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 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---director Zack Snyder commented on fan criticism of casting Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), "We know the material; unfortunately, the fans don't know the material. So, we're casting according to what's happening in the script. And we're hoping that leads to enough originality, enough perspective on what we're doing that you get something fresh and exciting.
I understand the canon. I'm not crazy. I know what these characters need from a mythological standpoint. I think Jesse is going to be an amazing Lex. Let's not forget he was nominated for an Academy Award. It's not like I just grabbed my friend to play the guy! This guy's the real deal."
Also, costume designer Michael Wilkinson said about Wonder Woman's costume, "I mean, you just have to look at the gladiators from ancient Rome, they did their thing in little loin clothes and shield. It works for Thor, it works for 300, so let's see what happens."






TERMINATOR: GENESIS---a rumor claims the sequel plot involves the following:

"The Terminator from the future will arrive on earth, attack some punks and then slaughter his way through a bunch of Sarah Connors' until he finds the correct target." Kyle Reese reportedly volunteers to go back to 1984 and save Sarah, like he did first time around, but everything will play out differently in this movie.
Aside from bringing back the terminator and the human trio; Kyle, Sarah and John Connor, the upcoming reboot will allegedly see other characters from the James Cameron original, like Detective Hal Vukovich, Lieutenant Ed Traxler, Sarah's roommate Ginger, returning as well."


UNDER THE DOME---Stephen King wrote the Season 2 premiere which airs on June 30.





DANCING WITH THE STARS---Season 18 contestants include Billy Dee Williams, Drew Carey, Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar, Cheryl Burke, Cody Simpson, Mark Ballas, Karina Smirnoff, Diana Nyad, James Maslow, Sean Avery, and NeNe Leakes.





BATTLE CREEK---Bryan Singer (X-MEN) will direct the pilot episode of the CBS cop series from Vince Gilligan (BREAKING BAD) set in Battle Creek, Michigan.

THE FANTASTIC FOUR---Anthony Mackie commented on Michael B. Jordan being cast as the Human Torch, "I think with these type of movies, everything else aside, you need a good actor. Michael B. Jordan is a good actor, black or white. So what you have to realize is, and go back and forth and just say, 'Superman can't fly, Batman ain't real, the Human Torch don't really set himself on fire and fly around the room, so he can look like whatever they want him to look like.' You just have to allow yourself to see him that way. And if you can't do that, that says something about you."

GOTHAM---Drew Powell (THE MENTALIST) will play villain Jada Pinkett Smith's second-in-command on the Fox series about Gotham City Detective James Gordon.

EARTHA KITT---Zoe Saldana (STAR TREK) is in talks to star in this biomovie about the singer.

DISCIPLES---horror movie about humans and demons teaming up to stop the prophecy of a global apocalypse. Tony Todd, Bill Mosely, Angus Scrimm, Nick Prinicpe and Barbara Magnolfi star.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I understand the canon. I'm not crazy. I know what these characters need from a mythological standpoint.

Rebuttal: Man of Steel.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

TUESDAY, MARCH 4
THE FANTASTIC FOUR---Anthony Mackie commented on Michael B. Jordan being cast as the Human Torch, "I think with these type of movies, everything else aside, you need a good actor. Michael B. Jordan is a good actor, black or white. So what you have to realize is, and go back and forth and just say, 'Superman can't fly, Batman ain't real, the Human Torch don't really set himself on fire and fly around the room, so he can look like whatever they want him to look like.' You just have to allow yourself to see him that way. And if you can't do that, that says something about you."



I wonder if he would've felt that way if The Falcon was cast as a white guy?

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I understand the canon. I'm not crazy. I know what these characters need from a mythological standpoint.

Rebuttal: Man of Steel.




Lol. Yep!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

THE FANTASTIC FOUR---Anthony Mackie commented on Michael B. Jordan being cast as the Human Torch, "I think with these type of movies, everything else aside, you need a good actor. Michael B. Jordan is a good actor, black or white. So what you have to realize is, and go back and forth and just say, 'Superman can't fly, Batman ain't real, the Human Torch don't really set himself on fire and fly around the room, so he can look like whatever they want him to look like.' You just have to allow yourself to see him that way. And if you can't do that, that says something about you."


It's hilarious to see a comment so emotionally defensive right off the bat. It reveals itself to be the desperate self-rationalization of someone who already knows they are making a huge mistake but cannot alter their course.

And rebooting "The Terminator"? Really?
Can anyone point out anything about the original that could be improved upon? I can't.
What a futile exercise.
(Of course, I am keeping in mind that this is claimed to be merely a rumour.)

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

It's hilarious to see a comment so emotionally defensive right off the bat. It reveals itself to be the desperate self-rationalization of someone who already knows they are making a huge mistake but cannot alter their course.

What do you mean "right off the bat"? We know neither the context of that quotation nor the experiences Mackie's had. Also, what in the world huge mistake are you talking about?

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

TUESDAY, MARCH 4
THE FANTASTIC FOUR---Anthony Mackie commented on Michael B. Jordan being cast as the Human Torch, "I think with these type of movies, everything else aside, you need a good actor. Michael B. Jordan is a good actor, black or white. So what you have to realize is, and go back and forth and just say, 'Superman can't fly, Batman ain't real, the Human Torch don't really set himself on fire and fly around the room, so he can look like whatever they want him to look like.' You just have to allow yourself to see him that way. And if you can't do that, that says something about you."



I wonder if he would've felt that way if The Falcon was cast as a white guy?


Pretty sure he would. Same if Blade, Vixen, Static and so forth were cast with a white person. It's a fictional character.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

What do you mean "right off the bat"? We know neither the context of that quotation nor the experiences Mackie's had. Also, what in the world huge mistake are you talking about?


You don't see his comments as defensive? And the context isn't relevant because I'm simply commenting on the statement solely as it is presented here.
Anyway, he is anticipating the possible backlash of casting a black actor in what has been established to be a white character. He brought up the ethnicity, not me.
A lot of people would call BS on such a casting move, and so the only defense he can come up with would be to say the problem lies with those people? Give me a break. It's a deliberately provocative decision designed to court controversy.

Yes, Jordan's a fine actor. But does that mean a white guy should play Kunta Kinte? In a perfect world, sure--why not some day? But I doubt the world is quite up to that level of enlightenment just yet.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

TUESDAY, MARCH 4
THE FANTASTIC FOUR---Anthony Mackie commented on Michael B. Jordan being cast as the Human Torch, "I think with these type of movies, everything else aside, you need a good actor. Michael B. Jordan is a good actor, black or white. So what you have to realize is, and go back and forth and just say, 'Superman can't fly, Batman ain't real, the Human Torch don't really set himself on fire and fly around the room, so he can look like whatever they want him to look like.' You just have to allow yourself to see him that way. And if you can't do that, that says something about you."



I wonder if he would've felt that way if The Falcon was cast as a white guy?


Or Shaft! Yeah I get why they are doing it. Bring the second largest paying demographic into the seats. Whatever...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

TERMINATOR: GENESIS---a rumor claims the sequel plot involves the following:

"The Terminator from the future will arrive on earth, attack some punks and then slaughter his way through a bunch of Sarah Connors' until he finds the correct target." Kyle Reese reportedly volunteers to go back to 1984 and save Sarah, like he did first time around, but everything will play out differently in this movie.
Aside from bringing back the terminator and the human trio; Kyle, Sarah and John Connor, the upcoming reboot will allegedly see other characters from the James Cameron original, like Detective Hal Vukovich, Lieutenant Ed Traxler, Sarah's roommate Ginger, returning as well."


Sounds absolutely terrible. Hopefully all it is is a rumor.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

How will they explain the Terminator's old age? Or will they give him a CGI facelift?

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---director Zack Snyder commented on fan criticism of casting Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), "We know the material; unfortunately, the fans don't know the material."


Ah, yes, Zach Snyder - the man who said he saved Watchmen "from the Terry Gilliams of the world."

http://www.denofgeek.us/movies/watchmen/233478/zack-snyder-returns-fire-at-joel-silver-s-watchmen-complaints

What an arrogant piss-bucket.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

B vs. S will probably be worse than one of those DC movies on dvd- despite the EXCELLENT
choice of Affleck

that's right - he is an EXCELLENT CHOICE

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   Mezzanine   (Member)

Yes, Jordan's a fine actor. But does that mean a white guy should play Kunta Kinte? In a perfect world, sure--why not some day? But I doubt the world is quite up to that level of enlightenment just yet.

Ermmmm - so if they have changed the ethnicity of the Human torch, will Sue Storm be the same ethnicity, as she's the Human Torch's sister?

Give me the two Tim Story FF films anyday - at least I liked them!

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Yes, Jordan's a fine actor. But does that mean a white guy should play Kunta Kinte? In a perfect world, sure--why not some day? But I doubt the world is quite up to that level of enlightenment just yet.

Ermmmm - so if they have changed the ethnicity of the Human torch, will Sue Storm be the same ethnicity, as she's the Human Torch's sister?


Johnny will be their adopted son from Kenya.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"Give me the two Tim Story FF films anyday - at least I liked them!"
----------------------
Spot on!
How dare those two films be light and bright, goofy and fun.
What were the producers thinking??
Didn't they know all comic book characters have to be drowning under a dark gray sludge of depression and self loathing.
Thankfully, this new version should put things right smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

"Give me the two Tim Story FF films anyday - at least I liked them!"
----------------------
Spot on!
How dare those two films be light and bright, goofy and fun.
What were the producers thinking??
Didn't they know all comic book characters have to be drowning under a dark gray sludge of depression and self loathing.
Thankfully, this new version should put things right smile



Yep, aside from how they screwed up Galactus in the second film, both movies were lots of fun. The dark/grim comic book movie thing eh... gets old fast. A little goes a long way.

Take that, Chris Nolan. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Batman VS Superman, sure to be the biggest - over-budgeted - most product - tied in, super duper Frat guy Zack Snyder-fest. In other words, a totally astonishingly explosive unpleasant waste of time --coming to a theater near you.

 
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