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Today it was announced that Gal Gadot has been officially cast as Wonder Woman for the sequel to “Man of Steel”.
Fans seems to be reacting both positively and negatively to this news which comes not too long after the controversial decision to cast Ben Affleck as Batman.
In an interview, Snyder said:
Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.
That being said, this really is a make or break performance that could lead to much more for Wonder Woman as a character.
We have already been through the ringer when it came to the Wonder Woman TV series which was canceled before it even aired.
Gadot is known for her role of Gisele in the “Fast and Furious” films.
Do you think this is appropriate casting for one of the most popular female superheros in the world? Who would you rather see wield the Lasso of Truth?
Actually, it appears as if they have several names for the upcoming sequel to Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot.
The following is a list of domain names registered by Warner Bros. in anticipation of finalizing a title. As and avid comic book reader, I can’t help but look into this and anticipate some sort of confrontation between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel.
- Man of Steel Battle the Knight
- Man of Steel Beyond Darkness
- Man of Steel Black of Knight
- Man of Steel Darkness Falls
- Man of Steel Knight Falls
- Man of Steel Shadow of the Night
- Man of Steel The Blackest Hour
- Man of Steel The Darkness Within
Which ones do you like? Which ones do you hate?
Disney has just announced the official release date of “Star Wars: Episode VII”.
Fans will have to wait another 2 years before seeing J.J. Abrams’ take on the “Star Wars” universe but all good things take time.
The film will be released on December 18th, 2015.
The question is, how many times will you see it before Christmas?
Just when you though Disney was taking advantage of their purchase of Marvel studios when they premiered “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”, it turns out that they were just getting started.
It was announced today that Marvel and Netflix have entered a partnership to bring fans more content utilizing characters from the Marvel Universe which will be distributed through the subscription based Netflix streaming service.
Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage will all be getting their own series which will crossover and eventually end with an Avengers-esque special where all of the characters will join forces in a sing story.
The epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, 13-episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s The Defenders miniseries event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
The shows are set to begin airing on Netflix sometime in 2015. Are you looking forward to more Marvel content from Disney or are they being too ambitious with this announcement?
Christmas time in Gotham City isn’t as festive as it sounds.
Last Friday, WB Games released the 3rd installment of their popular “Batman: Arkham” games.
Taking place before “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and “Batman: Arkham City”, “Origins” doesn’t bring you to the beginning where Bruce Wayne actually becomes Batman (though that would be pretty neat) but rather throws you into Gotham as a young and overtly confident Bruce Wayne who is still learning the ropes to what fighting super villains is all about.
One aspect of the game that brings this story to life is the fact that villains, like The Penguin who only knows of The Batman by reputation, are not yet acquainted with The Dark Knight so the story becomes an introduction to popular DC villains and it’s interested to see how the first meeting between Batman and his common foes play out.
No Conroy? No Hamill? No Dini? No problem!
One of the concerns many fans had with this release was that a lot of the talent that made the previous games what they were would not be on board with this release. Kevin Conroy is no longer voicing Batman, Mark Hamill would not be portraying The Joker and Paul Dini didn’t take the writing credits. On top of that, the developer Rocksteady is not even behind it.
So, how did that affect the final product? Well, it really didn’t. The voice acting changes really haven’t made an impact in the over all experience and though Dini is an excellent storyteller, especially when it comes to Batman, the story of “Batman: Arkham Origins” plays out just fine and also has the twists and turns in the plot that add to the shock value in the game as a whole.
Though I did feel like something was missing knowing in the back of my head that Rocksteady didn’t have their hands on this title, looking at it completely objectively, it really does fit into the series pretty flawlessly.
The gameplay is virtually identical to “Batman: Arkham City” so fans of the previous game will be able to jump right in without any problems.
Some of the new features include some new weaponry, like shock gloves which deliver a charge to the enemies you’re fighting, and also a mode of fast travel via the Batwing.
Your initial goal is to find Black Mask by migrating through Gotham and questioning some familiar faces. In the process, you must take on 8 assassins that are sent to stop you in your tracks. Assassins include Bane, Killer Croc and Deathstroke as well as some of DC’s lesser known evil like Copperhead and Firefly.
Some reviewers have complained that the Origins gameplay is just too similar to that of “Arkham City” but the ability to jump in and play another chapter of The Dark Knight’s campaign against crime in Gotham is just as fun as it was last time and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Being able to see the relationship development between a young and naive Batman and some of his greatest enemies makes this game intriguing and it soon becomes the video game equivalent of a page turner.
“Batman: Arkham Originas” is available now on all major consoles and the accompanying side scroller, “Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate” is available for the Nintendo 3DS and Playstation Vita.