Snake Eyes! 88 Teeth! Hammer Head! Pussycat Puss! Bat Man! Double Header! P-P-Picklepuss! Pumpkin Head! Neon Noodle! Jukebox Jaw!!!
I’m going to try a little Super Best Friends Forever experiment here. Warner Bros. have put out some fantastic shorts during their DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. They are evolving one of those into a series - Teen Titans Go! It’s almost a continuation of the old Teen Titans animated series but either way, sounds like fun. I know a lot of folks were hoping SBFF would also move on to a half hour series as well but from what I’ve been hearing, it’s not likely and my question is - why?
Warner Bros. don’t believe a “girls” show has the same selling power as a “boys” show and I’d like to prove them wrong. I’d point them to the huge successes that were Lauren Faust’s Power Puff Girls and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic were, I’d tell them women make almost all the purchasing decisions for their household (specifically entertainment), that they are seriously underestimating how much parents spend on their daughters, and that children aren’t the only consumers of animated TV shows and their related products. I could do that but what I’d like to see right now is all of YOU do that.
Reblog or like this post if you’d not only watch a Super Best Friends Forever television show but buy products based on it. (Money talks, remember?) Add your own commentary or not but let’s see what the numbers say.
The Prophecy of Freakazoid
Online critic Moviebob gives a very interesting observation of Freakazoid and how it pretty much predicted internet culture a solid ten years before it even existed. interesting stuff, check it out. And watch Freakazoid!
There have been a lot of rumors swirling around for years in regards to this movie. We’ve heard of directors being looked at, actors being considered, of scripts being thrown out and of Warner Bros. execs worriedly looking at the summer movie slate of 2015, which is set to include Star Wars 7 and Avengers 2, leaving them with no horse in the race.
Latino Review has been pretty reliable when it comes to leaked rumors such as these. They were the first ones to say Brandon Routh would be cast as Superman, that Heath Ledger was going to be the Joker, that Iron Man 3 would be based on the Extremis comic book storyline, and that Nolan and David Goyer would be involved with Man of Steel (which WB denied, but look where we are now), amongst other things.
You can pretty safely assume at this point, until there’s an official denial (and even then…), that there is some truth to this. Henry Cavill’s Superman and Christian Bale’s Batman are set to team up together in the near future, for either a JLA or World’s Finest film. Financially, this is the smartest thing for WB to do. Bale/Nolan are billion dollar names. They get Bat-asses in the seats.
Creatively, I have mixed feelings. While I enjoyed Christopher Nolan’s first two Batman films, and all of his non-Batman outings, I found the Dark Knight Rises to be pretty uninspired and frustratingly disappointing. I didn’t care for what he did with the Batman characters, where he ultimately left them, and I’m not sure he really has a passion or interest in this superhero stuff. Even his Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises could hardly be categorized as superhero films as they have more in common with the likes of Michael Mann and James Bond.
But, we’ll see. Apparently Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel is something to behold, that it could very well be 2013’s champion supreme, which would be fantastic. If they can pull off Superman, then I sure would like Nolan and Snyder to drag Bruce Wayne’s lazy ass out of Paris or wherever the hell he was at the end of TDKR and give him at least one more proper outing as Batman. And maybe this time he won’t rely so much on Morgan Freeman and Joseph Gordon Levitt to do all the work for him. All snark and misgivings aside, a part of me deep down would be pretty excited to see this Superman and Batman team up.