Guess what is making the news tonight.
Ben Affleck is Batman!?!
That’s right ladies and gentlemen. The man that protrayed Dare Devil is now going to but on the famous suit of the dark knight. Now before you think I am one of the many people that have been bashing Mr Affleck over these many years. I am not. I have always like the guy. I even like Dare Devil. What you say, you like that movie. Are you f’n nuts. No a little crazy but not nuts. My fear is that the movie going public will bash the movie even before it gets going. That they will dismiss the film because it has that Ben Affleck guy in it. I really, really hope I am wrong about this and Mr Affleck comes out and does a great job.
“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular superheroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent, and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character,” said Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.’ president of creative development and worldwide production.
Zach Synder also added: “Ben provides an interesting counterbalance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.”
Source of quotes from The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie is slated to open on July 17, 2015.
Hey Poppers. Welcome back to another cosplay Thursday. I have some more amazing cosplay work by some creative people. This Thursday we have pictures of Lightning (Final Fantasy), Kinky Tiny Tina, Akasha from Queen of the Damned, Seven of Nine (Star Trek), Cute Lucy Heartfilia Cosplay, Daenerys Targaryen (A Game Of Thrones), Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost In The Shell), Merida, Colette (Ratatouillee), Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite and Peachy.
Today a viral video teaser for the up coming X-Men: Days OF Future Past was released. Take a look Poppers.
The film will be based on the comic book storyline “Days of Future Past,” which ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981 during Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s run and introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.
From the YouTube page
A few hours ago I visited my local theater to see “The Wolverine” and I was not disappointed at all. The movie is superior to the 2009 “X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I like that movie but “The Wolverine” just told a better story and the acting was so much better. Hugh Jackman has to act more in this film and shows it. The cast of supporting actors are also great. Tao Okamoto as Mariko, Rila Fukushima as Yokio, Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen and Svelana Khodchenkova as Viper are all good.
Now I guess you like to know some of the story. Ok here’s a little of it.
Wolverine is now camping out in the woods hiding away trying to run away from who he trully is, a soldier. The death of Jean Grey, seen in his dreams portrayed once again by Framke Janssen still haunts him. Back in WW2 while a prisoner at a Japanese prisoner camp on the out skirts of Hiroshima Logan saves a Japanese soldier from the nuclear bomb dropped on that city. Many years later that same solider sends Mariko to find Logan to say thank you for saving his live.
Well that ain’t all???
The soilder, ( Hal Yamanouchi) offers Logan a chance at a natural death in return for his healling powers. Well Logan refuses and from there the story starts to move along. Ok here’s where I don’t tell you anymore. Well except that the action sequences are good but I am sure that for any young male out there they may find there is not enough. I enjoyed hearing the character talk more that saying a few lines and then the shit hits the fan.
So if you were hoping that I tell you more about the story well to bad. You need to be a little surprised by some of the movie. Oh make sure you stay put at the end. Like many of the Marvel movies there is a little something at the end well worth sticking around for.
So in the end is “The Wolverine” worth you money, hell yeah. I think you will enjoy it.
I give “The Wolverine” 4 claws out of 5.
So a little late in a reveiw but maybe you may have not decided to spend you cash on this book, yet? Written by James Asmus and art by Tom Fowler Quantum and Woody are not your typical heroes. Hell they can not seem to get along with each other. Quantum and Woody were created by M D Bright & Christopher Priest for Valiant comics after the company was acquired by Acclaim Entertainment. I was a big fan of Valiant back in the day when they first came out but once it was bought out by Acclaim I lost all interest in the books. So I have no idea about this books history.
Saying that, I found the book entertaining but nothing that really stood out for me. The main characters are foster brothers Woodrow Van Chelton (Woody) and Eric Henderson in this retelling of the story. They are brought back together after the mysterious death of their father. Eric is the more discipline of the two after serving in the military and Woody, well he just gets along on his wits. You can see that Eric resents his brother mostly because of the pressure put on him by their father. Woody just wings it and seems to not to have a care in the world and for no one. There is a part where Woody tries to tell Eric his feeling but does not get the chance.
The story is interesting and I can see James Asmus is trying to set up a back story to show the conflict between Eric and Woody so book #1 is kind of a orgin story. The art by Tom Fowler is fun and is animated. I will have to pick another issue of two to fine out if I want to continue with book.
So in the end I would say pick it up and give it a shot. I give it 3 goats out of 5
Remember comics are to be enjoyed, not destroyed.
If you have not heard by now and were not lucky enough to be at this years SDCC Marvel has made a one shot short film about Agent Peggy Carter from the Captain America: The first Avenger movie. Lucky for us the nice people at Marvel decided to give us a sneak peak.
Source: The Mary Sue
Okay, okay, okay.
I first saw a write up and video on The Mary Sue about how we need a Wonder Woman movie and why we do not have one. I totally agree that we need a Wonder Woman movie and we need it soon before Hollywood decides that super hero movies are no longer a money maker. Well the next day The Mary Sue posted a video by directed by Leo Kei Angeleos, written by George H. Ruiz & Leo Kei Angelos, produced by George H Ruiz and original music by Glen Cheney.
This short film stars Hailey Bright, Chester See and Doug Jones
I love this short and unless you a male chauvinist you can not love this depiction of a strong female charactor. Actress Hailey Bright is AWESOME in the lead and I would to see her in a full length film version.
So watch this and you tell Hollywood to get off their asses and make a good treatment of Wonder Woman.
Source: The Mary Sue