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The Most American God Comes To American Gods

Written by Tim Midura on Friday, December 23 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

The Most American God Comes To American Gods

He's the god of guns.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Vulcan, the most American god of all time, is appearing on Starz's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods. Vulcan, played by Corbin Bernsen, is the god of guns and is the perfect addition to fill out the cast of modern gods. Co-showrunner Bryan Fuller talked to Entertainment Weekly about the addition.

"We started talking about America's obsession with guns and gun control and, really, if you're holding a gun in your hand, it's a mini volcano, and perhaps, through this character, there's a conversation to be had."

While Vulcan did not appear in the original novel, the new god was created by Gaiman. Co-showrunner Michael Green explained where the idea came from.

He's a brand-new addition who came from an experience Neil had. He was going through a small town in Alabama where he saw a statue of Vulcan. It was a steel town and, as he told the story, there was a factory that had a series of accidents where people were killed on the job and they kept happening because an actuarial had done the numbers and realized that it was cheaper to pay out the damages to the families of people who lost people, rather than to shut down the factory long enough to repair, and that occurred to him as modern a definition of sacrifice as there might be.

Check out the trailer for American Gods here. Appearing along with Bernsen are Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday), Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Emily Browning (Laura Moon), Crispin Glover (Mr. World), and Cloris Leachman (Zorya Vechernyaya).


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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