Category Archives: Superman

“REALLY REALLY REALLLYYYY F’n LATE: GEEK NEWZ FLASH!”

Wasabi ladies and gentelnerds.. Im trying to work my way back up to where i was before in my blogging feed… 

Clearly.. Its been… A fucking long time. So bear with me as i make a mad dash to catch up..

This is the blog that lets me target the stories in geek culture of weeks past, in my own unique and charming way… Lets get started. (non of this in any particular order)

” ‘IT’: Breaks Records!”

So.. Yup! That happened.. Honestly could care fucking less. Im not a horror guy. But! I’ll check it out one of these days. 

“Dawson’s Creekachu actress joins Sony’s ‘VENOM’ solo flick”

This is cool! She is the chick from that Creek right? Not the.. Holmes chick. She was the other one, right?

“Sahra Connor: Judgement Day” 

Linda Hamilton is set to return to the TERMINATOR franchise with a soft reboot to the series said to take place in the timeline of the first 2 original films… AWWWESSOOMEE! Have not seen ‘Genyisises’ as of yet. That damn trailer spoiled the whole damn thing for me. So its like.. Eh! I’ll check it out one of these days.

“THE PUNISHER!”

Marvel and Netflix finally released the trailer to, (I guess.. One of the last original shows made by Marvel and Netflix together, besides the big 4) THE PUNISHER! starring Jon Berenthal, reprising his role from Daredevil season 2. This was a masterpiece of a trailer. I am fucking hyped.. MASTER! MASTER! MASTER!

“NEW MUTANTS: COMING VERY SOON” 

They finished filming the X-Men spin-off film, New Mutants.. Yay?! I guess.. Let me see a trailer, and we’ll see.

(Oct. 29th: Trailer came out awhile back. Looks pretty cool. Im in..)

“HELLBOY’S NEW LOOK!”

Our first look at David Harbour as Hellboy. Not exactly super into it at the moment. I gotta see it in action to get on board!

“SUPERMAN’s MUSTACHE COSTING ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’ SERIOUS DOUGH”

Seriously? This was an actual news item? 

“THE INHUMANE TREATMENT OF THE INHUMANS”

Marvel’s Inhumans series was getting a lot of bad press. They had thier premiere the other week. It wasnt so bad. Actual review coming soon. Stay tuned for that.

“THE SUPER NINTENDO MAKES ITS TRIUMPHANT RETURN!..”

Just to remind us all just how fucking old we’ve gotten…

(Side note: i started this article Oct. 8th.. Its the 29th now… Fuck. Me… *smh*)

“Harvey Weinstein…”

Uhm… Anyone have Lorena Bobitt’s Number?! 

Gotta Dick that needs some trimming..

“WE HAVE A SHAZAM!”

Zachery Levi of ‘Chuck’ fame has been cast to play Shazam! Some time spent in the gym should do just fine.

Geez.. I’ve missed so much.. I’m gonna call it a night for this one. I’m gonna try and be on point from this moment on. Catch you folks on the flip side..

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“MY THOUGHTS ON.. THE DCEU: IS IT DESTINED TO FAIL?!”

Greetings, ladies and gentelnerds and welcome. 
Today I wish to discuss a question that was brought to me by a friend on twitter (@marvelzombiek) Back when i asked for ideas for my 200th blog. (clearly i saved it for a later blog and i think it comes at a good time too.) 

He asked, “Is The DCEU Doomed To Fail?” and I’ve been contemplating on that for awhile now. At first, i would have said, ‘No.’ But.. I’m not so sure about that now.

 A lot has happened, so allow me a moment to go down some details.

BVS: Dawn Of Justice: 

Was supposed to be the official kick-off of the Warner Bros. Pictures DC centered “Cinematic Universe” (I honestly hate the ‘Extended Universe’ Tag) after the successful, but criticly scrutinized ‘MAN OF STEEL’. Things didnt go according to plan. In, what looked like, an attempt to play catch up with Marvel Studios. WB shoveled in so much plot into a dull plotted movie. It was embarrassing to watch as a fan. They hoped to set up an entire universe with 1 single film. Big mistake. The film was about 2 and a half hours long and they shoved about 3 movies worth of material in to it. (for further thoughts on BvS, check out these past blogs,  https://themarvelincblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/what-went-wrong-with-batman-v-supermandawn-of-justice/  and https://themarvelincblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/how-dcwb-should-have-set-up-the-dcecu/

SUICIDE SQUAD: 

An improvment over BvS and a big risk for WB.  But still lacked a cohesive plot and suffered from poor editing. Although a much more financial success. But still got rammed up the ass without vasiline by the critics and most fans. 
THE FLASH: 

Is having the absouloute worst luck. The film has lost 3 directors. 2 screenwriters. Is currently on a full page 1 rewrite of the script and has no director at all. Its amazing the shit this project is going through.
NOW: 

Wonder Woman is still dropping in June of this year followed by 

Justice League in November. Those two films are probably WB’s last grasp at making this Movie Universe have continued life. I hope and Pray, WW is going to be awesome. I cant be anymore excited. Justice League.. Is yet another Zack Snyder directed film.. Fingers crossed is all i have to say about that.
Furthermore.. As I am putting this article together.. So much more has come to light from WB and the DCEU. 

BATFLECK:

Has decided not to direct the upcoming Solo batman film. One that he himself has co-written and is executive producing. Its also being reported that He is looking to negotiate out of his contract with WB and no longer be the Bat. So lets see What happens with that.
SUICIDE SQUAD 2: 

WB is looking for a director for the sequal, now that David Ayer has decided to turn his attention to 

Gotham City Sirens (IF that even still happens) On that short list of Directors they are courting, Mel Gibson is one of those people.. (More on that in a later blog.)
Look. It is not DC’s fault. It’s Warner Bros. Fault. For soooo many years.. Decades even. They have sat on the thier DC property as if it was nothing but a small cash cow that they can dip into every couple of years or so, once in a blue moon. Superman and Batman being their get rich quick guys. “Put 40-50 mil into this movie. Get 200+ back in return.” They dont give a flying fuck about anything else..

Until they saw the potential of Billions these “Comic Book Movies” could make, once Marvel studios started doing their thing. 

WB executive: “Hey Disney’s making billions over these picture book movies. Lets buy the rights to some of these things and do the same.”

WB lower executive: “Hey, we own a bunch of these things already!”

“WB Executive: “Since when?!”

WB lower exec: “the 1960’s” 

WB Exce: “Really? Well then.. Get to it! Just do what they’re doing” 

It’s sad really. Warner Bros. Is a fantastic film company. They crank out awesome movies, every year.. But they care about money. They care about awards. They care about profit. If it makes them money, and gets them Oscars and increases revenues.. To hell with everything else. WB’s doesnt care about building a universe. Or what it takes to do that. 

The mistakes they’ve made have been because everything they have done thus far has been in reaction to something else.

Marvel phase 1- Man of Steel

Marvel phase 2- BvS

Guatdians of the galaxy- Suicide Squad

Fans loved Wonder Woman in BvS- make a WW movie.

Fans liked Harley Quinn- give her a stand alone movie.

Batman was awesome in BvS- Push back certain release dates and work in a Batman movie.

All reactionary. They didnt plan any of this ahead of time. Cause they dont really care. As long, as it makes money. 

WB despreatly needs to find the right people to run this show.. And make DC Studios a reality. Do what disney does. “Oh, you need x amount of money for this? Ok. Have fun!” and let DC do what it CAN do best. 

Dont be like Marvel. Marvel has always been known for interconnectivity with its stories for many years. Its what they do best. DC.. Has always been about character and Story. Not universe’s and connectivity. It was always about the stories that made their books stand out from Marvel.

Thats what thier movies needed to do. Have their franchises establish themseleves and then later, if the story was right.. Bring them all together. 

That opportunity has gone and passed. As much as i would like them to just go back to the drawing board.. Its probably too late.. 

“Is the DCEU doomed to fail?”..

Maybe.. Maybe not. Its gonna be a hard road ahead for us fans.. But in order for The DCEU to survive and be successful.. WB needs to.. Backs The Fuck Off!! And find someone or a group of people that can set it all together before its too late.

Look, thats all i got folks.. I hope things work out. But thats my answer. I cant say its doomed or destined to fail.. But as long as WB is involved.. It just might Need to, in order for something to change for the better.

Let me know what you folks think. Until next time folks.. Peace out!

WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS!: DCAU’S “JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARK”

Hey There ladies and gentelnerds, and welcome back to another segment of “WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS!”
Today’s movie.. DC’s Animated Universe Original Movie, “JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARK” 


THE STORY: When theres something strange, in your neighbourhood. Who you gonna call? A British demon killer, A Deadman, A self-loathing immortal, A Beautiful Magician.. And The Batman! Basiclly thats what Justice Leage Dark is about. Supernatural forces are making normal people do some crazy fucked up shit.. And its up to Batman (who else) to assemble a team to combat this threat.

DC’s Animated Universe is slowly improving. This film being one of the few good ones out of the recent string of, how can i say, Shit! That has come out prior. I can seriously count on one hand how many good ones this division of DC/WB has produced in the recent years.

The story is really good. Its entertaining. The cast of characters are actually the best thing about the movie. Everything else, seems to just be there. Constantine is super fun. Zatana is a bad ass. Deadman is funny. Etrigan is pretty darn cool. And Batman is… Batman! I liked his reactions to all the mystical things going on. Swamp Thing.. Shouldnt even be on the damn cover of the movies dvd box case..

That right there friends… Is false advertising! 
THE POSITIVES: Again, the characters. The good thing to come out of this movie is the fact that i wanted more from these characters. I want an animated series on adult swim or something. (Why Adult Swim? SPOILER ALERT: They fight a fucking shit monster. An actual monster made of Shit!) 

There is an incredible amount of potential for this ‘Dark’ franchise. If they’re smart enough to capitalize. But lets face it.. WB Animation is as smart right now as thier live action counterparts.. 

THE NEGATIVES: Swamp Thing was fucking WASTED!! A total fucking waste of time. Not gonna spoil it.. But they gave the Shit Monster more screen time! Bad guy was all powerful yet non threatening, and non interesting. Hades from the Justice League cartoon was more menacing. And he only had less then 5 minutes of screen time out of a 22 minute episode. And in all honesty.. If your not gonna use the Justice League in a compelling way in your story.. Dont include them at all! It seems like Batman is always the main focul point of every JL animated movie. Why havent we gotten any Wonder Woman movies out of this new animatex universe? How about Superman? Or GL? Oh thats right.. They would rather basterdize Batman stories instead and force feed us bullshit stories with his son Damien. (Im looking at you Batman vs. Robin!.. Asshole!) 

OVERALL: Besides the total screw job on Swamp Thing.. JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARK is a fun movie. Its one of the good ones. Entertaining. Beautiful Art. And great characters. 

I score, “JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARK” A 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/10. You’ll enjoy it for the same reasons i did. If you like it for more reasons.. Then your grasping and straws friend.

Have you seen JL:DARK? What are your thoughts? Hit me up. Comment below. And for fucks sake, can a brother get some LIKES!!? 

Until next time folks.. Peace Out!

“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”Β 

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!

“BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE- ULTIMATE EDITION” MOVIE REVIEW!!

SPOILERS APLENTY!!

Soo.. We finally got The Ultimate Edition of Zack Snyder’s “BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE”

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Well.. Β This was interesting. I’ll try my best to keep this short.

Zack Snyder and WB/DC’s Ultimate Edition of BVS.. Is literally a big, giant, SHOULDA, WOULDA, COULDA!

It SHOULDA been edited like this!, It WOULDA made more sense! It COULDA been better! To me.. It’s just an apology to the fans.

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THIS.. Is what we were “Supposed” to see in theaters, before the studio asked Snyder to trim it down more to a Two and half hour film. However.. Watching The Ultimate Cut brings to mind more.. Frustrations? I guess?! At least for me.. There are plenty of scenes in the UE, that should have been left in the theatrical cut. Mostly ALL of the scenes with Superman/Clark! His investigation into Batmans actions really helped flesh out Why he was so against what Batman was doing.. The Africa stuff.. Still didnt need to be in the movie/script at all.. But the added footage helped explain the Senate stuff, and the constant mopping of Superman, He tries to do good, but shit still went wrong. he was still questioned at every turn. And, it helped understand Batman’s Major mistrust of Superman.. Now it made sense!

There were still a Good amount of things in this version that REALLY did not need to be in the movie.

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Jenna Malone was Useless! She should have been Batgirl! They completley waisted her and I’m glad she wasn’t in the original cut. There’s more Slow Motion shots ( thank you Zack). “Jimmy Olsen” has a broader role.. But still useless!

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THE POSITIVES: More Superman was great to see! The “added” scenes helped explain and make things run more smoothly.. It makes it more watchable, kinda!

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THE NEGATIVES: It’s the same film! With more! It doesn’t make it better.. It’s still the same poor choices made by the studio and the director. It highlighted the mistakes that was made in the first place. Why would they edit out the Superman parts at all?!? Who was in charge of the Editing in the very first place?

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OVERALL: It’s worth watching to say the least. Just for the superman parts. Batman was the highlight of the theatrical cut.. Superman, was the highlight of the Ultimate Cut! It’s a shame that we have to see it in this fashion.. It should have been what we saw in the first place. But! It is.. A slightly better, more watchable movie.

I give “BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE- ULTIMATE EDITION!” a.. πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« 8 1/2 out of 10! A whole half star more! Go get your hands on The Ultimate Cut and watch it!

Thats gonna do it for me.. Let me know if you’ve seen the UE and tell me your thoughts..

So, until next time folks… Peace Out!

“WHO SHOULD BE WB/DC’s ‘KEVIN FEIGE'”

Hey there, ladies and gentelnerds. Welcome back. Today I wanna discuss something that really piqued my interest the moment I heard it..

Not too long ago, I was watching “NERDIST NEWS with Jessica Chobot” and she was discussing the topic of who should really be DC/WB’s DCECU ‘Kevin Feige’ (Check out the video below)

A person(s) who knows how to steer a number of productions and tell a cohesive story, AND can put the right talent behind the right project!

ZACK SNYDER.. Is not that man!

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David S. Goyer?..

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FUCK NO!! JUST. NO!!

And Chris Nolan says he’s Done with the Superhero Genre.. (Until they back up that Money Truck in to his driveway) So he’s pretty much out of the question..

SO! Who should WB/DC Chairman/Executive Kevin TsujiharaΒ image

Choose to be his ‘Kevin Feige’?!

Possibly, Someone(s) Who have history with the company?..image

Perhaps, Someone(s) Who Know the material?..image

Maybe, Someone(s) Who have been in the business long enough to know how to organize a story, and know how to properly use Talent!?..

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Or Perhaps, Someone(s) Who are genuinely TALENTED!?..Β image

HMMM.. Who!?.. Who! should be overlooking The DCECU?!.. WHO!!!??

HEY! How about THESE GUYS!?Β image

BRUCE TIMM and PAUL DINI! If you doubt these guys have what it takes to make the DCECU Phenomenal.. Just hold on a sec while I unzip this bag and…

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WAM! BAM! THANK YOU MAME!

Timm and Dini KNOW DC, Inside and out! These shows are just to name a few. This is not including the work they’ve done on the Animated Films, The Games, The Shorts, Hell! Even the comics! They should get the Job based off of their work On JUSTICE LEAGUE/JL UNLIMITED alone! They know how these characters work. They know how they think, how they feel. They know everything about these characters.. The only people that could know more are the people who write the comics!

I’m not saying Timm and Dini can do it on their own. That’s the beauty about these guys.. They know how to work with a team! With Geoff Johns and many others working to make the DCECU, Timm and Dini would be the right Captains to Guide the ship. And Captains are just as good as the crew they have.

SO, GET OFF YOUR ASS! Mr. Tsugihara! And Get Bruce Timm and Paul Dini into those Executive Chairs and watch how they make Magic!

Heres that video I promised.. From NERDIST NEWS! Check it out, and let me know what you Folks think!

So, Until Next Time Folks… Peace Out!