All posts tagged: Batman

Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ Delayed- But You Can Enjoy the Story Now

It seems every day we are learning of more anticipated projects being pushed back due to COVID-19. New to the list is Matt Reeves’ The Batman which has now been set for October 2021. Ha. F*** me. Along with the announcement came the word from the films creative camp that the October shift almost “suits the mood” of the movie… Alright. Enough bulls***. This thing is CLEARLY going to adapt Jeph Loeb’s iconic, The Long Halloween. What is that you ask? Only one of THE greatest Batman stories ever written! Yes, we are going to have to wait a bit longer to see the film, but while you’re locked inside you can experience the story right now! Here are some clues that we’ve received so far of the film’s likelihood being an adaptation of the tale as well as some elements that make it so fantastic. 1: The Art of Tim Sale: I can be a bit of a diva when it comes to my comics. I know there are many stories that are worshiped in …

Episode 55 – Love Is NOT Blind

The gang is back and we are on the couch for episode 55 of the 17 Waverly Podcast! In today’s episode we give a deep and thorough discussion into the new Netflix reality show ‘Love is Blind’. We spend the majority of our time this week discussing each couple from the show, what makes them insane/hilarious, and finally our predictions for how they will end up by the reunion show. We finish this week’s episode by giving our thoughts on the recent images that leaked of the new Batman suit from the upcoming Batman movie starring Robert Pattinson. Come join us on the couch, you wont regret it!

Episode 38 – Poor Jared

The episode we’ve been waiting months for is finally here! Welcome back to the couch folks where we’re chillin, watching some TV as per usual. In today’s episode we start by discussing the recently launched All Elite Wrestling weekly show @ 0:03:30 and what it means for the WWE. We then spend what feels like forever discussing Todd Phillips ‘JOKER’ @ 0:12:00 which came out last week and has brought up many discussion topics. Come join us for that and much more!

Does Todd Phillips’ ‘JOKER’ Owe Audiences a Sequel?

Though Todd Phillips has gone on record to say that his JOKER is a complete stand-alone/one-and-done film, fans might find it difficult to accept considering the insane success the movie has had at the weekend box office. The film has officially broken October box office records (dethroning last years Venom) with $93.5 million domestically and $234 million worldwide. WOW. Who said a comic book movie has to be colorful to be successful…? Now, is there enough there to build on? Oh YES. Perfect Foundation for Gotham: I understand the end of the movie is meant to create uncertainty over what in the movie was real and what was lies created by the demented mind of Arthur Fleck. We get confirmation that he made up his relationship with Sophie (that was obvious from the beginning), but his session at the end of the film makes one wonder if he was trying to insert himself into the birth of Batman (yet that would insinuate that he knows who Batman is, and we know he doesn’t nor cares to know) …

Shortlist for Catwoman Revealed

This morning I was pumped to find on Twitter that the the shortlist for the casting of Catwoman in the upcoming Batman film has been released! Was this an accident? Nah, bitch. This was likely released on purpose for the studio to gain an idea of what direction fans are leaning in order to help (but not control) their decision. I want to go down the list of each beautiful black actress (So happy they’re going to give us some Eartha Kitt vibes) and see which I think have the strongest chances. Tessa Thompson: Out of the gates I have to say I don’t think she’s a real contender for the role. Yes, she’s stunning, yes she gives Eartha Kitt vibes to the T, but I just don’t see her opposite Robert Pattinson in this movie. I know some might think her staple in the MCU makes her a strong contender, but I would hope that Warner Bros. would go with a lesser known actress to really make a debut as Catwoman. Do I think she’ll …

‘TITANS’ 2×04: ‘Aqualad’

It is Monday so that means it is time for another review/rant on the latest episode of DC Universe’s, Titans! THE GOOD Varsity Team: So, for the first time this week we got to visit the good old days(?) when the original Titans members occupied the tower. We had Dick once again in his Robin suit, Hawk, Dove, Donna Troy, and, a new face, Aqualad! I enjoyed getting to see the original team assembled for the entire episode as it heavily implied that we would be getting the answers as to what happened that made them all go their separate ways. The opening fight sequence with the five was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed the banter among them as well. Now, if I’m being honest, some stuff did fall flat. They’re just not that fun of a group! I know, I know, this is SERIOUS Titans, but still! The five don’t really seem to have all that much chemistry between them besides the fact that they’re unreasonably attractive. Yet, overall, I did really enjoy …

‘The Joker’ Final Trailer: I Have No Idea What It’s About, but I Relate??

Yesterday we were treated to the second and FINAL trailer for Todd Phillips’ upcoming The Joker.  As said before, on the podcast and on this very blog, I have been very skeptical about this movie; how do you have Joker without his better half?! Well, the final trailer, much like the first, does very little to tell us what the plot is going to be. Yet, I found myself (on a strictly emotional level) connecting with what I was seeing. I know the script has leaked online, but I am trying to be a good fan and keep my distance. For now, I am going off of the suspicion that the story revolves around the thesis of, “we are all just one bad day away from losing our minds.” Of course, we can tell Phoenix’s Joker has had more than just a bad day, but isn’t that so many of us? A part of me wishes that the film weren’t set in the 70’s because it appears as if there is so much here that …

‘Young Justice’ and the Mystery of the Token Gay Character

Young Justice has returned for the second half of its third season over on DC Universe. While I’m enjoying the plot unfold and getting to see more familiar faces for the DC world make their series debut, I am still caught up on trying to figure out just WHO the show-runners were referring to when they said, “gay characters have always been present on the team.” I blogged about this during the first half of the season. Though I haven’t posted reviews for the latest episodes, they did provide more information for who could and couldn’t be ruled out. So, let’s take it from the top people! Team roll call! Just like last time, since Weisman said the character(s) have been present since the end of season two, we will omit the mention of any outsiders or others brought on since the beginning of the current season. S1 characters Nightwing- No. He is very much with Barbara Gordon. Superboy- He is engaged to Miss Martian Miss Martian- ditto Kid Flash- Dead and was with Artemis …

Episode 26 – Down Town Material

Welcome back to the couch everyone! We’re here watching some tv, discussing the latest and greatest from this past week in entertainment. Right off the bat we get into the ‘big’ finale of Game of Thrones @ 0:02:00, as well as give our final thoughts on how they closed out the season overall. @ 0:41:45 we switch gears and give our thoughts on the new Batman casting and then @ 0:53:00 we start discussing all the latest trailer drops from the past week. We finish the episode explaining the arrival of AEW (All Elite Wrestling) and what it means for the WWE @ 01:09:10, plus much much more!

Robert Pattinson is Batman

Look, it’s fine. It’s Fine! Did all my God given senses erupt unanimously in a vibration of ‘NO!’? Damn sure did. Then, I let it register and remembered we’ve done this too many F$#^$# times and we got to learn eventually. People were upset when Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman, when Ben Affleck got Batman, and more examples I just can’t recall. The point is, we’re going to be just fine. At the end of the day what really matters is the quality of that script and Matt Reeves vision. In my opinion Ben Affleck wasn’t just a good Batman but he was the BEST Bruce Wayne we have ever gotten.  That didn’t save him though! We never really got to see the full potential of the Batman and that will always suck. Twilight here might be able to take the character and do some good stuff with it. Let’s give him a fair shot. NOW, I’m going to need him to gain at least twenty pounds of muscle and change that hair …