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Hey, I am back. Sorry for the delay, I had some computer issues this week and was not able to post as early as I wanted. But that’s in the past, and now I’m going to show you a few more things from Comic-Con that you need to see if you haven’t already.
Wonder Woman’s new costume:
Hey, look at that. Not too shabby. This is the costume for Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the sequel to Man of Steel, dubbed Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. It is…ok. It has that gladiator look going on, and it looks pretty badass. It isn’t overly sexualized, but it maintains the femininity of the character. My one real issues with it is that it is so bland. If you don’t take a close look, it just looks like different shades of brown. DC movies have a difficult time trying to judge how gritty to make things, and end up with a result that is a shadow of the source material. Look at Marvel movies. Some of the characters have more modern, realistic looks, but they also aren’t drained of color. That adds to the wonder and awe of the hero. But, so it goes. Let’s hope the movie lives up to at least some of the hype that DC is causing.
Godzilla 2 and King Kong?
Godzilla, which I personally enjoyed, raked in enough cash to justify a planned trilogy. Legendary is going to release two more movies with the King of Monsters, the next one which will feature some favorite kaiju. King Ghidorah, Rodan, and Mothra are all slated to play a part. Furthermore, Legendary is making a prequel to their 2005 version of King Kong, subtitled “Skull Island.” With Legendary having a contract for the two beasts, rumor has it that the third Godzilla film will culminate in a remake of the fan favorite “Godzilla VS. King Kong.” Seems like a stretch to me, but weirder and goofier things have been happening in the movie world, butchering classic characters for the sake of a dollar. Speaking of goofy movies featuring butchering…
Deadpool Test Footage
This test footage was reportedly leaked at Comic-Con, and it seems like Fox is going to run with it after a massive amount of support from the fan community. For those who don’t know, Deadpool is a Marvel character (recently featured in X-Men Origins:Wolverine, in a very limited scope) who is insane, has a healing factor, regularly breaks the fourth wall with the audience, and likes to murder people for money. That’s a quick, only half-true synopsis, and the character can be very deep and tragic when written well. Ryan Reynolds is set to play the “Merc with a Mouth,” but it is still unknown what the rating will be. Deadpool is notorious for being lewd, crude, and generally psychotic, but Fox knows that statistically, R-rated movies don’t get as much money. Fans, however, are demanding an R-rating so that it can be true to the source material. In my opinion, the current rating system itself is flawed and run by people who don’t know what they are doing or really don’t have any set rules or consistency. I am off topic, but if you want to learn about the farce that is the MPAA, go watch “This Film is Not Yet Rated.” It’s not on Netflix anymore, but it might be again soon. Also, it’s not too hard to find.
That’s all I am really going to elaborate on right now, but there is also a ton of other good stuff revealed. Ra’s al Ghul will be in the new season of Arrow. A trailer for the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover was shown. “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” was shown off, which I am not as excited for, but it could be good. There was also a trailer for the final movie in the Hobbit trilogy, “The Battle of the Five Armies.” All really neat stuff.
So, that’s all for now. I am working on some more content, so please stay tuned!