Yes, have some.
- Jul 13, 2003
I'm surprised DC didn't try to pitch you an endtag where Katana takes custody of the Soultaker.Jamie Cheung’s character is named Jade.
Also, the sword was originally supposed to be Soultaker, but our friends at DC thought it would be too weird to have that sword in the movie without Katana too. We explained that we didn’t have room in the story for another high-profile DC martial artist no matter how much we like that character, and anyhow the thing with Katana and her sword isn’t like the exclusive bond between Thor and Mjolnir and even THAT supposedly unbreakable Nerd Law has been broken several times without the world coming to an end and can we PLEASE just use Soultaker without shoe-horning Katana into our movie, pretty pretty please?
But no. Word came from On High: “NO KATANA, NO SOULTAKER”.
Rats. NOW what?
Fortunately, Jaunty Jeremy Adams did some speedy research on the internets and according to the the DC Wiki site, Soultaker was one of TWO mystic swords forged at the same time — kinda like Stormbringer and Mournblade from the Elric books, I guess — even though that second sword has never actually shown up in any canonical DC comic story, apparently, or even been given a name. So then my nerd neurons started firing like crazy and I free-associated from “Stormbringer” to “Stormbreaker” to “SOULBREAKER”, the hitherto unnamed sister sword of the legendary Soultaker.
The Mighty DC Gatekeepers decreed, “WELLLLLL....WE STILL THINK IT WOULD BE REALLY NEAT IF KATANA WAS IN THE MOVIE. BUT WE’LL ALLOW IT.”
And that, o my brothers and sisters, is how sausage is made.
EDIT: Now I'm wondering if Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson had any issues like this on Beware the Batman since if I recall, Lady Shiva did have the Soultaker for a couple episodes before Tatsu took it back for good.