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#702 May 30 2016 at 6:21 AM Rating: Good
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Turned on my TV this morning, and there was a "DC Super Hero Girls Super Hero High School" show...

Teenage versions of every female DC Character. Twittering, and Facebooking, and playing Candy Crush. And Super Girl Fangirling all over Wonder Woman.

I can't imagine this is what certain groups of people imagined when they wanted more females active in this genre. I can't imagine this is what anyone wanted for the genre...
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#703 May 30 2016 at 8:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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I can't imagine this is what anyone wanted for the genre...
I dunno about that. I'd watch a few episodes. Though it'd be better if they were in a Japanese high school going through thinly veiled metaphors for ******* relationships.

Also, school uniforms.
#704 May 31 2016 at 8:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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Teenage versions of every female DC Character. Twittering, and Facebooking, and playing Candy Crush.
But that's all girls are interested in. I'm surprised they weren't at a slumber party playing Mystery Date and ranking the capes by butt.

Reportedly Bryan Singer is planning to step away from the X-Men movies to work on different projects, but says not on a permanent basis. Dwayne Johnson also officially confirms he'll star in Shane Black's Doc Savage. He says, and I quote, "Doc was physically and mentally trained from birth by his father and a team of scientists to become the perfect human specimen with a genius level intellect. His heightened senses are beyond comprehension. He can even identify a woman's perfume from half a mile away. He is literally the master of everything. But here's the #1 reason I'm excited to become Doc Savage ... HE'S A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO!" I'm okay with this.

Apparently Captain Hydra has a knowyourmeme page now. It says that the 4chan people were "disgruntled" when making them but they weren't. I was there, it was actually a really fun thread.

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#706 Jun 01 2016 at 8:42 AM Rating: Good
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... some of those are just godawful. I especially hate the Deadpool one that is floating around. Deadpool doesn't even like chimichangas. He just likes how the word sounds. I blame Daniel Way.

FX is pushing Legion to an eight episode first season, which I can't imagine it going beyond that but we'll see. Suicide Squad is Twitter's most anticipated summer movie apparently. And Hayley Atwell wants more Agent Carter, and I just want more Hayley Atwell.

Some more rumors from Thor: Ragnarok says they'll be drawing influence from the Planet Hulk books, which I guess we can speculate that the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum for those keeping track) will have some kind of arena-esque gladiator fight with Hulk and Thor throwing down. Would be neat after the first Avengers where Hulk just randomly punches Thor during the end of the pseudo-montogue fight scene. Rumor is Hulk will be sporting his shoulder-armor from the run, Thor will have a shaved skull and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) will have war paint. Rumors from the Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 claims that Elizabeth Debicki will be the main antogonist of the movie, playing Ayesha ... who also goes by Her, Paragon, and Kismet. She was created by the Enclave, a group of scientists set on creating a perfect genetic being. This one means that either (a) she was the being that hatched in GotG 1 in Collector's collection that was thought to be Adam Warlock or (b) that it was Warlock in the cocoon and Paragon is the second creation who is hunting Warlock because she believes him to be her "perfect mate." A is pretty self explanitory, but B means we'll also get Warlock in the movie which would be great since eventually Adam plays a pretty big role in the Infinity Gauntlet story that we're being lead to.

Melissa Benoist, in a statement that is surprising, says that Kara and Barry Allen are too similar to ever get together. Finally an un-ship. Smiley: thumbsup Doesn't mean it won't happen, but at least we have that. Barry on the other hand thinks they'd be a good match, but considering how often he screws things up like the timeline I think we'll defer to Kara on this one.

Hugh Jackman sporting an unkempt beard as he's arriving on set to film some scenes in Wolverine 3, giving more credence to the rumor that it'll be based on Old Man Logan. Or Mel Gibson.

Susanne Bier, who directed The Night Manager, is on a short list to direct the next (few?) Bond movies. Also rumored that Hiddleston is being considered for the lead role.

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#707 Jun 02 2016 at 10:32 AM Rating: Good
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Bryan Singer says that Mystique could get a solo movie, proving that he's another self-absorbed moron director that doesn't pay attention to the complaints about his movies. He also says it could happen with or without Jennifer Lawrence. Better without, no doubt, but again the character itself is pretty much the low point of the recent movies so why they'd bother is beyond the scope of good taste. It's a movie that is literally set up to fail. In more directorial talk, rumor has it that Brie Larson is in talks to cast as Carol Danvers in the future Captain Marvel movie. Kind of makes sense, considering the rest of the Community cast have been showing up in Marvel movies.

Apparently the Batman v Superman "Ultimate Edition" Blu-Ray is considered news in some places. Most places being the same ones that were excited the last two times there was a Zack Snyder trailer released.


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I thought the Night Manager was a good, short, story. I liked that ending. So I think the director going on to doing a Bond movie is OK.

I think a series called Outcast is starting on Cinemax tomorrow. Supposed to be based on another Kirkman comic? I kept seeing the previews before and after Game of Thrones. Something Exorcist like?
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#709 Jun 03 2016 at 9:24 AM Rating: Good
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Supposed to be based on another Kirkman comic?
Kind of. The show was optioned like a year before the first issue even came out. It sounds like it was sold based solely on Kirkman's reputation with The Walking Dead show and not actual content. I'll probably dvr the episodes.

Remember how one of the big complaints about Man of Steel and Dawn of Justice was all the amateurish religious symbology? Well apparently they learned their lesson as four potential titles for the Justice League movie have been released! Justice League: United, Justice League: Angels and Demons, Justice League: Gods Among Us, and Justice League: Gods Among Men. I'm guessing someone doesn't understand that doubling down is a bad idea when you've already hit 22.
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#710 Jun 04 2016 at 6:50 PM Rating: Good
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So there were rumors of a Arrow/Flash/Supergirl series of cross over episodes. And then there was talk of it being a Musical. And I thought... NPH Music Meister?

But then the actor behind Arrow said "No!"

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#711 Jun 06 2016 at 12:17 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, Amell doesn't want to do a singing episode mainly because it is the "wrong tone" for the show. But considering how they ripped off the same Dark Knight Returns scene twice, blew up a city with absolutely no repercussions to anyone and then made a bunch of nukes just magically disappear I think a slight change of tone could help. And it's easy to write. Just like you said, bring in NPH as the Music Meister and have Amell be the only one that doesn't sing.

Michel Barbieri, from "Little Men" (I have no idea) and Timmy in "The Dark Tower," is in talks to join Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton, Zendaya and more in Marvel Studios and Sony's "Spider-Man: Homecoming." He looks like another Disney Channel starlet, and I'd be more concerned if it wasn't for Holland and Civil War.

John Boyega is riding his fifteen minutes full throttle, and has landed a lead role in "Pacific Rim 2," as the son of Idris Elba's character. And presumably lots of mecha and kaiju fights which is always a plus.

In DC news, Superman is apparently being cast for two episodes in the next Supergirl season, and there's even more management shakeup with their movies which would be more exciting if any of that news involved outright firing Zack Snyder.
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#712 Jun 07 2016 at 12:47 PM Rating: Good
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Following up The Killing Joke, DC is animating Justice League Dark. All I really know about it is that it's the supernatural characters like Constantine and Zantanna dealing with, well, the supernatural stuff that goes bump in the night that the regular Justice League wasn't suited to deal with.
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#713 Jun 09 2016 at 9:00 AM Rating: Good
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Josh Brolin says he'd be willing to give Jonah Hex another try, and that playing Thanos makes him nervous and requires imagination. In other words, standard Hollywood talk. Also apparently Fuller House is drawing in bigger crowds than Walking Dead and Empire. I guess it's pretty amazing what pure nostalgia bait can do.

Preacher came and went pretty much like the first episode did. Cassidy stole the show again.

Another clue to the mystery of Sharon Stone's casting. She'll play a "superhero" and that somehow "heat" is involved in her powerset. Superhero still keeps Janet Van Dyne on the table, as in the first statement she said it was a "wee" role, and while not exactly heat, she does have her stings that could loosely be described as such. It's a stretch, but there's something there.

Speaking of casting, Norman Reedus says he'd be up for starring as Ghost Rider. "Hell yeah. It would be a blast. Do I get a skull face that’s on fire and all that stuff? F*ck yeah. I’m down" to be exact. I don't think Johnny Blaze, but he'd certainly be a good Danny Ketch. Would also be neat to get a Nick Cage cameo.

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#714 Jun 09 2016 at 11:53 AM Rating: Good
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I'm really trying to like Preacher, but they really need to speed things up a bit. If by the end of the next episode nothing of substance still hasn't happened, I think I may give up on it.
#715 Jun 10 2016 at 5:45 PM Rating: Good
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Also apparently Fuller House is drawing in bigger crowds than Walking Dead and Empire. I guess it's pretty amazing what pure nostalgia bait can do.


Oh, there's definitely some sort of baiting going on there.

I watched all of Fuller House. I didn't think it was that bad. Not the worst of some recent reboots they have done of shows I watched as a kid.

I'm stuck in a hotel again, so I haven't watched many of the shows I normally do (at least, those still airing). I didn't watch Preacher yet, traveled early Monday morning, so I missed out on a few Sunday night shows. And hotel cable sucks. Plus I still play FFXIV and patch 3.3 came out so I'm enjoying some new content in that.

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I did pick up a discount copy of the Rick and Morty Season 2 Bluray from a local mall here while exploring. Rick and Morty is always good to turn on and watch a few random episodes.

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#716 Jun 14 2016 at 9:05 AM Rating: Good
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Three episodes of Preacher and it's pretty much "Cassidy Shenanigans and Uninteresting Stuff: The Show." I genuinely laughed when the angels spent like two minutes getting prepared to assault the church and then Cassidy just ran them over.

Gotham is axing Clare Foley's Poison Ivy and casting an older actress for an expanded role for the character for season 3. Also director James Wan says he's excited to subvert Aquaman's "superhero joke status," which I guess means no talking to Jamacian crabs and retarded sharks.
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#717 Jun 14 2016 at 3:56 PM Rating: Good
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This could probably go into the games forum, but since it's Marvel, I'm going to leave it here. The E3 trailer for the upcoming PS4 Spiderman game. Personally, I think the graphics are a bit too good for the current PS4, so it'll probably only look that good on the updated console.

#718 Jun 15 2016 at 8:00 AM Rating: Good
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I'm a little concerned over white bits that aren't the eyes of the costume, but it's supposedly an alt-universe story I can overlook it. Of course, I'm retarded for Spider-Man so that's just pleasant sounding rationalization as I'd pick it up anyway. Also supposedly going to have more Peter Parker-esque sections, which I imagine means more along the lines of the detective parts from the Arkham games, which is always a plus. Speaking of the Spider, rumor is Donald Glover is in talks to join the cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Beyond that nothing, but speculation and clickbait is in high gear claiming everything from possibly The Prowler to J Jonah Jameson to Miles Morales.

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#719 Jun 16 2016 at 7:55 AM Rating: Good
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Arrow is bringing in Rick Gonzalez from Mr Robot to play a vigilante named Wild Dog, whose description reads a lot like Punisher. I don't think it'll save the show from Felicity, but who knows. Also on the CW, Nick Zano from Minority Report will be brought in to play a classic Justice Society character Citizen Steel, who is so strong that he has to wear a special armor to keep from, I don't know, destroying the world accidentally. Along with Hourman that was introduced during the end of the season finale, I imagine they're chosen to help budgetting matters now that Supergirl is in the mix as well. And speaking of CW, Supergirl finds it's Superman in Tyler Hoechlin from Everybody Wants Some!

James Wan is apparently directing everything next year, as he's got another movie on the horizon. The Nun, named after the Nun from Conjuring 2 to show up in her Marilyn Manson solo movie.

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#720 Jun 17 2016 at 9:56 AM Rating: Good
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Suicide Squad Soundtrack wrote:
Purple Lamborghini [Explicit] - Skrillex & Rick Ross
Sucker For Pain (with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors) [Explicit] - Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons
Heathens - twenty one pilots
Standing In The Rain (feat. Mark Ronson) [Explicit] - Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys)
Gangsta [Explicit] - Kehlani
Know Better [Explicit] - Kevin Gates
You Don’t Own Me (feat. G-Eazy) - Grace
Without Me - Eminem
Wreak Havoc - Skylar Grey
Medieval Warfare - Grimes
Bohemian Rhapsody - Panic! At The Disco
Slippin’ Into Darkness - War
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
I Started a Joke (feat. Becky Hanson) - ConfidentialMX
It's going to be like getting stuck at Hot Topics for two hours, isn't it?
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH (Season Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
8:00-9:00pm ARROW (Season Premiere)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10
8:00-9:00pm SUPERGIRL (The CW Premiere)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13
8:00-9:00pm DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season Premiere)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17
8:00-9:00pm SUPERGIRL (Original Episode)
Not exactly sure why there is a "CW Premiere" and a "Original Episode" listing, so kept both.

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Sounds like the new Star Trek movies will need to find a new Chekov, as the actor died in a car crash. I don't recall him being very prominent in the movies, beyond the forced fake Russian accent.

Apparently he was hit by his car as it came free from what ever break/parking was set and rolled down into him pinning him between a gate and the car? Had to suck...

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#723 Jun 20 2016 at 12:26 PM Rating: Good
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And in absolutely bad taste I just can't help myself from pointing out that he was the voice of Clumsy Smurf ...

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Set to the backdrop of "Awesome Mixtape #2," Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Since Yondu and Nebula are both returning, I imagine they're the old foes becoming new allies referenced ... you know, assuming it's not just clickbait my dumb ass fell for.

Three more kids added to Spider-Man: Homecoming, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and J.J. Totah. Presumably as more high school friends.

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#724 Jun 21 2016 at 8:01 AM Rating: Good
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Hannibal Buress, best known for using a credit card to buy a sandwich, brought in to Spider-Man: Homecoming. While they're basically the same age, I could see him as Robbie Robertson and Donald Glover as his son Randy. Also in casting news is Gotham hires Jamie Chung to be Valeria Vale, who is Vickie Vale's aunt.

Lots of Justice League news today. First, instead of being a two parter it's been made a single movie. Though realistically that doesn't mean much since it is just a name change and still the same number of movies. Next, they say they learned their lesson and the movie will be tonally lighter. While most speculated it'd be Darkseid, the movie villain will be his uncle General Steppenwolf causing trouble for the League, which is hinted in the BvS Ultimate Collection. And Parademons will play a role as well, probably a montage "League vs Army" scene where the group finally works together. William Dafoe's character has been revealed as "Vulko," a loyal servant to Aquaman who basically lead Talks-To-Fish-Guy to reclaim his Atlantean Throne. Another probably here, in that Vulko gets FishLad to put away his prejudices of the surface folks to work with the Justice League. And finally for now, while reporters were on set Batffleck told reporters that a solo Batman movie won't happen until he's completely satisfied with the script. Which, considering the scripts he's accepted to work for could go either way.

Sounds like WB is finally taking the Shared Universe Franchise seriously, but I think there are still some troubling things to consider here. For one, Terrio wrote the movie to be a two parter to end on a cliffhanger, so they're going to condense six~ish hours of content down to three? I mean, there's been leaks of the content that was cut from Batman v Superman that they're putting into the Ultimate Collection and while I don't feel it saves the movie (in fact it's more like Asura Wrath's "If You Want The Real Ending, Spend More Money!" DLC scam to me) it undeniably does make the movie more whole, and this is twice as much content? Also, as much as I'm appreciative they're toning down the darkness, we don't really need a second MCU.
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Bryan Cranston confirmed he'll be playing Zordon in the Power Rangers movie.

I just remembered that the Voltron reboot was on Netflix. I started watching that and have enjoyed it. One positive in my mind is that they aren't using that 3D CGI look that most of the recent show remakes have.
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#726 Jun 22 2016 at 8:32 AM Rating: Good
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Bryan Cranston confirmed he'll be playing Zordon in the Power Rangers movie.
The best part of that is one of Cranston's earlier roles was as voices of some of the monsters on the original Power Rangers. I think including him moves the movie up from "accidentally watching it on TV" to "might Red Box/Netflix it." I still can't really see myself going to the theaters for it.

Original, and uncontested best Wonder Woman Lynda Carter confirmed as the President of the US on "Supergirl," which I guess means either the universes aren't connected (yet) or she's also president in the rest of the CWverse. Also hilarious Walking Dead statistic Chad Coleman to show up in Arrow as a gangster named Tobias Church. And to use that to lead in oh so seamlessly, the next box set for Walking Dead with have the uncut Negan introduction, which should show up a few hours later on Youtube. It'll be nice, but just make it more painful when you realize he still won't talk like that next season. Also to note that the final scene where Big Red a mysterious victim bought it to Lucille was filmed multiple times so even the cast don't really know who the person who dies for next season. So even if I'm wrong, the scene still exists and it'll be on the next Blu-Ray slash Youtube.

A couple more casting choices, one in Abraham Attah from Beasts of No Nation is yet another kid in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is becoming ridiculously overcrowded at this point. Gotham finds it's adult Poison Ivy in Maggie Geha, so I'm kind of interested in their explanation of how a thirteen year old turned into a nineteen year old between seasons.

Apparently the ScyFy prequel Krypton is not only still a thing, but has a character list for the series available. Jor-El's father, Seg-El, and his father Ter-El and his father Val-El are listed to show up, along with Lyta and Alura Zod, and a Dev-Em. Show is supposedly set two generations before Krypton went all exploded and landed mostly on Earth. Seriously, there was a lot of kryptonite of varying color and size showing up throughout the years.
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#727 Jun 22 2016 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Apparently the ScyFy prequel Krypton is not only still a thing, but has a character list for the series available. Jor-El's father, Seg-El, and his father Ter-El and his father Val-El are listed to show up, along with Lyta and Alura Zod, and a Dev-Em. Show is supposedly set two generations before Krypton went all exploded and landed mostly on Earth. Seriously, there was a lot of kryptonite of varying color and size showing up throughout the years.


I think they retconned that by saying that Superman's ship and whatever FTL method it used brought a ton of it with it. Which is kinda the only way you can explain how rocks from a planet that presumably exploded relatively recently could have gotten to Earth already instead of taking like thousands of years. Of course, that didn't prevent the folks writing Smallville from having Christopher Reeves play an astronomer who detected the explosion with what I can only assume was *not* a subspace telescope, and was somehow able to link it to the falling meteor rocks and to Clark's appearance on Earth. Which... um... has some problems (light speed isn't something you can suspend disbelief on, at least not for, you know... light).
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#728 Jun 23 2016 at 11:52 AM Rating: Good
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I think they retconned that by saying that Superman's ship and whatever FTL method it used brought a ton of it with it.
Which brings up other issues. On the surface it makes sense, Jor-El knew that Earth's environment was going to turn his kid into basically a God so giving the humans a weapon to fight against him in case he went evil is a pretty good idea, but then you have the other color kryptonite. This scientist understood the Kryptonian well enough to know how it reacts to different color sunlight and possibly how rocks could combat it, but didn't know red makes Kal really really angry or pink makes him really really ... flamboyant? I guess you could argue that maybe the different color were human created synthetic so adverse reactions blah blah blah like Superman III but still. I guess my point is kryptonite is really weird.

Take it with a grain of salt since it is from one of the worst directors of cape movies that currently exists, but according to Zack Snyder their shortening Justice League from a two parter to a single movie won't really affect anything, and he even hinted at the possibile appearance of the 90s SuperMullet. Of course, he also said he was "caught off guard" over the reaction to Batman v Superman, which is pretty much impossible after Man of Steel.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to adapt a comic-that-isn't-even-created-yet "Son of Shaolin," which on the surface who knows, but I think I've officially found my line. Now they're using comics as movie pitches instead of using interesting comics to make movies about. Rumor about Dwayne is that Universal is in the market to get him to headline their attempt at a Univeral Shared Movieverse with him as the Wolf Man.

Yet another Spider-Man: Homecoming casting call, this time Michael Mando, who was Nacho in Better Call Saul.
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#729 Jun 24 2016 at 8:37 AM Rating: Good
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Aaaand another one for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Fargo's Bokeem Woodbine. Maybe if they just announce everyone all at once instead of one or two a day this would stop feeling ridiculous. Gotham on the other hand brings James Carpinello from The Punisher as Carmine Falcone's son Mario, a "well respected Ivy League educated ER doctor." New Vixen for Legends of Tomorrow, Maisie Richardson-Sellers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Steven Amell says the season premiere of his show will have the "most vicious, violent fight in network TV history." After the last two crappy Dark Knight Returns mob fights the bar isn't really all that high. Another mob of heavily armed and trained bloodthirsty mercenaries just running to punch a group of civilians? Woo. Or. OR. Or maybe it's all the cast and crew from all the seasons surprise Felicity and lynch her? That'd be worth watching.
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Deadpool 2: Electric Boogaloo to start filming early 2017, which probably already makes it the most anticipated early 2018 movie so far. Also future talk, Kellan Lutz, once Hercules, claims to have been in talks to take over as Prince Adam in a possible Masters of the Universe reboot. Kind of hope Dolph Lundgren cameos in that one.
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#731 Jun 30 2016 at 8:13 AM Rating: Good
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It's been a minute, but another one joins Spider-Man: Homecoming, this time Tyne Daly from Cagney & Lacey.

Not much going on this week apparently. SDCC is soon so they're holding as much as possible I imagine. Preacher has another thirteen episode second season for next year, where something might actually happen.
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#732 Jul 01 2016 at 11:24 AM Rating: Good
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Next season Flash is bringing in oft remembered as Malfoy from Harry Potter I'm told Tom Felton as a regular named Julian Dorn, who is kind of a CSI rival for our time insensitive klutz Barry Allen who suspects there's something behind Barry's good guy reputation. Like a mind numbing ******. The cast train is back in full swing for Spider-Man: Homecoming, adding Tiffany Espensen and Garcelle Beauvais who your guess is as good as mine. Also apparently there's going to be at least a few scenes in Washington DC, so that's something different from the previous Spider-Movies ... besides the age, setting, and the massive number of actors.
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I watched the first episode of Outcast. Started out pretty basic. Then around the end it had a small maybe-twist (at least, for the Exorcist type movies) which I can't say I've seen before. Guy's blood is somehow a demon repellent? Hard to tell exactly what they'll do. But you do get to see a grown man beat the shit out of a little possess kid. (Don't worry, the kids a boy, it's OK :P )

Watched the rest of what was available. Four episodes. I like it.

Instead of a Zombie Drama, he's given us an Exorcism Drama. Focuses a lot on the human interactions around this character. And Brent Spiner popped up as a regular character.

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#734 Jul 05 2016 at 8:47 AM Rating: Good
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Outcast seems to have the same pacing of Walking Dead. Something happens one episode, nothing the next, repeat. I mean, it's not horrible or anything but it is a format that just works better to binge than watch weekly. I think it was the third episode with the prison guy and the married woman or whatever that got me really interested enough with the show to stick it with it.
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Poor Arseface. From what I can gather so far, he deserved it though. We are made to feel sorry for him, but apparently something happened between him and the girl, and he tried to do a murder/suicide thing. Edit: That name was censored.

CW Series will begin streaming full on Netflix 8 days after their season finales. So a bit better than what it was before (which seemed to be always behind one season).

Houdini and Doyle is... done? Fox commercial said "Season Finale" but description said "Series Finale". It was disappointing. Had a few moments, but not enough to make it interesting. And like most Fox shows, it doesn't get a chance to grow. They gotta hit the ground running or Fox puts a bullet in their heads.

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Houdini and Doyle is... done?
Aww, is it? I was kind of enjoying it, like it was an Olde Timey X-Files with the private detective from House. I mean, it's Fox so not exactly a surprise.
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#737 Jul 08 2016 at 12:10 PM Rating: Good
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Apparently Simon Pegg and George Takei are having a disagreement over Sulu's sexual orientation in the next Star Trek movie, with Takei on the "don't change it" side that is generally reserved for those forty year olds who live in their mother's basements.

Edited, Jul 8th 2016 2:11pm by lolgaxe
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#738 Jul 10 2016 at 8:48 PM Rating: Good
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Gambit to beginning filming in 2017... still with Channing Tatum.

I guess I'll believe it when a movie comes out in the Theaters.
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Wally's (probably alt-time line/dimension) costume revealed. The cowl looks weird with a crew cut, but overall not so bad. Classic Kid Flash costume. I kind of was hoping against hope that Wally's speed power involved his car, but that was a long shot to a long shot.
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#740 Jul 14 2016 at 8:03 AM Rating: Good
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On one hand, Netflix's live action Death Note casts Agent Carter's (and Boardwalk Empire) Shea Whigham as Light Turner's (Nat Wolff) father, James. On the other hand; Turner? Florina Lima from "The Family" will be Captain Maggie Sawyer of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit in Supergirl Season 2.
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If you haven't seen it yet, there is a new show on Netflix called Stranger Things.

Only 8 episodes, but it's good. 1980s SciFi feel to it. Story takes place in 1983. It gets pretty good, if a bit predictable (it plays on those nostalgic feelings, and classic tropes, but it's not bad). Better than the movie Super 8. It seems to draw a lot from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King. And those old "Amazing Stories" shorts.

I've enjoyed it more than Marco Polo season 2. Stopped watching the final episode of that and binged Stranger Things instead. I have one episode left on Stranger Things. I kind of hope the ending of the season doesn't disappoint and make me regret this positive review.

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Finished the last episode. The ending wasn't bad. The rest of the series was better though. Not sure if it's trying to leave it open for a second season along the same storyline, or if it's going to go the route of say.. American Horror Story, and have another season be a separate story. I could see either.

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Speaking of those old Sci Fi shows...

I remember one where there were, I think, soldiers, or armed men, watching a barrier, that appeared to be a one way mirror to another dimension. On the other side was a farm, with some Amish looking people. One soldier that was watching the barrier became infatuated with a young woman who would sit alone at the edge of the barrier.

Some things happen, and eventually the man decides that he wants to give up his soldierly life and go join her. So he crosses over. I think through a timed rift in the barrier that he discovered. But once he does, and approaches the girl, she looks at him and then her mouth opens to reveal some jagged teeth, and she proceeds to attack and eat him. I think others from his side had tried to stop him from crossing over.

The end shows the other Amish-monsters using one of the soldier's leg bones to periodically tap on the barrier (which they can't see through, but now know exists). Presumably waiting for the next time that the barrier would open up and allow them to travel to the place that the soldier came from.

I know it was one of those short story shows. I just can't remember which one.

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I know it was one of those short story shows. I just can't remember which one.
Night Visions, "A View Through The Window."

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I spent way too long laughing at that sequence. At least Jesse is finally hallucinating, though he's imaginating the completely wrong person, but it was something.

Finally got around to seeing the Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition. All the problems that were in the theatrical release are still pretty much there, but some of the added scenes help the pacing a bit so while the overall movie is longer it actually feels shorter. Pretty much Ben Affleck's second Daredevil. Kind of a watch on TV when nothing is left on DVR type movie.

Apparently there is going to be a new 80s era He-Man shown at SDCC this year. I kind of want to see that.

Benedict Samuel, who you may or probably don't know as Alpha Wolf from last season's Walking Dead cast as The Mad Hatter in Gotham. That should be neat.

Edited, Jul 18th 2016 4:01pm by lolgaxe
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#743 Jul 20 2016 at 11:45 AM Rating: Good
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Trailer for next season's Ash vs Evil Dead has arrived.

Netflix has ordered another season for The Devil of Hell's Kitchen to, let's be honest, no one's surprise. It's quality peaks and valleys pretty extremely, but there has been more highs than lows so of course it'll get another. I'm just kind of hoping it doesn't get too many. Most shows kind of lose steam and become crap after five seasons.

Defenders teaser trailer from SDCC. Expected to release around 2017.

And a teaser for Luke Cage, which comes out September 30.

There was also an Iron Fist teaser, though the video hasn't been released yet.
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The teaser opens with a flashback to Danny Rand's childhood; he is ripped away from his mother in a plane crash and lands in a snowdrift, still strapped to his seat. As he blacks out, he sees two monks dressed in yellow leaning over him before the screen fades to black.

The teaser then cuts to present day, where a bearded and bedraggled Danny Rand is strapped to a bed in what looks to be a mental hospital. He breaks out of his bonds, then manages to escape by delivering a punch so powerful that it blows a reinforced steel door off its hinges.
I think my favorite, maybe mostly because there isn't really any video of it so I can imagine the best case scenario. NETFLIX LATIN AMERICA AL RESCATE!

Defenders official logo image, and Iron Fist official logo image. I still say it should be "Heroes for Hire" instead of Defenders. I guess that's not so bad, being my second biggest complaint about the Netflix line. Oh, and Elektra was kind of a let down. Besides that, all's well.

And just for fun, the Luke Cage teaser poster.

Some more miscelanious notes, CBS is trying to get Richard Dean Anderson for their MacGyver reboot, which could be neat. MTV's Teen Wolf to end on Season 6, which sounds like eight seasons too long. Season 4 of Agents of SHIELD has apparently started filming, and people are still pressing the "Ghost Rider" rumor, after the fiery chain images continue to circulate. Still almost 100% certain it is last season's Aussie Gambit getting a more centralize role.

Edited, Jul 22nd 2016 12:50am by lolgaxe
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I've kind of given up on Hunters, Wynonna Earp (actually only watched about 3 or 4 of those), and Wayward Pines.

I've got them still recording, but am about 6 or 7 episodes behind on each and can't bring myself to watch them with other stuff that's occupying my time.
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I've kind of given up on Hunters, Wynonna Earp (actually only watched about 3 or 4 of those), and Wayward Pines.
I had to give up on Earp as well. It just wasn't all that interesting. Never really gave Hunters a chance, so I don't even know anything about it and if we're being honest I wanted to watch Wayward Pines but it completely slipped my mind and I ended up missing it and haven't tried to really find it either.
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GUESS I WAS WRONG.

They also showed his '69 Charger, but that's the wrong skull in the teaser, so in my defense Robbie Reyes doesn't use a fiery chain as a weapon. Smiley: mad Oh, I guess I should add that it was Gabriel Luna, Paco Contreras from Wicked City, cast as Robbie, and that I'm hoping that this is more in relation to Dr Strange than Inhumans. Please don't make Ghost Rider an Inhuman. Please oh please oh please.

Oh, while I'm editing, Cyborg from Teen Titans, Khary Payton, is Ezekiel on the next season of Walking Dead. Booya. Also Rihanna in the upcoming final season of Bates Motel. Sad to see that go, but it wasn't like it could go very much longer without becoming paradoxical.

First Wonder Woman trailer. Has a neat electric cello version of her theme from Batman v Superman. The action scenes at the minute and a half mark look pretty good, the scene at the last two to five seconds is kind of heavy handed, but doesn't really take too much from it.

First look at the whole Justice League. Flash looks horrible. Just way too tech. I'm actually quite disappointed in that. I'm still not particularly fond of Gal Gadot, but next to that Flash ... kind of like when a mediocre person stands next to a horribly disfigured person.

Edited, Jul 23rd 2016 5:28pm by lolgaxe
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I was looking at some pictures of Captain Jack Harkness cosplaying as Harley Quinn, Squirrel Girl, and Zapp Brannigan. And noticed a lot of copy/pasta hate talk about the Killing Joke panel. Apparently something about a "blood boiling" plot point added to the show, a typical "male fantasy" about a certain character... Very little info to go on in the things these people always just copy and paste to their statuses, but I didn't bother clicking on the links cause I try not to feed those click bait things.

I assume it had to do with Barbara, Joker, and the happenings around the time the pictures were taken. Anything that generates that much faux-outrage on social media must be good news for the movie. Edit: So, it's actually something to do with a *** scene between Batman and Batgirl.


Also, Hulk's Gladiator outfit. Looking forward to seeing some Thor and Hulk action in a Colosseum. I wonder if they are going to do anything with Hulk and Mjolnir. I think Bruce sat out of the little competition in Age of Ultron. Would be fun to see him do some Hammer-Time stuff.

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Got some new Dr. Strange trailer here:



and extra special bonus video of the CC Justice League trailer:



Dr. Strange looks awesome, Justice League only marginally interesting. I find it a bit odd that Bruce is basically outing that he's Batman to people before they even decide to join the team.

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Also, Hulk's Gladiator outfit. Looking forward to seeing some Thor and Hulk action in a Colosseum. I wonder if they are going to do anything with Hulk and Mjolnir. I think Bruce sat out of the little competition in Age of Ultron. Would be fun to see him do some Hammer-Time stuff.
Apparently they're going to use some elements from the Planet Hulk storyline, which is great since it's one of Hulk's better storylines. Though being a Thor story I doubt they'll really get into it. It's shaping up nicely though, and my only real concern is that the other two movies were pretty meh.

SDCC was busy.

First, Marvel Studio's next intro logo. I think it's too busy.

Gotham S2 highlight reel, plus a little teaser from S3

Arrow got one.

Flash got a teaser as well.

Lucifer highlight reel, also some clips from the second season.

Preacher has a season 2 trailer as well, but apparently it is filled with spoilers from the season finale, which doesn't air until next week so I haven't watched it yet. Just the little youtube image is of the trio in a car, so I can guess what is going on as far as that.

FX's Legion gets a trailer as well.

Over in Black Panther, Michael B Jordon's role has been confirmed as Erik Killmonger, an often appearing villain who wants to return Wakanda great again back to its ancient ways. Lupita Nyong'o was (alledgedly) also revealed to be playing Nakia, who appeared in the books as T'Challa's potential wife and eventually Malice, a body stealing villain. Also weighing in is Danai Gurira, Michonne from Walking Dead, who will portray Okoye, one of T'Challa's Dora Milaje, which is like the Wakandan Secret Service.

Brie Larson has been named Captain Marvel, and going to appear in both the next Avengers movies and her own solo flick. All I know her from is as Envy Adams in Scott Pilgram.

Arrow's Katie Cassidy, Black Canary, finalized the paperwork to regularly appear across all the CW shows.

Spider-Man: Homecoming tells us that Tony Revolori will be Flash Thompson, and Laura Harrier and Jacob and Batalon are "Liz and Ned," presumably Liz Allen and Ned Leeds.

Kurt Russel's role in Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 has been confirmed as Star Lord's father (no surprise), Ego ... who in the comics is a giant sentient purple planet with a beard (some surprise. Lots of some surprise). That's kind of out of left field, gonna be a strange story trying to explain how a planet impregnated a woman. Also, Elizabeth Debicki confirmed as Ayesha/Kismet/Female Adam Warlock which is less out of left field. Also in this stadium, Sylvester Stallone is in the movie and is "interacting with Yondu" in the teaser.

Spoken of Dr Strange, apparently Benjamin Bratt's, the Latino detectives in Law & Order, name shows up on the Dr Strange movie poster, so that's something. His actual role, other than being in the movie and being important enough to show up on the poster, is unknown at the moment.

In DC's Legends of Tomorrow, the Justice Society of MURKA's Hourman, Vixen, and Commander Steel will be joined by Doctor Mid-Nite, Stargirl, and Obsidian, though none have been cast yet. Obsidian is the son of the golden age's Green Lantern and has shadow powers, Doctor Mid-Nite can see in the dark and uses bombs to blind foes (lowers that budget, don'it?), and Stargirl can manipulate energy. At least as far as a quick wiki search found.

As a final aside, I saw "Concussion" over the weekend, and it reminded me that Will Smith really has come a long way from his days at the beginning of Fresh Prince to becoming an actual good actor. He just can't do accents to save his life. He sounds like a white guy trying to do an African accent throughout the movie. Anyway, I say that to say that that might have been the push to convince me to possibly see Suicide Squad in the theaters. There's still issues with Juggalos Joker and Harley that rub me the wrong way, but I'm about 40:60 at this point on that.

Edited, Jul 25th 2016 1:10pm by lolgaxe
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Maybe it's just me but Scrote looks like Danny Devito.
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Wonder Woman and Justice League actually look like a couple DC movies I'd be willing to sit through. Suicide Squad as well so DC is certainly looking better to me than it has in ages.

I'm not "excited" as such but I'm not actively against the idea of spending time and money on them either versus the Superman films, etc.
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Jed Whedon, not to be confused with Joss, says that going forward Agents of SHIELD can use the classic Inhumans, which could be neat. Problem is that he and Maurissa Tancharoen say that they're still going with the "magic is science" angle with Ghost Rider. In fact, Tancharoen says "[How to blend these subjects] is exactly what our team may be asking as they encounter something like Ghost Rider. We'll basically be trying to science why." Which is horrible, since Ghost Rider's entire story is pretty much 100% supernatural, to the point it uses satanism as major plot points. Robbie's whole backstory is that he's possessed by a satanist. Ghost Rider's major themes tend to be about dealing with worst case scenarios and internal conflicts. I mean, I thought making him an Inhuman was the worst thing they could do for the character, but apparently I was wrong about that as well.

Seriously, we got Dr Strange on the horizon. No need to hide from this stuff. Embrace it. Smiley: motz
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The thing is the Justice League movie is more or less all the same players that went into making those Superman films what they were. Zack Snyder is still directing, which is pretty much what's keeping me wary.
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