I have a prophecy*.Continue reading Tweet of the Day, Counterpoint On The BATGIRL Thing edition.
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*.Continue reading HARLEY QUINN apparently surviving Warner Bros’ Culling Moon?
I’m down for both, but more for SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS. The BLACK ADAM flick is kind of growing on me, though. The first trailers were a little iffy, but this one seems a lot more smoothed out.Continue reading The SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS and BLACK ADAM trailers.
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.
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.
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?
I can’t help but think that this is my fault, somehow: “Warner Bros. Pictures is currently in the process of developing HBO Max’s next live-action DC film, centering around super-powered alien siblings the Wonder Twins.” …I mean, I’m the target demographic, right? I watched the Super-Friends show. About midway through its long and complicated run through the Saturday morning cartoon lineup, so I guess that they want a shot at my eyeballs for this particular nostalgia hit.
What time is it, folks? It’s JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA TIME.Continue reading Tweet of the Day, “JSA! JSA! JSA!” edition.
It turns out that THE TRENCH was misdirection; they were going to do a Black Manta movie instead. Now that it’s fallen through, too, director James Wan sees no reason not to admit it. Personally, I’m with GeekTyrant: I’d rather have had the Lovecraftian sea monster superhero flick.
Nothing against Yahya Abdul-Mateen, mind you. He’ll be a great villain for the second Aquaman film. But I wanted Cthulhu and Deep Ones in the DC, dagnabbit. I do not think that this is an unreasonable thing to want.