Geekly News Round-up!
In this section, you’ll find all recent headlines that you, as a pop culture aficionado, should not miss. We can’t all keep track of everything, so each week we’ll select the important news for you. We bring you our: Geekly News Round-Up!
According to a rumor Heroic Hollywood has picked up, Will Smith’s character Deadshot, which we first see in next years Suicide Squad, is going to get a big part in the planned solo Batman movie with Ben Affleck.
The both of them are supposed to team up against a bigger threat posed by Jared Leto’s Joker.
I think it is pretty obvious that DC/WB got Will Smith for more than just a part in the Suicide Squad film, but I am not sure if I really want him as second lead in a Batman film. A cool action scene, guest appearance, sure… but Deadshot co-headlining a Batman movie? We’ll see.
Deadpool X-mas Letter
Deadpool himself, during his brilliant PR move titles 12 Days of Deadpool, e-mailed his fans this weekend with a nice little letter, which you can read above. He talks about his 2015 and wishes us all a great 2016.
Deadpool starts his theatre run in February.
Star Wars Force Awakens Destroys At The Box Office/Mini Review
Star Wars The Force Awakens has hit our theatres last week and probably everyone has already seen it at least once! My mini review right here, SPOILER FREE:
Let me put it this way… there was a 12 year old version of me that LOVED Star Wars… that loved Star Wars almost as much as Batman (sacrilege, I know!). That guy saw the special editions in theatres, had a lot of the toys and read the extended universe books. That kid went into a coma when Phantom Menace came out and died with Attack of the Clones. I haven’t been a Star Wars fan since, even if I kinda liked Episode 3. Not even the trailers for Force Awakens hyped me. At all.
Well… that part of me has been resurrected, while watching Episode VII.
HOLY F*… what a GREAT movie. My 2nd favorite of the year, after the all mighty Fury Road (shiny and chrome!).
Adam Driver STEALS the whole movie and Kylo Ren is my new favorite Star Wars character. The movie pulses with fun and excitement. Every joke lands and when it goes dark… it goes DARK. It truly is not afraid of dark places and I loved that. There are a few nitpicks I had, but overall I could not stop grinning from ear to ear, or tearing up. Abrams’ best movie to date (to me the only great movie he made outside of MI3) and a great modernisation and enhancement of the mythos. It might even be my favorite of the whole series, but I have to rewatch it again to say that with authority.
So, yeah… I wasn’t hyped at all… a few weeks ago I wasn’t even excited about this… but I LOVED IT!
Star Wars is back and made $528 million on the first weekend, which is the biggest movie weekend ever!
Captain America Civil War Art Revealed
Marvel Studios has revealed a cool piece of movie art, from TotalFilm Magazine. It shows the heroes of the MCU squaring off against each other: Team Cap vs Team Iron!
If someone can explain to me why Rhody’s War Machine is now called War Hammer, I would appreciate that. Did I miss something?
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and more, “Captain America: Civil War” opens May 6, 2016 and we cannot wait for it!
Batman v Superman Runtime Revealed/New Interviews
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s marketing is kicking into high gear now, with the movie (my most anticipated film of 2016 by far!) only three months away now! OHMYGOD!!!
Anyway… WB/DC released three very cool posters for the main heroes of the film, which you can check out above. It makes me even more excited to see Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, because DAYUM does she look great in that suit! There were also more interviews with Batman and Superman themselves, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill respectively.
Affleck on comparisons on Bale’s Batman in an interview with Studio CineLive via Batman-News:
“I don’t want to compete with other incarnations, nor do I want to emulate them,Those versions belong in another universe. Christopher Nolan used his Batman to tell a finite story. My version is different, but remains faithful to the Batman mythology and all the themes associated with it. The other difference is that Nolan’s Batman isn’t part of a universe where other superheroes exist as well. Here — because we’re working towards the Justice League — there’s Superman, and it’s a world populated with super beings. This situation generates an altogether new reality.”
Cavill on comparisons with Christopher Reeve’s Clark Kent:
“Comparisons with Christopher Reeve’s clumsy Clark Kent are inevitable. My Clark Kent is trying to be as small and invisible as possible. If you’re awkward and spilling things constantly, people are going to notice you, and that’s not the best way to go unseen. You have to admit, it’s not a remarkable disguise, just a pair of glasses. He’d like to think that no one will believe he could be Superman. How could such a delicate flower be a living god? Preposterous.”
The runtime for the film has also been revealed, when ticket sales for the film started in Germany last weekend. BvS is going to run 2 hours and 31 minutes (151 minutes), which is close to the run times of the last three Batman films.
Wonder Woman: Nicole Kidman Out/Pine Interview
Nicole Kidman, originally cast for an unspecified role in the now currently shooting Wonder Woman movie, has to drop out of the production due to a scheduling conflict on her side. Robin Wright, Claire Underwood from House of Cards, is probably going to replace her, as reported by Variety’s Justin Kroll. Wright had also already been cast in another unspecified role for the film, but will now take on Kidman’s meatier role instead. Rumors and common sense suggest that role is probably either going to be Diana’s mother Hippolyta, or greek goddess Hera.
Chris Pine, who plays the role of love interest Steve Rogers, has also talked a bit about the movie to TotalFilm Magazine last week. Here is what he had to say:
“It’ll be a f#cking blast. Patty’s [director of Wonder Woman Patty Jenkins] got a tremendous sense of story, I couldn’t be happier to be supporting Gal in what’s going to be the first female-driven superhero film. I think in the world today we’ve had plenty enough of male-driven everything and it’s finally time to see how wonderful the world can be with beautiful, strong intelligent women kicking some major ass.”
Twin Peaks Series Revival Trailer
I don’t know if you guys are excited about this, but I am, so thems the brakes.
Twin Peaks, early 90s cult TV show comes back next year with the original cast and director/maniac David Lynch attached. After two seasons and a movie Twin Peaks fire burned out bright and quickly, but we get another helping of that gum you liked, thats going to come back in style. *That’s a damn fine cup of coffee *and sometimes my arms bend backwards.