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INTRODUCING NEW BLOG SEGMENT: “WHAT?!”

Greetings ladies and gentelnerds and welcome to a Brand New Blog Segment! 

“WHAT?!” Is the Blog Segment in which i just ask the Question.. WHAT?! in regards to a certain bit of news that may be in the atmosphere. 

Today’s Topic?..


Its been reported, Today? Was it? Anyway, these days bleed together for me.. I have no idea what day it is now.. Anywhoo!

DC and WB announced that a slate of DC Comics centric films outside the current DCEU Universe..


One of the first films in that line up.. 

A Joker Origin Film! 


Produced by the legendary Martin Scorsese, 

and directed by “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips

Its supposed to be set in the 1980’s and is to be made to look like a Taxi Driver toned film.


The only upside I see in this..

No Jared Leto

Although he is still set to appear in both Suicide Squad 2 and Gotham City Sirens.

This could be a massive success, or It could be the dumbest fucking thing for WB to try to do so soon.

Really WB? An Elseworlds set of films?!


You’ve barely been able to set up your current DCEU Universe properly!

4 films in, and the only current success you have is “WONDER WOMAN”

(I do realize i have yet done a movie review for the film.. Thats coming soon..)

Im still going go hold a wait and see mentality.. But seriously…


Until next time folks.. Peace out!

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ICYMI: “JOSS WEADON Possibly directing DCEU BATGIRL Film”

Revealed a couple of days ago, Joss Weadon and the folks at DC/WB are in talks for the acclaimed director to Direct, write and produce a stand alone BATGIRL film.

This bods well for the future of the DC (sigh) ‘Extended’ Universe. Joss is a master behind the camera. A skilled storyteller. He knows, i mean, KNOWS how to translate strong female characters on the screen. 
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer being a prime example.

And other characters that appeared in the Buffy Spin off ANGEL. And the Series FIREFLY,

And its follow up film SERENITY. 

Lets not also forgot his amazing controbutions to the MCU. 

The man knows what he is doing. If WB is smart, they will let the man do what he can do and only interject when its absolutely necessary. 

But! Keep in mind folks.. Although sites like IMDB has him listed as working on Batgirl.. Nothing is final! 

Niether WB/DC nor Wedon himself has confirmed or denied such talks. Although we know those talks are happening. However, we dont have a confirmed word from anyone that He IS doing it. 

So, fingers crossed and a deal can be made. And lets hope Joss can work his magic for the DCEU and bring Batgirl to life! 

What are your thoughts folks? Is Joss your man for the job? Comment below. Plz leave a like, and a follow! 

Until next time.. Peace Out!

BREAKING NEWZ! “WB Announces A Possible ‘NIGHTWING’ Film, With Lego Batman Director!”

Breaking Newz!.. Sorta! This was announced about 5-6 hours ago.. 
WB/DC has made it known that they are currently in talks with ‘Lego Batman Movie’ Director Chris Mckay, 

To helm a possible ‘Nightwing’ stand alone film. 

The ‘Lego Batman Movie’ 

was Mckay’s big screen directorial debut. He’s written and directed a few small screen affairs, among them, episodes of Robot Chicken. He did a truly fantastic Job with Lego Batman. Also joining Mckay, is the screenwriter of ‘The Accountant’ (forgot to look up his fucking name, but apparently he did a great job on that movie.) 

And IF, Things go smoothly, it will also be Nightwing’s live action big screen debut.
 (Chris O’Donnell’s “Robin” does not count)

This is truly cool and exciting news.. But, lets not get our hopes too high up.. This is WB Pictures we are talking about here, and we have already been mentally and emotionally fucked by these people. 

I’m not gonna shit on this. Im.. Ready, willing and able.. So, hopefully everything comes together nicely. 

How are you folks feeling about this news? Hit me up, let me know your thoughts. Please leave a like and subscribe/follow the blog. Thx so much, 

Until Next Time Folks.. Peace Out!

“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!

“Ben Affleck Steps Down From ‘THE BATMAN’ Directors Chair”

“Brrreeakking Neeewwzzz”
As of.. I dont know, 6 or so hours ago, it has been reported by many news sources. Ben Affleck has said.. “I’ll Be the Bat. But I Won’t Direct.”

Not his exact words. I think His exact words sounded more like this..

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.” 

Then, WB added their own statment..

“Warner Bros. fully supports Ben Affleck’s decision and remains committed to working with him to bring a standalone Batman picture to life,” 

Along with this piece of news. Reports are circulating that there is already a short list of Directors set to be approached for the job. On top of that list is “DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES” and the upcoming follow up, “WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES”  Matt Reeves, 

He was also the man behind ‘Cloverfield’ as well. But with Films like the Ape movies on his resume, I like the idea of Matt Reeves to be the guy. I like it a lot.

Naturally, the geek community is in a bit of an uproar. But everyone needs to remember He’s still Batman. He’s still Producing and He’s still writing the movie. So hes still very much attached to The Batman movie. It makes sence that he decided not to direct. That is a very heavy and difficult job. Affleck has also stated that BvS was a new type of movie  making experiance.

He has stated that BvS was a new and unique movie making experiance. If you havent noticed, most of his movies arent very special effects heavy. ‘Argo’, ‘The Town’, just to name a couple of his most Recent, are what can be considered practical movies. No heavy speacial effects. 

That can make one think, that a Batman movie set to be made like how these movies are made now.. Could have proven as too much of a challenge for him as a director. So perhaps its for the best that he doesnt direct. Let him focus on the role and all the other things. 

In closing.. Ben Affleck is still Batman. He will not direct. And Matt Reeves of Planet Of The Apes is probably the front runner for the directing chair. And The Batman movie is still going to happen.

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Until next time folks.. Peace Out!

“DC/WB’S ‘THE FLASH’ Movie Hits Another Speed Bump!”

WB recently announced that ‘The Flash’ Movie is headed for a Page One Script Re-Write. Just Months before they were scheduled to start filming for a 2018 release. That means, anything that they had before when they first announced the Flash Movie a few years ago, is now garbage! 

Which leaves me, and many others in my position to wonder..

WHAT THE SERIOUS FUCK WB!?!

Do they not know what the fuck they are doing?! 

First, they give us the most bull shitiest cameo in BVS: Dawn Of Justice 

Then the first director and screenwriter steps away due to Creative Differences. 

They bring in another screenwriter to fix up the script.

SDCC comes around and they announce their new director and they are full speed ahead with The Flash. Everything is a Go!

CREATIVE DIFFERENCES! Forces new Flash Director to depart from project..

*SIGH* 

Now.. Months before everything is to go before cameras. They announce they are going for a Page One rewrite of the whole damn script! 

For fucks sake.. 

Give Greg Berlanti and his people The Flash

He makes Gold on the small screen on a weekly basis. He KNOWS the character and the world. Make this a trial run with the Flash, and if it pays off.. Partner him with Geoff Johns and let them run the whole shebang! 

Its so damn simple! 

And on a real quick side note: I really like Ezra Miller. I cant wait for his Flash in Justice League, 

I just find the whole.. Jokey, jokey aspect of Barry Allen. I didnt grow up with Allen. Wally West was my Flash growing up. He was the jokester of the team and was a lot more of the loosy goosey kind of guy. I don’t know Barry Allen to be that kind of guy. But, it is what it is. And I still cant wait for it.

DC/WB is a mess right now.. I’ll address that in a future blog. However, I really hope they get Flash up on his feet as soon as possible.  

What do you folks think about this mess? Share your thoughts and comments below. 

So, until next time folks.. Peace Out!

“‘BIRDS OF PREY’ CONFIRMED FOR ‘HARLEY QUINN’ SOLO FILM!”

Just before the release of ‘SUICIDE SQUAD’ This past August, WB/DC announced that a Harley Quinn film could be in the pipeline.. (for my thoughts on that *click link below*) 

http://wp.me/p5F7r8-sO
Then, after the success of the film, the studio made it official, Harley Quinn will get her solo movie.. (More of my thoughts in following link..) 

http://wp.me/p5F7r8-AL

NOW! As of earlier this week, WB/DC announced that indeed, The Birds Of Prey will appear in the Harley Quinn Movie! 

(Who has two thumbs and said this will happen, a long time ago?… 👍👍 THIS GUY!)

Which makes me wonder.. What Birds Of Prey lineup should we get?! Heres my personal suggestions.. 

BATGIRL (Barbara Gordon) 

She does not have to be Oracle in the Movie Universe.. Robbing us of a proper Barabar Gordon Batgirl would be a mistake in my opinion. 

BLACK CANARY 

Obviously. You cant have the Birds without the Canary! 

HUNTRESS

Nuff said, really. 

And just to really spice things up a bit.. Add in..

ZATANNA 

We already got Enchantress in the DCEU, if Harley comes across Zatanna, she could be like.. “Great, another Magic Lady!” 

Lastly.. I would really appreciate a cameo or introduction of Kate Kane into the DCEU..

(aka) BATWOMAN 

She would be an awesome addition in to the universe. (just my opinion) 

I’ll try and be more on point with news like this, as it breaks.Heres hoping my guessing right streak continues when they announce The Gotham City Sirens will show up.. 

So what do you folks think? Leave your comments below and please follow and or subscribe. Thank You. 
So, Until next time folks.. Peace Out!