I recently saw Superherohype's casting poll for who could play Batman. They mentioned Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and to those of u who don't watch Game of Thrones, he plays Jaime Lannister. I have to say he could fit into the cape and cowl and he looks like Bruce Wayne. Another fellow user suggested Scott Adkins could play the Batman. He certainly could fit the part. What do u think? But please don't say Ryan Gosling. Gosling would only be good for the Flash and that's it and Josh Brolin would only be good if they decided to cast an older Bruce Wayne.
Its about time if u ask anyone including myself plus this will serve as a great precursor to the Justice League film. Its Superman's stamina to influence and motivate that brings the team together and its Batman's resources that makes the Justice League a force that no villain will want to reckon with. I just hope Lex Luthor who is already confirmed for the movie will be teaming up with the Joker.
The only question is who will step up to the plate for three title roles. In my opinion, I think its time to resurrect Billy Zane's career and cast him as Lex Luthor. He could pull it off without breaking a sweat plus he plays suave and evil pretty well. As for Batman, some suggested Armie Hammer to play the Dark Knight and after watching the Lone Ranger (which wasn't that bad despite what critics or movie goers have said), I think he might be able to pull it off without having to use the whole deep voice thing like Bale.
Sorry to say, Bale said he wouldn't return as Batman unless Nolan was directing Superman vs Batman. All the same that's fine by me. Nolan can go his way and DC can its own way. Now the Joker, everyone keeps saying no one can match Ledger's performance. I'm sorry but if u watch the Dark Knight or the 1989 Batman long enough, anyone can play Joker and make it look genuine. As for who could play Joker, I think Tom Hiddleston aka Loki or Robert Downey Jr. could pull it off. They just need to master a convincing laugh. Nicholson's and Mark Hamill's Joker laugh were by far the greatest. What do u think?
As a side note, I really hope they ditch the Enchanted chick as Lois Lane and get somebody else. U need someone sexy and tenacious to play Lois. There are plenty of choices. Plus why did they make Jimmy Olsen a chick. Supergirl needs someone to flirt with who is down to Earth.
I just finished watching The Wolverine. Great movie, fast paced and as always Hugh Jackman delivered a great performance. I won't spoil the tidbit at the ending but when you watch it, you will understand my two main concerns. One concern is the Trasks. Bill Duke was Secretary Trask during X-Men Last Stand but it was never determined if Trask was Bolivar. Bolivar Trask will be played by Peter Dinklage in X-Men Days of Future Past so Bolivar is going to be white and short in stature. My question is what is the relationship between Bill Duke's Trask character and that of Dinklage's version of Bolivar Trask?
My other question which is more pertinent: How does Charles Xavier get back his ability to walk for X-Men Last Stand after he lost his ability to walk in X-Men First Class. Hopefully that question will be answered in the upcoming sequel. Some of us are already aware that the catatonic that Moira MacTaggert was tending to in X-Men Last Stand was apparently Charles' twin brother Brian Xavier. This is probably why some fans don't like X-Men Last Stand because it left things in a tangent especially the step brother relationship between Juggernaut and Xavier. Xavier never had a blood brother but he did have a deranged fetal twin sister named Cassandra Nova. I guess we will have to wait and see if the sequel answers my questions. What do you think?
Man of Steel was fast paced. It never got boring. The dialogue was moving as well as charismatic. One potential flaw though Superman's secret identity as Clark Kent is spoiled too soon because Lois Lane does some digging around. The metaphor for Clark Kent is best described by David Carradine in Kill Bill Vol 2:
Other than that, everything was top notch despite Nolan's involvement. Still didn't like Amy Adams version of Lois Lane. Hopefully she only had a contract for one movie. Jax-Ur makes an appearance as Zod's medical officer and torturer of Superman. When you see the movie, Emil Hamilton's fate is undetermined. He could have died when the Phantom Zone reopened and closed or he is now trapped in the zone. We shall see if he returns as Superman's foe Ruin or if he will become a little wiser about Kryptonian tech. Lex Luthor's influence is briefly mentioned when Zod crashes into a oil tanker with LexCorp printed on the truck. Now with Metropolis in ruin, Luthor can step in and rebuild Metropolis. Kryptonite is mentioned but only in an atmospheric environment on Zod's ship. We shall see what Snyder comes up with next. We can only hope that Luthor will create Metallo and Parasite or join forces with Brainiac in the next film.
As stated in my previous blog, the chronological order of Batman is never solid in video games. Bane has been confirmed as one of the eight assassins. Firefly, Deadshot, Deathstroke, Electrocutioner and Alberto Falcone are the other confirmed hitmen hired by Black Mask, Penguin and Carmine Falcone which only leaves room for two more slots. Joker and Anarky have also been confirmed to appear in the game. However, I doubt either rogue would accept a contract to bump off Batman since Joker is always in it for himself to torture Batman and Anarky is only concerned with tearing down the system and order that Batman represents.
The WB Montreal designers mentioned that in the side missions, u can play as villains. The villains mentioned were Firefly and Electrocutioner. I think the game designers will lean away from other assassins like Cheshire or Merlyn and stick to the primary Batman rogues. Deathstroke is the only exception because he is primarily a Nigthwing rogue as well as the Teen Titans arch nemesis. People just really want to see Deathstroke and Batman cut loose.
The crime lords like Penguin, Black Mask, Carmine Falcone and Sal Maroni must be working together to hire these assassins. Hopefully, they will bring in the Great White Shark, Maxie Zeus, Ventriloquist and Scarface into the mix of mob bosses. With the Falcones bringing brought into this game, I would be willing to bet that Calendar Man, Harvey Dent (before becoming Two-Face) and Catwoman will return for this game.
Ra's al Ghul will probably appear as the facilitator of the League of Assassins along with the Sensei, Nyssa Raatko, Talia al Ghul, White Ghost and Ubu. I bring up Ra's al Ghul because for one thing it makes sense to introduce him in this particular story plus his corpse was seen at Arkham Asylum before it vanished. Its possible that Nyssa Raatko kills Ra's at the end of this Origins game.
Five out of the 8 assassins/ hitmen have been confirmed for the game: Deathstroke, Deadshot, Firefly, Electrocutioner & Alberto Falcone. The remaining three may be filled by the following: Lady Shiva, David Cain, Sofia Falcone-Gigante, KGBeast, NVKDemon, Silver Monkey or Lock-Up (Bolton might be used as an addition to the Blackgate mission that takes place after Arkham Origins). There is the possibility that Bane maybe one of the eight assassins but I understand that would throw off the chronological order of things. Then again video games are never really that good at following a timeline. If Bane does come back, I hope they will give him a more conservative look like in the Dark Knight Rises.
If this is Batman's younger years, Henri Ducard might also make an appearance. I'm really looking forward to this game. I don't think it will disappoint at all. The only thing I wish they would change is the setting. I mean X-Mas with assassins? The snowy atmosphere was already done with Arkham City. I guess we will have to wait and see how the designers will produce an epic sequel to Arkham City. I mean with Hush and Azrael's prophecy. It can only mean one thing...Hell is coming to Gotham. Simon Hurt, the Black Glove, and the Court of Owls will definitely be great additions to the closing chapter of the Arkham Series.
I'm sure some users had the chance to watch the early screening of Iron Man 3. I must admit it was good but at the same time it was a unnecessary as well as a cheat. If anyone saw the animated movie version of Iron Man, they would remember the Mandarin was nothing more than a demon spirit who took possession of his female descendant. When I saw that, I felt it was a cheat because the Mandarin had no dialogue and substance. Same thing goes for this latest incarnation of the Mandarin.
Kingsley's version of the Mandarin has stirring lines but his background yet again lacks substance. I was expecting this Mandarin to be of Chinese and Middle Eastern descent when they decided to use Ben Kingsley to bring the character to life. Instead the Mandarin is just a false persona created by Aldrich Killian to distract Iron Man from AIM's efforts to steal the Extremis Virus. As for Ben Kingsley, he only plays an out of work actor/ drunkard who pretends to be the Mandarin and manipulates the terrorist group Ten Rings.
Guy Pearce gave Aldrich Killian's character more depth but I think he would have been better off playing the Controller or MODOK. Controller and MODOK were members of AIM and their utilization of Extremis would have made more sense especially Controller's involvement since he came into contact with Thanos. I also felt it was unnecessary to use henchmen who didn't really belong in the movie. Firepower is one character that could have used more screen time. I would have saved Coldblood: Eric Savin for a Deathlok movie if they can ever get it off the ground and Ellen Brandt should have been introduced when Marvel decides to reintroduce the Man-Thing.
Overall the movie was better than Iron Man 2. Not to say Mickey Rourke didn't do a good job but I sure hope Marvel casts Rourke as the Sandman in any upcoming Spider-Man movies. Sam Rockwell's version of Justin Hammer was poorly written. If anything Sam Rockwell would have been better off playing Tony Stark's evil cousin Morgan Stark. In the end, I still felt cheated as well as disappointed for the unnecessary usage of villains. Hopefully, Iron Man 4 will have a conclave of Iron Man villains led by Ezekiel Stane. I really want to see Blizzard, Beetle, Living Laser, the Maggia (Count Nefaria & Madame Masque), Ghost, Spymaster, MODOK and Fin Fang Foom.
Words cannot express how upset and depressed I am at Cartoon Network's decision to cancel Young Justice when they could have pulled together for one more season. But I think Wolverine can express how I feel:
For those of you who do not wish for me to spoil the last episode's details. I suggest you check out this blog when you have already watched the last episode on Youtube or tomorrow at 10:30am. As for the rest of you who are like me and don't mind being told the details. Well here it goes. The Justice League is acquitted of all charges from Rimbor. Vandal Savage has had a secret pact with Darkseid all along which I think was obvious to all of us when Gordon Godfrey was defending Luthor's efforts the entire time. The Reach tries a last ditch effort to destroy the Earth with Magnetic field disruptors to cause natural disasters around the Earth. The League and Young Justice stop most of the disruptors but The Flashes were left with one disruptor that already reached critical. The Flashes use the speed force to slow down the disruptor and stop it. Unfortunately, it came at a great cost. Like always Wally West gets the short end of the stick and his life is absorbed into the Speed Force. Barry and Bart Allen are the only ones who remain. Why couldn't Bart get absorbed since he has no business being in the present time. My heart goes out to Artemis who deserved a happy ending. Bart Allen becomes the new Kid Flash. If another season had been approved then we might have seen Wally's return but we may never know because of Cartoon Network's stupidity. On a lighter note, Miss Martian and Superboy get back together and Wonder Girl gets with Tim Drake. If anyone out there has some kind of pull or reach with Cartoon Network, I implore you convince them to approve one more season or at least make a direct to DVD movie as a finale. The movie would consist of the Light and Apokolips making their move against the Earth and the resurrection of Wally. This series must end on a high note.
First of all, I apologize for my rude candor regarding Nolan's vision of Batman and his possible involvement with future DC films (which I hope doesn't happen but anyway). Some users have been wondering about the fate of Damian Wayne in the future. As a Batman Beyond fanatic, I think this turn of events will be good because Damian Wayne is a conflicted anti-hero like Jason Todd. Its too bad that the Hush Beyond story arc involved a clone of Dick Grayson posing as the new Hush. It would have made a bigger impact if Damian was the one locked up in Cadmus Labs after having Gotham wired to explode in Batman 666. Hush Beyond would go on and on about calling Terry McGinnis a pretender of the real Batman like the mantle of the Batman should have fallen to him or should be returned to him. The whole issue about Damian and Connor Kent all grown up and replacing Batman and Superman was kind of a good idea but the chronology was off for me and akward because Damian was training Terry instead of Bruce. Terry McGinnis' parents would be the same age as Damian right now and having Terry trained by Damian who would be no older than his own father in the future, would be redundant. That kind of takes away from the bond of old Batman sharing his war stories with the younger, inexperienced Batman of the future.
Anyhow, if the Red Hood could turn Batman's world upside down, imagine what Batman's own son could do. People will be glad to see Damian's old sadistic self resurrected by the Lazarus Pits (any other form of resurrection would probably be viewed as unoriginal like cloning or another reality altering event which I think all of us are getting tired of). I just fear the worst for Tim Drake because Damian has always had it in for him. Jason will probably want to eliminate Damian since neither one cares for one another. Dick and Bruce would be the only targets that Damian would have a tough time trying to kill. True, Damian didn't leave this world on bitter terms with his father or surrogate brother but it would make for a great story arc if Damian becomes a villain. What do you think?
I had just read G-Man's article about the recent rumors circulating around Justice League movie and other DC films. Once again, another article praises the supposedly great and powerful Christoper Nolan. I thought all this star f@#$%king for that limey brit was over the moment Dark Knight Rises left the theaters. Nolan's time with DC is done. If u keep that wanker involved with DC, I guarantee u won't see a majority of ur favorite rogues or heroes anytime soon. I mean now that Talia is dead, all the Damian Wayne fans will never get to see their favorite yet sadistic Robin come to the silver screen. We must stand up against all Nolan worshiping toadies and the evil that is Nolan and say "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!" Whose with me?