The last time we saw Blake Lively in a superhero movie was when she was in Green Lantern. For better or for worse, Lively has not been in a superhero movie since 2011, but what if she joined the DCEU? Black Canary is reported as being part of Birds of Prey, but no actress has been put in the part. Why not cast Lively? Everyone’s favorite fan-casting artist, BossLogic, has stepped up and given the world his take on what Lively as Black Canary would be. Do you think Lively is the one to go with? Who do you think should be Black Canary?
The fourth part of the Yu Yu Hakusho 25th Anniversary Blu-ray release will include a new OVA. This OVA will include two stories. The first will be about Kurama and Hiei meeting and becoming friends and will be called Two Shots. The other story will adapt the second-to-last chapter of the original manga and be called All or Nothing. Now, we have some new stills from the OVA and I’m excited!
The first part of the release features the Spirit Detective arc and is already shipping. The Dark Tournament arc will begin shipping August 28 with Chapter Black shipping September 26. The fourth installment that includes the OVA and the Demon World arc will ship on October 26.
Another cast member has been announced for the live-action Dora the Explorer movie with Madeleine Madden (Picnic and Hanging Rock). Madden’s role has not been revealed, and I honestly have no idea who she could be. Maybe Backpack? I’ll be honest, I’m still surprised that this movie is being made.
Madden is joining Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbesz, Micke Moreno, and Adriana Barraza. Danielle Sanchez-Witzel and Nicholas Stoller are writing the script that James Bobin will use to direct the film. Michael Bay is also producing.
Dora the Explorer currently has a release date of August 2, 2019.
Raise your hand if you’re wondering what took Thanos so long to actually do anything after announcing at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, “Fine, I’ll do it myself.” Now that everyone is raising their hand, Stephen McFeely, one of the screenwriters for Avengers: Infinity War tries to explain this in the commentary of the film.
It makes some sense when you think about it. Thanos is a man with a purpose. He doesn’t care about having power to have power. He sees the Infinity Stones as a means to an end and not just some power boost. That being said, do you think the catalyst for everything was buried too deep or were you fine with it?
Video game movie adaptations are typically not well received by audiences. Prince of Persia wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t great. Super Mario Bros was utter garbage. Then you’ve got Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Mortal Kombat, Warcraft, etc. It’s like how anime movie adaptations struggle. However, Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is hoping to make a good video game movie with Metal Gear Solid. His idea is to lean into what makes the game so weird. At San Diego Comic-Con, Vogt-Roberts told ScreenRant his plan:
There’s certainly plenty of weirdness in those games. I’ve heard stories of some people needing to change the controller port mid-game. Do you think embracing the weirdness of Metal Gear Solid is the key to making it a good video game movie? Do you think this is a lost cause?
If you’re wanting a new zombie apocalypse show, you may want to consider Black Summer. Black Summer was recently ordered by Netflix and it will star Jaime King from Hart of Dixie. The series will start with 8 episodes and I imagine it will get more if it does well. Karl Schaefer and John Hyams created the series, and both will serve as executive producers. Here’s a brief synopsis:
Does this sound like a new series that you might enjoy?
We are coming to the end of Shattered Grid, but that doesn’t mean things are slowing down. If you haven’t read Go Go Power Rangers #12 yet, be warned that spoilers are ahead.
My favorite part is that we finally learn the story of the Ranger Slayer! We get to see her become brainwashed and under Drakkon’s spell. That’s awesome. This then leads into where we left off in #11 where Ranger Slayer had just knocked out Billy, but it’s for a good reason which she explains to Kimberly. However, there’s an awkward glimpse at Jason’s life. He’s dealing with his dad being sick and trying to get his dad to tell Jason’s mom. Normally, I’d love this. Unfortunately, I think it’s placed in a weird spot and we don’t get any resolution about the scene. It’s literally just one page that felt to me like there was going to be more, but the rest got lost.
The next momentous occasion is when Matt runs into Ranger Slayer and is furiously texting the Rangers trying to get help. Ranger Slayer then tells Matt everything after reviving the Gravezord. After the Gravezord is revived, Ranger Slayer sends it remotely to help the Rangers who are struggling against Hammerdillo and Crush-Tacean. It then combines with the Megazord for the super awesome (my second favorite part of the comic) Mega-Gravezord!
We finally get to the most confusing part of the issue. Ranger Slayer finds Tommy Oliver. We have no indication as to when or what dimension this Tommy is in which is what makes this really confusing to me. Ranger Slayer then does some cool acrobatics before shooting what appears to be a magic arrow. Tommy is then shown images of what I believe are the memories of the dead Tommy. Ranger Slayer is next seen losing her powers. At least, that’s what I think is happening.
Of course, the very end of the issue is Matt confronting the Rangers in an attempt to get them to tell him the truth about them being Rangers. The Rangers refuse, and Matt decides he never wants to talk to them again.
I thought this issue was awesome, and I hope and expect things to be explained in #13. What did you think of the issue.
I loved Avengers: Infinity War. I thought it was a spectacular movie. One of the many parts I loved, was when the Wakanda warriors do their awesome war chants before engaging Thanos’ forces. It turns out, that was not planned by the Russo brothers. Infinity War and Black Panther were being filmed at the same time so there was no way for the Russos to know how successful the movie would be or how much people would love the war chants and the phrase “Wakanda forever!” The brothers did not plan on including any of that into Infinity War. However, in the commentary for Infinity War, they explain how Winston Duke and Chadwick Boseman incorporated them into the film.
Infinity War is available on Digital now and on Blu-ray August 14, 2018.
Many DC fans debate who would win in a fight: Superman or Shazam. There are plenty of valid arguments for both sides. What do Superman and Shazam have to say about it though? When asked who would win in a fight including Superman, Shazam, and Batman, Henry Cavill responded with:
Zachary Levi gave a much simpler response about Shazam vs Superman.
Since Superman is vulnerable to magic, that does lend some credence to that side. What do you think though? Superman or Shazam?
If you’re excited for the adaptation of Y: The Last Man, Y, you’ll be interested in knowing that Timothy Hutton has been cast. Hutton is currently said to only appear in the pilot as the U.S. President. This makes sense considering the premise revolves around there only being one male.
Hutton joins the previously cast Diane Lane, Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, Amber Tamblyn and Marin Ireland.
The series is being developed by showrunners Michael Green (American Gods, Blade Runner 2049, Logan) and Aida Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage, Turn). The creator of the comic is also a producer on the series. Melina Matsoukas (Insecure, Master of None, Beyonce: Formation) is set to direct the pilot.