Jan. 29, 2021

Too Old For A Four Hour Movie

Too Old For A Four Hour Movie

On the comic book edition, The Snyder Cut is gonna be a looooooong cut, Black Widow decides to leave her heart in San Fran , Oklahoma wants to declare BigFoot Season and we remember Siegfried of Siegfried & Roy.  All that and more on this edition of multiverse tonight.

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Tonight! The Snyder Cut is gonna be a long one, Black Widow moves to the West Coast and movies on the move! All that and more on the Comic Edition of Multiverse Tonight!


Welcome to episode 111 of multiverse Tonight!....



DC


On Vero,Zack Snyder revealed that the Snyder Cut of Justice League will be a four hour movie, not broken into a mini series like some expected.  A poster and release date are expected to be released soon.


Speaking of the Sndyer cut, Harry Lennix has confirmed that he will play the Martian Manhunter in the extended version of Justice League, The Blacklist actor told Collider dot com, that his character of General Swanwick from the first two Synder Superman films was secretly J’onn J’onzz in disguise all along. Apparently he didn’t even know that his character was The Martian Manhunter. Lennix is thrilled to be part of the Justice League saying quote "It's going to be great to be up there with Batman and Superman and my pals," "Yeah, I'm once again like a kid at a candy store." unquote 


Warner Media has issued a statement in regards to Ray Fisher’s post about being removed from The Flash Movie. The statement, which was released on twitter on January thirteenth is long so, I’ll just summarize it as best I can quote “I have received official confirmation that Warner Bros. Pictures has decided to remove me from the cast of The Flash,” Fisher began. “I strongly disagree with their decision, but it is one that is unsurprising. Despite the misconception, Cyborg’s involvement in The Flash was much larger than a cameo—and while I do mourn the lost opportunity to bring Victor Stone back to the screen, bringing awareness to the actions of Walter Hamada will prove to be a much more important contribution to our world.”


“On December 30th 2020, I made it clear that I cannot—with a clear conscience—participate in any production associated with the current President of DC Films, Walter Hamada,” he continued. “The reasoning behind that declaration was twofold: 1) Walter’s purposeful attempt to undermine the Justice League investigation in order to protect his friend, and former co-president, Geoff Johns. 2) Walter’s attempt to protect himself by contributing to the public dissemination of lies and misinformation about myself and the Justice League investigation in Warner Bros. Picture’ September 4th statement to The Wrap.``''Bear in mind, Walter Hamada interfering with the Justice League investigation is a completely separate issue than the investigation itself,” Fisher added. “And while Walter’s behavior was not a point of focus for the investigation of the Justice League reshoots, his dangerous and enabling actions during the investigation process must be called to account.” unquote


Needless to say that this means tha tRay is done playing Cyborg in any future DCEU projects

However WarnerMedia’s response says quote “As has been previously stated, an extensive investigation was conducted by an outside law firm, led by a former federal judge who has assured WarnerMedia that there were no impediments to the investigation,” a spokesperson for Warner Brothers said. “Last summer, Mr. Fisher was offered the opportunity to reprise his role as Cyborg in The Flash. Given his statement that he will not participate in any film associated with Mr. Hamada, our production is now moving on. Warner Bros. remains in business with Geoff Johns who continues to produce Stargirl, Batwoman, Doom Patrol, Superman & Lois, and Titans for the studio, among other projects." IN a separate statement studio head Ann Sarnoff said quote “I believe in Walter Hamada and that he did not impede or interfere in the investigation," Sarnoff said. "Furthermore, I have full confidence in the investigation’s process and findings. Walter is a well-respected leader, known by his colleagues, peers, and me as a man of great character and integrity. As I said in Walter’s recent deal extension announcement, I’m excited about where he’s taking DC Films and look forward to working with him and the rest of the team to build out the DC Multiverse.” unquote So what do you make of this?



The world of DC will cross paths with the world of the anime team of RWBY!. The crossover will take place in a seven issue miniseries that will give the Justice Leaguers an anime makeover, including Bruce Wayne with actual Bat ears. Here’s the official description quote "RWBY/Justice League introduces fans of manga and superheroes to the Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, and Diana Prince of Remnant, fighting with Team RWBY. A new Grimm is running rampant across the island of Patch, and Ruby and Yang must team up with a young red and blue-clad farm boy to stop it! Meanwhile, Blake meets a mysterious woman who’s suddenly appeared on Menagerie, but her purpose for being there remains a secret. And why does she act like she hasn’t been around modern society?


Written by Marguerite Bennett (Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman, RWBY, DC Comics Bombshells) and featuring art by Aneke (Future State: Batgirls), Stephanie Pepper (The Mummy) and Emanuela Lupacchino (Future State: Gotham City Sirens, Birds of Prey), this seven-issue monthly miniseries brings Team RWBY face to face with DC’s paragons of justice."


Titans third season will see Savannah Welch portray GCPD Police Commissioner Barbara Gordon according to an exclusive to Variety. This Babs is still in a wheelchair after getting paralized by the Joker and has a combative relationship with Bruce Wayne. Her life will get complicated when Dick Grayson returns to Gotham, rekindling feelings of their old romance and will see them starting up a new crime fighting partnership. Welch is known for the History Channel military drama Six and she is an actual amputee, having lost one of her legs in an accident in 2016. 


DC Universe INfinite, DC’s new premium digital comic book service and community was launched on January twenty first The service launches with 25,000 comics and graphic novels from Vertigo, DC, DC Black Label and Milestone Media and will see new releases put on the service after a six month wait after physical release. It’s available on iOS and Android for 7.99 or 75.99 a year.


The John Cena starring Peacemaker series has started filming according to filmmaker James Gunn"5 months ago, while quarantining, I was almost done editing The Suicide Squad & had just turned in a draft of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 & was awaiting notes," said Gunn. "Normally I would try & take a break during this time & go on vacation. But with Covid that wasn’t happening. So, having nothing else to do, I started writing a TV series, mostly for fun, as I didn’t believe it was ever going to happen. I wrote a whole first season in 8 weeks. And now, here I am in my trailer, on the first day of shooting. Life is surreal. Let’s go (& go safely!)" unquote Peacemaker still doesn’t have an expected release date, but it should come out on HBO Max in 2022, The movie it’s based on, THe Suicide Squaqd comes out this August sixth.


Batman has a new crime fighting partner, Scooby Doo and Shaggy.DC has announced a new comic book series, Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries, from writers Ivan Cohen and Sholly Fish with art from Dario Brizuela and Randy Elliott. The New series will feature original team up stories with the Dark Knight Detective and Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred. The stories will come out first via digital in 24 chaterps and then will be released in April in comic book stores. The first chapters will be released digitally on March 27th, with a physical release on April thirteenth.


Superman & Lois will get a ninety minute series premiere with a special half hour special tacked on to celebrate the networks first official Superman show. The series will launch on Tuesday February twenty third. This means,however, that The Flash season premiere will be pushed back to March second, instead of February 23rd. 


With the inauguration of President Joseph R Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, coupled with a fifty fifty senate, means that the Democratic Party now has control over the United States Senate. With that Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the longest serving member of the Senate is now the Senate president pro tempore. Senator Leahy, a lifelong fan of Batman is now the third in the presidential line of succession. Mr. Leahy has appeared in five Barman movies, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, the Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises,and  Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice as well as an appearance in Batman the Animated Series. Leahy donates all the income from film and tv appearances to the Kellogg Hubbard Library, the 150,000 he made from the Dark Knight Trilogy funded a new wing. Congratulations to Senator Leahy




Marvel

Black Widow is getting a new costume and a new hometown in the comics. Black Widow number six sees Natasha Romanoff moving to San Francisco with a new black costume with red accents and a hood. The costume was designed by Elena Casagrande, who in a statement said quote "I created Nat's new costume working as a full team with Kelly and Sarah (writer and editor). The first directives were to add high-tech elements and think of Nat as a vigilante, but at the same time not weigh her down, visually speaking, and still maintain the lines of the classic Romita and Samnee costume," said Casagrande. "I immediately appreciated the idea of thinking of her suit as a suit that enhances her strength, that has a technology that makes her more powerful and resistant: we realized the idea through the red lines on the hips, which when Nat uses it at full capacity, light up."

 "Another directive was to make its logo 'hidden', not immediately visible, and even here in the end I did a job of reduction, rather than illusion. I started getting inspired by the motocross and parachuting suits, and then streamlined their appearance and approached the widow's most classic outfit. The 'gadget' that we kept, however, was the jacket with hood and parachute on the back (in fact!), to give her a sort of 'mask' on her face and to make it easier for her to move between the skyscrapers of San Francisco." unquote 


Chris Evans is currently in talks with Marvel Studios to return to the role of Captain America. How Captain america would fit into the post Endgame Marvel universe is unknown, could it take place in the past or present is unknown.


Moon Knight has a new castemate as May Calamawy will join Oscar Issac in the Disney Plus series. May is best known for Hulu’s ramy, it is unknown what role she will play,  the show will start production in Budapest in march.


Disney Plus’ She Hulk also has a new co-star Ginger Gonzaga will join series star Tatiana Maslany on the legal comedy series. On Twitter Ginger posted quote I’m beyond excited to join 💚#Shehulk!💚 We will be directed by #KatCairo! @ChairmanGao is gifting us her hilarious writing & I get to run amok w/ the insanely talented #tatianamaslaney. Thanks @Marvel & @disneyplus 4 your support & having me in the fam! Get ready! It’s AWESOME! Unquote No word on what character she will be playing, but it’s been speculated that she will be playing Jill Stevens 


So how far out is the Marvel Cinematic universe planned? During an interview with Collider Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said quote “To varying degrees of specificity, it’s always about 5 to 6 years out versus what we’ve announced," Feige said. "So whatever that takes us to.” Now of course that is subject to change, as of right now marvel has known plans out to 2026.


Marvel Comics has announced a What If style Spider-man miniseries called Spider-man: Spider’s Shadow from writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Pasqual Ferry with colorist Matt Hollingsworth. The series, called What If Peter Parker became Venom, keeping the black symbiote instead of casting it out. IN a press release will ask what if Peter decided to keep Venom instead of casting him out.  Zdarksky said quote "I'm thrilled to be kicking off a new era of What If stories with this tale of a Spider-Man gone bad! How bad will he be? Will he have a goatee and no hyphen in his name? Pick up issue one to find out! But seriously, I feel that with Spider's Shadow we're exploring some dark situations with Spidey and the Marvel Universe, while making it cool and fun to read. I think longtime fans will love it and new readers will be amazed at what Marvel lets us do," Zdarsky teased in a press release. "Pasqual and Matt are producing amazing work on this book. When every page comes in, I share them with all of my friends even though Marvel says I'm not allowed to do that." unquote The four part miniseries goes on sale in April.


 Marvel Comics is looking back, way back to 1996’s Heroes reborn. The House of Ideas has announced a sequel to the series with just a title card that says Heroes reborn Whatever Happened to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? And the cryptic “Coming this April''. Heroes Reborn was a mini series taking heroes like the Fantastic Four, Captain America and Iron Man out of the standard 616 universe and putting them in a pocket universe created by Franklin Richards. So what could this be? I guess we’ll find out. 


Michael Douglas will be back for the next Ant-man movie as the actor has started hypeing the movie that’s not due until 2022. The actor posted a tweet of himself from the first Ant-man movie with the caption quote "Time to grow the goatee," "Hank Pym is back! Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania coming in 2022!" Unquote 2022 will be a busy year for Marvel fans with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Captain Marvel 2, Black Panther II, and Thor: Love and Thunder, all due out. 


Geek

Fortnite Creator Epic Games is getting in the animated picture biz, with a grant to make an animated Gilgamesh movie. The developer is giving this grant via their Epic Mega Grants Program to Latin american studio Hook Up and Argentinian DuermeVela and Filmsharks. THe game will use Epic’s Unreal Engine to render the story of the king turned deity Gilgamesh was immortalized in an epic Mesopotamian poem. THe epic of Gilgamesh is said to have influenced Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad. The film will be made into English and Spanish versions.


Animation Vet Kirk Wise, who has worked on such Disney films as Beauty and The Beast and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, has signed on to direct a new animated movie from newcomer Enderby Entertainment called Sunny. Sunny will be about a boy named Sunny who must learn to control his emotions because they control the sun. Wise in a statement said quote “Sometimes a single sentence is enough to win me over when it comes to ideas that I think are uniquely suited to the animation medium, and SUNNY passed that test with flying colors!”“I couldn’t be more excited to help the Enderby team bring this story to audiences all over the world.”


Jim Gaffigan has joined the cast of Disney’s Live Action Peter Pan & Wendy movie. The comedian will play Captain Hook’s right hand man Mr. Smee. Gaffigan joins Alexander Molony as Peter Pan, Black-ish's Yara Shahidi as Tinker Bell, Ever Anderson as Wendy, and Alyssa Wapanatâhk as Tiger Lily.


Netflix has bought the animated movie originally called The Mitchells vs The Machines, from SOny Pictures. The movie had been called Connected by Sony, but has reverted to its original name with the sale, The movie, from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller follows the about an everyday family’s struggle to relate with each other while technology rises up around the world. The film centers on Katie (voiced by Abbi Jacobson), a creative type who gets accepted into her dream film school. Before she begins college, her dad (Danny McBride) decides that driving her to school is the perfect opportunity to bond as a family one last time. But as they unplug and hit the road, technology threatens their trip — and the Earth. The voice cast also includes Maya Rudolph, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman and Doug the Pug. Will Allegra and Louis Koo Tin Lok executive produced the film, while Kurt Albrecht served as a producer. No release date is given.


Robert Kirkman’s Invincible animated series has a premiere date. The hour long series will premiere on Amazon on March twenty sixth in more than 250 countries and territory worldwide. The first three episodes will be out that day with a new episode following every Friday until the season finale on April 30th. The series, based on the comic of the same name revolves around the seventeen year old son of the most powerful superhero on the planet, however his world view is shattered after he learns that his father’s heroic legacy might not be that heroic.


The State of Oklahoma might recognize a season for hunting Bigfoot if a new bill proposed in the Oklahoma state house makes it into law.

 Republican State Representative Justin Humprey filed the bill, House Bill 1648, which would direct the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Division to establish an annual season requiring hunting licenses and fees. Mr. Humprey said that he doesn’t want the creature killed, instead he wants the legendary beast trapped and a 25,000 dollar bounty for the first person to capture it. The district Humphrey represents in southwest Oklahoma has an annual Bigfoot festival each first weekend in October that raises money for a scholarship. The state representative hopes that the bill will lead to increased tourism. 


Apple TV+ unveiled the trailer and premiere date for its upcoming series, The Snoopy Show, a new original series from Peanuts and WildBrain featuring the lovable pup and his avian friend.


Set to make its Apple TV+ global debut on February 5, 2021, The Snoopy Show sees Snoopy and Woodstock take on a number of new adventures. The series will see the titular beagle in his various personas including Joe Cool, Masked Marvel and World War I Flying Ace. The new series will consist of three, seven-minute cartoons based on the iconic comic series. Cherished Peanuts characters set to appear include Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Schroeder and Peppermint Patty.


Writer Brian K. Vaughan revealed in an Instagram post recently that he and fellow creato Fiona Staples are returning to work on Saga. The pair have been taking a hiatus from the comic book series for nearly three years now.

Saying in the post quote ...Fiona and I are still hard at work on Saga, and we remain hugely appreciative of the four of you left who haven't completely lost patience with our extended intermission,"  "Hard to believe as it may seem, I promise these new issues will be worth the wait." unquote

Back in 2018, Vaughan reveled that the series was at the half way point.

 

Paramount Animation has optioned the film rights to Tom Wheeler’s upcoming book series C.O.S.M.O.S Wheeler has also been tapped to write the adaptation. C.O.S.M.O.S. is described as quote “Men in Black meets Willy Wonka with a shout out to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and “an epic, mind-bending, adventure that celebrates curiosity, diversity and the power of science to save our world,” according to studio insiders. The first book in the series, The Doomsday Vault isn’t scheduled to hit store shelves on March fifteenth, 2022.


Siegfried Fischbacher, the other half of the magic act of Siegfried and Roy passed away on January thirteenth. Fischbacher’s death come just months after Roy Horn died from Covid 19 complicatoins as the age of 75. Siegfried was born in Germany in 1939, his love of magic compelled him to become an entertainer on a cruise ship, that’s where he met Roy Horn, beginning a fifty year partnership, their act would go on to change Las Vegas entertainment, changing the city from just a gambling destination to an entertainment wonderland. In 2003, their show abruptly ended when a 380 pound white tiger named Mantacore that the used in their act attacked Roy Horn onstage. They finally retired in 2010. Siegfried Fischbacher died pancreatic cancer, he was 81.


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