Gonna go see BLACK ADAM this afternoon.

Everybody’s feeling better and I could frankly use a couple hours off. BLACK ADAM promises to be – well, not mindless entertainment. But I’m not going in expecting any Deep Thoughts*.

Moe Lane

*Although one of the things that strikes me now about SHAZAM! was how there was a surprising amount of dark, down there in the subtext. The worldview is surprisingly stark, not to mention Manichean. It ain’t easy to be good, and there’s virtually no mercy shown to those who fall too under the sway of evil. …I guess it really is a kid’s movie, then. Children aren’t exactly what you’d call nuanced about this stuff.

#commissionearned

Hrm. I’m going to see BLACK ADAM anyway…

…but it’s a little surprising to see Sonny like BLACK ADAM. I’m used to him not liking stuff I like. I’m also surprised that they had to cut it down to keep the PG-13 rating. I was expecting something a little more inherently SHAZAM!-friendly.

#commissionearned

Tweet of the Day, Counterpoint On The BATGIRL Thing edition.

I have a prophecy*.

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HARLEY QUINN apparently surviving Warner Bros’ Culling Moon?

In case you’ve missed it: this has not been a great time to be a content provider for DC comics (and shows). A new broom has arrived, and its bristles are made out of barbed wire. Lots of projects have been, canceled, finished, and in one particular case, buried alive. For those unfamiliar with this sort of thing, this is what the end of a boom cycle looks like. Product that would have been kept around in more cash-flush times will get the ax, and there’s no ruthless like entertainment company ruthless. This is simply the way of it*.

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The BLACK ADAM trailer.

Wow. Watching Black Adam try to get his head around the assumptions inherent in the Marvel Family is going to be fascinating to watch.

Mind you, I also regret that we never saw Captain Marvel meet Zack Snyder’s Lex Luthor; the former would have reduced the latter to spluttering, outraged idiocy within five minutes, flat. Anyway, yeah: I’ll watch this when it finally comes out. Aside from everything else, it’s got Hawkman in it.

The WONDER TWINS movie has been canceled.

Our not-very-long only-kind-of-national more-like-a-slightly-weird dream is over: “A couple of weeks ago it was announced that Warner Bros. had cast 1883 actress Isabel May and Riverdale actor KJ Apa to co-star in DC’s live-action Wonder Twins movie. The movie was being produced for HBO Max, but the film has now reportedly been canceled.”

Honestly, I was bemused about this project from the start. What itch was it hoping to scratch? Sure, I watched Super Friends when I was a kid. Most people my age did. And I imagine that most people my age avoid re-watching the shows now, because dear God but they must suck. So I never saw the appeal, really.

Nostalgia has its limits.

#commissionearned

Tweet of the Day, Let’s Not Be Too Hasty Here, DC edition.

I know it’s April Fool’s Day – but I’m not saying no. To a TV show, at least. Or maybe even just a poster?

Via @JoePCunningham.