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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 …

‘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 …

17 Waverly Podcast – Comic Couch – Ep 5

What is happening on the set of  Disney’s ‘The Mandalorian’? What do the couch boys think is going to happen the rest of the season? Which new characters will we see that are tied to the Star Wars universe that we know? Who is getting cut from HBO Max #SnyderCut Justice League movie? Will HBO Max have success with ‘Wonder Woman: 1984’ release? Was last weeks Undertaker match his actual last ride? All these questions are answered and more on this weeks comic couch! 

2020 is Year of Comic Heroines

2020 has begun and as the resident nerd of the 17 Waverly Podcast I am looking forward to the buckets of comic book content we are getting. As DC and Marvel prepare to launch their projects in the coming months I have found that there is a strong common denominator across the board; WOMEN. Birds of Prey: Say what you wish about DC live-action content over the past few years. If you choose the negative route I respect it. However, there is something  objectively true about the brand; they’re trail blazing. First studio to introduce darker and grittier tones, first studio to showcase a villain ensemble, and first studio to bring a successful female superhero to the big screen. 2020 will earn DC and Warner another badge of firsts as they release the first female ensemble superhero film with Birds of Prey due February 7, 2020. Am I one of those fans still pouting that it’s Birds of Prey and not Sirens? Yeah, a little. Am I annoyed Barbara Gordon is nowhere to be seen in …

Hawkman and Hawkgirl Set to Appear in ‘WW84’?

This is breaking news! At least, I think it is? Anyway, as I was randomly looking for upcoming movies and television shows to keep an eye on, I randomly stumbled upon something interesting in the cast page for Wonder Woman 1984! Not only are Sam Worthington and Alicia Vikander showing up on the casting page (unexpectedly) but they are each listed to be playing Hawkgirl and Hawkman!? Is this a mistake? Well, there’s two possible mistakes; someone F#$^# up and spoiled a secret of the movie, or, they are really just not supposed to be there. Personally, I would guess it’s the former. If this IS true, then my biggest support for the casting choice! I think they would make excellent additions to the DCEU. Or, whatever it’s being called now! For those who don’t know, Hawkgirl and Hawkman are two winged warriors that have been living multiple reincarnated lives. In each life they find their way to each other and awaken their memories. Well, at least that’s the route Legends of Tomorrow went with. …