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Superman: Fury Road?

george-miller-superman-sequelRemember how we all assumed that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was the sequel to Man of Steel? Apparently we’ve been wrong. Granted, there were rumors of another solo Superman film to be in the works at WB, but that wasn’t going to be until 2018, well after the Man of Steel squared off with Batman (and then presumably teamed up with him for Justice League). But if new rumors are to believed, WB is prepping a proper sequel to MoS, and they’ve signed on Mad Max mastermind George Miller to bring Superman back to the silver screen. Read the rest of this entry

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The DC Cinematic Universe Begins….

DC_has_big_plans_through_2018_or_do_they__article_story_largeLast week word got out regarding Warner Bros.’ plans for their DC properties, and it’s pretty much what you’d expect, except for one dark and brooding exception. But before I get into that, here’s the prospective list leaked by former Deadline founder Nikki Finke (which is subject to change): Read the rest of this entry

BatFleck Rises

BatFleckThe first official image of Ben Affleck as Batman has been released, and holy shit, do I love it. My feelings on Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel 2/Justice League ½  have been well documented in the past, but this definitely increased the movie’s stock in my mind a little bit. I mean, LOOK at that costume. Just look at it! It’s easily the closest thing to Batman’s actual comic book costume that we’ve gotten in real life, and it surprisingly looks fantastic. Read the rest of this entry

Justice League of Steel

GalleryChar_1900x900_JusticeLeague_52ab8e54d0a6f0.42170553So what we were long expecting has now come to pass: Zack Snyder is directing the rumored Justice League film, and that movie will follow Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel 2. What does this mean? Well, for one, I can finally stop worrying so damn much about the Man of Steel sequel, and it probably means that both Justice League and MoS 2 will be filming back to back.

Now this isn’t a major stretch, but it does seem like the most likely scenario for Warner Bros to take. By the time Justice League hits theaters in 2017, Marvel will have put out a second Avengers film, as well as new entries for Captain America, and (presumably) Thor. If you thought Hollywood was “Marvel” now, then just wait a few years when their lead will be almost insurmountable. This is WB’s last ditch attempt to get Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the rest of the league on the big screen, and hopefully by then the “normies” in the audience won’t be burnt out on super hero flicks. Read the rest of this entry

A (Kind Of) Cohesive DC Cinematic Universe

DAVID-GOYER_MAN-OF-STEEL_SEQUEL_SCRIPT_ZACK-SNYDER_WB_NOLANHooooo boy. I know I’ve gone on, and on, and on about my worries regarding Batman vs. Superman and WB’s plans for a DC Cinematic universe before, but the latest interview with David Goyer has gotten me all up in arms again.

In a recent interview with IGN, David Goyer, writer of Man of Steel, said this in regards to the rumors of Warner Bros.’ plans of creating a shared cinematic universe like Marvel:

I mean, it’s too early. I know that Warner Bros. would love to make their universe more cohesive. There have been a lot of general conversations about that, but it’s really, really early. I’m not sure. Marvel has had enormous success, but I’m not sure that everybody should try to emulate them either. It’s just been vague conversations so far.”

Are. You. Kidding. Me. Read the rest of this entry

We Live In An “Avengers” World

the-avengers-marvel-movie-image-412-11The other night I watched ABC’s Marvel: Assembling A Universe special, and was taken aback at how far we’ve come since that fateful day on May 2nd, 2008 when Iron Man first hit theaters. Back then, The Avengers was nothing more than a rumor, a pipe dream that we comic book nerds wished would happen, but tempered our expectations because it would probably never happen, and most undoubtedly suck.

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You Don’t Get 500 Million Pounds of Kryptonite Without Making A Few Enemies

jesse-eisenberg-will-play-lex-luthor-in-batmansuperman-movieJesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor.

There’s a sentence I never thought I’d write. Yes, the Social Network star has been cast as Superman’s arch nemesis in the follow up to Man of Steel. And no, you’re not dreaming. For the first time since, well, the last casting announcement for Man of Steel 2/Batman vs. Superman/Whateveritwillbecalled I’m left with a “wha?” reaction.  In fact, I believe the first words out of my mouth when I heard it were “that’s not true”. Read the rest of this entry

Biggest Bummers of 2013

Well, I’ve gone over my Best Nerd Things of 2013, and now it’s time for the flip side. Instead of saying what I thought was the “Worst” though, I’m going with what disappointed me the most. It’s not Jetpack Comics’ opinions, they’re alllll mine.  I’m sure there’s some things that I didn’t like that you all loved (just like I’m sure some of you will voice your displeasure over my “Best” things of 2013), so keep in mind, this is my opinion, and my opinion only. So, without further ado, let’s get this bad boy going. Read the rest of this entry