Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange has become a worldwide hit, won acclaim and opened the doors for more eccentric material for future films. It’s also strikingly familiar in many ways to 2011’s Green Lantern from Warner Brother’s studios. Skeptical? Read on for the proof… Continue reading Doctor Strange is Green Lantern Done Right
In addition to his excellent writing and analysis, our own Cosmo is also a secret comic book industry insider. While on the case, Cosmo recently discovered a transcript of the conference that ultimately led director Ruck Famuyiwa to quit the upcoming Flash live action film. Click below for a view behind the curtain of the cut throat comics industrial film complex Continue reading Cosmo’s On The Case Exclusive: The Meeting Rick Famuyiwa Quit The Flash Film
DC entertainment will be producing an adaptation of their The Ray character into an animated series on CW Seed with the main character being openly gay. This is the first time a character has been openly gay on superhero television series. More details at Deadline
Gronk as Harley Quinn’s Therapist!!!!
With DC Rebirth, and the promotion of Geoff Johns to co-chair of the DC Cinematic Universe, the company has pledged to return to its roots of “Hope, Optimism, and Legacy” While that is all fine and Jim dandy, it strikes me as coming pretty late when you consider the story Kingdom Come. One of DC’s most classic series of it’s era by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, the comic could’ve saved DC a lot of trouble had they considered that story as the template to follow instead of Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns. Continue reading Hope and Optimism 20 Years Later
Filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa of last year’s seminal Dope along with Brown Sugar & The Wood has been tapped to direct DC Entertainments Flash film and I am now for sure seeing said movie on opening day. Details at Deadline
The fallout over Batman vs Superman Dawn Of Justice continues as a film that was setting sales records opening weekend has now fell behind their main competitors Captain America Civil War in total global box office despite having a two month head start. Executives are being let go and promoted, Ben Affleck & Geoff Johns are now going to be the saviors of the film universe just as current director Zach Snyder was supposed to be after Green Lantern failed to be the studios Iron Man. I have not seen Dawn Of Justice so I have no real insight into what made that particular film not work other then I thought Man of Steel was really stupid and by all indications, Dawn of Justice looked even stupider. Which isn’t to say I don’t want to see another Superman movie, a Superman movie that establishes an expanded DC Universe and as a byproduct an expanded DC Universe in and of itself; I would absolutely love that. I watch every Marvel & X-Men movie in theaters only because a few of those movies have been legitimately great and they rarely are anything less then decent. It takes a lot for me to not want to see a superhero movie in the theaters but Man of Steel was mostly garbage; so much so that having the same creative minds for the next film combined with the feeling that the film was going out of it’s way to pander to viewers like me, I didn’t see Dawn Of Justice. Keep in mind I saw the Deadpool movie, I hate Deadpool and I love both Batman & Superman with every fiber of my being. I am constantly getting into arguments with non comic readers as to why Superman is amazing, I wrote about it a couple time’s here, my favorite comic of all time is a Batman one which in fact, is a story that Dawn of Justice was primarily based on, But by the time of it’s release, I had no desire to see the first major motion picture featuring both Batman & Superman together in addition to Wonder Woman, The Flash or Cyborg; all comic book character’s that I would also love to see in a movie, just not a movie that is probably terrible. What is so frustrating about DC’s failure to create a Superman movie that is borderline decent is that they had two great possible Superman films sitting right in front of them in Max Landis Superman American: Alien & Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Had someone at the studio had the good sense to work with those film makers visions within a Superman film, they could’ve made at least one good Superman film that would’ve established many of the basic expanded universe concepts cinematic ally and a squeal that was not only an amazing movie, but one that could’ve have also established the larger DC Multiverse within the cinematic one.