Lately, Warner Bros.‘s DC Extended Universe has been plagued with rumors, some true like The Flash losing its director, some not so true like Aquaman losing its director, but today brings a more pleasant rumor for the fledgling interconnected movie universe. After the lukewarm reception for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there’s a lot of uncertainty for the DCEU’s upcoming properties. Aside from the mostly positive buzz around Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman, the most eagerly anticipated movie may be Ben Affleck‘s solo Batman film. According to today’s rumor, that movie may be taking shape.
It comes with great sadness to report that a legend in the music industry has passed away. Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as “Prince,” passed away today at the age of 57. According to reports, paramedics were dispatched at 9:43 AM to the home of Prince at Paisley Park estate located in Minnesota. It was shortly after when the Carver County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that there was a fatality on the grounds.
Now that protests have finally died down, now that our customary 3 week spoiler silence ended, now that Jeremy finally had 5 minutes to toss the whole random grab bag of a podcast together, we are now ready to share the 90 minute conversation on the 151 minute big screen edition of the 75 year build up to the battle between the world’s greatest 4 color titans (that lasts about 8 minutes.)
MILD SPOILER ALERT: Jeremy, Jason, and Matt talk in depth(ish) about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice so this will spoil it for you if you are one of the few who have yet to take in billion dollar (let’s call it) divisive blockbuster that no one can seem to agree upon. Is it the greatest movie ever? The worst? Is it fever dream of a mad space-god-turtle? The guys are not here to convince you of any of that. What you will hear is a little exploration in the highs, the lows, and expansive middles the movie had to offer. (more…)
While it will go down as a financial success, after a massive drop off from opening weekend and taking a beating by critics and fans alike, it is probably safe to say that Batman V. Superman is considered a huge disappointment. However, despite the bad reviews, the one thing that everyone seems to have in common is the fact that Ben Affleck’s Batman was the shining beacon in a massive storm of failure. It was rumored several months ago that the WB execs were so taken back by his performance that they wanted Affleck to stick around in the DC universe, even possibly letting him write and direct the first one himself. Well the rumor is at least partially true as WB has announced that Affleck will be directing and starring in his own solo outing as the Dark Knight.
One bad day… That’s all it took Alan Moore and Brian Bolland to turn an average Joe into one of comic books’ greatest and most psychotic villains. The Joker has had multiple incarnations in print, video game and on screen but very few have attempted to reveal his undoubtedly twisted origin story. The Killing Joke, whether you agree with giving the Joker an origin story or not, is one of the definitive Batman and Joker comics to date. It still resonates with audiences new and old, even as it enters its 28th year in print. And this summer, some of the cast and crew of Batman: The Animated Series are getting the band back together to bring Moore and Bolland’s iconic graphic novel to life. (more…)
Tonight (Apr. 10) the as promised release of an all new trailer for David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad made it’s debut during the MTV Movie Awards and it did not disappoint (the trailer that is, I will not pass judgement on an award show for movies on a channel that has ‘music’ in it’s name but only runs TV shows about people being ‘catfished’ on the internet.) Packed with new footage featuring more of Jared Leto’s Joker and Ben Affleck’s stunt doubles Batman and even, amazingly enough, those rumored jokes the reshoots were suppose to add*. Already? Damn, Ayer you are quick at the editing bay.
Check it out below: (more…)
Just as everyone has their favorite Batman (probably Michael Keaton or Christian Bale, depending on your age), everyone also has their favorite Joker. That’s probably either Jack Nicholson or Heath Ledger. Who knows? Maybe soon it will be Jared Leto. What? Come on, don’t laugh at that. At least give the guy a chance. Anyway, for children of the 90s, there are a couple other actors who rank highly as great incarnations of the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime. They would be Mark Hamill (perhaps better known as Luke Skywalker) and Kevin Conroy, who first began their roles as two of DC‘s most recognizable characters on Batman: The Animated Series. As a treat to fan everywhere, the two actors are back to voice what is perhaps the most popular story involving the Caped Crusader and the Ace of Knaves, Alan Moore‘s 1988 graphic novel The Killing Joke. Check out the new trailer for this exciting project below!
Doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it well. Spider-Man represents Queens, Captain America was raised out in Brooklyn. You know who’s really doin’ it well? Marvel Studios. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is now comprised of twelve movies that have made a combined total of over $9 billion dollars. With that kind of money you could send almost a quarter of a million kids to college! Or you could run about 9 presidential campaigns. Whichever. The point is that Marvel has been outpacing and outperforming every other superhero franchise for almost a decade now. This article will look at why Disney-owned Marvel releases such exemplary material and, in the spirit of holding them accountable, what things Marvel could improve upon. SPOILER WARNING on… most superhero movies. If a superhero movie is brought up, there’s a good chance some sort of spoiler will follow.
Months before Batman V. Superman ever hit the screen, rumors were floating around the internet that the honchos over at Warner Bros. were so impressed with Affleck’s turn at the cape and cowl that they wanted Affleck to stick around as the definitive Batman, not just for Justice League 1 & 2, but for an entirely new Batman trilogy. Well now word from from Affleck’s own agent is that there is a script and its really cool.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice…one of the most hyped movies of the year. After many long decades of waiting, we the audience get to see the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel duke it out on the big screen. That’s not all though; we’re gonna be getting our first look at Wonder Woman in all her bad ass glory. In an age of superhero movies being released up the wazoo, dedicated fans have been waiting on baited breath to see DC’s attempt at building its own cinematic universe. So how exactly did it turn out? Well…it did some things right…and some things VERY wrong.
*** MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW. Consider yourself warned ***