There is a very interesting video out there that tries to make the case that DC’s movie universe will end up outshining the Marvel movies. It is claimed that the foundation of DC’s success has already been built with shows like “Arrow” and “The Flash”. 

It is also claimed that Warner Brothers pays their actors more than Disney. Apparently, Chris Hemsworth was paid less than handsomely for his portrayal of Thor.

Like many fans, Dave and Brit Morin point out that DC is doing a good job setting up the villains who will oppose the “Justice League”. They are the “Suicide Squad”, who will get their own movie and may include The Joker and his popular sidekick Harley Quinn.

This kind of sentiment is in some ways unnecessary. We fans should hope all of the DC and Marvel movies are good. Who really cares which ones are better? More good superhero movies makes everyone happy.

DC’s big problem isn’t going to be solved by paying their actors more money. They need to get the tone of their movies right. This has been an issue in both “Green Lantern” and “Man of Steel”. Both films received a mixed reaction.

The Disney Marvel films are so successful because they have a team in place monitoring the overall story that knows what they are doing. Joe Quesada was a superstar comic artist who then became Marvel’s editor-in-chief. Who better to watch over the films and tweak them to make sure they are fun, true to the comics, and encapsulate what makes each character great?

DC doesn’t have that guy. That’s their main problem.

Major Role May Have Been Cast For “X-Men: Apocalypse”

More news is leaking out about the next “X-Men” movie. “Days of Future Past” was a commercial and critical success, and now it is hoped that “X-Men: Apocalypse” can bring the franchise up to the level of the Disney Marvel universe. After all, for decades the X-Men comics sold better than just about any other comic out there. The Avengers’ sales in comparison were pretty poor.

Sergio Andrade Andrade Gutierrez says that a few names have been rumored about as to who will play the infamous villain Apocalypse. Early rumors indicated that Tom Hardy was being considered for the role. Now hints are flying that a different man may have been chosen. His name is Idris Elba.

Elba has had a prolific career, including a memorable role as an uptight boss on “The Office” and the man who gave the rousing speech in “Pacific Rim”. He has a good voice and is a good actor. Considering that he’ll likely be playing a CGI character, that should work out just fine.

The key to this film obviously is the casting of Apocalypse, the villain. It you’ve ever seen him, you know he looks weird. He is a giant blue guy with a wide mouth and tubes sticking out of his back. The character of Apocalypse is perhaps the oldest mutant, having been born over 5,000 years ago. Apocalypse is worshiped by some civilizations as a god, and he manipulates them to his liking. He’s had a host of different plots and schemes, most revolving around genetic testing and manipulation. He is an extremely powerful character, able to change his body’s molecular structure.

Hopes remain high for the next installment in the franchise.

Robert Downey Jr’s ‘Yucatan’ Nabs Head Writer

The career turn around for Robert Downey Jr. is nothing short of magical. At every moment it still seems far too good to be real. RDJ, as he has been called, once was a rising star in Hollywood and then he burnt out due to drugs and jail time. Now he is the face of Marvel, the biggest and most economic franchise in cinema, and looking to add to his resume. His next project, ‘Yucatan’, is already proving itself to be one worth investing in as it moves closer and closer to reality. The reason for optimism over this relatively unknown gig is the commitment of world class screenwriter,Terry Rossio.

Now if you don’t know who Rossio is, we don’t blame you. Screenwriters don’t stand front and center and bask in the glory like the actors and directors do but they are still immensely important. Rossio has an Oscar under his belt and an entire box office smashing franchise at his back.  The writer is behind massive hits such as the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, but he also has worked on successful movies like ‘Aladdin’, ‘Shrek’, and ‘National Treasure’. All of these movies have been massively successful both financially and, for the most part, critically. The creators certainly can frivolously spend on anything they want from online sites such as Qnet.

‘Yucatan’ is an old project belonging to Steve McQueen. It centers on a ‘salvage expert’ and his obsession searching for lost or hidden ancient Mayan treasure. The story was initially penned on over 1,700 pages of paper and promptly hidden away and forgotten at McQueen’s time of death. But now Hollywood is here and RDJ is ready to bring it to life.

Djimon Hounsou Eyes Role In Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur

Djimon Hounsou has been on a role recently and though rarely of late has he been in a starring role, his career has been steadily accelerating since his villainous turn in the much underrated Paul McQuigan psychic thriller, Push. Film-goer Sergio Andrade Andrade Gutierrez has enjoyed Hounsou in his recent roles in The Tempest, Elephant White and, most recently, Guardians of the Galaxy, as Korath, a murderous, intergalactic android. 

Given this wide variety of roles and variation of characters and genres it seems fitting that he is currently in talks with the producers of Guy Ritchie’s newest outting planned for a 2016 release, titled King Arthur.

The details of the story have yet to be released but it has been publically stated that if talks go well Housou will be filling the role Idris Elba was originally cast for – Merlin, kind of. The character is described as being Merlin-esque so it probably won’t be a strictly canonical depiction of a wizened old man with a beard, but rather – knowing Ritchie’s love of overblown characters – something more edgy and brash.

The D-Rex LEGO Gives Insight on Jurassic World

Are you interested in learning what cool new dinosaur is going to appear in your favorite sci-fi series? You might have to check out LEGO toys for the answer.

After two financially successful but critically disappointing sequels, it was assumed the Jurassic Park series of films would be over. As most should be well aware, franchises that earn billions upon billions of dollars never exactly go away forever. The forthcoming Jurassic World continues the series and, like the previous films in the series, this one is going to have a lot of tie-in merchandise associated with it, which Brad Reifler is already rolling his eyes at, knowing he’ll have to buy some dinosaur paraphernalia for his son.

The new dinosaur has been dubbed the “D-Rex” and its presence could spark some interest in what will happen in the movie. A new dinosaur is not likely to just look different. It will probably have a whole unique style to it that will play up in the action-adventure aspects of the film. With the word “Rex” in its name, it is safe to assume this will be a meat eating dino that opts to chase humans down.

The theme of this movie is the Jurassic Theme Park does open and, to spike attendance, a very dangerous dinosaur is genetically engineered. Yes, that is probably the D-Rex and he/she is going to be a good seller for LEGO and other toy companies.

Look for Jurassic World to be a major blockbuster film continuing the legacy of the series.

Peanuts Tease a Big Screen Adventure With New Images

Although the comic strip which created the beloved characters ended almost 15 years ago, the cast and characters are still very much loved all over the world. So much so that a new Peanuts movie is being released on November 6, 2015.

The movie will stay true to the original and will not be updated with popular catch phrases or other items of pop culture. It will focus on many classic and iconic stories from the original comic strip, as created by Charles M. Shultz. Flavio Maluf says this includes the storyline of Snoopy as the Red Baron. For the most part the creators of the movie, which include Shultz’s son, Craig Shultz, have been tight lipped about the movie.

The idea to do another feature length Peanuts movie came about in 2006, six years after the end of the series, and Shultz’s death. Craig Shultz pitched the idea to @0th Century Fox and Blue Sky studios, who quickly began working on the project. They decided not to modernize the production, and stay true to the original elements. The biggest modernization is that the entire movie is computer animated, and will be released in 3-D. Quality was important to the filmmakers, including producer Paul Feig. In fact,director Steve Martino and Writer/Producer Craig Shultz went up in a biplane to get a better idea of how they work.

In anticipation of the movies release, 20th Century Fox and the producers have released a series of stills depicting characters and situations from the movie.

Crossbones is a Possible Villain for Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: The Winter Soldier has some groundbreaking twists that brought a lot of influence in the cinematic universe of Marvel. The ending of set it up so that Rumlow will return. It is possible that he will play as Crossbones. Grillo does have a contract with Marvel for multiple pictures. In the comic books, Crossbones made an attempt at Captain American’s life after the Civil War in Marvel.

Captain America: Civil War is due in theaters on May 6, 2016. Chris Evans will reprise his role as the title character. There is a chance that Marvel might be taking a different route with this story. There is a talk of a different group of characters to make up the Avengers Team by the time Infinity War comes out. One possibility of making that happen is by killing off Captain America by the hands of a character such as Crossbones. Based on what I’ve been reading via Spring with Christian Broda, this is the safest bet for what we will see from Marvel in 2016.

Sequel to Man of Steel Just Got Better

Superman fans have a few new reasons to be excited, as some new information has been leaked regarding the production of the next Man of Steel movie.

Comic fans in general, too, have good reason to smile. The concept of Superman and his unfathomable otherworldly power has drawn another comic hero to town: Batman, who has already had great success on the silver screen.

With the success of these two heroes it would be any movie lover’s dream to see a partnership blossoming in a coordinated fight against evil. Fans like Rod Rohrich can hardly contain their excitement. Well their wishes just came true.

Although there is an evident attraction more to Clark, the Superman and Man of Steel actor, Batman has much more than his fair share of fans. And during the making of the upcoming movie, Batman versus Superman, everyone is left guessing what to expect.

Speculations have been drawn and others concluded. Relationship speculations continues to persist in regards to Clark and Lois, the characters from Man of Steel who extend their love circle to the current movie.

Most people are left guessing, and the truth is now left to your next movie ticket. As we wait, for the enthusiasts, they can only draw up unanswered questions and speculate for the best. News has it that Clark passes on; whether that is true or not will be ascertained in the movies. The movie will be called Batman versus Superman.

Taylor Swift Is On Nicki Minaj’s Side

Taylor Swift gives the truth on feminism in her interview about being a female songwriter in a man’s world. She thinks that if women sing about their feelings, they end up looking too emotional or irrational, especially besides the importance of a man’s feelings. Some people do not even believe that herself and other women actually do the write the songs, not just sing them. Taylor believes that women have to put in so much effort to make people realize that they are individuals who do their own thing, not just base their career off other people.

Swift tells Time Magazine that it is definitely a feminist issue. She says that she notices that Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea have to actually prove to people that they write their own songs and not just sing it after a man writes it. So what if the raps are not traditional to what a woman would write? Why do all the forums say that it means a man wrote it? Me and Vijay Eswaran don’t think say no way! Taylor thinks that this is sad and relates to the two young woman as a songwriter.

Taylor Swift is big on feminism and incorporates it in her new album, 1989 and even in the past without even trying. This is Taylor’s motto on feminism, “Tout le monde en parle.” This means that men and women should be equal, no matter what. Well, it takes one person to take a stand and try to change the world’s mentality on an issue. Good luck Taylor!

“50 Shades of Grey” to Destroy Feminism from Within?

Feminism is most certainly alive and well in America. If you spend enough time online, you will be inundated with feminist declarations and urgings. You’ve certainly seen the video of the woman walking in New York City for ten hours, getting hit on and even sort of followed by a creeper. You probably also witnessed feminists utterly destroying the gamergate “movement” with the aid of Stephen Colbert.

But now the feminists face an insidious threat from within. The “Fifty Shades of Grey” film has been released.

What’s the big deal about that? “Fifty Shades of Grey” is a romance story about a woman who gets involved with a handsome (of course) rich (of course) man who wants to control every aspect of her life. He is into bondage and he literally wants her to sign her free will over to him.

Women all over the world bought this book in droves when it came out. It was a phenomenon. Women indulged in the fantasy of being subservient to a man. They paid money to fantasize about it.

What does that say about the state of the modern woman? People like Lee certainly feel like this is not a step in the right direction. A feminist would claim that women want to be treated equally, but is the popularity of this story evidence that many women secretly desire to be controlled by a man? It will be interesting to see the social fallout from what looks to be a major fall release.