America loves it Superhero movies, but is it ready for the amount of movies coming it”s way over the next few years? Will Superhero’s become the new Call Me Maybe? Super overplayed and we just want to skip every time it comes on? Check out a projected overview of the Superhero movies coming out from now to 2018, and keep in mind there are more Marvel movies that will be added to the list.
DC is excited to go head to head with Marvel in the coming years to see which comic empire can come out on top. It seems that DC is banking on using Superman to connect all their characters together, as we see with Superman vs. Batman. But we think DC is banking their success on the wrong superhero. To be honest, we just don’t find Superman interesting, and don’t believe he can be the main character in a great comic book movie. Superman is powerful and iconic, we are not trying to deny that, rather we don’t feel he transfers well over to the big screen. The following are a few reasons why Superman is not meant to be the leading man in the DC Movie world. (more…)
Fox released an extended trailer for their new show Gotham. Taking place in the DC universe, Gotham tells the story of Detective James Gordon and a young Bruce Wayne starting with the day that changed the world, the Day Bruce Wayne’s parents where violently shot dead in front of him. Fan’s of Batman are excited to see the origin stories of fan favorites like the Joker, Catwoman, and the Riddler.
Right off the bat, we see that the murder of the Wayne’s has outraged the Mayor and Gotham and he has sworn to rid the city of all the murders and thugs (I don’t think he will be successful…). We then meet the new kid on the police team, a pre-mustache James Gordon played by Ben McKenzie (yeah it’s the kid from the OC). And guess who is there to comfort Bruce at the crime sense of his parent death? That’s right, Ryan…opps I mean James Gordon and he promises Bruce that he will catch his parents killer. I love how graphic the violence is on this trailer, I mean Batman’s parents really get shot on camera with blood gushing from their body. And then to show that Fox really knows what they are doing, they flash images of Batman’s greatest foes as teens: the Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, and Poison Ivy.
After watching the trailer, I am pumped for Gotham. It looks like while Marvel is leading the way with movies, DC really knows how to make an excellent TV world. The show is going to be dark, full of Easter eggs, and feature several of our favorite stars of the Batman universe. What is there not to like? Oh yeah, Ryan from the OC…. Actually, the trailer has me believing in Ben McKenzie at James Gordon. The fact that my biggest complaint is that Gordon does not have a mustache shows how great of a trailer Fox just gifted us with. I think it’s safe to say Gotham will be a hit and will have a much larger following than Agents of SHIELD. Well done Fox….