Mike Tyson is keeping very busy these days and it looks like the retired heavyweight boxer will have some entertaining projects coming down the line. We can soon expect an animated comedy series called “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” that will see the animated version of Mike as the titular character. The quick-tempered fighting machine will voice his own character in a story that will move the fight from the boxing ring to the streets by solving mysteries. This series actually looks really cool but it will only please a specific crowd. At a quick glance, geeks that enjoy “Archer” and “Ted” will be right at home with this quirky animated series. I see Norm MacDonald is featured as a pigeon with a drinking problem; they had me at Norm MacDonald! The first episode is set to premiere on Adult Swim this fall.
Check out the synopsis:
“ In Mike Tyson Mysteries, a new half-hour animated adult comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team – the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter, and a pigeon who was once a man – Mike Tyson will answer any plea sent to him. If you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. The series incorporates live-action appearances featuring Mighty Mike himself, and the gloves come off as the former heavyweight champ and his team gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries down for the count. The series stars Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald (Saturday Night Live), Rachel Ramras (MAD), and Jim Rash (The Way Way Back, Community). Mike Tyson Mysteries is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.”
Mike was at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con to promote his new show; unfortunately we couldn’t get our hands on the trailer at the time. Fear not geeks, we finally found it!
In the meantime, Variety reports that Jamie Foxx has landed the coveted role in a biopic about Mike Tyson. Fans of the quick fisted boxer will remember his glory days when he was an unstoppable fighting machine. It’s unclear which parts of the retired boxer’s life the biopic will follow, but we have to assume that it will cover his rise to fame and the time he spent in jail. He is infamous for his temper and incidents related to sexual assault back in the 80’s.
Since his retirement and spending time in jail, Tyson has been very busy with movie and TV cameos. He appeared in productions that include “The Hangover”, “Rocky Balboa”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, and “How I Met Your Mother” to name a few. The biopic will not be complete if they refuse to include Evander Holyfield ear biting incident. Geeks unfamiliar with the incident will be shocked to learn that Mike actually bit off a piece of Holyfied’s ear during a boxing match.
The biopic will be scripted by Oscar nomination Terence Winter who penned “The Wolf of Wall Street”. Foxx’s manager Rick Yorn serves as a producer. Foxx previously tackled an important role in a sports biopic; he played Muhammad Ali’s corner man Dwight “Bundini” Brown in “Ali”.