Saturday, November 29, 2014

Flash vs Arrow

On Tuesday, we will be treated to an event that will go down as one of the all time best comic book related depictions to date when we witness the two crossover event between Arrow and the Flash.  Arrow is the show that brought me back to actually watching TV again, after seeing what season one brought to the table and seeing how epic season two turned out, I became a fan. The tone and feel is reminiscent of the Dark Knight Trilogy. With the success of Arrow came the Flash starring Grant Gustin.  Flash has become an instant success and is ranked one of the hottest TV shows; the episode the “Scientist” still ranks among my top favorite Arrow episodes. The Flash show has proven to me that there is no limit to how great this show can be

I am extremely impressed with the characters and plots that the Flash has brought to the table. Fans will soon be treated to Flash finally confronting the Reverse Flash in episode 9, who is responsible for not only killing his mother but framing his father in the process. Then there is the Gorilla Grodd teaser during episode one when you saw a broken cage with Grodd’s name on display to the side. We also saw various meta humans that Barry has faced off against during the show thanks to Dr. Wells who is responsible for the partial Accelerator explosion which not only gave Flash his powers  but a number of Meta Humans. My favorite meta human villain has to be the guy who turns himself into toxic gas.

In the Arrow’s last episode we finally saw Ray Plamer (Brandon Routh) looking at his designs for his exo-suit that he will gear up in at some point in this season as the Atom. The Arrow and Roy Harper “Arsenal” have formed their own version of the dynamic duo like that of Batman and Robin, which is one of the highlights of the season thus far. 

We already have been witness to “Wild Cat” played by JR Ramirex as the episode titled “Wild Cat” is by far my favorite of the season. Wild Cat is now training Laurel who will become the new Black Canary this season in tribute of her fallen sister Sara. Another DC hero is shown on display through Ollie’s flashback scenes of his time in Tokyo in the form of Katanna played by The Wolverine star Rila Fukushima. The last episode of Arrow we got a chance to see just how deadly she is with katanna blades no doubt we will see her in the present time for future team up. The Arrow is creating something pretty special for fans.

Next week Arrow vs. Flash will kick off the 2 day event which will feature both the Flash and Arrow teaming up for the first time since Barry has gained his extraordinary powers. This event will include a little treat for the fans in the form of a one on one fight between Arrow and the Flash. I do not forsee this being a real drawn out fight, maybe a little battle between the two in the form of mind control from someone or maybe for training purposes because we do see Arrow attempting to train Barry in the trailer; let’s face it The Flash is fast, but the boy cannot fight; he can definitely use some sort of training from the Arrow. Both Arrow and Flash teams will work together to track down a super powered villain, who is also created from the particle explosion. At the end of the latest episode for the Arrow we saw Captain Boomerang (George Harkness) in action who will be the featured villain in one of the crossovers. 

The Arrow vs Flash will be followed up by “Brave and the Bold” which will see Oliver and his camp visiting Central City to stop yet another evil doer. Although plot lines and specifics have been under wraps this show will be a favorite to mine because they are doing what the DC cinematic universe has yet to do and that’s create a Universe that makes sense and one that you can truly appreciate with the characters they have portraying these heroes. Make no mistake, at some point we will see a huge team up with all the with Black Canary , Arsenal, Black Cat, The Arrow ,Atom, Katanna and even Fire Storm (who will debut soon on the Flash). Utilizing a shared Universe brings about so many exciting possibilities that I can’t wait to see. Stay tuned. In a one on one battle I have the Arrow picked, but overall both win as the Arrow and the Flash are off to an amazing run.  Leave a comment and let me know who you would predict in a fight: Arrow vs. Flash.

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Force Awakens

The force is strong within this teaser. I would not feel right if I did not speak on today’s Black Friday Star Wars: The Force Awakens Film teaser. Can’t make much of what little was shown other than I am super excited to see the originally cast of Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher(Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and even Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) back in the fold after over 30 years. None of the characters were shown in the teaser, however we did see the Millennium Falcon which is Han Solo’s ride. We also saw what seemed to be a Sith showcasing a bad looking lightsaber which was cool to see.This will absolutely be a special film for both Stat Wars junkies like me as well as a new generation of fans. Hearing that theme music gets me hyped and excited about what is to come in the movie's official full length trailer, it brings about a feeling of nostalgia from how I felt growing up and watching the original films. Below I have posted an image which was released when the film was announced which features the cast along with director JJ Abrams. The image pays homage to set photos of the original films. The Force awakens on December 18, 2015.

Stay tuned for tomorrow post, when I talk about next week’s much anticipated...

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Holy Crap!!!!

Marvel dropped a huge bomb on Tuesday that not only has the comic world buzzing , but has DC staggering like a fighter reeling from a over hand right delivered by  Mike Tyson. What can I say about Marvel that has not already been said- this proves Kevin Feige is a genius; they are the Michael Jordans of the comic world. I saw the news Tuesday night before watching Gotham and after seeing not only the news, but how Marvel presented the information; it just absolutely shot a fusion of excitement and energy into my system as well as inspiration, as a comic fan these are the days you look forward to and cherish as I mentioned in my last post, growing up I would never have dreamed that I would be subject to a time when I have the opportunity to witness something this great, something this exciting. It not only has me but the rest of the world feeing just like kids on Christmas Eve, holy crap what can’t Marvel do?

If anyone in the world wants to know the difference between Marvel and DC , which was my very first blog, then just check out what they will be doing moving forward below and how it was presented, they know what the fans want; Feige and company truly make us feel like we are a part of what they are doing as opposed to DC who clearly seems detached from the fans. Without further ado let’s check out what Marvel announced at last Tuesday’s event in Los Angeles. I have posted a video that was taken at the event followed by a round table discussion from the folks over at AMC Movie Talk.

Black Panther Takes The stage!!!!

The folks over at AMC Movie News,  discuss their  thoughts on Marvel Phase 3!

Now it's my turn to weigh in what Marvel is bringing to us the fans, in order of excitement for me!!
Check it out !!!

Black Panther: November 3, 2017

 I am so very very very excited to finally have this officially announced; Panther is one of my all time favorite characters and to have another Africa-American superhero implemented within Marvel’s films is truly amazing, in many ways T’Challa is Marvel’s Batman, and to top it off they have castes the actor that I wanted them to cast, Chadwick Boseman, this makes it so much sweeter as this guy will absolutely crush this role. I loved him in 42 and I feel he will make T’Challa his own just as Robert Downey Jr is Iron man and Hugh Jackman is Wolverine. I am ready to see Panther hit the big screen, and in saying so I feel I will see him maybe in Avengers 2 especially with the Klaw teaser; I feel he definitely will be in Cap 3; boy I tell you, this just keeps getting better and better!!!!

Marvel Infinity War Part 1 2018, Part 2 2019

Holy ever lovin’ Crap!!!  How amazing was that Infinity War Trailor!! Man , Marvel just stepped up their game even more so, if that was even possible, with all they have given us thus far. I knew we were getting Avengers, some more stand alone films such as Guardians, Ant Man, Doctor Strange and some Cap and Thor films with the possibility of Black Panther, but THIS, this is so big especially for someone who grew up reading the Infinity War comic featuring Thanos, Adam War Lock who supposedly escaped from his  cocoon that he was stored in during Guardians of The Galaxy as a result of the explosion caused but one of the Infinity Stones in the Guardians of The Galaxy Film. This story just happens to involve the ENTIRE Marvel Universe which makes this so special, I felt that both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy will take on Thanos however it is evident that will be only the tip of the iceberg as not only those teams will be involved but also Black Panther, Ant Man, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Inhumans (all of whom who I will talk about in a bit) along with whoever Marvel announcers along the way. Do a see a Spider Man sighting on the horizon? I am still holding out hope that ‘ol Web Head will join the MCU as it only makes perfect sense. Every year Marvel seems to be making its own history.

When seeing the Infinity War poster I immediately shouted out in excitement as this is absolutely huge!!! I wondered how Marvel would handle Thanos and the big showdown with the Mad Titian and now I have my answer, what better way to tell this epic story but in not one, but a two part story arch. This film will rock the comic book world just as Batman Begins, Avengers, and Captain America 2; these two films will take Marvel to yet another level of greatness, as there is so much that they can do with this story and within all they have built and will build within this massive Marvel universe. From the earth bound Avengers to the cosmic world of Captain Marvel, the Guardian of The Galaxy, Adam Warlock to Thor and his world, to that of the Mystic world with Doctor Strange (another favorite of mine)!  Whether you are a comic fan or the casual movie goer this film will be for you. When going back to re-read the Infinity War saga I will do such with that much more appreciation and excitement. Below Thanos picture which showcases the Infiniy Gauntlet, you will see all the Infinity stones we have witness thus far  within the Marvel films. Which of the Marvel Phase films will the next Infinity Stone be featured?  Stay tuned!!

Check out Infinity War Trailer !!!!!

Captain America: Civil War: May 6, 2016

It is all going down between Captain America and Iron Man. As I mentioned in last week’s blog, I along with half, if not all, of the comic world saw this coming especially after seeing Robert Downey casted to be in Cap 3. As I mentioned earlier I believe Black Panther will be in Captain America 3 along with Hawkeye, Falcon, Iron Man, Black Widow and let’s not forget the Winter Solider, he is still out there. I thought the film would follow the journey of Cap reuniting with the Winter Soldier, but oh was I wrong Marvel just threw a little bit more flavor to the pot. This film is going to top Cap 2; I had it as the best movie of the summer as well as one of my all-time best comic film, right up there with the Dark Night Trilogy. This film of course will not follow the comic story as there are no secret Identities as I had explained in my last post, but will be more about registering heroes with the government post the events of Age of Ultron , way is due in theaters this summer(May cannot get here soon enough). For Marvel to add this element with all that is happening with the Infinity Stones is pure genius, while sides are feuding on what should be done with the heroes, out in the cosmos there is something even bigger brewing that will call for these heroes to put aside their differences and fight for the very thing that they banded together for in Avengers 1 and that is to stand as a beacon of protection for all mankind.

Feige did explain that after Avengers 2 the roster will experience a changeup which is pretty interesting especially with Civil War coming; different sides will be drawn at the conclusion of Avenger 2, more characters will be introduced as we continue on within the Marvel universe, this stays true to the comics  as the Avengers lineup has always changed which I felt kept it fresh and interesting; there are so many heroes spanning all over the Marvel universe who has an Avengers card, whether you are an X-Men a Fantastic Fours(who want be in the film) or lone heroes many were given the opportunity to join this club as both Full or part-time. Check out what Fiege has to say on the subject:
The Avengers films, ideally, in the grand plan are always big, giant linchpins. It’s like as it was in publishing, when each of the characters would go on their own adventures and then occasionally team up for a big, 12-issue mega-event. Then they would go back into their own comics, and be changed from whatever that event was.
"I envision the same thing occurring after this movie, because the roster is altered by the finale of this film."

There you have it, by the end of Age of Ulton, big things are in store for the heroes we have grown to know and love within the Avengers franchise. I am still speculating that the Hulk gets shot into space, which will open up more plot points for one of the most powerful beings in the MCU. But he will be back for Infinity War part 1 and two. I also feel many of the original Avengers team will disband until Infinity Wars, leaving the door for Quicksilver, Scarlett Witch, Vision, War Machine and Black Panther to take the reins for a while. There are many characters and so many possibilities.

Inhumans: November 2, 2018

I am very excited for this as this will be another Marvel hit, what we have here is Marvel’s answer to fans who fell in love with the Guardians of the Galaxy.  I do not know much about this group, I know about 2 of the members: Black  Bolt who represents one of Marvel’s most intelligent being, he has the ability to cause massive destruction with his voice, he wears a suite which helps harness his ability, this alone is going to be interesting to see, he is  not only the leader of the group, but also a member of the group the Illuminati which consists of Marvels best minds in Tony Stark, Professor Xavier, Namor, Reed Richardson(Mr. Fantastic) and Doctor Strange. I feel that an incarnation of this a group that will be implemented into Marvel’s story at some point.  Another member that I am familiar with is Lockjaw who happens to be a “huge” canine that has the ability to teleport. The other members consist of Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, Triton, Crystal and Maximus the Mad.

 Now when reading back into and seeing these characters I do recall Crystal being a member of the Fantastic Four. It is also said that Medusa was once a member as well. I can also recall the Inhumans having teamed with the Fantastic Four on a number of occasions, so I guess I know a bit more than I thought; however there is much I am in the dark on about this team yet I am so excited and interested to see how Marvel pulls this off..
The Inhumans are a result of experiments carried out by the Kree, to create the ultimate fighting solider, to combat the Skrull a race of shape shifting aliens who they have been at war with for ions. I feel the Skrulls will no doubt be some day implemented within one of Marvel’s phase of films, maybe Phase 4. Now back to the Kree; does that name sound familiar? Well it should if you watched Guardians of the Galaxy as they were the plot. Ronan the Accuser has ties with Black Bolt in the comics, which will no doubt play out within not only the Inhumans story arch but the Infinity War. I will absolutely be pulling some Inhumans comics to read in the coming weeks!!!! Bring on the Inhumans

Captain Marvel: July 6, 2018

This was no surprise, although I was excited to have confirmation that this is actually going to happen. I felt that I would get a chance to see Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers debut in Avengers 2, now with it being said that she has yet to be cast, I feel she will make her debut in Cap 3 Civil War. I loved what the Avengers animated series did with her character as the portrayal of Danvers is spot on, she is a no non sense, duty driven fight to the end type of a character who can step into that leadership role if needed.   Although casting has not been officially announced I am pretty sure Marvel has their sights set and are already in talks with someone about the role, or they may have the person but are just holding on to this news at another time just as they had with Black Panther. I am ready to see a female hero setup and have their own solo film and what better character for it to be but Captain Marvel; now given there are many incarnations of the character but this is the one I feel is needed for the Marvel universe especially in trying to add more diversity to the ranks of the Avengers. Danvers powers of super strength, flight, durability and immunity to toxins and poisons. Now I don’t know about you, but I absolutely see the connection between her and the Inhumans as both have ties to the Kree. This leaves so many possibilities for plots as well as movie crossover for future films with both TGOTG and the Inhumans for Captain Marvel.

Doctor Strange: May 4, 2016

Although Marvel has yet to confirm the reports that Benedict Cumberbatch will play the Sorcerer Supreme, I am ready for this film to happen because this just adds an interesting element to the Marvel universe which is the mystic side, which I feel will be so great. This film will bring fans to a world filled with crazy mystic creatures who Doctor Strange and his assistant Wong (interested to see who they cast for this role, I love the friendship and respect that they two have for one another) will deal with.

I hope that Marvel will go the route or similar to that of its 2007 Doctor Strange animated film which was amazing, if it’s anything like that Marvel is absolutely going to have the comic world going crazy on opening night, either way Marvel will make this work. Cumberbatch is the perfect choice for Strange and if he is casted that will make me 2 for 2 in actually having both actors I wanted casted for a particular character, he will bring the presence of one who have learned and studied the mystic arts, but prior to that one who was full of arrogance , selfishness one who lacked heart or sympathy for others; only to be changed forever during an accident which injured his hands, which begins a journey for the ages for Strange in which Cumberbatch with his versatile acting ability can pull off easily. I liked him in Star Trek into the Darkness and although I have not seen him in the Sherlock Holms series many say that fact that he can play that character shows that Playing Doctor Strange will be an easy transition as both characters show similar personality traits.

Guardians of the Galaxy: May 5, 2017

This mega hit was originally slated for July 2017 release however the studio thought it best to give us this film a bit earlier which is awesome. I called it from the very beginning, I knew this would be Marvel’s biggest hit and it was right up their with Avengers, which received an endorsement from Robert Downey Jr stating it was the best Marvel film to date. I raved about his film in my review, and I feel part 2 will be even greater, Gunn knows just how to tap into what the fans want which will make for another exciting yet fun adventure. Truly hope to see Adam War Lock in this one as he plays a huge part in the war against Thanos, look forward to seeing if Star Lord’s dad is revealed as there has been a lot of speculation. Cannot get enough of Rocket the Raccoon , Groot and Drax who were all awesome, cannot wait for the release of the Blu Ray so that I can watch this film over and over as it was absolutely a top 3 Marvel film for me along with Captain America 2 and Avengers. Bring on the Guardians.

Thor 3 Ragnarok: July 28 , 2017

Absolutely love the last Thor film, I felt it was better than the first; it will be interesting to see what trouble lies ahead for Asgard. Ragnarok is said to be a Thor clone which debut in Civil War due to Tony Stark keeping an strand of Thor’s hair ultimately creating a clone of him to aid in his fight against Captain America’s group who was against registering heroes; not sure if this is the route they will go; I am all in for what Thor and company has in store and I look forward to seeing how this will shape Thor stories.

Fans are store in for some exciting times as Marvel will take us deeper into their universe with their many plot lines. I am very excited to witness and be a part of something so epic and so great. I am ready to get my first glimpse of what is to come for our heroes. I am sure Avengers: Age of Ultron will set the bar for comic film as Marvel continues to soar to greater heights. Hopefully we are treated to more Stan Lee cameos; they are an absolute joy to watch!!! Absolutely Make Mine Marvel!!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Super Hero Explosion

What is up folks, within the last week or 2 there has been an explosion of comic news which has me both extremely excited as well as skeptical (‘ahem WB/DC). Before I get to the news, I have to say that I would never have thought growing up watching Saturday morning cartoons, reading comics, drawing and illustrating these characters as a young kid, that I would see what I have witnessed in the last 8 years in regards to seeing comic characters come to life, we come a long way. I feel ever since the Batman Begins in 2005 comic films has evolved into something bigger, personally these are some special times. So with that let’s get to it!

Marvel: Avengers 2 Trailer

I feel it only fitting that I start with the best in the biz as far as I’m concerned until. We will start with the hottest news on the web now, Marvel’s first official trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is due to hit theaters May 2015. May cannot come soon enough as I absolutely cannot wait to experience Marvel’s many surprises to come within this film and to even have those “oh wow that is why this was in the last film” moment; for example I had no idea that Jarvis, Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence system would ultimately become The Vision, that was genius, no one saw that coming; people were speculating along with yours truly that Agent Coulson, now Director Coulson, would become Vision. So yeah, this film has so much to offer and then some. The first thing I noticed was how dark the trailer was, I remember reading about this film months back  and how the actors commented on how this film would be darker than the other films , the stakes would be even higher which is something seeing how the Avenges fought off an alien invasion in its first film.

 James Spador as Ultron, I mean what can I say Marvel struck gold in casting him , Ultron looks absolutely awesome, a bit dark mixed in with some creepiness which is what is need for one of the Avengers most notorious villain. It’s extremely evident that Ultron created an army of soldiers to do his bidding along with the fact that Ultron will take control of Tony Stark’s Iron Man armor hence why we see the scene involving Hulk against the fan favorite Hulk Buster armor. Amidst all of the scenes we get to see Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Scarlett Witch, Quick Silver and Nick Fury. The scenes speak to the inclusion of motion capture expert Andy Serkis, who is known for his amazing work with the Lord of the Rings films as well as The Hobbit and Planet of the Apes. He also helped on The Avengers 2 with the Hulk. With the inclusion of him within the trailer many are speculating that he will portray Ulysses Klaw who ultimately become the super villain the Klaw; who in the comics  is a scientist working in applied Sonics, however to adapt this tech he needs vibranium , and the only place to get that is Wakanda(which is said to be in the film),

 when stealing the vibranium T’Chaka , the original Black Panther goes after him and is killed resulting in T’Challa becoming the new Black Panther and seek to avenge his father’s death. We will see if something like this takes place because it has all but been confirmed that a Black Panther film is coming and is heavily speculated that he may cameo at the end of Avenges 2 as a part of Captain America’s own personal team along with Ms Marvel. The possibilities of what Marvel can do and what they have masterfully created is endless. This film is astonishing and I am excited and can’t wait to see the Vision and whatever else the film has to offer. Marvel Civil War anyone?

Robert Downey Jr. to Star as Iron Man in Captain America 3

If it wasn’t enough that I Cap 2 was absolutely epic in its story telling, its action sequences and inclusion of both Falcon and the Winter Solider, they have upped the anti even more with bringing in Tony Stark which would introduce, according to Variety and with other news sources, a Marvel cinematic version of the Civil War.  A few weeks back I actually reached back into my collection of comics and re-read the entire series which was excellent work by writer Mark Miller. The story still stands as one of Marvel’s best. The story lines results from a group of c list super heroes facing off against a host of super villains led by Nitro who, during the middle of the fight emits an Nitro blast which destroys an entire block killing a number of children at a nearby Elementary school resulting in the government along with Shield pushing the registration act which calls for all super heroes and villains to register; this is something that Tony Stark is fine with however, Captain America is against it since it is right to choose . The difference of opinion results in the division within the Marvel universe which includes Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Spider Man and others.  With the rights of Spider Man belonging to Sony (which I truly hope changes because in my opinion the Spider Man franchise s dead in the water, it needs to go back to Marvel) and also with both X-Men and Fantastic Four (or the Fantastic Four babies) both with Fox, these character would not be a part of the civil war storyline; however Marvel/Disney owns the rights to a great deal of characters to actually make this work, but in a different way. The folks at AMC Movie Theaters had a segment on the Civil War and the ramifications it would have throughout the Marvel Universe as well as the possibility of Spider Man being brought back, which I feel will happen maybe sooner than any of us think. The video from the AMC crew has to be one of my favorites from them check it out!

If you watch Avengers (and so sad for you if you have not seen the film) both Tony Stark and Captain America feuded, and in Captain America: the Winter Solider, Captain America was against what Shield built with the helicarriers as result of Tony Stark’s tech to, in their words “maintain the peace” but if you remember Captain saw it as promoting fear not freedom; in the midst of all this it was discovered that Hydra had infiltrated Shield which caused even more turmoil for Cap and crew (Black Widow , Falcon, Maria Hill, Nick Fury), which resulted in Captain America taking down Shield and all of their tech. In the coming Avengers film, Ultron is the result of a doormat program brought back to life by Tony Stark, again Tony’s tech comes back to haunt our cast of heroes and in the midst all of the speculation that at the conclusion of Avenger we will see a new team lead by ol’ Cap himself, leads me to believe that this will follow over into Captain America 3 which is due out May 6, 2016. Whether all this happens or not I strongly feel Marvel has us all in for a big surprise or in Robert Downey Jr. own words on Cap 3 : “It’s going to be huge”..Make mine Marvel!!


Marvel’s first Netflix series made some waves at New York Comic Con when it released not only the show’s logo but the first images of both Matt Murdock and Daredevil himself, now I hope that the costume is just an early version and not the final incarnation of the Daredevil as I would like to see something a bit similar to the comics. As bad as Ben Affleck’s Daredevil was I did like the costume, so I hope it somehow evolves to that or something similar. What is shown in the picture that they presented looks more like a ninja outfit, more of something that soon to be Marvel Netflix charter Iron Fist would wear, we will see though. I am still excited for this as I always loved the Daredevil character and I am eager to see him implemented within Marvel’s expanding cinematic universe. Check out Pictures and New York Comic Con Panel.

DC / WB Cinematic Universe News

Warner Brother has officially announced some actual news, although outside of the casting announcement I will have to see it to believe it in terms of the films that they have announced that will shape their own cinematic universe. You will note you don’t see a Superman or Batman standalone film however Warner Bother have maintain that both films are to be sprinkled within the date they have announced. No as far as I am concerned, the only movie I believe for sure that DC/WB is set to release is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They have for far too long shown a lack of foresight or vision to carry out a cinematic universe.  The casting of  Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luther makes me worry about this film’s direction, both casting honestly is more worse than Ben Affleck being cast as Batman…. but not far off.  Inside I am hopeful that I am wrong and that DC makes this thing work so that I can see my favorite characters brought life together in the right way within a universe that I have always loved .With that being said let’s get to the casting news.

Jason Momoa-Officially Announced as Aquaman

Surprise, Surprise, I think we all knew this a year ago, however I am excited for him and the character. I feel he will be one of the bright spots for the film. If DC had a plan in place he should have debuted in Man of Steel especially with the Zod world Engine in the ocean.

Ezra Miller: Cast as the Flash

Do not know who in the world this guys is, reports are that he is a talented actor, however my Flash is on the CW with Grant Gustin, so I am definitely not sure about this casting, good luck on this DC.

Jena Maloner: Rumored to be caste as Robin

With this film taking heavy inspiration from Frank Miller’s Return of the Dark Knight series, I loved the animated incarnation. Jena Malone will portray Kerrie Kelley who ultimately becomes the older Batman’s new sidekick in Robin with Dick Grayson having moved on. Malone has had action based roles in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch as well as Hunger Games. I am all for this as it will give the cinematic version of the character a much needed spin. I always felt that Robin would actually be great as a female and this would also be a great way of introducing another female hero within the film’s storyline. I still hope the film brings on Dick Grayson’s Night Wing character to the big screen as his character needs to be implemented within the Batman universe.

Older News: Ray Fisher Cast as Cyborg

This will be Fisher first cinematic debute as he is a theater actor which leads me to believe this guys can not only act, but will do justice to this role as it has been reported that he has been given  rave reviews on his portrayal of Muhammad Ali. The Cyborg character is not only a proven beneficial member of the Justice League , but a much needed one as this will mark DC/ WB first African American hero to be not only cast , but given his own stand alone film, moreover as i mentioned from the New 52 comics to the recent Justice animate DC movies Cyborg is a great character. Not sure if  his solo film will come to fruition , but look forward to seeing how his role is carried out in Justice League Dawn of Justice

The Rock Cast as Black Adam

Rock was given a choice between the two and he chose Black Adam. I would have rather he had chosen to portray Shazam , but we will she on this. I like the Rock and it will be interesting to see him play a villain since i have always seen him as the hero type, so we will see on this one. 

DC/WB Announces there slate of films to come:

Warner Brother’s CEO Kevin Tsujihara held a presentation for investors and took the opportunity to finally announce what films WB will release to build upon their shared universe. As I mentioned above I will believe al this when I see it; the only films I feel will happen is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and maybe Justice League, we will see; I hope to get the Cyborg film, as well as Aquaman. If they are to cast a good Hal Jordan or John Stewart then I am all in for that as well, not sure about Wonder Woman unless they recast, Shazam would be fun although I was hoping Rock would have been chosen the role of Shazam as opposed to Black Adam. Suicide Squad film is for me a long shot although I truly enjoyed the animated Batman film Assault on Arkham which featured Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad.
  • Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice - March 25th, 2016
  • Suicide Squad – August 5th, 2016
  • Wonder Woman - June 23rd, 2017
  • Justice League - November 17th, 2017
  • The Flash - March 23rd, 2018
  • Aquaman - July 27th, 2018
  • Shazam - April 5th, 2019
  • Justice League 2 - June 14th, 2019
  • Cyborg - April 3rd, 2020
  • Green Lantern - June 19th, 2020

Marvel / DC Release Dates Combined:
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With all this talk about release date Lets check out what both Marvel and DC has coming up within the next 6 years.
  • May 1, 2015 – The Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • July 17, 2015 – Ant-Man
  • August 7, 2015 – Fantastic Four
  • February 12, 2016 – Deadpool
  • March 25, 2016 – Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • May 6, 2016 – Captain America 3 (Fallen Son/Civil War)
  • May 27, 2016 – X-Men: Apocalypse
  • July 8, 2016 – Doctor Strange (unofficial but happening)
  • August 5, 2016 - Suicide Squad
  • November 11, 2016 – Sinister Six
  • 2017 – Venom Carnage
  • 2017 – Unannounced Female Character Spider-Man Movie
  • March 3, 2017 – Wolverine 3 (Untitled)
  • May 5, 2017 – Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • June 23, 2017 - Wonder Woman
  • July 28, 2017 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • July 14, 2017 – Fantastic Four 2
  • November 3, 2017 - Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • November 17, 2017 - Justice League
  • 2018 – The Amazing Spider-Man 3
  • March 23, 2018 - The Flash
  • May 4, 2018 - The Avengers 3 (Unconfirmed)
  • July 6, 2018 - Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • July 13, 2018 – Unannounced X-Men Movie
  • July 27, 2018 - Aquaman
  • November 2, 2018 - Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • April 5th, 2019 - Shazam
  • May 3, 2019 - Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • June 14th, 2019 - Justice League 2
  • April 3rd, 2020 - Cyborg
  • June 19th, 2020 - Green Lantern
  • New Batman solo film
  • New Superman solo film

40 DC and Marvel branded films scheduled to hit cinemas the next six years, please note that you do not see Doctor Strange or Black Panther for Marvel, but I’m pretty sure they are slated within the untitled slots, trust me Marvel has those guys locked and ready to go, I look forward to hearing who will play Strange and Black Panther. Talks with Joaquin Phoenix, did not go through leaving a rumored list of candidates which includes Jared Leto, Benedict Cumberbatch and my favorite for the role Keanu Reeves who has had resurgence in coming off the success of the movie John Wick.

I’m sure Marvel has this already wrapped up. Now as far as Black Panther is concerned there is a rumor that Chadwich Bosemn (42, Get on Up) has been in talks with Marvel to play T’Challa, when asked about these are rumors he stated he can either confirm or deny so we will see; I feel we will see Black Panther in Avengers 2 and maybe Captain America 3. I have been waiting a long time to see one of my favorite heroes to hit the screen and I feel the time is now.

Dead Pool is Coming

Amidst the outcry of fans all over the world the “Merc with the Mouth” has finally been given the green light. Test footage was “supposedly” leaked during this year’s Comic Con, which had fans demanding even more: check out video.

Dead Pool will be implemented within the universe the X-Men franchise has created and I’m fine with seeing him playing part of an ensemble, but not sure about seeing him in a solo film. Ryan Reynolds is set to reprise his role as Dead Pool. The film is slated for February 12, 2016.

Whether we are talking Marvel or DC and despite various opinions, I feel we can all say that we are all in for some very exciting times in the comic film and TV universe. Stay tuned!