Tuesday, August 10, 2010

JLA, The Movie!!!

Title sequence from show opening; containing f...Image via Wikipedia
It would seem that the fine folks at The WB have finally figured out that a live action Justice League movie would be a good thing.  However, further in depth analysis of this article, and the surrounding rumors, AND what I experienced at Comic Con leave me skeptical:

  • No Batman
  • No Superman
  • Wonder Woman hasn't been cast yet
The list could go on forever, but I'll cover these three points, and then maybe you can make more in the comment section.

No Batman

Even if there was, would Christian Bale play the part? Probably not, as he doesn't even want to play second fiddle to Robin, if he were to appear in the next Batman movie. So, a recast would definitely be in order here, however, why not? Had anyone heard of Christopher Reeve before? Which brings us to

No Superman

Of course there's no Superman, simply because well, they haven't found the aforementioned's replacement yet. Brandon Routh, while a good actor, (see his Chuck episodes) was simply not the embodiment of the quiet yet reserved Clark Kent and Superman at the same time. Big red boots to fill, let me assure you.  After all, the powers don't come from the costume, as they do with Batman. And Finally

Wonder Woman hasn't been cast yet

There's a reason for this, which boils downto, the WW movie has been bogged down in Warner Brothers development hell, which I believe is the fifth ring, for years now. Not sure if Joss Whedon is still at the helm, but they could do a lot worse, and have in the past. PS, Charisma Carpenter IS available.

With two out of the big three not even proposed to be in the film, how do you make a true JLA film? For my money, you can't.

Adjust your expectations accordingly.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

And when you say Game On....

You have to really mean it. Like This:

If you don't get it, then you never will. Let me know what you think in the comments. Thanks!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I may have just named a color....

If I can figure out how to trackback. I've just been told I must ping. Good thing I have the machine that does that. So that this doesn't slip into the dreaded morning pages random type post, I'll simply say that it's good to be home, after five days away. Where was I? Same place Carmen was, or is, or whatever....

I've always maintained that how Batman is perceived in the DCU is relevant to how he styles himself.  In the early days, his color scheme was black and grey, but as the years progressed, he got progressively more into it, until he's colored and drawn how you see him today. He'll always be Batman, AND more importantly, he'll always be Bruce Wayne.

Remember when superheroes wore their tights under their clothes? Me neither :) I met a costumer at Con, who agreed with me on several points. Maybe I'll ask her if it's practical to return to that trend.

So, where were we? You know where I am. Or by now, you should. Just attended crashed a party wherein I met some really cool people, and that may change the direction of whom this is a job for....

In any case, over the next few days, I'll give my random rants on what took place while I was otherwise involved with what has become hashtagged #SDCC, or, for the right-handed people, Comic Con International, 2010 edition. You can probably find most of the same opinions elsewhere, however, you won't get my unique take. Hilights include, an interview with @ActionFlickChick herself, Katrina Hill.

72 and sunny in Redondo Beach.

Or, is it? :)

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Why is, This a Job For???

Some might wonder what the title of this blog means, and I'm here to tell you, that it harkens back to the days of radio, when Bud Collyer, doing the voice of Clark Kent, had to let his listening audience that he was in fact taking off the glasses, and about to fight for truth, justice, and the American way. As Superman. The phrase even made it to the TV version starring George Reeves, and the any of several incarnations of the animated adventures of Superman less than a decade later. I'm sure you could probably find it in a current issue, if J. Michael Stracynszki remembers his history.
Of course, Superman can't be everywhere at once, and if you've been paying attention, Batman is my favorite Comic Book Character of all time, and that's not going to change anytime soon. So, the reality of what I'll focus on here is all things Batman, when I'm not dealing with the rest of my life that takes up well, the rest of my life. I may talk about other things, however, there will be a relationship to at least comics in general, and most likely, Batman specifically. Feel free to let me know how I'm doing, as I hope to expand with reviews of the current Bat titles I read, if nothing else.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Good Knight's Quest....

Not to be confused with, the quest of Goodnight, which may have been an alternative title for The Man With the Golden Gun, which would mean I'd be writing this post for an entirely different site.

But I Digress :)

Enjoy the following, and we'll talk after....

That's right, I attended the premiere party for this new web show, and I have to say, I had a great time, both schmoozing with the stars, and their fans. Grabbed the above interview with the star and producer, Paula Rhodes. I've got other video that I'll probably post another time, but this should whet your appetite. I'm thinking they premiered too late this year to get a Streamy award nom, but they should definitely get one next year. I expect great things from these people. Stay tuned.

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