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SPECIAL EDITION: “MY THOUGHTS ON.. SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2017” Prt.2

Hello, Ladies and Gentelnerds and welcome to Prt. 2 of my special edition segment of “My Thoughts On..” Todays Topic? 

TODD MCFARLANE IS DIRECTING THE SPAWN REBOOT!…( Finally!)

Now.. When i had first heard word of this.. My eyes went straight up Undertaker on me

Like.. “Really?! He’s STILL talking about doing a reboot? And he wants to direct it?! IF it does happen, its gonna be like what…a 5 hour movie?” I had very little faith in the report when i first heard it. Very little faith in Todd’s ability as a director. I just saw it as another Comic Con of him saying “Im gonna do it. Its gonna be great. I have a 500 page script ready to go. Its gonna be great!” the same thing he has been saying for many years now..

BUT! Then i dug a little deeper in to the story. Turns out, Jason Blum 

founder and creator of BlumHouse Productions

The studio behind such films as..

And much more recent and highly acclaimed films such as..

WHIPLASH

SPLIT

GET OUT

Has joined with McFarlane to produce a R-Rated, modestly budgeted reboot of SPAWN! 

The last time Spawn was seen on the big screen was (as of now) 20 years ago with Micheal Jai White in the starring role 

With John Leguizamo co starring as The Clown/Violator 

It was.. 1996-97.. I recently rewatched it on Netflix. The CGI, does not hold up at all! 

Not in the slightest. The acting is.. C-grade at best. The action, is so-so. I was a kid when this came out and it will always hold a place in my heart. But it is time for an upgrade. 

Spawn did have a very successful run on HBO with 3 seasons of an Animated Series.

If the new film is even remotely close to the darkness of the series, then they just may have a real winner.

But what really caught my attention, and actiually made me jump on board with Todd and this Spawn reboot.. Was Todd himself.. 

When the announcement was madeb Todd spoke with Collider  Video and Steve ‘Frosty’ Wientraub. (Video link will be at the end of this article… Dont you DARE skip ahead!.. Im almost finished..)

His thoughts and views on where he wants to take this movie and this story. How he plans to approach it. And his explinations as to why it took so long.. It sold me. He got me on board with this movie. I hope it turns out great. 

HOWEVER! One thing that does concern me.. Todd stated that Sam and Twitch (mainly Sam) would feature heavily in the story. Which makes me wonder, what and how will this effect Kevin Smith’s ‘Sam and Twitch’ BBC Series? 

Will they be completley seperating the two? Will it be connected? Im just curious. 

What also excites me is, If this Spawn is successful. Blumhouse and Image could look in to an extended universe. Wicthblade? 

The Darkness? 

Hell! I want a fucking Haunt movie too!

So, here’s hoping Todd and Blumhouse are successful. Im excited. What do you folks think? Hit me up! 

Heres that video i promised..


Until next time folks.. Peace Out!

ICYMI: Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin Announce “SAM and TWITCH” and “CASTLE ROCK” Projects!

Earlier this evening on Kevin Smith’s Youtube Channel, He and ‘FATMAN ON BATMAN’ co-host Marc Bernardin 

announced their new upcoming jobs. (Video can be seen at the end of this here article) 
For the better part of a few months and on in to june or july, highly regarded movie/tv critic and reviewer featured in major publications, Most recently the L.A Times (a job he just recently left) Marc Bernardin has been apart of the Writers room for the upcoming Stephen King HULU Series 

A series said to be a unification of the Stephen King Universe. Which could mean characters from King’s numerous works could coexist together.. Which to me sounds like a Stephen King version of “ONCE UPON A TIME..” (The Fairy Tale show on ABC) But at this point not much more is known about the project, but Marc’s involvnent could give me a reason to order Hulu. 

Kevin’s big announcement revealed that He and BBC America could be partnering on a SAM and TWITCH series.

For those of you who dont know. Sam and Twicth was (or is) a spin off series of SPAWN. 

Following the Supernatural huntng NYPD detectives.

Now, Smith himself states that a deal hasnt been fully confirmed. According to Smith BBC America approached him revealing that they had the rights to the characters for a live action presentation. Asked if he had any ideas, Smith presented an approach to the series the executives seemed to like and appreciate. Smith says a first draft of the Pilot is completed and is ready to be handed in and a full series ground work or ‘bible’ if you will, should be completed by him in the next couple of weeks to a month. 

It will be interesting to see how he will be doing this at the same time as he is set to (hopefully) begin pre-production of the “JAY AND SILENT BOB: REBOOT” film. 

No word on how involved Todd McFarlane is with this project.. But the idea of Kevin Smith spinning his magic in the McFarlane Spawn-Verse is really exciting! I hope things work out for Kevin and this series. So, fingers crossed folks! 

Heres the video i promised.. 


So what do you folks think? Are you excited for these two projects? Hit me up! Comment Below! 

Until next time folks.. Peace Out!

” ‘JAY AND SILENT BOB’ Set To Return To The Big Screen!”


Earlier today, or earlier this afternoon Depending on what time zone your in. Mr. Kevin Smith announced on his social media accounts (In this case, His Instagram, @thatkevinsmith )
JAY and SILENT BOB are returning to the big screen in a sequal to “Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back” Here is the announcement in his own words..

All I can say to this is… SNOOOTCH!!! 

It is a damn shame that Smith lost one of his leads for Clerks 3, and an even bigger shame Netflix hasn’t picked up The Mallrats Series! However, the fact that we are getting a long over-do sequal to ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’ 

The premise that Smith has layed for the film, sounds like classic Kev Smith! I cant wait to see what crazy fucked up fun and misadventures these guys are gonna have. 

Smith himself has grown as a director since his foray into the, how can i say?.. Totally fucked up Genre with ‘TUSK’ and the absouloute joy that was ‘YOGAHOSERS’ Smith has indeed evolved. His current time spent on the small screen with Flash and Supergirl (respectively) has also increased his skills with a larger cast and more deeper and heartfelt storytelling. 

Jay and Silent Bob have been away from the Big Screen for far too long. It will be interesting to see how Smith will age up the characters. It has been.. 16, 17 years since ‘Strike Back’, and another 11 years since ‘Clerks 2’. Fat Kev Smith ain’t so Fat no more. And Jay.. Well.. He’s got a kid now.. So, thats new. I cant wait to see where these guys are now.. Are they still hanging out in front of the quick stop? (probably. Most likely.) But it would still be funny as hell to see them still there. Or to just see some kind of difference would be cool too. Does Shannon Elizabeth’s ‘Justice’ Finally get out of prison?! Does she and Jay start a family? Does Bob finally get HIS moment!? Does he find that special Silent Barbra?! 

So many questions! I cant wait. I am so happy and hyped with this news! 

(SIDE NOTE: Why the Fuck isnt TUSK available on Netflix!?! and why the FUCK hasnt Netflix jumped on the MALLRATS series!?! The Dumb Fucks!) 

So, until next time folks. Peace Out!

“WHY ‘BATMAN:YEAR ONE’ SHOULD BE A TV SERIES!”

Greetings Ladies and Gentelnerds! Thanks for Dropping by.

As you can no doubt tell from the title of today’s article. I want to discuss why I think “BATMAN:YEAR ONE” Should be a live action television series. But before I start, I’m sure many of you are probably saying, “Theres already a Batman tv show! It’s called ‘GOTHAM’ dickhead!”

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As somewhat true that may be… Can it really be considered a “Batman Show” When it seems more like “The Bat-Vilains Show”! But,  in all honesty, I have not seen anything from Season 2! (I’m waiting for it to hit Netflix so I can binge it!) So take any type of criticism I have towards the show, with a grain of salt.

From What I Have seen from Sason Two, based off of social media. The show seems to be doing better. But all I see is Villain after Villain, making their debuts long before Batman is out of his teens! Which makes it seem like, Batman is beating on Bad guys that are 50 or 60 years old! Idk but isn’t that elderly abuse?! But I shall refrain from any further criticism of the show until I watch it for myself.

SO! Not too long ago, whilst My fellow Bat-Fan and Favorite podcaster/Director, Kevin Smith was on hiatus from his podcasts (He was filming an Episode of THE FLASH) I was in desperate need of my SMOD fix of Either “Smodcast”,  “Hollywood Babble-On” or “Fatman On Batman” since there were no new episodes.. I journeyed into the archives of my most favorite of the SMODCO podcast..

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And I listened to the GOLD! That was Episodes 51 and 52! In Which Kevin is joined by Batman Great- Paul Dini and, with the inspiration from the Batman:Arkham Origins trailer, The two legends concoct the greatest Batman tv series ever!! I highly recommend you folks give it a listen. You’ll literally hear what a Nerdgasm sounds like! As I was listening. I also remembered how much Kevin Smith loves and praises Greg Berlanti! The man behind such hits as

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Just to name a few. So, this got me to thinking.. Why not give Greg Berlanti a crack at giving us a Live Action. Honest to goodness. Batman Show!? And Why not make it.. “BATMAN: YEAR ONE”!?

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For those of you who don’t know.. “BATMAN:YEAR ONE” was a four part miniseries written by the great Frank Miller chronicling the first year of Both Batman and Jim Gordon’s life in Gotham City. What was groundbreaking at the time this series was published. It was the first time the early life of Batman’s crime fighting career and back story was fully fleshed out in the comics. Before that, it was, Billionaire  Bruce Wayne’s parents were murdered when he was a kid. He got old, dressed like a bat and called himself Batman and fought crime, the end. Miller decided to take that and flesh it out even more, and gave it its dark undertones and deep philosophical meanings that Most comic and movie writers are still using to this day.

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This Book  is PRIME for a serialized  interpretation of the story. It literally starts on January 4th and like two pages later its February 20th.. Thats like a month and a half of story filler waiting to be filled! The start of the book is both men coming in to Gotham at the same time. Bruce is returning after spending time overseas. They could explain all that in flashbacks alla ‘Arrow-Ike’ flashbacks. His time with the League of Assassins and training all over the world in the skills he needs to give out justice! Gordon is coming in to Gotham from Chicago. A dark past he’s leaving behind. That can also be explored through flashbacks. The very popular thing now is to have a pre existing relationship between Bruce Wayne and Jim Gordon. So they could rewrite it so that Gordon used to live in Gotham before leaving to Chicago and meeting his wife. Making for an interesting relationship between the two.

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The parallels  that can be drawn between these two men could be the driving force of this show. How they defer in ideology, how they deal with certain situations and how they ultimately have to be against each other and then Work with each other.

They side characters, such as Detective Flass, Commissioner Loeb, Sahra Essen, Alfred, Falcone, Catwoman,  would make for great drama and must see TV! Providing of course the Cast they get. We don’t need a big name to be Batman, in order to sell us Batman! Look at Tom Welling.. A no name young actor tasked to give us a young Clark Kent before he becomes Superman! And for a whole generation.. He will always be their Superman. And he did one hell of a job! It shouldn’t be hard to find someone to be a young, 20 something Bruce Wayne!

Are they worried about the Costume? For fucks sake.. We’ve seen worse costumes on TV before! It shouldn’t be to difficult for them to pull this off.. If they can make costumes like The Flash, The Atom, Green Arrow and Firestorm, HELL I’ll even throw in Reverse Flash! If they can make those work.. A guy in a Cape and Cowl shouldn’t be to hard!

If I were CW/WB/DC I would give Greg Berlanti the go ahead on a Batman show and tell him to make it like “BATMAN:YEAR ONE”. If it gets picked up for more seasons.. Guess what? They can still use YEAR ONE! The story is so well structured in itself.. They could get two or three seasons worth of story telling out of just the first two issues!

This is probably note strongest argument for something to happen.. But it really is so simple.. It’s right there in front of them. And as an added bonus.. Season 5 or 6 could be THE LONG HALLOWEEN storyline! (Just saying.. It fits perfectly!)

Thats all I got for this post! Hope you folks like and/or agree/disagree. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the matter. WHAT DO YOU THINK? Could YEAR ONE and THE LONG HALLOWEEN be good groundwork for a Batman Television series?! PLEASE LET ME KNOW I. THE COMMENTS SECTION, OR HIT ME UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA! Please follow and or subscribe to the blog.. Thank You!

So, Until Next Time Folks… Peace Out!

“A LOOK AT: SAN DIEGO COMIC CON! 2015”

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And in Geek it is also known as, “The Nerdgasm Overload Center!”

Ok! I know it’s not! Can’t blame a guy for trying to start a trend!

Anywho.. Ladies and gentelnerds! We are, roughly, a week removed from, “SAN DIEGO COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL!” Where geeks of all Shapes and Sizes, Clear Skined and Achned, Creeds and Religion, All Types, Converge to see What’s Hot, Whats New and Whats to Come.

In this here blog, I’ll try and convey some of my thoughts on what stood out to me! Lets start with..

MARVEL’S ABSENCE!

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For the first time since its inception in 2008/09. MARVEL STUDIOS  and THE MCU did not dominate ‘HALL H’. In fact, Marvel Studios didn’t go at all! Marvel Comics was there.. But that’s it. Realizing that they could draw more buzz on their own with their “Marvel Event” it would appear Marvel Studios was like, ‘Fuck it! We got this on our own. We don’t need to spend a shit load of cash (Not that that would be a problem for them.) to rent out HALL H. We can spend half that amount to rent an entire theater and showcase our own shit whenever we want!’ OR! We can take in to account. As of right now. Marvel Studios is set to be in production of up to Two to Three Films a year, for the next 3 or 4 years. A huge order for a single company. So, they may have a lot on their plate at the moment. However, some sort of extra push could have been put in to promoting ANTMAN.. But, I’m just saying.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!

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The SW panel (Which you can see, if you already haven’t, in the link below!) Didn’t have a lot of new things to show us. Except a really cool behind the scenes featurette, which showcased just some of the awesome things that went behind creating and combining the Practical and Digital Effects that are in the film. And also, gave us a glimpse of what Simon Peg’s cameo role will be. The panel itself was really cool. Seeing the new cast. Getting small insights into who they were playing and  what their characters are about. Noticeable absences of Andy Serkis and And seeing, for the first time in who knows how many years, the original Trinity, of Luke, Han and Leia together on the same stage. Was truly awesome! Don’t take my word for it.. Check it out!

KEVIN SMITH’S “YOGA HOSERS”!

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The Legendary Kevin Smith, accompanied by his lovely daughter Harley Quinn Smith, Debuted the trailer for his latest Film ‘YOGA HOSERS’ the second in his True North Triliogy. (Soon to be followed by “MOOSE JAWS!” Which is just ‘Jaws’, But with a Moose!) unfortunately that trailer has not yet been released as of this time that I am writing this article. Yoga Hosers is, relatively, a spin off of the delightfully twisted TUSK. (In which a man played by Justin Long is transformed, in the worst possible way, into a Walrus. If you have not yet seen Tusk… The fuck is wrong with you!?)The film stars the aforementioned Harley Quinn Smith and Lilly Rose Depp, Reprissing their roles from Tusk, as two store Clerks, who happen upon a mystery and battle some creepy Monsters. I honestly can’t wait for This movie. If its as Fun and fucked up as Tusk was.. I’m so there!

FOX’S DEADPOOL AND XMEN: APOCALYPSE!

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“AHH!! IM SO TOUCHING MYSELF TONIGHT!!” The Deadpool trailer alone stole the whole Fox Studios Comic Con Panel. Although that trailer is also unavailable at the moment. However, there is a bootleg version circling the web. I prefer mine to be Hi-Def. The X-Men panel was also very enjoyable. If you care to see Those panels, Check out the links below…

And finally.. After so many years of So-So panels and presentations and coming in as número 2! (Behind Marvel of course)… This years comic con belonged to DC and WB PICTURES! And to them I say.. image

Starting with…

THE SUICIDE SQUAD!

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It certainly wasn’t the best panel. The cast and the Director, David Ayer, came on stage. Said their hello’s to the crowd. Did a Suicide Squad cheer and Will Smith made a quick statement, regarding how hard they are working to bring us the best film ever. And off they went. BUT! Finally, we got to see what they had so far, presented to us in a pretty badass trailer! (More on that trailer in another blog. A “TRAILER REVIEW!” Perhaps.. Stay Tuned) Then.. We got the best thing ever!

BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE!image

OH! GOD, YES!! The trailer we deserved long ago! (Won’t go in to the trailer here.. That’s for another blog.) It really made the night and surprisingly stole the spotlight from Deadpool. The Panel itself was okay. It was really cool to actually HEAR from the cast.. Instead of them just standing there and waving. Here’s the panel, in case you haven’t seen it…

Although I consider DC/WB the winners of COMIC CON 2015, I do feel they could have done just a little more to truly own the Weekend! Marvel always makes a grand spectacle each year they are there. Im Not saying that DC needs to send someone out dressed like a character and make show. But they could have done something to make them really stand out from the rest. Besides relying on some trailers. AWESOME TRAILERS.. But still just trailers.

Sorry this took so long to get to you folks. Hope you enjoyed it, and would love to hear your thoughts. I got some pretty cool things coming up here on the blog. So, stay tuned. Thank you all for your patience.

So, Until next time folks… Peace out!