Celebrities jumping on the Superhero bandwagon

September 15, 2008 at 11:47 am (Movie, Random, Superheroes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

If you thought the rumors of Will Smith as Captain America were weird, I’ve got some surprises for you. First on the list is the fact that Brendan Fraser was supposedly almost Superman in Superman Returns. You can read part of Brendan’s interview here and the playable interview is here. He says a lot about how he was really excited to be Superman and how all the rest of the people who tried out for it were supposedly nobodies from soap operas and other such things. He also says that he saw the script written by J.J. Abrams and that it was amazing. Abrams was responsible for producing Cloverfield which was a decent movie but I wouldn’t say it was amazing script wise. Anyway Brendan could’ve played Superman but I don’t think he could’ve been serious about it. The emo script of Superman Returns would’ve been even weirder with Brendan Fraser as Superman. He acts pretty silly in most of his roles so he would’ve had to chill out and that’s probably one reason he turned it down (if he was offered it in the first place). Also I think a bigger nerd should’ve played the part.

The 2nd thing on the list of superhero insanity is David Boreanaz playing the Green Lantern. If I needed any more reason to hate the Green Lantern, than this is definitely it. I don’t know what WB was thinking on this one (other than the fact that a million teenage girls will go to see it in hopes of seeing him shirtless). Why not pair an obnoxious superhero with a bad soap opera level of acting (nothing could go wrong right)? Also, despite the fact that recently in most the Green Lantern stories he’s been black, they’re using someone who’s decidedly not black (I bet you Will Smith is mad 😛 ). I guess I have to give David the fact that he’s already played the Green Lantern. All I know is that I’m definitely not going to see that movie haha.

Who me?  I'm not being totally obvious, no not at all!

Who me? I'm not being totally obvious, no not at all!

Ok last on the list is the fact that there’s a rumor going around that Eva Longoria wants to be in the Avengers. This is because she was photographed leaving the offices of Marvel Comics with an Avengers comic and business card held in her hand. The photos look really staged as if maybe she wanted people to see her (but a celebrity would never try to get undeserved attention, no of course not). Anyway people are speculating that she wants to be the Wasp seeing as that’s the only original female Avengers character. I haven’t heard anything about this movie so I’m betting nobody is even trying to make it yet, although I’m sure concepts for a female superhero movie are being thought about (seriously what do geeks love more than a superhero, one with boobs). I could totally see her as a Wasp in real life, you know being annoyingly buzzy trying to get you to watch Desperate Housewives. People are forgetting the other Avengers females that have popped up sporadically throughout the years though. It’s actually a pretty long list and here it is just for you. These are only the confirmed members; there are still more that have questionable membership.

What do you mean you want someone who can act?

What do you mean you want someone who can act?

Wasp
Scarlet Witch
Black Widow
Mantis
Moondragon
Ms. Marvel/Warbird
Tigra
She-Hulk
Pulsar
Starfox
Mockingbird
Firebird
Spider-Woman
Invisible Woman
Sersi
Crystal
Firestar
Silverclaw

Personally I think Eva would better be suited to play the Black Widow, you know the superheroine most known for her man-eating powers lol. I’m sure Eva would love to seduce Robert Downey Jr. 🙂 . Also, I’d just like to point out how many females on the list have either bug or bird related names (not to mention those with female attributions). Seriously comic writers need to be more creative when naming their characters (I must say, I do like the name Sersi though 😀 ).

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Deadpool is gonna shank you!

September 11, 2008 at 11:43 am (Movie, Random, Superheroes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Due to the fact that Fox’s films sucked so bad this summer, they are thinking about either doing more X-men related movies or having another Daredevil film. I hope they don’t do another Daredevil film because the first one was cheesey enough. Please hire some good directors and writers Fox. Also, stop killing off all of the X-men in your movies. Just a thought here, but maybe just maybe, people don’t like it when their favorite characters die! Seriously, Cyclops was a commonly loved character and there was no reason for him to die off so easily. If they were gonna have the Phoenix kill him, why not have it in the end of the movie? You already paid James Marsden, why not keep him around for a little bit longer? Atleast they brought back Scott in the Wolverine movie. It says that he is being played by Tim Pocock instead.

Apparently Gambit is showing up in the Wolverine movie too. He’s being played by Taylor Kitsch. It’s sad when the guy who played Cyclops is more rugged looking than the guy who plays Gambit 😦 (Gambit was rugged when he was like 12 come on people! lol). I think whenever the next superhero movie is made, the producers should just go hire a group of 10 nerds to help out the writers or at least piss them off lol.

Oh but the good news from Fox is that apparently Deadpool is going to show up in the coming Wolverine movie. The Wolverine spot is just an introduction though. Fox plans on making its very own Deadpool movie. The bad news is that he’s being played by Ryan Renolds. Now, I like Ryan Reynolds. I think he’s a funny guy (I guess he could play the goofy side of Deadpool). I just don’t think he can pull off the full badassery that is Deadpool. I honestly couldn’t see him killing anyone, much less without caring about it. Also, he’d better bulk up because Deadpool isn’t a scrawny guy. He needs to be big enough to beat the crap out of people easily. I guess we’ll find out what he can do in the Wolverine movie. I hope he ends up kicking Wolverine’s ass before they buddy up because we all know Wolverine can’t defeat anyone alone 😛 . Fox should hopefully let the reviews from Wolverine come in before hiring on Ryan for the actual Deadpool movie. That would be the smart thing to do but hey why would they do a thing like that?

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My own little rumor

September 10, 2008 at 11:49 am (Movie, Random, Superheroes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’m going to start my own little rumor today. I’ll pet it and feed it and take care of it lol. Anyways with all of the rumor mongering going on about Batman 3, I’d like to propose some people that I think should show up in the next Batman. First of all I’d really like to see Harley Quinn show up. The first person I thought of that could play her was Natalie Portman. I’d like to see her go a little crazy, more so than she did in V for Vendetta at least. I think it would definitely be a challenge for her seeing as how so many people see her as that happy little girl even though she’s 27 now. I could see Natalie working at the Arkham Asylum and either feeling sympathy for the Joker or being tricked into letting him out. Supposedly they shot enough film of Heath Ledger to have the Joker in the 3rd film so who knows. You can do a lot with computer graphics now. Speaking of which, I’d love to see a Nolanverse rendition of Harley’s outfit. It would definitely have to be slinky and it needs the cute joker hat I think. The makeup should be updated too. If my computer was working, maybe I’d try to make something with Photoshop but alas, it’s not. Oh and a warning for anyone who tries to look up pictures of Harley, do not google image search harlequin. Just trust me on this 😦 .

I was reading a cool blog yesterday and realized that I too would love to see Robin in the next film. There’s also a very cool drawing of a Robin suit on there that you should check out. (You should definitely read the full article because it’s got some good plot ideas.) He needs to be played by someone fairly young, at least young enough so he looks younger than Christian Bale (hopefully Nolan is smart enough not to repeat The Mummy 3’s mistake geez 😛 ). He should definitely be a teenager so Batman can mentor him (he shouldn’t be like 10 because that would make Christian Bale seem a little creepy lol). He should have to make the transformation to Robin like how Bruce Wayne becomes Batman in the first film. Also, Robin should be buff enough (If Tobey Maguire can do it, so can you!) to be a gymnast since he used to be one before his parents were killed.

Robin’s suit needs to be redesigned too because he can’t be that stealthy in a bright red costume with a green cape. Also, I don’t want any more nipple suits like in Batman and Robin (thankfully the good people at Topless Robot remember and agree with me). I’d like the design of Robin’s costume to be more similar to Nightwing’s outfit in build but obviously not blue (that and he’s not allowed to have a mullet like I’ve seen some Nightwings have *shudder*). It should be a dark red similar to the Batman and Robin outfit. If they’re smart they would use the design of Terry McGinnis from Batman Beyond to go off of. He’s smaller than Batman and the Batsuit looks really cool on him with the red bat logo. It could easily be modified to be Robin’s new outfit. Also going along with that, Batman Beyond would be a great story to use in introducing Robin. They both have similar ways of meeting Batman except for the fact that not both of Terry’s parents were killed. I also think this would be a great way to end the Batman series in the future. Start out with Batman being old and retiring. It would be a great movie in my opinion.

Seeing all those criteria I listed for Robin, I can’t think of an actor that quite fits yet. Also Shia Labeouf can’t be Robin!. I hope nobody gets that idea in their head because although he can be anxsty, that is not all it takes to be a dark Robin. Also, I could never see him and Christian Bale hanging out. It would just make me laugh too much. That’s all for my current theories about the next Batman movie.

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Not you too Iron Man

September 8, 2008 at 4:02 pm (Movie, Random, Superheroes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

So all kinds of celebrities are whoring themselves out selling their time on eBay in order to support Stand Up to Cancer. The latest to join the crew is Robert Downey Jr. with a chance to meet the cast of Iron Man 2. If you win the eBay auction you get basically the same thing as the Spiderman auction. I did notice this disclaimer at the bottom of the page “Role and length of screen time to be determined by Marvel, and there can be no assurance that the role will appear in the final version of the film”-eBay. Personally, I think that whoever is willing to shell out the cash should at least get a guaranteed spot in the movie even if it was for 5 seconds. It doesn’t say anything like that on the Spiderman auction so does Iron Man 2 think it’s to good to let the winner in for a 5s spot?

I do think it would be more fun to talk with Robert Downey Jr. than Tobey Maguire though. I mean, he’s a pretty crazy guy from all the movies I’ve seen him in. Especially in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. I can’t wait for Iron Man 2 seeing as how the first one was surprisingly good. I thought it was gonna be a dud for sure. Until then enjoy this chibi Iron Man!

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I missed you Doc Connors!

September 8, 2008 at 12:18 pm (Movie, Random, Superheroes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is what I get for taking Friday off! I just found out that Spiderman 4 and 5 have officially been signed onto by director Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire. There’s no word as of whether or not Kirsten Dunst has signed on yet but it would be no big loss to have to choose another redhead to fill the part. I’m good with a different Mary Jane since I was a big fan of the 1994 Spiderman tv series. She usually kicked Peter’s butt and got him to do stuff so it’d be a nice change of pace to see a girl do that to Tobey Maguire lol.

The better news is that people are starting to realize that you can’t make every superhero emo all the time. “…I’m told the filmmakers won’t be borrowing from the latest Batman installment because ‘Spider-Man is its own thing,’ one insider tells me. … The difference between Spider-Man and Batman is that Batman is duelling with a dark side of himself, and that’s not what Peter Parker’s struggle is. Peter Parker has no dark side himself. … Peter Parker’s struggle is about sacrifice.”-Nikki Finke’s Deadline Daily. Hooray! This means directors aren’t nearly as stupid as I was starting to believe. Also they’re trying to shoot 4 and 5 at the same time since it was so difficult to get everybody to sign back on. Smart thinking.

The best part of the news is the villain theories being thrown around. “Sony is taking its time officially hiring the movie’s villain since principal photography doesn’t start on Spider-Man 4 until next fall because of the recently postponed May 2011 release. I am told, however, that ‘once you find out who the villain is, you’ll know who’s playing it.'”-Nikki Finke’s Deadline Daily. People are definitely thinking Doc Connors is gonna transform into the lizard man for this movie. I would have to say that I’m really excited about the prospect of having him as the villain. I hope that the director would have to follow the actual Spidey storyline to get this to work out. If he did this, he’d have a plot for the 5th movie too (if you’ll remember how Spidey got all mutated and had 4 extra arms for awhile). Who saved him? Doc Connors! I’m going to need to find my sister’s paper mache lizard head and my mom’s old labcoat so I can run around in excitement (like I did when I used to watch the show).

Well I guess I’m giving you the worst news last but the good news above should outweigh it easily. Sony has hired some writers to start making Venom the movie. “Given that comic book artist/writer and action figure maker, Todd McFarlane, who is one of the creators of the Marvel villain, doesn’t think a Venom movie could do well with a villain as the central character,” I’m pretty sure Sony is going to regret their decision.-Nikki Finke’s Deadline Daily. Just because you have the costumes, it doesn’t mean you have to use them people. That’s like saying it was ok for Saban Entertainment (The people who made Power Rangers) to make The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog just because they had the styrofoam monster suits lying around (all they did was spray paint them different colors anyway 😛 ).

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No more reboots please!

September 3, 2008 at 1:54 pm (Movie, Random, Superheroes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I love this poster and it's bullety skully goodness

I love this poster and it's bullety skully goodness

Is it sad that I just realized they’ve remade The Punisher into a movie called “Punisher: War Zone?” I hate it how all these sucky directors jumped on the superhero band wagon and decided to make movies. They didn’t even try to make them good; they just thought that people would like them because of the ongoing trend. That’s not how comic geeks work and it’s about time they realized it. Comic readers expect perfection. Why bother going to see a crappy movie rip-off when there are dozens of comics devoted to each character? They’ve already rebooted The Hulk and plan on rebooting Superman. Why not just get it over with and please please please reboot X-men (atleast the 3rd one I mean come on, that’s my only exception.)

Anyway it seems like there was a lot of drama between the directors and producers of this movie. If you look at Wikipedia, you can see what I mean. This movie is supposed to be really dark vs. the original film (this is good because he is you know, the Punisher) and is currently rated R. It starts off with Frank Castle already as the Punisher for several years. There is supposed to be some back story told through flashbacks though. The Punisher will be facing off with Jigsaw in this movie. (Fun fact, originally Spiderman and Nightcrawler stopped Jigsaw from framing the Punisher for the murder of one of Nightcrawler’s old friends.) It’s due in theaters on December 5, 2008.

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Want to meet Spidey IRL?

August 28, 2008 at 10:57 am (Movie, Random) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

The closest most of us will get to saying hi to Tobey Maguire

The closest most of us will get to meeting Tobey Maguire

Currently on ebay there’s an auction for a chance to visit the set of Spiderman 4. There’s not been a confirmation that the 4th film is actually going to be made but I guess they’d kind of have to admit to it after someone wins this auction. They can’t really just refund them and be like “just kidding!” Besides getting to see the set, you and your guest also get to meet the cast and talk with them for an hour. The winner her/himself gets an actual role in the movie. (I would have to guess that it’s a role similar to that of Stan Lee in all of the Spidey films.) Oh you also get to go to the New York premiere and walk the red carpet with your guest wearing designer outfits. That’s pretty cool.

You should make sure you’re 18 though because otherwise you have to be accompanied by a legal guardian. Chances of someone under that age having over $5,000 (since that’s what the auction is up to right now) is gonna be slim unless their parents bid for them anyways. Oh also everything is determined by Sony Pictures, just in case you missed that when you looked at the site lol. So if you want to spend a bunch of money on a vacation you don’t know when you’ll be taking or where specifically it will be, go ahead and bid. I would if I had that kinda money just laying around but alas I don’t. Sorry Christine you’ll have to wait for your super cool birthday/christmas present until another time 😉 .

Speaking of Spiderman 4, I hope Tobey Maguire signs on for it. I know he hurt his back and all but there are stunts doubles out there. I realize it’s not as cool if you don’t do your own stunts but Tobey is pretty good at being the dorky Peter Parker. Also, I saw Tropic Thunder last night and if you really want to see Tobey Maguire playing a funny role you should check out the fake trailer with him and Robert Downey Jr. I’ll try to post it later if I can find a good quality video.

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Who thinks Cher is still sexy?

August 26, 2008 at 10:48 am (Movie, Random) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

One of the less creepy pictures of her

One of the less creepy pictures of her

Ok so according to the British Telegraph newspaper Christopher Nolan wants Cher to play Catwoman as “a vamp in her twilight years”-Telegraph. This is worse than the rumors saying that Angelina Jolie was going to play Catwoman *shudder*. Shame on you Telegraph! Don’t start ridiculous rumors! First of all Cher is 62! Last time I checked Batman wasn’t into cougars and without the whole villain love interest, why bother introducing Catwoman at all. Batman needs someone to love now seeing as how Rachel Dawes isn’t in the picture anymore. He has a hard enough life chasing around crazies wearing masks. If Christopher Nolan picked Cher, I think Christian Bale would quit in protest to having to makeout with an old lady lol 😉 .

Also, any rumors starting now are most likely just that, seeing as how Christopher Nolan hasn’t even signed on to do a third Batman movie (even though I’m betting he will.) People are saying that the shock to this Cher news is similar to the shock of Heath Ledger playing the Joker but I don’t remember that many people whining besides Jack Nicholson (man did he look creepy as the Joker with all that face tape, I saw it on tv the other day). Going back to the whole Cher thing though, who would choose her to be sexy when they’ve had people like Halle Berry play the role. I guess that movie was pretty dorky but I blame that on the fact that the director was too interested in showing Halle Berry in leather to care about plot.

In every Batman series Catwoman has been good at stealing for another thing. If I owned a museum and a 62-year-old lady stole something from me and got away, I’d be pretty ashamed of myself. I guess Cher is a big enough hippy to be an animal rights activist worthy of the Selena Kyle title but without all the other things that make up Catwoman she really has no chance.

There’s also other rumors saying that Johnny Depp is going to play the Riddler. This I agree with. He’s just enough crazy to do that. (He killed people with shaving knives I mean come on! Speaking of which, I still haven’t seen that and I really should.) I really think it would be a good match for him as long as he strays away from the crazy that came with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Well, I’m guessing whoever plays who in the 3rd Batman movie will probably be good if Christopher Nolan directs it. He doesn’t seem to care too much about what people think of his choices and so far it’s made great movies.

This pictures is still not as creepy as how Cher looks everyday

This pictures is still not as creepy as how Cher looks everyday

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Superman is gonna be emo now

August 22, 2008 at 1:49 pm (Movie, Random, Superheroes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Warner Bros. has announced that they’re going to be making Superman not crappy this time around reintroducing Superman. It’s supposed to be a similar situation to how The Incredible Hulk was a replacement for Hulk. *sigh* I hope they do it right this time. We don’t need a box set of superhero movies that sucked coming out in the future. It’d be on “I Love the New Millennium” and I’d want to help make fun of it. Since Superman flopped in 2006 there is no Batman vs. Superman (It was originally planned for Christmas of this year or sometime in 2009) or Justice League movie (Thank goodness!) coming out for awhile. I’m think they’re trying to give people time to forget the last Superman movie in order to help build up hype for the new one later.

This time around Warner Bros. Pictures Group President “…wants his next pack of superhero movies to be bathed in the same brooding tone as ‘The Dark Knight.’ Creatively, he sees exploring the evil side to characters as the key to unlocking some of Warner Bros.’ DC properties.”-comingsoon.net. By “DC properties” I think he meant making a good plot for the movie 😉 (You know like Marvel movies do except for that horrible horrible X-Men 3 movie where Cyclops got killed in the first 30 seconds for no good reason besides the fact that Brett Ratner wanted him to. I betcha Bryan Singer wishes he didn’t drop it to make Superman Returns now, but I digress.) How the heck do you show Superman as evil?
I’m betting they’re gonna:

A. Copycat The Dark Knight by killing off the love interest Louis Lane
B. Find some red Kryptonite like in Smallville and make sure it gets stuck in him somehow

Wasn’t Superman emo enough in Superman Returns? I guess not. I’m gonna look for some Kryptonite razor blades to give them so he can go cut himself to make the movie better this time around.

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Fans might be tearing up about Watchmen soon.

August 19, 2008 at 12:22 pm (Movie, Random) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I found an interesting article on Topless Robot today saying how Fox is trying to sue Warner Bros. for making Watchmen. “As big sis Nikki Finke reports, Fox—who for years sat on their old Watchmen movie rights while everyone in hollywood took a stab at making the film—has suddenly decided that Warner Bros.’ upcoming film directed by Zack Snyder is infringing on their Watchmen movie rights, and are suing to get the new version from being released….”-Topless Robot. I always think it’s stupid when a company tries to pull something like this. It’s like way to wait until the movie is completed and then try to stop it from ever being seen. Let’s have them throw millions of dollars down the toilet and then give Fox some more money. That sounds good right 😉 ? I do think it’s kind of ironic though how this just happened right after Warner Bros. decided to postpone the upcoming Harry Potter Movie.

Is it just me or does that guy look shockingly like Batman to anyone else?

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