Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to star as the villainous Octopus in Frank Miller's The Spirit, adding a dose of badass motherf***erdom to the Will Eisner comic. The supervillain, originally a meek lab assistant, kills anyone who sees his face. I don't know the comic well, but that type of killing commitment seems too hard to stick by. I imagine within a week it would be amended to something like "anyone who sees my face, as long as they're also wearing one of those annoying shirts with a funny saying about an '80s show on it. Because the Octopus hates those shirts."