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‘Batgirl Beyond’…?

It has been known for several months that both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck are set to appear in the upcoming Flash movie. The movie will serve as a farewell to Affleck’s version of the character and pave the way for a new actor to take on the role. To clarify, this will be the new Batman for HBOMax as Robert Pattinson has his own trilogy in the works over on the big screen. As of today the word on the street is that the new Bruce Wayne is actually a returning face with Michael Keaton once again taking on the iconic cowl; or will he? Rumors online have been stating that he would return as the billionaire but would not be on “active duty.” Instead, he would be a futuristic mentor looking after a new hero patroling the streets of Gotham. Yes, one would assume that what we are getting is live-action Batman Beyond; the popular animated classic that has held a cult following over the last couple of decades. However, it would appear …

‘Snyderverse’ To Continue as Comic?

In the past few days we have seen official word from Warner execs saying that the investment in Snyder’s Justice League is nothing more than a one and done thing. Though Wonder Woman has a third film coming down the line, and Aquaman has an anticipated sequel in the works as well, there is no other sign of Snyder’s DCEU continuing. Yes, Ezra Miller’s Flash will be getting a solo movie but this is a unique case. We know that his film will adapt the famous Flashpoint to some degree, but it ultimately will achieve the same purpose as the iconic book; restart the DC film universe. Earlier today Ray Fisher has voiced his intention to no longer return to the DC film universe so long as the current executives at the studio remain in place. This leaves Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman. For Cavill, his fate is very much up in the air- no pun intended. JJ Abrams will be taking on the next Superman project but he has yet to confirm …

Ray Fisher Done with DC With Current Execs; Cyborg Likely Gone

Ray Fisher has gone on record to state that he has no interest of continuing to work with Warner so long as the curent executives in place remain. I understand this commentary came in response to Warner’s statement confirming that their future slate of films have no intention of bringing back Fisher’s Cyborg. Fisher has been a constant voice against abuses conducted on the set of Justice League during reshoots and, safe to say, a thorn in Warner’s paw these last few months. Their decision to omit him is not surprising and neither is it a shock that he would want to step away from further projects. Recently, it has also been reported that the current heads at the studio have NO plans to move forward with Snyder’s work (JL Trilogy) after their $70 million investment for his version of Justice League due out some time next March. It is best to take this news as a grain of salt for now… Things can change after all! From what reports are showing as of December …

What Can We Expect From ‘Wonder Woman 3’?

Yes, WW84 is barely a day old and we’re shifting attention to the sequel; it is what it is! Funny enough we’re not the only ones quickly looking ahead. Warner has already green lit the third installment to the series with Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins on board. This comes as surprising news considering the busy schedule Jenkins will have in the next couple of years (Rogue Squadron and Cleopatra). Though the movie is confirmed we do not have a planned release date yet. So, with everything going ful lspeed ahead, what do we want from a third film? Circe: This is GOING to be the villain. I am willing to put money on this right now. We have seen Ares, Doctor Poison, Maxwell Lord and Cheetah… The last big name baddie for Wonder Woman is Circe and I’m hoping we get her. Though as this is going to be the third installment I have no doubt it will be the biggest. So… Cheetah: Circe is magic. Barbara never renounced her initial wish that …

DCEU Movies Ranked

With the release of WW84 it felt only appropriate to rank all nine DCEU movies. Now, there is no error with the list below, Joker was intentionally omitted as it does not appear to be connected to the larger interconnected universe; at least not yet, right Flashpoint? 9. Josstice League: Look, it’s just not the movie that the creative intended to make. When I first saw Justice League in theaters after seeing the reviews I looked to like it. In some ways I was able to! Though when I went back to see BvS some time later I was baffled at just how different the tone of this movie is compared to what Zack had created prior. Hopefully the Snyder Cut can score higher on the list when it officially replaces this verson. 8. Suicide Squad: Yet another project tampered with by the studio…I don’t completely hate this movie. It had some good elements where the cast is the biggest one. I loved what we saw for Harley and Joker, Smith as Deadshot was great, …

‘WW84’ Mixed Reviews; Where Does She Go From Here?

As of this morning Wonder Woman 1984 stands ay 67% on Rotten Tomatoes; a considerable decrease compared to its predecessor. As my review shows- I and recognize some of the very obvious issues it has, but I still enjoyed it! Aside from the problems of the movie my thoughts have gone towards the future. It’s ironic that the character that saved the DCEU after rough performances from Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman could now finds herself in an awkward position. Jenkins’ Schedule: As of right now Patty Jenkins has some other projects on the calendar that will be priority over any potential Wonder Woman 3. Those movies are Cleopatra, which will also star Gal Gadot, and the recently announced Rogue Squadron for Disney. These commitments could make it likely that a Wonder Woman 3 might not hit theaters for another 3-4 years! The question becomes is that a wait the studio is going to be willing to commit to, especially if this film does indeed fall below the 60% line. Worst case scenario, these …

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (SPOILER) Review

Let’s get into it. THE GOOD 80’s: The movie is not just set in the 80’s but a good deal of it (especially the beginning) feel like you’re watching a traditional 80’s movie. Seeing Washington DC alive in 1984, with random shadows of Wonder Woman doing heroic things, felt like a wonderful tip of the hat to the decade’s style of films. Many things recently have been period heavy, especially within the 80s, so I was worried it might be a tired movie from the beginning; gladly, it wasn’t the case. The time period served as a fine backdrop and even allowed for an aestethic that almost felt like a recreation of Linda Carter’s era as the titular character. The movie is a 180 from the first and that is fine! It sought to create its own style and feel and it pulled it off really nicely. Kristen Wiig: I am always nervous when comedians make the switch over to drama. Wiig proves yet again she’s a powerhouse of talent. She opens the film as …

Cheetah and the DCEU (SPOILERS)

I just finished streaming Wonder Woman 1984 on HBOMax and I want to waste no time diving into it. Now, my actual review will be up in a bit, but I wanted to first tackle one of my biggest questions going into this; what could we expect for Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah going forward? Barbara finally made her transformation into the iconic Wonder Woman villain for the third act of the film. Personally, I feel the CGI work was a bit choppy and it relied heavily on the lighting of the scene to cover that up, but I digress. I think Wiig did a great job with the character across the board. For what few still shots we had of her in full Cheetah I think it looked nice, badass, and worthy of the role. As she and Diana faced off (in the dark) I wasn’t rooting for Cheetah to win, but I was PRAYING for her not to die. Cheetah is like Wonder Woman’s Joker. Aquaman’s Black Manta; Superman’s Luthor! You get my point. The …

Snyder Promoting Release of the ‘Ayer Cut’; Of Course He Is!

Earlier today multiple sources on twitter reported that Zach Snyder has not only voiced his support for the release of the Ayer Cut of 2016’s Suicide Squad, but that he also planned to meet with the director about it! What that meeting could specifically lead to right now is anybody’s guess, but I’m sure it will likely include some collaboration on how to push this forward. Snyder voicing his support for the Ayer Cut makes complete sense. Once upon a time the director was not only set to create his five connecting films (Man of Steel, BvS, and three Justice League films) but was also set to sit on the top to oversee the DCEU. Even though the theatrical version of Suicide Squad was far from what Ayer originally intended that the version still communicated how connected it was to the larger story Snyder was trying to tell; it opens with a discussion of a dead Superman and features Affleck’s Batman for crying out loud! We don’t want to get too cocky after fan demands …

‘Wonder Woman’ Review

We are just three days away from the release of the highly anticipated Wonder Woman 1984. The film will premiere both in theaters and on HBOMax for streaming starting this friday at 12:00 pm EST; I can’t wait! In anticipation for the film I wanted to review the first Wonder Woman film, also directed by the brilliant Patty Jenkins and released in 2017. THE GOOD Gal Gadot: I must confess that back in 2013 when her casting was announced I was very much a hater. I didn’t see her as Wonder Woman! Even when she made her debut in Batman v Superman I had my doubts. Her performance in this first solo film as the character though had me eating my words. In this movie Gadot got to play a much more naive version of the heroine who had not yet known what the world of mankind was like. She was able to bring that version of Diana to life without it coming off ditzy, dumb, or annoying. Her innocence was genuine and despite her …