BLUE BEETLE production worried that calling Batman a fascist in the trailer…

might impact ticket sales:

When the Blue Beetle trailer was released, there was a bit of backlash from some DC fans over the line of dialogue, “Batman’s a Fascist.”


Director Ángel Manuel Soto and star Xolo Maridueña have responded to the backlash in an interview with MovieMaker.

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In the Mail: “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen?”

My wife mentioned the “Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen?” comic to me because she saw a couple of pages from it online, and it looked very, very weird. So I ordered it. I finished it this morning.

And indeed! It is very, very weird. Funny weird, and heavily leaning into the way Jimmy Olsen has the Weirdness Magnet disadvantage at remarkable levels. It’s also entertainingly cranky about the way that online media is screwing up newspapers’ very existence, although possibly it’s entertaining me in a different way than was originally intended. Either way, check it out.

Moe Lane

PS: The people who made this don’t make fun of the old-school Superman, although they do have some jokes at the modern Batman’s expense.

Yeah, don’t expect to see the BATGIRL movie any time soon.

It’s the last three words here that are relevant:

“I saw the movie,” said [DC Co-Chairman/CEO Peter] Safran, “There are a lot of incredibly talented people in front of and behind the camera in that film, but that was not releasable. It happens sometimes.”

Bolding mine. “Not releasable” is bad* enough, because it’s a more polite way to say BATGIRL was so radioactive, we sent it over to the Department of Energy for disposal. “It happens sometimes” is even worse, because the subtext there is The discussion’s over on this, folks. Seriously, BATGIRL must be at BATMAN AND ROBIN levels…

Moe Lane

*Well, ‘bad’ for anyone who wanted to see this flick. I’m ready enough to believe that a studio executive might be able to recognize a stinker on sight.

Tweet of the Day, What Blackmail Does James Gunn HAVE? edition.

(H/T: @bendreyfuss) My mouth got more and more open, the longer the video went.

There’s, two, three projects on there that I never would have believed they’d let James Gunn do. And yet. And yet.