Our thoughts are with those in England today, after the horrible events last night at a concert that was needlessly attacked. We’ll try and keep your minds free of concerns as we cover the stuff that helps us get through the day.
Also, fuck DC’s YouTube channel for spoiling the return of another character not hinted at previously. Urrrgghh…See, taking your mind off stuff already.
Zack Snyder Passes Film Off – Zach Snyder, the head of the DCE Extended Universe, and director of “Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League”, has announced that he’ll be stepping down from the “Justice League” film due to the devastating news that his 20 year old daughter has committed suicide, this past March. According to Snyder, he tried to throw himself into his work hoping to heal from the situation while achieving the dream he’s had for the film. Instead he has taken a leave of absence to be with his family.
The film, set for a November release, has a few more scenes to film in a few weeks to flush out the film, and those responsible have tapped Joss Whedon to finish the film for Snyder. Our condolences go out to Zack and the Snyder family in this difficult time.
Reason Why ‘Logan’ Didn’t Show the X-Mansion Massacre – James Mangold, the director for “Logan” finally admitted that the original idea was to film the X-Men dying at the beginning of the film. IGN interviewed Mangold and he went on to explain why, saying;
I literally had written an opening which started with that sequence, and so it was quite literal, who was dead. But the reason we didn’t do it wasn’t to spare other films, it was that it redefined the movie. It made the movie about the X-Men, instead of being about Logan and Charles. And irrevocably, when you read the script opening that way, it became about this other tragedy, as opposed to that tragedy being something hovering like a shadow in the background for these characters.
It’s left to believe in the film that Xavier killed all of the other X-Men, similarly to how the scene at the casino in Vegas went. Only with Logan either not present, or not being able to react quickly enough.
Fox Casting Warlock for New Mutants? – We know that Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams will star as Magik and Wolfsbane respectively, but apparently there’s rumors circulating around the idea of Warlock being used next. Warlock is a techno-organic alien, and would more than likely be completely CGI. The project casting that was reported, reported a larger man, 6’9-7’4 who can wear makeup and prosthetic, while apparently being cool with chasing kids down hallways. So it’s probably not Warlock. But good try.
DC Launching “Super Hero Girls” TV Series – Cartoon Network will indeed be launching a “DC Super Hero Girls” t.v. series in 2018. The characters will feature fresh designs and story telling, so probably not what we’ve been getting on digital platforms and comics.
Here’s the press release;
The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara and Barbara, alongside their Super Hero friends have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged Super-Villains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family and the chaos that comes with managing a social life. . But add super powers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated.
Sure, gal pals Bumblebee, Zatanna and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz are always there to lend an ear, a shoulder to cry on, and a fist to punch with, and their bros in the Justice League amp up the fun whether they’re at a concert or taking down a crime ring. But what happens when Diana and her favorite study buddy and fencing partner, Tatsu, can’t agree on how to dole out justice as Wonder Woman and Katana? Or when Barbara finds out her Gotham-Con bestie is teen-fiend Harley Quinn? Along with all their friends, foes and frenemies, this squad of super teens navigates the unique growing pains that come when you’re a teenager trying to fight the battles of the world and the battles of growing up at the same time.
Marvel Cinematic Cartoon? – According to Entertainment Weekly, the folks at Disney XD have announced a line of animated Marvel shorts that’ll feature Scott Lang, aka the Ant-Man from the film of the same name. Paul Rudd won’t be back for the role, as they’ve cast Josh Keaton to helm the voice. It should be noted this is in no way a sign Rudd is done with Marvel. It’s more than likely just a price point, and Rudd is still on tap to appear in “Ant-Man and Wasp”. This series is developed by Passion Pictures who also did stuff for Rocket Racoon and Groot.
Quick Hits – Amazon orders t.v. reboot of film “Hannah”. Iconic film legend, Roger Moore, has passed away at age 89. Scott Snyders says “DC Metal” is ‘like the strange twin’ of Rebirth. Honest Trailer releases special “Logan” edition with Ryan Reynolds.