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.
- Apparently Justice League of America is turning into Justice League Canada. I’m honestly only sharing this news because I think the title of this article is HYSTERICAL.
- 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.
DC released their September solicitations this week, and the cover for Catwoman #0 has born reactions that are nothing short of hysterically funny. Check out this slideshow of mockery that had me just guffawing, the tears streaming down my face. I’d considered posting my own reaction to the obscene ridiculousness of the cover, but then there are plenty others who have already summed it up, and so eloquently, too.
I almost feel bad for Guillem March. I’m not sure the anger is really warranted toward him; if anything, the blame and frustration should be placed on the editor who OK’d this. That editor was not doing their job … or, perhaps this is exactly what they believe their job to be—to spurn enough fury to get the Internet talking, bringing attention to this book, getting Catwoman “out there.” For all the unbelievably wrong reasons, of course.
Apologies for the massive linkage, but in lieu of reviews this week, this is some important reading.