When you cast Jason Momoa in a superhero movie, there's no way he's not one of the super-powered characters. You don't waste a muscular guy like that with reasonable acting chops in the role of a rebooted Bob the Goon.
Every writer at this stage is guessing, and most are guessing Doomsday because it's a name known to the public.
I'm thinking Ares. And that's how you bring Wonder Woman in.
Spitball some ideas in comments below.
Probably needless to say, they obliged - this is a new clip from the documentary about the founding of Image comics, with Liefeld providing impersonations of McFarlane and others, as they both discuss their memories of how things went down. (I wish he'd slow down and focus on one impersonation at a time - the guy also does a mean Alan Moore, though you don't see that one here.)
It's too bad they didn't let these guys handle the drawings used to illustrate the anecdotes - the way McFarlane describes himself here, I half-imagine him gritting his teeth like Badrock as he envisions massive shoulder pads and a room-filling cape flowing behind him.
You can download the movie now, while DVDs will be available next month. I look forward to the inevitable fan edits.More >>
Some of the best reader submissions from the Weekend Open Thread.
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If the reaction to Ben Affleck donning the Bat-suit in Batman vs. Superman made large segments of fandom apoplectic with rage, Warner Bros.' announcement Tuesday that Fast & the Furious 6 actress and former model Gal Gadot would be cast as Wonder Woman was met with the kind of charmingly dismissive and patronizing reactions actresses tend to be subjected to when Internet commentary and big-budget comic book properties collide.
We've collected some of the more... contentious assessments of Ms. Gadot's casting from around the web. What say you: do the teeming online masses have a point, or should they keep quiet until the first footage of Gadot gets some play?
You be the judge. He could just be messing with us.
UPDATE: Exhibitor Relations confirms it.
No stopping the X-Men franchise. Fox's X-MEN: APOCALYPSE will drop May 27, 2016.— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) December 5, 2013
Time to start spitballing who should play Apocalypse. Mo-cap Vin Diesel?
Some of you thought you saw them earlier, and you were right - in this freeze-and-comment version of the trailer, Marc Webb, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx reveal more of what's going on.
I'm tempted to use the old line about how if you have to explain a joke, then it's not funny. But we'll see - the general idea being put forward is that Oscorp is basically a supervillain factory. A metaphor for the Military Industrial Complex, perhaps, because that's something we've never ever seen in a movie before. Though to be fair, when we see it in superhero movies, it's usually run by someone like Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark who turns good.More >>
Finding the movie in a novel isn't always easy, and finding the movie in the decades-long ongoing soap operas that are superhero comics? That is maybe a million times harder. At least a novel is usually written by a single author with a single vision, and therefore easier to translate to film, but comics change hands constantly, and one creator's version of Batman, for example, is vastly different from another's. Frankly, given these facts, it's a miracle any superhero movie turns out to be any good at all.
Some of the most successful adaptations of superheroes often just take the basic characters and origin stories of the heroes and then do their own spin on them, Hollywood style. The Avengers is a great superhero movie, maybe even the greatest, but as an actual adaptation of fifty years of Avengers comics? it seems that Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios didn't even bother to try. The Iron Man movies, by and large, play pretty fast and loose with the comics they were based on too. So this isn't about which superhero movies are the best, but which superhero movies made the best and worst use of the decades-long stories on which they are supposedly based.
I should stress that this is NOT a best/worst superhero movies list, hence the lack of movies like Catwoman or Steel, which don't even attempt to adapt the comics, just use the names. That's a whole other list.
Considering what they showed us at Comic-Con, and how that was almost 100% Electro stuff, it's shocking how little the guy's actually in this, which indeed shows us Rhino and Goblin.
There's no nice way to say this, actually - it looks like the Spidey version of Batman Forever (which, to be honest, I liked at the time). It's a surprisingly cartoony looking sequel to what was - I think - trying to be a grittier reboot.
Low expectations can be a good thing, right? Because then you end up liking the final product better than you thought...right?More >>
From one Greek mythology-inspired, Zack Snyder-connected warrior woman to another - here are Eva Green and Lena Headey snarling around King Xerxes, and preparing for the follow-up battle that will either allow Sparta to be destroyed for good, or let the Greeks get revenge for the events of the first 300.
And most of it's a naval battle, by the look of it. I'm still disappointed that there are no mutants and monsters like last time - save Xerxes, who appears to become a magic giant in a pool of golden water, because something something Frank Miller boner - but I finally have more of a sense of what this movie is about and where it fits in with the previous one.
Notice how the trailer tries to make you think Snyder's directing. Obviously WB thinks of that as a selling point still.More >>