Len Wein, the influential comics writer who co-created characters including Wolverine and Swamp Thing, has died. He was 69. DC Comics confirmed the news following an outpouring of tributes from the comics community overflowed online. “Len Wein was one of the most welcoming people and legends in comics from the moment I joined DC eight……
The Black Lighting is coming the the CW this fall and there are no plans for Black Lighting to be part of the Arrowverse. According to network president Mark Pedowitz that there will be another Arrow/Flash/Supergirl/Legends of Tomorrow but Black Lighting will be in another universe.
One of the reasons that Black Lighting will be set in a different universe is the location. Black Lighting will be filmed in Atlanta while the other shows are all in filmed in Vancouver. So doing a cross over can be a little difficult with all the travel.
My feeling is the show will take on the same theme as the other show have of protecting a city. After watching the trailer I did get a Luke Cage feel for it. Unlike the Luke Cage where Luke is interested in protect Harlem, Black Lighting will be protecting his city. Black Lighting maybe the CW’s attempt of getting some of the same audience as Luke Cage. My feeling is that the ability of Marvel to go a little darker on Netflix will give Luke Cage the edge.
The show does have something different from the other shows on the CW. This show leads are black and hopefully it tackles some more adult stories and not worry about the pretty young people. Tackling what it is to be a black vigilante that is a hero and the struggles it is to be one. Time will tell if the audience will jump on board and follow another superhero show on the CW.
Black Lightning is a super-hero with the ability to generate and control lightning. Originally he was a high school principal and Olympic-level athlete who became a vigilante to take down organized crime in Metropolis‘ Suicide Slum. Eventually he would become a member of Batman‘s team of Outsiders for many years, although he retired briefly to become secretary of education under president Lex Luthor. He returned to crime-fighting, though, as a member of the Justice League. His two daughters operate as the super-heroes Thunder and Lightning. Black Lightning was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor von Eeden, first appearing in Black Lightning #1. (1977)
Source: io9, DC, Youtube
ZackSnyder is stepping down from the upcoming Justice League movies after a family tragedy. Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter he decided to step away after the sudden death of his daughter. Justice League is in post production and Joss Whedon will be stepping in to finish help with post-production and do some additional scenes. The plan is still have the movie on track for its Nov 17 release with the help of Whedon.
Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter:
“In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it,” said an emotional Snyder in an interview Monday in his office on the Warner Bros. lot, with Deborah sitting by his side. “The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all-consuming. And in the last two months, I’ve come to the realization … I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time.”
Synder also told The Hollywood Reporter that he is already anticipating what some DC fan may think.
“Here’s the thing, I never planned to make this public,” he says. “I thought it would just be in the family, a private matter, our private sorrow that we would deal with. When it became obvious that I need to take a break, I knew there would be narratives created on the internet. They’ll do what they do. The truth is … I’m past caring about that kind of thing now.”
I have been on the side of those wanting Warner Bros/DC to find someone new to helm the DC movie universe. I do like Zack Snyder and some of his work but I felt that he missed with his vision of the DC universe.
But not this way.
Now I am not saying he won’t be back. Yes I would love to see Joss Whedon take the reins of the whole DC universe along with Geoff Johns. I think some wonderful things can happen. But I do not wish what happen to Zach Snyder and his family on anyone.
So I wish the Snyder family my condolences and hopefully Zach will be back soon making movies again.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.
AMC trailer for the upcoming season of ‘Preacher’ hit the web and it looks so much fun.
If your a fan of the comic created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon yes the show does go in a bit of a different direction. Unless you are a stickler and have to have the series follow the books exactly, well don’t bother watching. Stay in the basement. But if you are not Season 2 is looks to be a very wild and entertaining adventure. Season 1 was more of a world building season. Now it looks like the show will kick into high gear.
Preacher follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), who is inhabited by the renegade spawn of an angel and demon and gains the power to control people with just a word. The series’ second season returns this summer and follows Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God, dealing with issues both worldly and other-worldly along the way.
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Before I Go To Sleep
Confessions of a Superhero
Get Him to the Greek
Hap and Leonard Season 1
Ice Age: Collision Course
Independence Day: Resurgence
Know Your Enemy-Japan
Let There Be Light
Nazi Concentration Camps
Prelude to War
Snow White and the Huntsman
Super Size Me
The Accidental Husband
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress
The Mummy: Quest for the Lost Scrolls
The Negro Soldier
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Red Violin
The September Issue
Undercover: How to Operated Behind Enemy Lines
Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
WWII: Report from the Aleutians
Greenleaf – Season 1
Riverdale – Season 1
Better Off Single
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Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments – Season 2
Love – Season 2
One More Time – Season 1
Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame
Hive Alive – Season 1
Notes on Blindness
The Godfather: Part 2
The Godfather: Part 3
The Hollow Point
The Last Kingdom – Season 2
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1
Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale
Samurai Gourmet – Season 1
Star Trek Beyond
3 Days to Kill
Fire at the Sea (Fuocoammare)
Big Fat Liar
The Incredible Hulk
Bottersnikes & Gumbles – Season 2
Felipe Neto: My Life Makes No Sense
Grace and Frankie – Season 3
Hell or High Water
Stranger than Fiction
The Most Hated Woman in America
Better Call Saul – Season 2
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
Jo Koy: Live from Seattle
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13 Reasons Why – Season 1
Bordertown – Season 1
Dinotrux – Season 1
Five Came Back
GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
Trailer Park Boys – Season 11
Last Call – Titles rotating out
The Longest Ride
Call of the Midwife
Transformer: Age of Extinction
The Da Vinci Code
3rd Rock from the Sun – Season 1-6
Variety is reporting that Ben Affleck has decided to step away from the director’s chair. Affleck will stay on as producer and star but now the hunt is on for a new directer.
Sources that are close to the Affleck and Warner Bros., said that it was a decision made by both parties.
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “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.”
Is this another bad omen for Warner Bro., and DC. Awhile ago a story was leaked (true or false) that the script was bad but executives at Warner Bros did care as long as it made money over seas. That may have changed with Affleck and Geoff Johns have wrote a script for the solo “Batman” movie.
I for one will wait and see.
How about you. Is Affleck leaving the directors chair good or bad for the film.