Toxicity in fandom isn’t limited to Star Wars. Every franchise has its trolls that people don’t like to talk about. Don’t feed them, don’t give them attention, and they’ll eventually go away. Unfortunately, even a bit of bad attention is enough for folks to thrive on. Fans are passionate, and when fans are passionate in equal but different ways, the fandom splits and near-war breaks out. Arguing is fine, it’s one of the things we as nerds do. A healthy debate helps drive things forward. If we didn’t cuss and discuss how things work, why they work, motives and histories, our fandoms wouldn’t grow to be as big as they are. But when does our passion get taken too far? When the drama around the fandom almost overshadows the hype around the things we love.
On June 5th, several important and beloved series and films are being released on Blu-Ray and DVD along with a few new things. The Complete Avatar: The Last Airbender along with the 4K release of Game of Thrones highlight this week’s releases
Lex Luthor, Starro, heck… .even Ultra-Humanite! The Justice League has a long list of dastardly villains and nefarious nemeses but the only one that has come close to defeating Earth’s greatest (DC Comics) heroes is a little bit of hair on Superman’s lip. Well, that’s what the internet wants you to believe at least.
Yes, I am sure by know you have heard the whole torrid tale of Henry Cavill‘s $25 million dollar mouth brow. Reportedly (if you scan the headlines that have been trending for the past few days) this is the latest in a long line of doom and gloom rumors surrounding this fall’s DC Extending Universe epic team-up movie, Justice League, surely meant that the production was in turmoil… Okay, maybe not so much. Superman (AKA: Cavill) took to social media to make the following comment. (more…)
The man who brought the world The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One (Two of the greatest Batman stories ever told), is finally gearing up to tackle the Man of Steel. For years, fans have accused Frank Miller of mishandling Superman given that he was featured as the Dark Knight’s antagonist in The Dark Knight Returns, but that could change as Miller will tell a Superman story that’s not about the Man of Steel long after retirement, but will rather be a retiling of the origin story like he did all those years ago with Batman: Year One.
Warner Bros. Animation has revealed today at San Diego Comic Con their plans for three upcoming films to take place in the DC Animated Universe and one of them will be a two-parter! The first to come out of the studio will be a Batman film followed by a new rendition of the Death and Rebirth of Superman (split into two films). Fans may recall that DC Animated and Warner Bros. already tackled the Death of Superman in their 2007 adaptation, Superman: Doomsday, but left a lot out given the 75-minute limitation of the medium. Now, that story will be told in its entirety as two separate films.
Now before you start desperately trying to invent transdimensional travel to find which wonderful alternate timeline lucked out with a mid-90’s Batman v Superman staring John Cusack and Bruce Willis, it turns out the following trailer is actually the masterwork of YouTuber Frank Ireland (under the name ChiefBrodyRules.)
Ireland really did an amazing job of this, extra points too for casting Denzel Washington as Commissioner Gordon. Check it out!
Any given day you can find some sort of argument online between DC and Marvel fanboys. The constant “Marvel vs DC” debate has been ongoing since before most of us were born, since Marvel and DC were young comic book publishers. Now that there are cinematic universes surrounding DC and Marvel characters, the endless debates have continued to a new medium. Now, of course, we don’t have to pick a side. As comic fans, it’s perfectly OK to like both equally. In fact, many actors/producers/directors in both universes often offer praise to each other for the success of their films and many endlessly gave DC their props for Wonder Woman. Now, the heads of the Marvel and DC cinematic Universes joined together in praise of someone else.
For a little over a year we’ve known that Syfy has had a pilot in development that would chronicle Superman’s origins. Not the rocketed-as-a-baby-to-Kansas-car-lifting-space-orphan one, everyone knows that one (hot tip for the next film reboot!) No, we are talking the wonder filled world of Krypton. A world that has only been glimpsed in all its lens flare filled Marlon Brando/Russell Crowe scenery chewing glory for live action fans. And other than the above logo and a few casting announcements, we haven’t seen much.
Well, now you can see more. Feast your eyes on the TV show’s first trailer! (more…)
With a full fledged sequel to Zack Snyder‘s 2013 Man of Steel (reportedly) back on the DC Extended Universe’s ever fluctuating film slate, the assumption was that Zack would be back to bring the next Superman solo movie to the big screen. Well, that might not be the case. Collider is reporting that ‘sources’ close to the Warner Bros. Superhero films are saying that the top choice is for another director to helm a second outing for the Man of Tomorrow (in the current franchise.) (more…)
When you hear people talk about “the Hollywood machine” it’s best to picture a contraption with a conveyor belt leading to a steel chute full of hammers and spinning blades. Good scripts are like adorable lambs who look at you with big, trusting eyes as you tearfully place them on the belt and assure them that they’re going to a big multiplex theater upstate where all the popcorn is free and none of the usherettes have acne. One man who knows the ins and outs of the machine better than most is supernerd Kevin Smith. While some of his scripts have staggered into cinemas, many more have become clogged in the cogs and gears. If he’s still got the fight in him, here are five Kevin Smith projects we’d like to see him resurrect.