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April 1, 2016

I haven’t seen Batman v Superman yet. I think when I do it will be exactly what I expect, good and bad. There’ll be some scenes that look really cool at the IMAX, it will be fun to see Wonder Woman be a bit awesome, it will be hopelessly dark and not represent either the Superman or Batman I love, Jesse Eisenberg will be a weird Lex Luthor.

Of all the DC movies Suicide Squad continues to be the one I’m most excited about, this new trailer only helped:

I’ve also realised I haven’t picked up any DC comics in a while, but have no idea if there’s even anything any good I should get? The only one I have on my list to pick up is Vol II of Batgirl of Burnside, nothing else is grabbing me (unlike Marvel where I want to pick up about half of the Secret Wars trades). If anyone has any suggestions sling them my way.

Update: Warner Bros have ordered reshoots on Suicide Squad to make it funnier and less dark (so a few notches towards Deadpool and away from BvS by the sound of it). Also, this.

Best Star Wars and Batman origins

November 3, 2015

Two gems from Reddit (both via @andrewducker).

First up: Darth Jar-Jar.

In brief, the Darth Jar-Jar theory posits that Jar-Jar’s unbelievable ‘luck’ and consistent shattering of our suspension of disbelief isn’t because he’s an absurd cliche designed to sell toys but rather a skilled master of both combat and deception (how else could someone be consistently good at defeating enemies, unscathed, whilst appearing so utterly incompetent) who has (literally) hand-waved himself to positions of power (General Jar-Jar? Senator Jar-Jar!?).

Once you buy this it’s only a short leap to conclude that he and Palpatine are in cahoots from the start.

As for why there’s no great reveal our author theorises that Lucas got cold feet and we got Dooku instead, which explains why Dooku just appears out of nowhere (and is gone as quickly).

It’s certainly a fun read, and for something that’s (surely) in jest it’s actually, kinda… credible?

Then we have Batman.

The best Batman twist there never was.

I don’t think I’ll go in to too much detail about it here for fear of ruining, but it starts:

It’s a couple years from now, the chips are on the line, the multiverse is at stake, again… only this time it all comes down to Batman. He defeats the ultimate evil, only to find himself launched through time… into a strangely familiar city. Scrambling to find some clothes after his costume got destroyed by Z-rays in the epic battle, he nabs some threads off a low-hanging clothesline. He leaves his bat-wallet full of cash on the windowsill… he’s not a bad guy, after all.

Just then, he sees a family of three emerge from the alley the clothesline was in.

Keep reading.

The Batman Cometh

July 24, 2015

Related: Who said it Donald Trump of Frank Reynolds (this is really quite concerning)

Suicide Squad

July 20, 2015

Watching Arrow has actually made me more interested in this. Part of me also wants it to be as funny as Superior Foes of Spider-Man but I think it’ll be a bit too grimdark for that. More Bats though.

Batman vs Superman

July 20, 2015

This makes me actually want to watch it (something the previous footage had summarily failed to do).

See also:

Sketching Batman

February 7, 2015