Dreamworks Animation is pitting monsters against aliens in its cleverly titled film Monsters Vs. Aliens, due out next year. Why didn't they stick with the original title of the comic it's based on? Rex Havoc and the Ass-Kickers of the Fantastic is a much cooler sounding movie. Reese Witherspoon will be voicing one of the "monsters" as Ginormica, a girl who was hit by a meteor on her wedding day and grew to be 50 feet tall.
Only four Rex Havoc stories ever appeared in the pages of Warren Presents and three of those were collected in issue #14 from November 1981. Their team emblem consisted of a boot-print superimposed on a pair of buttocks, and Rex had his own fight song he would sing as the team marched into battle:
"We are the ass-kickers of the fantastic,
Let monsters all beware.
Three guys and a lass...
We kick ass...
In French we kick...derriére!"
In the Dreamworks film, aliens have disrupted cable television service on Earth, so the team of "monsters" heads off to do battle, hoping that they can restore Bravo's programming to viewers around the globe. However, based on the cast list below, we're not sure if the team still includes Rex, which makes us sad. What's a team of ass-kickers without their captain?
Rainn Wilson - the evil alien Gallaxhar
Hugh Laurie - Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.
Seth Rogen - the jellylike B.O.B.
Will Arnett - the half-ape, half-fish Missing Link
Kiefer Sutherland - General W.R. Monger
Stephen Colbert - The President
Reese Witherspoon - Ginormica