When season two of The Flash ended, Barry did the unthinkable and reset time. By preventing the killing of his mother by the Reverse Flash, he knew he would be changing fate. No longer will his father be accused of her murder and he will no longer be raised by Joe West. Everything is about to change. It’s already been confirmed that the third season of the show will be loosely adapting the “Flashpoint Paradox” storyline from the comic book. In the comic book, Barry resets time only to discover that he’s in an alternate timeline where he had no powers, there was no Justice League, and Bruce Wayne was killed as a child and Batman ended up as his father. If the show follows the comic book, everything’s going to change.
The romantic relationship between Dr Harleen Quinzel and her once psychiatric patient, the Joker, is once of popular culture’s most compelling connections. One of the comic world’s best fleshed out exploration of Stockholm syndrome and domestic abuse, Harley Quinn is such a captivating character because you understand why she makes so many bad decisions when it comes to matters of the heart. You fall in love with her. But, as an outsider, you also see the pain in her relationship, in the way the Joker manipulates her, in the way he breaks her down from a strong and intelligent woman to a pet he can control. (more…)
There are certain things that come with being British like an accent, allegiance to the Queen, and a fondness for bizarre sounding foods like “blood pudding” being examples. If you’re a British actor though, the entitlement extends to an appearance in the franchise of your choice whether it’s Harry Potter, Downton Abbey or Game of Thrones. Of course, sometimes those actors can appear in any combination of the three, and indeed there’s been a lot of crossover between them already. But how about this: What if Harry Potter himself were to appear on Game of Thrones? Well Daniel Radcliffe is game if the right opportunity came up. (more…)
The cast and crew of Jumanji seem to be having a good time in the jungle, posting pictures and videos to social media. Dwayne Johnson is as ever, the social media darling, the guy just gets it. Jack Black isn’t one to take a back seat so he’s upped his game by simply eating lunch. Check out both videos below. (more…)
If it’s Friday, then it’s time for a completely random casting announcement for Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, the upcoming sequel to Pacific Rim. Last Friday it was announced that Cailee Spaeny, an actress with three credits on IMDb to her name, had joined the cast, and now, in another “Who’s that…?” moment, the production is adding Levi Meaden to a line-up of that includes John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, and presumably a number of other cast members from the first film. So who is Meaden, and who is he playing? Excellent questions that are unlikely to be answered any time soon. (more…)
Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader joins the cast of Lionsgate’s Power Rangers movie voicing the Rangers’ lovable robot Alpha 5. Learn more about the casting after the jump.
To quote the Book of Pythia, “All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.”
In a world where films have endured countless remakes and reboots, so much television. This television season year we are already getting Lethal Weapon, MacGyver, Training Day, and The Exorcist reboots. And we still have reboots coming for The Lost Boys, Varsity Blues, The Departed, and Let The Right One In planned on coming to TV soon enough. With everyone’s nostalgia trapped in the past, it only a matter of time before all the greats get a polished update.
With Ghost in the Shell creeping closer every day and the manga fandom getting more and more vocal in their excitement for it, a gap in the market is being wedged open in the western movie sphere for Japanese stories on the big screen. James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez are already on top of the trend and are well under way with preparations for their adaptation of Yukito Kishiro‘s 1990 manga series Alita: Battle Angel. The nine volume comic books have already been recreated for screen once before, in an anime adaptation released in 1993, though this will be the first live action version. (more…)