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#902 Jan 05 2017 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
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If anyone was curious, the Assassin's Creed movie did in fact suck just as much as the reviews said it would.
#903 Jan 06 2017 at 9:04 AM Rating: Good
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First synopsis for Thor: Ragnarok has been leaked, along with a picture of Hemsworth and Waititi on set.
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In Marvel Studios' "Thor: Ragnarok," Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok - the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization - at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger - the Incredible Hulk!

"Thor: Ragnarok" is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

Kevin Feige is producing with Louis D'Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. The story is by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost and Stephany Folsom, and the screenplay is by Eric Pearson. "Thor: Ragnarok" thunders into US theaters on November 3, 2017.
That pretty much confirms the rumor that Mjolnir would be missing for part of the movie and that Thor and Hulk will duke it out at some point, which is great since that was pretty much the best part of the first Avengers movie. Kind of weird that Bisquik Carsmasher's name doesn't show up, considering the previous reveal.

Now the question is if Mjolnir is just being held away from Thor, or if he's become Unworthy for the umpteenth time.

In other news, Fox's New Mutants spin-off movie is pitched as a trilogy, and apparently there is an "official" storyboard animation of Illyana Rasputin/Magik and Lockheed the dragon rushing into battle with a giant bear. If true, that would pretty much mean that it'll be based on the Demon Bear Saga, which while probably the best New Mutants storyline, not really a first movie kind of deal. In the books, the bear was this powerful demon that was linked to Moonstar's Cheyenne history, and emerged from her psyche to terrorize the other New Mutants. Also if Lockheed is showing up, then that means that Ellen Page may show up again as Kitty, though that is a bit of a cluster considering the rest of the franchise's timeline. I kind of feel you need at least one establishing movie to get to know the characters before doing a story like that, but we'll see. The movie is being touted as a “Stephen King meets John Hughes”-style horror movie targetting the young adult market. Also, Nat Wolff is being considered for the role of Sam Guthrie/Cannonball. Anya Taylor-Joy, who is playing Magik, said "I have [seen the Demon Bear animatic], it’s pretty cool. I’m a big fan so I’d love to be a part of it. I can’t say very much, but I would love to be a part of it. I think this year’s gonna be very exciting.”

Wolverine: Logan teaser, set to Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt.


And an aside, but we're all in agreement that "Bye Bye Man" is just a horror movie based on The Game™, right?
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#904 Jan 06 2017 at 11:24 AM Rating: Good
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Is that the same Logan trailer they have been showing in theaters? For the life of me I cannot remember if it was set to Hurt.

Also, I thought that was the girl from Stranger Things. But I guess it isn't.
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#905 Jan 06 2017 at 6:10 PM Rating: Good
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#906 Jan 06 2017 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Hmm, a bit late on the Logan trailer, it's been around for a couple months now. It does make the movie look awesome, though a lot of that may just be the man in black.
#908 Jan 09 2017 at 9:09 AM Rating: Good
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Well, in my defense I haven't been to a movie that'd show a Logan trailer since November.

Looks like The Flash and Supergirl musical crossover is going to involve the Music Meister. According to Greg Berlanti they were finishing up the script over the weekend. They haven't cast anyone for the role yet, but I know I'll be disappointed if it isn't Neil Patrick Harris. Still going to involve weird dimension jumping since the two shows are still separate. Also for the whole DCCW, according to showrunner Andrew Kreisberg the Black Flash/Reverse Flash from the last season will be returning in a big way. "I will say that you might be seeing him on multiple shows [...] He’s a classic character. We have storylines on multiple shows that fit having him around. There’s something so scary about him, something even scarier than when he was just the man, because now it’s now he is the Grim Reaper, he is the devil. How do you stop the devil? So it presents an interesting challenge for the heroes of the respective shows in which he appears." Although it probably won't be Teddy Sears, as he's got a role on the upcoming 24: Legacy, and Black Flash is going to be needed a lot. Also Flash news, Gorilla Grodd should be showing up for another two part episode arc.

According to the Scottish Daily Record, Liv Taylor might show up as her Betty Brant character in Avengers: Infinity War, along with Brie Larson and Karen Gillen. No actual indication where they got that information from, but a rumor is a rumor. Speaking of, Zoe Saldana confirmed she'll be in Infinity War as well.

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#909 Jan 10 2017 at 10:42 AM Rating: Good
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Agents of SHIELD returns tonight apparently. Time for some LMD shenanigans.

Sterling K. Brown recently accidentally let slip that Phylicia Rashad, best known as Clair Huxtable, will also be involved in Black Panther. If I were to venture a guess, I'd say as T'Challa's mother. But really, the only way to see more stars in one place at this point is to look up at night. Also in appearances, Tom Holland has stated he'll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War as well.

If anyone is interested, Cinemablend is giving away tickets to Split for this weekend. I haven't really been following that, other than a few commercials, so I'm assuming it's the story of Charles Xavier's telepathy finally getting the better of him and he goes murder mad. It's a M. Night Shyamalanadingdong movie, so that's well within the realm of possibility. I'm really guessing the reason the site got free tickets is because the production is concerned with competing with The Game™ ByeBye Man releasing on the same Friday the 13th.

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#910 Jan 10 2017 at 7:36 PM Rating: Good
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I didn't realize that Neil Patrick Harris was the voice of the "Prince Gumball" (Rule 63 Princess Bubblegum) on Adventure Time.

I'm looking forward to Adventure Time finishing up. I think it's got one season left, and it will answer some of those lingering questions about Finn and the Humans. But I think it will probably be rushed, seems like the show creator doesn't really care to do it anymore.
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SHIELD Hypocrite Senate Lady just turned her brother into some Ultimate Inhuman Savior or something. Aida turned out to be nothing more than a puppet for Evil Scientist Guy. For now at least.

More one liners from Mack. This is exactly what happened in Lawnmower Man. She went all Maximum Overdrive on us. And a robot decapitation.
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#912 Jan 11 2017 at 8:36 AM Rating: Good
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SHIELD More one liners from Mack.
Mack has become the unsung hero of the show. He has the best weapon and gets some wicked one liners in the process. Also got to be a Ghost Rider for half an episode. LMDs only really do two things: Die or become corrupted. Sometimes one after the other. I think the senator's brother's power is Darwin's from X-Men/Factor/Force. The ability to evolve based on the stimuli he's exposed to to survive it. First he become superfast to dodge bullets and knives and such, and then at the end he turned to stone when under water. Not sure how that's going to play out for my theory, but it's still pretty early. Speaking of AoS, ABC's network president Channing Dungey says about another season of the show: "Absolutely. I’m very bullish on S.H.I.E.L.D. and we’re also really excited about our production with Marvel, ABC Studios, and IMAX, which we are working on for next fall as well." Which is surprising, considering most (myself included) would have guessed the show was on it's last legs for the network considering the time change. But apparently it actually worked out for the show.

Looks like Walking Dead returns next month to kick off the next version of "All Out War." Not my favorite story from the books, but I am kind of curious how they'll do the final scenes between Rick and Negan. Though I will say the latest issue was better than usual. Gotham and Lucifer return Monday.

All the CW cape flicks seem to have been renewed for another season. Peter Gadiot will play Mr Mxyzptlk in the next half of Supergirl's season 2. Episode 13 and 14 of The Flash will be the Gorilla Grodd episodes. Buckle in for some pain for the next half of Arrow as Felicity follows a "dark path" to avenge Billy Malone's death, but Laurel will make a few more appearances. At least one franchise is keeping the revolving door of death comic cliche alive, amirite? Legends of Tomorrow will be battling the Legion of Doom, and I hope they have the Darth Vader head headquarters from the olde cartoon. Not so much cape, but Molly Ringwald will be Archie's mother in episode 10 of Riverdale, assuming anyone watches it. I won't. Not voluntarily anyway. Though it is rumored that Sabrina (the teenage witch!) will show up in the season finale, but more "Rosemary's Baby" and less teenage hijinx.

Space Ghost: Coast to Coast is rerunning on Adult Swim, so that's awesome.

Latest trailer for the Russian cape flick Guardians, which is due for release next month. Hoping beyond hope that it gets brought this side of the pond.


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#913 Jan 11 2017 at 8:55 AM Rating: Good
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I think the senator's brother's power is Darwin's from X-Men/Factor/Force. The ability to evolve based on the stimuli he's exposed to to survive it. First he become superfast to dodge bullets and knives and such, and then at the end he turned to stone when under water. Not sure how that's going to play out for my theory, but it's still pretty early.


I thought pretty much the same thing. That he'd have Darwin's powers. But I didn't think he just turned to stone. I thought he went back into his inhuman chrysalis thing. That he wasn't fully cooked, and what he said about fighting the change to his sister was true. Jemma calming him really did let him take over enough to break out. But with the near death experience and betrayal of his sister, he lost it again and the change continued.

So maybe not an instantaneous evolutionary power, but an all powerful power that hadn't yet fully developed.

I'm not up on the lore it draws from, so I don't know much of whether or not the terrigen change is something one can really fight. Guess it doesn't really matter in the end since the show can/has just adapted the source material to fit its planned narrative.


I also saw Space Ghost Coast to Coast the other day when I got home late after a call in at work. Forgot about how fun Adult Swim's shows used to be. I don't care for hardly any of there originals these days. I think Rick and Morty is the only current show on adult swim I enjoy (impatiently waiting for Season 3 to have a date announced). All their Tim and Eric type live action shows just don't do it for me.

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#914 Jan 12 2017 at 10:16 AM Rating: Good
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Peter Dinklage is in talks for a "key role" in Avengers: Infinity War and the following sequel. Some people are speculating MODOK. Me, I'm hoping for Puck from Alpha Flight. I could also see Pip the Troll.

Apparently there's another X-Men based tv series in the works, closing in on becoming a pilot. Rumor has it it's going to be a family drama written by Burn Notice's Matt Nix. They're already going into exploratory casting, and Deadline states that the show "focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive."

Hiram Garcia recently tweeted that he had a "great meeting" at DC Comics about the Shazam movie, and that "big things" were coming. Whether that means more information about the movie than Dwayne Johnson's involvement or just typical generic movie hype remains to be seen.

Marvel's Inhumans character breakdowns:
No mention of Lockjaw, which can make or break the show as far as I'm concerned.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, about the future of Deadpool 2 wrote:
Yeah, it’ll be a solo movie. It’ll be populated with a lot of characters, but it is still Deadpool’s movie, this next one. We’re pushing forward very hard. I think by every account we will shoot it this year, and we’re on our multiple draft now. It’s taken different twists and turns, but it’s really coalescing, and we’re very, very excited. We’re a little nervous, because now we feel like we have to live up to the first movie, but at the same time, we have to have faith, and we have an extreme passion still, and as long as we have passion still, and it’s not a mercenary, venal play, which we don’t think this is, I think we’ll be in good shape.
Casting is underway for Cable, but rumor has it that a Domino is also being sought after as well.

Raymond J. Barry for a recurring role in Gotham as a mysterious temple shaman "who enters Bruce Wayne's life with the stated intention of unlocking the potential of his mind."

And in truly strange, rumor has it Disney is eyeing Will Smith for the Burton directed remake of Dumbo, being written by Ehren Kruger, who wrote Transformers. Yeah, that sentence is a trainwreck. I'm guessing Disney wants Will to be Dumbo, what with the ears.
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#915 Jan 13 2017 at 9:43 AM Rating: Good
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EW has gotten Sigourney Weaver's character's name for the upcoming The Defenders, and it is "Alexandra." Yeah, no clue either. According to EW she has "no code name and no comic-book history." However, showrunner Marco Ramirez does give us some idea of what to expect from this "utter badass."
Marco Ramirez wrote:
Sigourney is the kind of person you can buy as the smartest person in the room, who you can also buy as a person holding a flamethrower. Her character is a very powerful force in New York City. She’s everything Sigourney is: sophisticated, intellectual, dangerous. [...] I’m sorry. I can only say a bunch of adjectives right now.
In more Deadpool 2 news, Wernick and Reese confirmed that Negasonic and Colossus will make at least appearances in the sequel. I'm going to go ahead and bet that it's going to be a cameo in the X-Mansion, and Wade is going to joke about how the last movie made so much money and they still can't afford more X-Men. Also showing up will be Dopinder, the cab driver from the first movie. Also from their mouths, Cable's backstory won't be explored too heavily in Deadpool 2.
Paul Wernick wrote:
So with Cable, he’s got such a convoluted past, and such a convoluted origin story that I think we’re going to try to leave that, not mysterious, but there are a lot of twists and turns, cloning and all this stuff where you go, “Oh my God. How do we get that across in a two hour movie?” I think we’re going to distill him down to his essence. It will be authentic and faithful, but it’s not going to include the 18,000 details if you were going to read a Wikipedia page about Cable you’d roll your eyes.
Thank god, the only thing worse than trying to unravel that knotted up ball is the Summers Family Tree itself.

Official.

Robbie Amell confirmed to be returning as Ronnie Raymond next season, but no word which version it will be. Initially I'd guess another dimension, similar to Hipster Welles, but then we do have to take the whole revolving door mortality deal, and there's also time travel up the wazoo so it could also be one of the originals.

Hot off of the announcement about Fox's latest X-Men TV project comes more news in that the show will be set in Fox's movieverse, and feature some "familiar" characters. I'd guess James Marsen, since he ain't doing anything ... well, other than Westworld now that I look it up. Maybe not. But Cyclops would be neat. Deadline reports that David Goyer and Justine Rhodes have been hired to script for Green Lantern Corps, and will likely have both John Stewart and Hal Jordan. More rumor on that is it's going to be "Lethal Weapon in space." So I guess expect an exploding toilet. Black Panther's N'Jobu Sterling K Brown wants to pull double duty apparently, as the actor has thrown his name in the hat to play John Stewart in the Green Lantern Corps as well.

Gotham returns Monday, and then goes back on hiatus two weeks later until April. Also expect Patton Oswalt to return to Agents of SHIELD as the original LMDs, the Koenig brothers.

Speaking of Lethal Weapon, the Fox show with Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford has actually been enjoyable. I accidentally set the dvr to record it and ended up binging it when there was nothing else left in the device to watch.

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#916 Jan 16 2017 at 9:06 AM Rating: Good
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More from Deadpool 2's hype train.
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RHETT REESE: There is a responsibility we have to the X-Force universe, and I do think we will not disappoint the fans going into Deadpool 2 and then setting up X-Force and beyond.

PAUL WERNICK: We never want to let the tail wag the dog. We want to tell the best Deadpool story we can. But I do think we have a responsibility to think about a larger universe in the way that Marvel does and start to put pieces in place. Some of these movies feel overstuffed and almost choking with the need to set up eighteen different things that pay off down the road, and we want to avoid that responsibility to the extent that it hurts us. We want to hint at things, we want to plan some characters, and we want to make some nods, but we’re very, very cognizant about making sure that Deadpool is above all a Deadpool movie.

REESE: Its purpose is not to set up X-Force. It will likely set up X-Force, but the drive of the movie won’t be our eyes on Movie 3.
According to the Daily Mail, there's a rumor circulating that Bastard Cambridge will need a stand in for Avengers: Infinity War, as he's currently filming as Thomas Edison in The Current War, and there might be some overlap between the two movies so he might have to do his close-up and lines at a later date.

Lucasfilms has said they won't be making like Grand Moff Tarkin and using CGI for any future movies involving Princess Leia, which is nice. Though I imagine she'll probably be killed off next movie. Carrie Fisher already completed filming her scenes for Star Wars: Episode VIII so the question is if there'll be any major changes to that movie, and how it'll affect IX and beyond.
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#917 Jan 16 2017 at 6:48 PM Rating: Good
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Though I imagine she'll probably be killed off next movie.


She'll go upstairs at the end of the movie, never to be heard from again.


An unrelated note (well, maybe related. David Bowie was involved.). Regular Show ended today. I didn't follow the series closely, but watched a lot of it as it aired in the block of after-work Cartoon Networks shows. It was near the bottom of my list of all the shows, but had it's moments. But this past season I lost interest, mostly because it did a marathon week while I was out of town and it involved space travel and stuff, never bothered watching it all.

Series ended, and had a "future life of all the characters" set to Bowie's Heroes. I thought it was a nice touch.
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Gotham: Zsasz: You'll never hear it coming
*Some time later*
Automatic and heavy weapon fire as he chases Jim around the city.


Ya... he couldn't hear that, alright.



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Oh, and... is he still totally not Joker?

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#919 Jan 17 2017 at 8:25 AM Rating: Good
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Oh, and... is he still totally not Joker?
He certainly started off as Totally Not Joker, but then they brought him back and are playing the "Will He Won't He" game pretty heavily. It certainly doesn't help the executive producer recently said that we "might" see a prototype version of Harley Quinn for the season 3 finale. Which I kind of hope they bring back Lori Petty for.

Kind of a shame, but according to Lauren Shuler Donner FX's Legion won't be set in the same universe as Fox's overall X-Menverse. They'll "touch on" David Haller's father being Charles Xavier, but beyond that it's it's own thing. Matt Nix's mutant family drama, on the other hand, will be set with the films.
Lauren Shuler Donner wrote:
Matt's is much more a part of just the world in terms of there are mutants, mutants are hated and there are Sentinels -- though very different from what we've seen before. You feel like you're here in the X-Men world. With Legion, we're our own universe. It gives Noah the freedom to do what he wants to do. Because we play with so many different timelines, and we rebooted and not really rebooted and all that, we felt like, OK, we're going to throw it out there and hope the fans accept it.

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The cinematic universe will not worry about Legion. They will not worry about these TV worlds at all. They will just continue in the way that they have been continuing, and there is some great stuff that we are developing. I can just say it's going to be new and different, and yet Legion and our other show, we're not going to get in each other's way. (Asked about X-Men cameos) It depends. The feature side comes first, unfortunately, because it's established. They're our characters, so they come first, and as we decide feature world where we're going, there are certain characters we know we won't get into or if we do get into, it's OK to have them have an appearance.
Rick Cosnett confirmed he'll be returning to The Flash for season 3 as Eddie Thawne. Again, this being the CW, that can be any number of Eddie Thawnes he can come back as.

What the guy who directed Warcraft thinks about the future Green Lantern movie. Hopefully no one listens to him because, you know, Warcraft. Anyway, he's basically describing Nico Minoru from The Runaways.

Injustice 2 story trailer:


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#920 Jan 18 2017 at 8:30 AM Rating: Good
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Agents of SHIELD: Talbot calling anyone "You with the hair" is chuckle worthy. The exploding bullet had to be a reference to Luke Cage. Neat reveal about Mace, admittedly I didn't see coming. Can't really wait to see the fallout over there being two Aidas and a LMayDs running around. Speaking of, a little disappointing but according to the producer, Jeff Bell, we won't be seeing the "other Ghost Rider," the one theorized to be Johnny Blaze/Danny Ketch any time soon if at all. Shame, would like the show to explore it, especially the bullet hole in it's head.

Karen Gillan confirmed she'll also be in Avengers: Infinity War. Makes sense, she is Thanos' daughter and Thanos is finally taking center stage. Also, she did have a part in the original storyline.
What the SadAffleck meme taught Ben wrote:
It taught me not to do interviews with Henry Cavill where I don't say anything and they could lay Simon and Garfunkel tracks over it, that's one thing I learned.
I'd say at least he has a sense of humor over it, but considering his recent reaction to people asking about his Batman solo movie during interviews, I'm not so sure. If you don't know what he's talking about:


Character breakdowns for New Mutants. Everyone is given fake names, as is the thing to do to try to make things a surprise, but even without the video you can pretty much guess who will be in the movie if you have even remotely know the source universe.

If you're not familiar but want to be spoiled anyway, the movie will pretty much consist of everyone that was guessed: Cannonball, Magik, Sunspot, Wolfsbane and Mirage, with Cypher, Magma and Warlock possibly showing up. Dani Moonstar doesn't get a breakdown because apparently she's already been cast.

Sony also confirmed that the animated and unadjectived as of this moment Spider-Man movie will revolve around Miles Morales and not Peter Parker. They announced it today during a press conference while showing off some test footage and concept art. The animated movie will be directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey, and in theaters just before Christmas '18.

Wix.com's Super Bowl commercial, featuring Gal Gadot and Jason Statham. See if you can spot the stunt doubles.


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#921 Jan 19 2017 at 8:28 AM Rating: Good
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New trailer for Powerless, with some more changes. Apparently Alan Tudyk's character has changed from a Lex Luthor fanboy to straight up Bruce Wayne's cousin, and there's a lot of name dropping. There's also a glimpse of a Green Lantern and Starro fight, and some Wonder Woman merchandise. Show is going to be heavy on references.


Lionsgate dropped a surprise second trailer for Power Rangers. Personally, I had little interest in it in the first place, but Cranston talking about how it isn't campy like the original tv series really killed what little there interest I had.


The new Wolverine: Logan trailers are out. Regular and extended International flavors.



Hellboy 3 might happen, but needs some fan support.
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I also saw Space Ghost Coast to Coast the other day when I got home late after a call in at work.
Apparently I forgot to reply, but Sunday is running all those old Adult Swim "originals." Sealab 2021, Harvey Birdman, and The Brak Show at least. The best Harvey Birdman is this Sunday, the one with Apache Chief.

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Sealab 2021... probably the best show Adult Swim ever aired. Haven't really liked any of their other stuff until Rick and Morty came out. There were some that I watched, but not all the time. ATHF, Metalocalypse. Etc.

Cartoon Network also started playing Samurai Jack last Saturday (first episode). Seems to be doing 1 episode at 8pm on Saturday. I remember something about someone wanting to bring Samurai Jack back? Is this a prelude to that?

Some of Sci Fi's shows are coming back in the next month or so. Expanse and Magicians. Guess we'll get to see how Magicians handles their little social media controversy lead female character gains super powers by being raped. A bit of an uproar about that one online as could be expected. One day I should watch that Channel Zero show (It was only a handful of episodes, right?)

I've grown to like Incorporated. I'll stick with it. I am not sure I liked the reveal about Mace in SHIELD... something just feels underwhelming about it. Going to have to give it some time, I guess. One thing I'm not sure about in SHIELD. If Evil Not-Evil Scientist created and controlled these Aidas the whole time, wouldn't the original, apparently still living Aida-Head in Fritz's care be linked somehow to the central system and the Scientist be able to know what it is Hearing/Seeing etc?

(If you haven't been able to tell by now, I'm pretty bad with remembering names).
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#923 Jan 20 2017 at 8:25 AM Rating: Good
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Did I drop the ball on that one? Ouch, sorry. Yeah, there is a final season coming up. Genndy Tartakovsky confirmed it December. It'll pick up 50 years in the future from the "end" of the last series, and have more "mature elements (like blood) and form a cohesive story" and finally conclude the whole series. Tartakovsky says they hired a guy that does a pretty good imitation of Mako Iwamatsu, which no doubt people will nitpick over. Also, the Scotsman is said to be returning so that's enough reason to watch for me. Here's the featurette about it.


There's barely any news about Shazam, and the movie already is going to have a spinoff for Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam.

Marvel is tagging Roel Reine to direct the first two episodes of The Inhumans. He is best known for such fine movies as The Man With The Iron Fists 2, Death Race 3, The Scorpion King 3 and other direct to dvd sequels.
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I think it was mentioned previously in this thread (Samurai Jack) I just didn't recall it, or if I did I didn't recall if it was a rumor or real.

Also... This is a thing.

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******* fcluster man, ******* fcluster...


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Second trailer for Logan. This one shows quite a bit more of the little girl, including how she and Logan are so similar. It could be considered NSFW due to some gore and a bit of language.



Also, the second trailer for the new Power Rangers movie, despite featuring a ****** Kanye West song, has me cautiously optimistic about the the movie. They seem to have captured the spirit of the original show without carrying over the terrible acting. I might even watch it at some point now.


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The bad acting was the reason I watched Power Rangers in the first place. Smiley: frown

There's talk over at NBC about a Witchblade series. After botching Constantine, I wouldn't hold my breath of it even being made, much less surviving. I don't think I'll never not be bitter over that. Godzilla and King Kong are going to meet soon, and Warner Brothers has coined the name "MonsterVerse" to label their shared universe. First you had the recent Godzilla reboot, the one with the two anthropomorphic staple removers. Kong: Skull Island is nearing release, followed by Godzilla: King of Monsters, and some time in 2020 we'll get Godzilla vs. Kong. Maybe Tom Hiddleston will show up in all of them.

Reportedly Dave Bautista, Drax the Destroyer of Guardians of the Galaxy, starts filming for Avengers: Infinity War today, while Elizabeth Olsen won't be suiting up as the Scarlet Witch until April. Bautista says he hasn't even seen a script yet.

Lucasfilms confirms the next installment of their decades long franchise will be Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Speaking of, a new monkey was discovered in South China and was named the "Skywalker hoolock gibbon" which I assume means will show up in a huge way then disappear almost forever, only being heard from time to time and mistaken for something else entirely.

Henry Gayden confirmed yesterday that he's writing Shazam.

CW cape shows return tonight with Supergirl, which has been slightly less annoying this season than the last. But not by much. Legends of Tomorrow moves to Tuesday after Flash and before Agents of SHIELD, and replacing it on Thursday is Riverdale.


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Supergirl: You think they'll bring in something like Lobo when they start more with this hunting down of Mon-El?

Gotham: He didn't forgive him for what he did to his face. Bruce/Selena stuff I could still do without. Curious how Nygma is going to fail in his revenge plot... There is only one episode left, right? Seems we won't be seeing any answers this time around.

Lucifer: We feel bad for the Devil. Looks like Lucifer is going to go back into **** to retrieve the doctor who made the poison.

Adventure Time is showing new episodes. But the interesting stuff doesn't happen til next week when The Island special shows all week. Similar in layout as the Marceline vampire episodes.
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Adventure Time is showing new episodes.
I accidentally caught a part of that, with the weird Grassthulhu. I hadn't really watched Adventure Time since Lumpy Space Princess raped Finn so I'm not entirely sure what was going on with that. Actually, I can't remember much of anything from Cartoon Network and Adult Swim since they became the Teen Titans Go and Seth McFarlene Channels. I do still watch the Saturday Toonami, though. Some traditions are hard to end.
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They should have just kept Jerome dead and kept the mask theme going for the rest of the series. They'll probably kill him off again next week.

Gina Prince-Bythewood confirms that she'll be helming at least the pilot of Freeform's Cloak and Dagger series. She is best known for shows like The Secret Life of Bees, Love and Basketball, and Beyond The Lights. Meaning that the show will be heavy on the romance angle between the two lead characters. It airing on the channel that marathons Disney cartoons also doesn't bode well for Cloak and Dagger's origin story of being teenage runaway druggies who got experimented on with basically Super Heroin. In C&D rumors, MCU Exchange reports that they have found the leads for the show: Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah from Heroes), and Debby Ryan (Jessie from Disney Channel's Jessie). Also part of the report states that final casting is underway for The Runaways.

Some Netflix Iron Fist episode titles and directors. Luke Cage was all song titles, and it looks like Iron Fist is going to be all Shaolin Kung Fu moves.
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Episode 01 - Snow Gives Way directed by John Dahl
Episode 02 - Shadow Hawk Takes Flight directed by John Dahl
Episode 03 - Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch directed by Tom Shankland
Episode 04 - Eight Diagram Dragon Palm directed by unknown
Episode 05 - Under Leaf Pluck Lotus directed by Uta Briesewitz
Episode 06 - Immortal Emerges From Cave directed by unknown.
Episode 07 - Felling With Tree Routes directed by Farren Blackburn (18 for strong bloody violence)
Episode 08 - The Blessing Of Many Fractures directed by Kevin Tancharoen
Episode 09 - The Mistress Of All Agonies directed by Jet Wilkinson
Episode 10 - unknown
Episode 11 - Lead Horse Back To Stable directed by Deborah Chow (12 for mild violence)
Episode 12 - unknown
Episode 13 - Dragon Plays With Fire directed by Stephen Surjik
I'm guessing 9 will involve Crane Mother Madame Gao. Maybe Shou-Lao the Undying for the last episode. 6 probably a flashback (or part of the flashbacks) episode.
Hugh Jackman, about a Wolverine: Logan scene wrote:
I just yelled, ‘SHUT THE F*CK UP!’ At the end of 40 minutes of this I went up to Maria, Dafne’s mum, and I said, ‘Maria, I’ve got an 11-year-old and I’m just really sorry.’ Maria said, ‘Aw, don’t worry, she just called you a c*nt. In Spanish.’
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Couple of pictures of Dafne as X-23 from Empire. (1 / 2) Here's hoping the writers remember that only her claws are metal and don't botch it up by making her laced entirely with adamentium. Mainly because if she were entirely laced then she wouldn't be able to grow and that would be a pretty big plot hole. Then again, what does the FoX-Menverse care about plot holes and continuity anyway?

Oh, and apparently Suicide Squad got an Oscar nomination, but Deadpool didn't. Because, you know, ... no, it makes no goddamn sense whatsoever. It's for "Best Hair and Makeup" ... which they should be disqualified for just over what they did to Joker.

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So the new season of Samurai Jack starts on March 11th. But it's only week 3 of their Samurai Jack "1 episode per week" airing... So they aren't going to make it through 52 episodes of Samurai Jack before the new season starts unless they step up their game.

I know I could go watch them all elsewhere, but I was kind of hoping to relive the non-binge experience, maybe an episode per day type thing, before they show the new season.
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I know I could go watch them all elsewhere, but I was kind of hoping to relive the non-binge experience, maybe an episode per day type thing, before they show the new season.
Well, there's like 50 days and about 50 episodes so you could get pretty close. Maybe a couple episodes on your days off.

Flash: I'm in no way a fan of Hipster Wells, but I am a fan of Tom Cavanagh playing different versions of Wells each season. Also its taken me ten minutes to write "speed seeking" bullets and not "speed sucking" ... which, considering the source, will probably be a thing eventually. Actually, it was a thing first or second season, wasn't it? Too much cape to keep track of.

Biggest gripe is why did Barry ask Hipster Wells about changing the future? He knows the Legends of Tomorrow personally, it's their mission to do just that. He has done it a bunch of times already. Why was it even a question? Was it for the audience's benefit? The few people that are new to the show and haven't seen a Legends of Tomorrow commercial? I'm not crazy nitpicking, am I? That was just plain stupid, right?

"Music Meister gets six figure book deal" was one of the headlines that came up. Smiley: thumbsup

Legends of Tomorrow: Okay, so the Legion of Doom was part of an "old Hanna-Barbara" show, which implies so were the Superfriends, which in turn means Aquaman is a joke in every universe.

I'm embarrassed to admit that it took me a second to catch on to the reference with the trash compactor. More embarrassing considering the whole episode revolves around George Lucas. I am a bit peeved over their blasphemous reaction to Howard the Duck, though. A classically "so bad it's good" film deserves better. Which reminded me why I dislike Lucas, he is blackballing a bluray release of Howard. Smiley: motz

Agents of SHIELD: Were we really supposed to believe that there is a clumsy robot? Also: Caught and/or defeated Doctor Doom is always a Doombot.

Looks like the script for Fox's new X-Men Family Drama series was good enough to been given a pilot order. That doesn't mean jack when you consider all the shows that become pilots that are steaming piles. Bryan Singer will be directing the pilot episode. While on Fox, it seems the "Legion won't be part of the movieverse" rumor is being changed slightly, at least according to showrunner slash executive producer Noah Hawley says it could be, in the same sense that Agents of SHIELD is part of the MCUverse. You know, they say it is but there seems to be some disconnect at the same time?
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It’s sort of a non-starter to say James McAvoy’s going to be in my show. I’m not saying never, but certainly not in the first year of it. You’d have to pay those guys so much money to begin with. You’d have to pay them movie money in a different medium.
I'm all for that. McAvoy is a pretty good actor. I'd like Fassbender, too. Just so long as it isn't Lawrence.

ReelNewsHawaii confirmed that The Inhumans will be filming several episodes in Hawaii between March through June. Considering at one point Attilan was situated on a small island in the northern Atlantic it makes a little sense. Some of the show is also rumored to be filmed in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Sean Gunn, brother of director James Gunn, Yondu's second-in-command Kraglin in Guardians of the Galaxy, and the stand-in for Rocket Raccoon before the CGI and voice acting is put in, posted on his Instagram about a new secret project he's involved with. Can't quite figure out what that might be.

Sometime between 0800 and 0830 pacific time James Gunn is going to be live on Facebook from Abbey Studios in London to let fans listen to them record the score for Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2. I don't Facebook, so it isn't on my schedule.

John Cleese just tweeted this. Not particularly interesting, unless you note the books on the desk. There's been a rumor going around how he might be involved in the DCCU, and while it is in no way confirmation, it sure does look like something doesn't it? Of course, Cleese could also just know about the rumor and is just ****ing with people.

Tangently related, M. Night Shyamalamasaurus actually has options for sequels to all of his movies. Meaning at any time we might get more of Unbreakable and Sixth Sense, though at the same time it could also be another Lady of the Lake or Last Airbender. There's talk about it because apparently Split is actually good.

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TirithRR wrote:
I know I could go watch them all elsewhere, but I was kind of hoping to relive the non-binge experience, maybe an episode per day type thing, before they show the new season.
Well, there's like 50 days and about 50 episodes so you could get pretty close. Maybe a couple episodes on your days off.
Kind of meant more like, just on TV without doing the online thing.

Also more of a comment about how CN started pretty late on the rerunning of the series, and showing only 1 episode per week when you're 30-some days away from the new premiere seemed a bit of a strange decision. I guess they could do the usual and just binge the remaining episodes the day or week of the premiere. They do seem to do that with their shows when ever anything new comes out.

I didn't realize it when watching Avatar/Korra, but the original voice of Iroh was Aku's voice. And Iroh's voice actor died during the creation of Avatar. His replacement sounded a lot like him, (you could kind of tell though). I wonder if they'll get the same person to do Aku in the reboot of Samurai Jack.
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Kind of meant more like, just on TV without doing the online thing.
Oh yeah, Adult Swim definitely screwed the pooch on that yes. I guess there might be Netflix or Hulu or something.

The Flash movie version lost it's original writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Han Solo, and in turn picks up Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Robin Hood) to do a complete rewrite of the script. So probably don't expect it to be released in July 2018 as it was slated, which works out for Ezra since he's slated to work on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2 during the same time.
Scott Derrickson, when asked about incorporating more horror/supernatural to a Doctor Strange sequel wrote:
I wouldn’t necessarily rule anything out ... That’s certainly where the comics went in the ’80s but I also think that was probably the weakest era of the comics. The alternate dimensions and possibilities of the multiverse that we set up with the first film already give limitless possibilities. What I will say is that the goal would not be to underutilize that, or to create something that was less innovative than the first ‘Doctor Strange.’ The comics, especially the Lee/Ditko comics, were always pushing into unexpectedly weird places and storylines. That has continued on into the current Doctor Strange comics, which are really great. So anything’s possible with Doctor Strange, I wouldn’t rule anything out.
ThatHashtagShow has gotten some character breakdowns for Cloak and Dagger for the lead characters. The names are obscured for whatever reason, but not exactly hard to figure out.
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Tara – Female, 18 to play 17, Caucasian.

Tara was a plucky southern girl who grew up with everything. She was always full of light. Then an accident took away everything. Now she’s a cynic who steals from tourists to make ends meet. Life took from her. She’s going to take back. But can that light be rekindled? Series Lead.

Travis – Male. 18 to play 17. African American.

When Travis was a little boy he was fearless. But then he made a mistake and it cost him dearly. So Travis grew up in a fear. Scared of a world he couldn’t control. So he controlled what he could. Keeping his head down, focusing on school and basketball. Locking in on fear. But is that brave boy still in there? Series Lead.
No mention of being runaways or any real mention of drug addiction. They also change up the fact that it's Tyrone that's the minor street criminal. And rumor has it is is set in New Orleans, not New York. Not a particular fan of how sanitized it all sounds, but not surprised by it either. But who knows, it's not like I thought the movies and the CW shows were going to be any good and was certainly wrong about that.

Multigame partnership between Marvel and Square Enix starting with "The Avengers Project." After that it's pretty even money for Iron Man to show up in the next Kingdom Hearts. Probably as a Tsum Tsum. No real details beyond that. Hopefully Avengers Project isn't just another Ehrgeiz Square fighting game to compete with Injustice. Most likely an Action RPG.


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Add another body to the pile that is Black Panther, as it's been confirmed that Andy Serkis is returning to the MCU. You may remember him as Ulysses Klaw from Age of Ultron, the weapons dealer that connected Vibranium and Wakanda to the MCU in the first place. Since Ultron took his hand, I'm expecting to see the Sonic Cannon attached to the nub. Would be neat to see some living sound constructs, too, but the movie is so jam packed that I don't really expect too much. Probably like Crossbones in Civil War. Shooting for the movie officially started yesterday. Punisher also resumed shooting, now with a clean cut Bernthal.

Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution is doing their own 4-part Civil War storyline and it will air back-to-back at 1100 AM EST on January 28th on Disney XD.

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Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution is doing their own 4-part Civil War storyline and it will air back-to-back at 1100 AM EST on January 28th on Disney XD.


Will have to tune in for that one. I haven't been watching Disneys animated shows hardly at all.


In an unrelated note, Amazon Prime has a new series called Ronja the Robber's Daughter. Studio Ghibli was involved. I think I'm going to have to check it out.
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So, I'm catching up on a few shows from last week. And am I the only one that finds it kind of weird that the evil organization leader in Supergirl is Daisy's mom from SHIELD? At first I thought it was just the white person in me thinking all non-white people look alike. But I'm pretty sure it's the same actress.
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Watched the Ultron Revolution episodes of Marvel's Avengers. I don't watch the show regularly, but seems weird that Iron Man is just some disembodied voie in their head quarters now. He's like Jarvis, without being integrated into their computer system. Unless they do integrate him somehow. Things play out so much differently in these shows where they have all these characters already together. I am a bit more interested in the Inhumans TV show now. Kind of curious how they'll end up doing some of these characters. Seems like either the budget will be big, or they just won't have them use their powers at all. Which would be a disappointment.

Watched the first few episodes of Ronja the Robber's Daughter on Amazon. It seems like it's going to play out like a Romeo and Juliet type story. The Animation is in 3D... which makes it weird in Ghibli's style. I think it should have been 2D. But after the first 4 episodes I think I have gotten a bit used to it. Hoping it pulls away from the Romeo and Juliet setup and moves more toward the Fantasy realm that some of the Ghibli films I like are. So far the only Fantasy things involved are some Harpies that are occasionally taunting and threatening the main characters.
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While watching the season premiere of Black Sails (looks like this is the last season). I saw this preview for the fist time.



I'll be tuning in.
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I read "American Gods" a couple of years ago. It's a solid story, though I don't see how they could to an entire series around it. Maybe a miniseries at best. If you haven't read it, you may want to give it a look before it hits the small screen. I do not recommend the sequel "Ansansi Boys", it's not nearly as good. I only read it at all because I picked up a leather bound collection version that had both books in a single volume.

Honestly, if I were to have my way I would rather see a TV version of "Neverwhere"over "American Gods". I found the world in that one far more interesting, though the ending was more than a little predictable. I could say that for "American God" as well I suppose.
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Yeah, Dichen Lachman. I do that with DB Woodside when he's on both Suits and Lucifer. The Cross-Race Effect is annoying.

Some kind of Superbowl news. You know, about the important parts. WB has decided to sit out with advertising their movies during the event, but it is rumored that Disney will show at least two, with Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean being the most likely. Fox is rumored to show two as well, one being A Cure for Wellness with Green Goblin Jr, and possibly either Wolverine: Logan or Alien: Covenant. Paramount is probably going with Dwayne Johnson's Baywatch remake and maybe Transformers: The Last Knight. Finally, Universal has committed to at least one spot, most likely The Fate of the Furious. Sony has something in line for the pregame show, but no clue if it'll be Spider-Man: Homecoming or not. Guess that doesn't really eliminate the chance of DC doing something, though. Like last year they did the Turkish Airlines thing but there wasn't really a Batman v Superman spot.

Speaking of Disney DX, their animated Spider-Man is going to hit both Spider-Island where erryone is Spider-Man, and Superior Spider-Man where Doc Ock takes over Peter's mind and accidentally gives himself a conscience, both of which start pretty strong but fizzle out about the end. Especially Superior Spider-Man. Horrible ending.
Marvel VP of Animation Stephen Wacker wrote:
Another story we have coming up on the Spidey side ... we’ll get to ‘Spider Island’ at some point. That was a big Spider-Man story in publishing.

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The big one for me [personally] would be ‘Superior Spider-Man'. That was the last big story I worked on in the comics side with Dan Slott. I’m not quite sure how we get there, but I’d love to see it.

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I guess also, in a lot of ways, it’s important to me that we don’t just pull from the classic stories, but [stories] that newer comic readers might recognize. ‘Superior Spider-Man’ is a good example. Not something pulled from something 40 years ago all the time, so we’re not retelling the ‘Kree/Skull War’ or ‘Spider-Man: No More.
Guy also says that for the second season of Guardians of the Galaxy he'd like to see a crossover event involving "Annihilation," which was probably one of the better storylines in the past two decades.

Filming has started for the Han Solo ... solo movie. Clever Twitter announcement.

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Gotham: Disappointing end to Jerome. But not dead. So they can bring him back when ever they feel like it. Emo-Bruce is now clean shaven and trained to be a Bruce replacement. And is Jim's Uncle a member of the Court of Owls? I couldn't remember if it was the same person that was talking to the lady at the end, and shown up at Jim's door, or not. And I deleted the recording out of habit at the end rather than rewinding it to see.

Lucifer: Really liked the episode. More depictions of Hell as your own personal torment (like in Preacher). The professor was reliving the worst moment of his life. I liked Lucifer's comment, it lasts until you yourself no longer feel you deserve it. And no one's pulled themselves out yet.

More recent TV spots of the Lego Batman movie soon to come out show that not only is the annoying up beat person following Batman around, Robin... It's also his Son? (First time I saw that piece of info in a trailer today on Cartoon Network). That would mean that it's Damian right? It would be a bit disappointing, though I guess not completely unexpected given the parody nature of the Lego stuff in general, that they'd turn Damian into such a character. Edit: So looking it up, it's not his real son. And it's Dick Grayson. My knowledge of the Robins and their relationship to Batman is minimal. The only thing I had ever heard about a son was Damian.

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Gotham: And I deleted the recording out of habit at the end rather than rewinding it to see.
Heh, I also did the same thing. I think it was but now I don't know. Before I really had a moment to think about it we got to see a Green Suited Nygma (under his overcoat just before he shot Penguin) which was more exciting for me. Speaking of, that's the second time Cobblepot got shot and thrown into the river.

Apparently the stress was too great, as Ben Affleck has stepped down from directing his Batman solo movie. Of course he's still going to star and produce.
Ben Affleck wrote:
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.
Really, probably for the best. Cape flicks always attract the worst behavior in us fans, and trying to multitask in these types of projects are Herculean efforts so it's best for him to take a step back. Though, it's probably highly unlikely that he's giving up much power, really. It is a bit offputting how directors are jumping ship.

Also tapping out is Peter Capaldi after this next season of Doctor Who. He was okay, but no one was ever really going to top the Fourth Doctor. Coming from straight out of left field with no real anything to even call it speculation, but Hayley Atwell did mention a while ago how she'd like to play The Doctor ...

Looks like initial rumors were off, as Deadline is reporting that Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt will be Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen in Freeform's Cloak & Dagger.
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Gotham: And I deleted the recording out of habit at the end rather than rewinding it to see.
Heh, I also did the same thing. I think it was but now I don't know. Before I really had a moment to think about it we got to see a Green Suited Nygma (under his overcoat just before he shot Penguin) which was more exciting for me. Speaking of, that's the second time Cobblepot got shot and thrown into the river.


During the next episode preview we saw him walking toward the camera in full green suit. But they didn't show his head. We did see green question marks painted on things though.
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SHIELD: Hmm... Quake x Black Widow. Gotta love Patton's character.
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#945 Feb 01 2017 at 8:13 AM Rating: Good
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Gotta love Patton's character.
I like how they constantly stop short of saying they're not quite human. Smiley: laugh

Another Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman alum joins Supergirl. Teri Hatcher, one time Lois Lane, has been brought in to portray a "major villain" for the second season. Hopefully at some point she gets to fight Dean Cain.

Aquaman seems to be the only movie that has any kind of foward momentum. Joining Jason Momoa's Aquaman and Patrick Wilson's Ocean Master will be Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, who brings us comics like Santa is probably Aquaman's go-to arch nemesis. I'd like to mention what Yahya is best known for ... but I never heard of him and his IMDB entry is sparce. Nicole Kidman is also rumored to be in talks to join the ensamble. I guess there is something to be said that the one character that has been a laughingstock for decades now has the most momentum of all the DC properties. Wonder Woman is plagued with Gal Gadot, Superman with Zack Snyder, and everyone else is in production limbo.

Speaking of reverse momentum, rumor is that The Batman just went through a complete script rewrite by Chris Terrio, who was also responsible for Batman v Superman. Originally it was written by Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns. There's also rumblings that directing the movie isn't the only thing Affleck is leaving, and he might not even star in the movie, or possibly future movies.

Dominic Cooper tweeted an image to promote the next season of Preacher. I've got to say again, considering it was directed by Seth Rogen of all people the first season was actually amusing and I'm ready for another season, assuming they can keep it up. No premiere date yet, but we do know it'll be 13 episodes.

The Dune remake has found a director in Denis Villeneuve, who also recently directed Sicario, Arrival, and Blade Runner 2049.

There are reports that Black Panther will be filming a chase scene in Busan South Korea, a port city, and landmarks like Gwangalli Beach, Gwangan Bridge, and the Jagalchi Fish Market will be used. According to production service company Mr. Romance Film, this will be a car chase between the main protagonist, T'Challa, and "the villain," though they didn't specify which bad guy. 150 cars and more than 700 people will reportedly be involved in the shoot, as well as helicopters and guns firing blanks. Chances are that it won't be called South Korea, since most (if not all) of the film is in Wakanda.

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Gotta love Patton's character.
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#947 Feb 02 2017 at 8:23 AM Rating: Good
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Powerless starts tonight. Looks like a trainwreck, but much like one it's sometimes worth at least seeing it once or twice.

Ghost in the Shell Superbowl trailer got released early. Nearly naked Scarlett Johansson and some other stuff.
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#948 Feb 03 2017 at 9:34 AM Rating: Good
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Powerless: NAME DROP: THE TV SHOW

Hopefully the reason the pilot was so horrible is because the full change the show went through before being made. Because that was absolutely the worst show I've seen in a while, and my standards are pretty low for cape shows. Maybe it'll get better as it goes on, as some shows do, but wow was it almost unwatchable last night.


Some pretty substantial news about The Runaways popped up last night. First, it'll be streamed on Hulu. The cast for the main six characters was also released. Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf) is Alex Wilder, Lyrica Okano (The Affair) is Nico Minoru, Virginia Gardner (Goat) is Karolina Dean, Ariela Barer (New Girl) is Gert Yorkes, Gregg Sulkin (Faking It) is Chase Stein, and Allegra Acosta (100 Things to do Before High School) is Molly Hernandez. First, I think Ariela is too skinny to be Gert, and the worst thing is that her character description ("Gert Yorkes, a purple-haired, bespectacled, contemporary riot grrrl. Never passing up a moment to stand on a soapbox, Gert sometimes wields her persona as a brash social justice warrior to mask her true feelings." Gross on every level.) which makes me want to punch a baby in the face. Instead of changing Molly from Hayes to Hernandez, they could have just hired someone for Victor Mancha. As long as she has her hats and infantile personality, I guess. Seems a bit of a double standard to change Molly for the sake of diversity and then make the chubby kid skinny. But worst of all is absolutely no mention of Old Lace. You can't do Runaways without Old Lace. Beyond that, Lyrica and Virginia are pretty spot-on, and give Rhenzy an afro and Allegra a bunch of funny hats and they're all set.

In somewhat less substantial news in that Fox has decided against shooting Greg Berlanti's Black Lightning pilot, stating that "the superhero show was not a good fit into its already crowded genre drama space that includes the DC/WBTV series Gotham and Lucifer, Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming space dramedy, and two pilots, the X-Men-themed drama written by Matt Nix and The Passage, all from 20th TV." Instead, the show will be heading to the CW where it isn't crowded by the likes of Arrow, Supergirl, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, Riverdale, and probably a few other comic based dramas that I'm probably forgetting while I write this run-on sentence.

Edited, Feb 3rd 2017 10:36am by lolgaxe
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#949 Feb 03 2017 at 11:24 AM Rating: Good
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I missed the powerless premiere, and didn't have it set to record. But sounds like I am not missing out on much. I will have to see when it either reruns (doesn't look like it will on NBC from what I checked) or when it pops On Demand. I also thought it would be a 1 hour time slot but looks like it's only 30 minutes. So will be easy to catch up on if I so desired.

Also, almost naked Scar Jo wasn't as visually appealing as I thought it would be. Smiley: frown. But I'm and cautiously optimistic about the movie. That one adaptation, Edge of Tomorrow, with Tom Cruise was pretty good.
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#950 Feb 05 2017 at 11:12 PM Rating: Good
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TirithRR wrote:
I missed the powerless premiere,
You really didn't miss anything. Every scene was two mentions of Bruce Wayne and/or a mention of Superman/Batman/Gotham, ending with a weak joke. It was the kind of show that was designed to have a laugh track.

SUPERBOWL ... commercials

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2: Mostly features Mantis, Ayesha, and Yondu, though the original team gets some time in the spotlight as well. Enjoying and appreciating that they brought back Yondu's fin mohawk. But as usual Bautista steals the show. As far as I can tell, no signs of Kurt Russel's Ego. Err, the character, not his sense of personal identity.

A second TV spot found it's way online. Mostly recut from the Superbowl, but a couple new shots here and there of the characters.


Wolverine: Logan: At the opposite end of the spectrum is this pretty solemn trailer. Looks to be the best entry into the Fox-Men universe, if you exclude Deadpool. Which isn't exactly the hardest thing to be considering "The Last Stand," "Origins," and "Apocalypse." Not having Bautista does hurt it in my opinion, though.

Fox also released a scene of Logan dealing with a group of "Okie dickheads."


There was also a Baywatch trailer which seems to be 21 Jump Street but Baywatch, and Fate of the Furious which is another Fast Furious movie, and Optimus Prime beating down Bumblebee in Transformers: The Last Knight. Notable in that I've just realize how busy Dwayne Johnson really is. He's like this cycle's James Franco.

Speaking of new cuts, Wonder Woman got a new one for the international market. Also mostly already seen footage, though one or two new shots including Danny Huston. Still no sign of Ares, though the toys already showed him.


Marvel is having another casting call for some background extras for both Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. Not really interesting for BP, as it's just for Asian men and women between 25-85 to portray upscale guests, a bartender, card dealers, and a hostess "at a very nice event" which is probably for the scenes being shot in South Korea. The Avengers, however, are looking for men and women of any ethnicity between the ages for 18-50+ for "fun" background roles. Notable about this is that they specifically want guys with long hair and beards, and emails to the casting agency should have the subject line "VIKING." Asgard scene. Smiley: thumbsup

Darn, it won't be Neil Patrick Harris as the Music Meister in the Flash / Supergirl crossover event. It'll be Darren Criss. I guess we'll see how that works out. He was on Glee as well, so that should work in his favor.

Some rumors, as the next X-Men movie is reportedly to have the working title of "Supernova." If you consider what a supernova is and the end of X-Men: Apocalypse, then it could be theorized that the next story they'll be adapting will be the Dark Phoenix Saga. Except that the Phoenix Force is less a cosmic entity and more a split personality in Apocalypse, but it could work. Can't be worse than when they tried it with X-Men: The Last Stand.

I'll be checking out "APB" sometime tonight. Looks like what Tony Stark would do with just advanced science instead of super science.

Legion starts Wednesday, so have those dvrs ready.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY DANCE PARTY:
Cybernetic Shake / Galactic Shuffle / Planetary Pectoral Pump / Ravager Rustle / The Green Machine / Groot Scootin'

First full trailer for Samurai Jack. He's shown using a bunch of different weapons except his sword, so either something happened to it or not being shown simply to cause speculation.


Edited, Feb 6th 2017 3:27pm by lolgaxe
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#951 Feb 06 2017 at 9:36 PM Rating: Good
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While watching Supergirl, I noticed a TV spot for the Lego Batman movie I thought was pretty funny. I normally don't watch commercials and just skip through them.

Batman meets the CW Superheroes.
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