Aquaman Conquers China

Aquaman is so doing swimmingly, in China which is important since it has yet to be released domestically. With a budget somewhere around $160 million it’s performing particularly well. Now I fully admit to finding this somewhat problematic–after all Aquaman is essentially ‘Course Correction: The Movie’–I shouldn’t begrudge DC Films what is likely their second […]

Aquaman – Final Trailer

I’m not quite sold on James Wan’s Aquaman.  This is besides the fact that think, for the most part, the DCEU (DC Cinematic Universe) is a bit of a clusterfuck, which is problematic because it consists of characters so iconic, so well-known that it should be relatively difficult to screw it up. After all, Marvel […]

Aquaman – Extended Trailer

I’ve got to admit, this one sold me. I’ve been ambivalent about an Aquaman movie every since that ridiculous footage from Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. And while the snow-globe opening of this trailer is a bit of a cliche (for some reason Citizen Kane popped into my head though I’m sure that wasn’t […]

The Joke(r)’s On You

You might have heard that Warner Bros is making a movie based on Batman’s arch nemesis, the Joker. Now here’s the punch line: This version of the Joker exists entirely outside of DC continuity! Now keep in mind the DCEU (the DC Cinematic Universe) has a version of the Joker, and he was introduced in […]

Sun Sets on Cavill’s Superman?

Apparently, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Henry Cavill is out as Superman. There are quite a few reasons stated (scheduling issues, problems negotiating a cameo in Warner Bros upcoming Shazam!, delays in ramping up a sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel, etc) and while–if this is true because it bears repeating that this is not […]

Constantine: City Of Demons – Trailer

I’ve never thought that Matt Ryan’s portrayal of John Constantine was a particularly good one, though I don’t blame him more than the casting. For a start, Constantine is the comics is physically lanky and more roguish than Ryan played him. Ryan says all the right things, but never quite does so convincingly. Then there’s […]

Shazam – Official Teaser Trailer (SDCC)

Much to my surprise, I enjoyed the first teaser for Shazam out of San Diego Comic-Con. And while I still think Zachary Levi–visually speaking–isn’t a great choice for the role (he’s just not, physically speaking, massive enough, making the copious amount of muscle padding he has to wear look more goofy than heroic. This is […]