Quickie: Some Things That Are Happening

Just a quick post–

  • As I’m sure you’ve already heard, Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie.  And as I said on Twitter this morning, if you’ve seen Man of Steel or any other Zack Snyder movie, I think Ben Affleck should be the least of our worries.  But the haters are out in full force—there are already petitions popping up demanding a re-cast.  Which, is some legit crazy news, right?  Petitions are for important things, like GMO labeling and putting an end to fracking and building a fully operational Death Star.I have to admit, though, that I love it when stuff like this happens, because then the Internet all comes together on a unified quest for utter hilarity that, strangely, kind of renews my faith that everything in general will be okay.  Besides—I remember hearing some uproar back when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker, and look how that turned out.  (I mean, aside from the real-life stuff.)

    Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for that Wonder Woman movie.

  • Speaking of fan rage, Lobo’s getting a redesign!  He’s all New 52’d up—wanna see?  Calm down, though, guys—it’s going to be okay.  Remember what I said above.  Personally, I can’t say I mind this at all, and given what they did to the likes of Amanda Waller and Starfire and Cheshire however many others, it’s only fair the boys should suffer some.  I wonder if DC will actually let this stick.
  • Natalie Dormer is joining The Hunger Games as Cressida.  Woo!  I don’t have much to say about this other than I’m super happy about it.

All right, kids.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.  I’ve been stuck indoors all week at work and/or at home binge-watching seasons of Master Chef; now I’m going to spend the weekend out in the sunshine as much as possible.

xx R

One response

  1. Well, consider yourself as having broken the news, at least to this geek. I’ve been in the middle of nowhere for a few days and the Batman news has managed to pass me by somehow. I don’t see a reason to be pissed about Affleck as Batman though, he was good in the last two films I saw him in (The Town and Argo) no reason to expect any less of him here. And he has stoic down pat. Just hope he likes wearing rubber … And as Covers says, the actor playing Batman is the least of anyone’s worries here surely. With the last 20 minutes of Man of Steel in mind it seems to me you could soon see something as seemingly out of character as a Batman wielding a pair of handguns John Woo style … picture that.

    And with that in mind, perhaps you should think yourself lucky there’s no sign of a Wonder Woman movie … They could do all kinds of things there.

    The Lobo redesign is whack. It just reinforces my feelings about the NU Fiddy TU … It’s doing away with everything that made those characters what they were in the first place. I highly doubt it will stick.

    I don’t know the character you mean in the HUNGER GAMES because I’m watching the movies blind of the books, but I was nicely surprised by the first one (save the overcgi’d final fight) and find myself actually looking forward to the sequel.

    08/26/2013 at 4:34 PM

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