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Superhero Team-up

23 Jul

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder announced at San Diego Comic-Con that there will be another Superman movie and the Man of Steel will be joined by Batman. It’s the first time ever the pair will team-up on the big screen. For those who aren’t familiar with the Batman and Superman comic book/cartoon dynamic – the characters have similar morals, but rarely see eye to eye. The combination should be interesting and I think their relationship will resemble Iron Man and Captain America’s in Marvel’s Avengers.

Both Henry Cavill and Amy Adams will reprise their roles as Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane. The big question now is who will play Batman? Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer was originally cast as Batman in the 2007 failed Justice League project and he’s in the running again for the role. The fan favorite is Joseph Gordon-Levitt who did a pretty awesome job in The Dark Knight Rises.  Some Screen Rant suggests are Richard Armitage or Luke Evans.

I think Gordon-Levitt is the best choice considering his role in the last Batman movie and even though Christopher Nolan isn’t directing the new Superman movies, he’s producing them.

Who else do you think would make a good Batman?



Guillermo is Great!

14 Nov

I’ve finally come to terms with what happened to Tim Burton. The real Tim is gone and the days of his dark, funny, quirky and sometimes depressing movies have vanished. I moved on with my life and started secretly obsessing over Robert Rodriguez. Planet Terror, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico were all horrible, yet magical in their own way. Then I read Rodriguez left his wife of 16 years and his five children for Rose McGowan. I’m not especially judgmental, but believe me I’m judging.

With both directors tainted, I moved on to the only logical choice – Guillermo del Toro.

What’s so great about Guillermo? Let me tell you:

1. He’s married to his high school sweetheart. That’s adorable and all the cool kids marry their high school boyfriend or girlfriend.

2. He owns a separate house for all his books, posters and movie memorabilia. Del Toro has said, “As a kid, I dreamed of having a house with secret passages and a room where it rained 24 hours a day. The point of being over 40 is to fulfill the desires you’ve been harboring since you were 7.” Agreed!

3. He’s an author (The Strain) and was a special effects make-up artist for 10 years.

4. He’s made some pretty dark and fun movies – Hellboy 1 & 2, Blade 2 and Pan’s Labyrinth.

5.  Last but not least, he’s in talks to do Justice League Dark.

Rumors have been circulating the internet for weeks that Guillermo will adapt and direct Justice League Dark a.k.a Heaven Sent. Now, Del Toro has acknowledged that yes, there are discussions about a Heaven Sent movie. The movie will feature DC’s supernatural heroes like Zatanna, John Constantine and Swamp Thing.

Guillermo directing would such a change from the popcorn Superhero movie and it makes me wonder what the rating will be.

If this ends up happening, everyday until the release date will fill me with unbearable excitement. For years, I have been telling people about my love for Man-Thing. Almost every time I try to educate someone on his greatness they say “Ewww he’s ugly” or “Who or what is Man-Thing?” What is Man-Thing? He’s awesome – that’s what he is.

It’s about time the weird and ugly superheroes get some exposure. I love my mainstream characters like Batman, but come on – how bad does he have it? Yes, your parents died and that’s tragic, but you’re still rich, brilliant and good looking.

Take a look at Man-Thing and Swamp Thing…still think Batman has a rough life?

Toronto Batman

25 Jul

For the last few days, I’ve been sick and it’s been difficult to sleep.  That means I’ve been up to 3 or 4 in the morning watching YouTube videos of talking animals and movie trailers.  During one of these late night video sessions, I stumbled across my new love, Toronto Batman.

How can I describe him…

1. He’s Batman in Toronto.

2. He harasses people on the street.

3. He loves beef jerky.

4. He yells random things like “My parents are dead!”, “Rachel”, “I have two balls”…and many more.

Perhaps you should love him too.

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