Harley Quinn's Suicide Squad hot pants have been an intensely debated topic. When actor Margot Robbie was asked about the costume again recently she said it made sense for the character but she wasn't always comfortable in it. Her words bring up the larger issues still surrounding women in Hollywood.
Despite fears to the contrary, my opinion on The Killing Joke was not enough to bring DC Entertainment to their knees. The seminal Batman graphic novel by Alan Moore was still turned into an R-Rated animated film. And now the trailer is here. Presented without comment…haha,just kidding!
All the fan and critical about Asian erasure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is being heard. When Captain America: Civil War stopped in Singapore last week, the topic inevitably came up. Of course, this was before Doctor Strange writer C. Robert Cargill admitted the Chinese market is why the Ancient One isn’t an Asian man. Unlike Cargill, Marvel Vice President of Asia Brand Management and Development, C.B. Cebulski, had a much more positive outlook on the future of diversity in the Marvel universe. When asked if there were any plans for bringing an Asian superhero to the big screen, Cebulski was optimistic Marvel's on that path within the next few years.
Last Friday Marvel decided to quietly announce they'd be taking the Inhumans movie off their release schedule. This is probably a good thing for everyone.
[UPDATE: 4/28/16 3:06PM EDT] - The NY Times has reported that C. Robert Cargill has backpedaled his statements as “personal musings” and not representative of Marvel Entertainment. In an email to the NY Times, Cargill elaborated:
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, but none that I regret as much as choosing to answer a question to which I had no place in speaking. I tried to make it right by clarifying my position on Twitter Monday but unfortunately — perhaps ironically, given that this story gained so much steam on social media — those comments were not picked up by those reporting on my statements from the original podcast. Those original statements were my own personal musings about a character, and although I worked on the film script, I came to the project after the first draft and was not part of any casting discussions or decisions so I had no right or knowledge to speak about them as if I was. It was a moronic decision, and worst of all, I embarrassed my friends and colleagues by coming across as if I were speaking for them. I was not.
HOWEVER! The most interesting tidbit from the article revolves around Marvel’s official response to this dust up. A representative for Marvel stated the Doctor Strange Ancient One in the film is Celtic.
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Just a day after Alicia Vikander was revealed as the next Lara Croft, another big screen version of a video game looks to be going forward.
Oscar-nominated producer Marc Platt and Stories International today announced their plans for a movie based on the SEGA video game Shinobi.
As one iteration of the X-Men franchise ends with X-Men: Apocalypse, a new one is starting to come together. And it looks like Cyclops is going to have a significant role going forward.
Tye Sheridan, who will play Scott Summers/Cyclops in the forthcoming Apocalypse, told Entertainment Weekly that he’s confirmed for two more X-Men movies.
The Wheel of Time, a series of fantasy novels from the late author Robert Jordan, will be adapted for television, this according to Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal.
In a post on Google+, McDougal wrote, “The Wheel of Time will become a cutting edge TV series! I couldn’t be more pleased. Look for the official announcement coming soon from a major studio.”
For some inexplicable reason, there’s a National Superhero Day. But for those keeping track of these sorts of things, today is that day.
Legend has it that Superhero Day began in 1995 when a group of Marvel interns put on costumes and began asking the general public what their desired superpower would be. While no one asked me, my superpower would be either flying (Who wouldn’t want to bypass the lines at TSA?) or mind control (These aren’t the droids you’re looking for).