his son and when security teams rushed to help him, he told them to save his son first. After helping his son, the teams were unable to find Gaspard, who had retreated further offshore. This year, WWE would honor him with the Warrior Award at this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony.
Assassin & Son is a story about Donovan Braddock, an elite agent for The Horsemen, a cover team of assassins. He attempts to leave life but a tragedy sends him and his son on a mission of revenge, and you can find the official description below.
“Featuring the comic book writing debut of former WWE wrestlers, the late Shad Gaspard (Cryme Tyme member) and Marc Copani (Muhammad Hassan)! Assassin and Son is a gritty urban western set in present-day New York.Donovan Braddock is a one-man murder unit who works with a team of secret assassins known as “The Horsemen”.When Braddock attempts to live a normal life and leave his violent former life behind him, he discovers that violence still follows him as his wife is mercilessly murdered in front of him and his young son.Now with no reason to live, this tragic event sends father and son on an epic journey of revenge and of consequences that becomes their path to revenge.