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“MY THOUGHTS ON.. SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2017: What I’m Looking For From The Big Show!”

Wasabi! Ladies and Gentelnerds! Well, Sand Diego Comic Con International 2017 has begun and is in full swing. Already, so far, we’ve gotten some cool new clips and trailers from various properties. As i write this, we are.. Entering day 3. 

Lots of great stuff has come out. Trailers and sneek peeks at stuff like,

THE DEFENDERS:

DEATH NOTE:

THE WALKING DEAD:

PACIFIC RIM 2:

THE INHUMANS:

BRIGHT:

KINGSMAN 2:

And so much more! 

BUT!! It’s now Saturday. Day 3! 

DC/WB and MARVEL STUDIOS are set to have thier presentations at the famed Hall H. So since a lot of things have already dropped before i cpuld finish this article. Im going to focus on just those two.

DC/WB:

It’s been reported that DC/WB has 2 special movie announcements set for thier Hall H Presentation. They did recently let out that SHAZAM is set to go in front of cameras by January or February of next year. And the director of Lights Out and Annabelle 2 is the director of Shazam.  If they are smart, that would not be one of those films they announce. Otherwise it would be a total waste of thier time.
My hope is that those 2 secret films are BATGIRL with an official release and shoot day and also announce thier Lead Actress for Barbra Gordon. Joss Weadon should be the one to make the announcement. And the second film should be, MAN OF STEEL 2! Its being rumored to be ready to go, but we will see. 

There are of course other things to come out of that panel. New Justice League trailer. Possible AQUAMAN footage. Casting Announcements could come as well. And perhaps news of Wonder Woman 2?! 

I’m excited for this panel!

MARVEL STUDIOS:

INFINITY WAR TRAILER!!!!

Just release it already! Geez! 

Also more news and updates for upcoming Marvel Projects. Captain Marvel’s Director, maybe? Some concept art could be cool. More Black Panther and Thor 3 footage could be dropped at the panel as well. More casting news. And lastly.. Perhaps.. The title for Avengers 4 could be dropped at the panel as well. 

Lot’s of things to look forward to tomorrow/today. I/ We’ve been waiting a long time for this day. I pray Marvel comes through. 

Until next time folks.. Peace Out!

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“MY TOP 10:SUPERHERO MOVIE THEMES/SCORES!”

A Super hero theme song can make or break a film. Probably in the smallest sense. It takes a lot to make a Hero flick a success. Direction, Story, Acting and Costume Design are all major factors. But a good score/theme can do something so much more. If all the ingredients are on point, a good theme can take us back in to the film. Put us in the shoes or cape of our favorite heroes. It can make us feel Super! Make us Feel like we are more then who we are. Music is very Magical in that sense. (at least thats how i feel about it.) 
With that in mind, I wanted to share with you my Top 10 Superhero movie themes/scores! (This time in actual order)

[WRITERS NOTE: This is why I dont do top 10 lists in any particular order.. I have had to revise this list several times already. Anyway.. Please enjoy!] 

10. X-MEN (2000) 

Composed by: Michael Kaman 

It’s not exactly the famed intro of the 90’s animated series. But the X-Men movie theme comes pretty close in coolness factor. The moment it starts. You find yourself roaming the halls beneath the X Mansion, ready to suit up. As the current “Official” start of the superhero movie craze. X-Mens theme still holds up and is a fun listen. 

9. IRON MAN (2008) 

Composed by: Ramin Djawadi
When You think Iron Man movie soundtracks, ACDC usually comes to mind. Understandable, but this is about the Main Themes and Scores we are talking about here. Its not overly bombastic as most superhero themes. But the First Iron Man theme fit perfectly. Not only for the film, but for the character as well. At the first few cords, you feel like your in the designing stage of the suit itself. Then when you get towards the bridge, Boom! Your in the suit, flying around and kicking ass! Hence why it ranked at number 9 for me.

8. WINTER SOLDIER (2014) 

Composed by: Henrey Jackman 

After experiencing something like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, you would expect a Theme that would most fit the character itself. Perhaps a revamped version of the main theme from the first film?.. NOPE! Instead we are gifted with the beautiful tones that fit the Film as a whole and not just the character. It fit the tone, the atmosphere, what we had just witnessed. It is by far a perfect score for a single perfect film. I only wish Marvel would have kept it for Civil War. 

7. AVENGERS (2012)

 Composed by: Alan Silvestri  

Its not the biggest Super Theme, and its not generally connected with the film as a whole.. But the power of this song comes from that one moment.. That one moment (pictured above) All our dreams come true. The Avengers Assembled right there in front of us! For the first time Ever! That circling shot of each member as they prepare for battle. Ready to take on what comes next. It was Epic! Its forever synonymous with that One Scene! Just One Scene and it was perfection. 

6. BATMAN (1989) 

Composed by : Danny Elfman

You dont think Batman with out thinking of Danny Elfman’s amazing Batman March! Its the same theme that inspired the theme for the Animated Series. ( which Elfman himself composed as well) It doesnt exactly put you in the suit, persay (at least for me) but it puts you in the world. You are in Gotham City. You know the Bat is out there kicking ass and you are right there along for the ride. So strap in and hold tight! 

5. SUPERMAN (1978) 

Composed by: John Williams 

What could i possible say about the Original Super Hero Theme!? Its magic! Its composed by the man that gave us the music of our geek lives. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurrasic Park, E.T., Jaws just to name a few. Honestly.. I didnt remember that John Williams did the Superman theme until i was doing the research for this very blog. This is probably the very blueprint most of the composers on this list use when making a Score or Theme for this genre of film. You dont think Superman without thinking this theme song. From the very start, Your jumping into a phone booth and hopping out dressed as Superman and blasting off in to the sky, ready to save the day… Then you smile at the camera and soar off in to the distance. 

4. THE DARK KNIGHT (2005)

Composed by: Hanz Zimmer 

My man Hanz! The main theme for the film is called “Aggresive Expansion” (if i am not mistaken) However, in this case, I am choosing to go with a particular Score. Its called, “Agent Of Chaos” In the film, it is heard just after the interrogation scene between batman and joker, and its heard through the whole race part. Where Gordon and Batman are rushing to save Dent and Rachael. Honestly, parts of the score are heard throughout the film. But its mainly for that sequence of events. This piece of Music is so gripping. It not only transports you to that moment. But the constent slow build ups to the climactic finish is so damn gratifying. Give it a listen and tell me you dont feel like Batman on the batpod trying to get somewhere in time. It translates the character, the events, and the urgency of the scene so very well. 

3. THOR (2011) 

Composed by: Patrick Doyle 

I. Love. This. Theme! Every 11 minutes and 45 seconds of it. It tells you the story. It puts you in to this crazy world of Asgard and demi-gods. Its adventurous. Sad. Triumphant all in one! I am so saddened that Marvel never used it again in the sequal. Which is a very terrible habit of Marvel Studios. They have such great moments of music for thier movies and they dont use it again. Its sad. Even if they were to do a remix of sorts for the follow up. It wouldnt have been a bad thing. But, alas, at least i have this song from one of my favorite Marvel Studios films. 
2. SPIDER-MAN (2001) 

Composed by: Danny Elfmen 
Danny boy hits my list yet again with this gem right here. When those drums start, i am instantly transported to Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. (the best spider-men film so far.. Waiting on Homecomming to most likely change that) It speaks volumes. When the high notes and the chorus comes in, your automatically web swinging over new york. During the low flows of drums and brass , your climbing up walls and skyscrappers. Its Awesome! Pure and simple. 

Before I reveal my Numero Uno.. Heres a couple of honorable mentions! 

“ENEMY” From AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2, 

Although not a main theme for the film. It does feature a good chunk of it in the song. It was basicly Electro’s theme song. One i really do enjoy, even though the film itself was a total crap fest! A sad waist of a great song in my book. 

And Secondly. WONDER WOMAN’S Main Theme! By Junkie XL and Hanz Zimmer, 

We got a very delicious taste of WW’s theme in the climax of BVS during the Doomsday fight. And it was featured very heavily at the close of her recent SDCC Trailer and her WW logo came up. It gave me chills. And i cant wait to hear it again. 

Finallly..

1. MAN OF STEEL (2011) 

Composed by: Hanz Zimmer and Junkie XL! 
These guys hit my list yet again! Say what you want about the movie itself.. But i must say, The Theme is so damn good! It actually kinda surpasses the original John Williams version just a bit for me. It inspires me. It puts me there. It makes me feel like there is and or was Hope! Not just from the movie stand point.. But in general. I am not referring to the theme that plays when he first flies.. But the Main Theme, with the subtle piano notes before the drums kick in, and the strings and horns come in.. It really moves me. I listen to it everyday. Its a very moving and epic piece of cinema music. 

SO! Thats my list. Let me know your thoughts. Please comment below. Be a sweetheart and follow/subscribe to the blog while your at it. Thank you!

So, until next time folks.. Peace Out!

“MAN OF STEEL 2 IN THE WORKS AT WB/DC” 

Following the amazing success of WB/DC’s “Suicide Squad” This past weekend. WB is feeling more confident and has announced MAN OF STEEL 2 is in the pipeline. The follow up to the smash hit of.. 2013.. 2 thousand- fucking- 13!! 4 fucking years ago! Seriously!?
Dont get me wrong.. Im not overly angry.. But Stupid shit like this really grinds my gears! Like.. WTF? Man Of Steel was the start of your new Cinematic Universe. It was a huge blockbuster smash. Grossed over $668.05 Million domestically. Superman, is your flagship character. And you waited 4 years to announce a sequal, why? Because of the backlash from fans? Since when did that ever matter to you! BVS was a mess and you still went gung ho forward with Justice League!

I am a little upset that they are going so slow with Superman and the way they are treating him on the big screen. There are ways to tell Superman stories right and coherently. It cant be that darn hard as they make it seem!

But.. On the other hand.. Im really happy and excited that a Man Of Steel 2 is currently in the works and i honsestly cant wait. Henry Cavil has been a phenomenal Superman..(At least when they give him something to work with)

And a very damn good Clark Kent.. (At least in the Ultimate Edition he was pretty good)

All i ask for from WB/DC, is to give us a good time, a good story and above all else.. NO ZACK SNYDER!! Please Keep Him Away!

Theres my 2 cents… HEY! Thats not a bad idea for a blog segment.. “2 CENTS TUESDAYS!” what do you think folks?

So, Until next time.. Peace Out!