6 Reasons Brian Blessed Needs To Appear In A Modern Comic Book Movie
6. He's Still Physically Fit
Brian Blessed is an incredibly fit, healthy and robust man. In his youth, Blessed loved boxing and sport in general. He has attempted to climb Mount Everest three times - though only attempting to reach the summit twice - attaining heights of 28,200 feet (8,600 m) in 1993 and 25,200 feet (7,700 m) in 1996, but without reaching the summit on any occasion (due to extenuating circumstances that we'll get to later). He has, however, climbed to the tops of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He is also the oldest man to trek to the North Magnetic Pole on foot and has undertaken an expedition into the jungles of Venezuela, during which he survived a plane crash. While he may not currently be at those peak levels of physical fitness, he does actually intend to try climbing Everest again (without oxygen, incidentally, as he slams people who use oxygen to climb it) and he is still, obviously, remarkably fit for a man of his age and it would be great to see him signed on for a comic book role while he is still capable of kicking a little bit of ass.