Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by EgonSpengler, Mar 10, 2015.
In some versions, Wonder Woman more or less is a god.
There's an upcoming TV series for the character Stargirl, who is a minor Justice League character that I never really heard anything about before coming up.
I'm not familiar with Stargirl, but I've been aware of the development of this series out of my childhood fondness for the Justice Society of America. When I was a tyke, I read All-Star Squadron and the annual JLA/JSA teamups were a highlight of the comic-book calendar. There was also Infinity, Inc. about the grown children of the Golden Age heroes - as the Teen Titans were to the Justice League, so were Infinity Inc. to the Justice Society. Stargirl was introduced years later, I think, but the Golden Age Green Lantern, Wildcat, Hourman, and of course Starman, are all going to make appearances. My hope is that Stargirl will be enough of a success that a Justice Society spinoff would be plausible.
In other news, Millie Bobby Brown has signed up for The Eternals, and Marvel is expected to make an MCU-related presentation at SDCC, which I think is next week. It's easy to imagine that they could be unveiling their early "Phase 4" calendar - Black Panther 2; Dr. Strange 2; Captain Marvel 2; Black Widow; The Eternals; Guardians of the Galaxy 3; maybe something about the streaming service shows. Of course they could do something really dramatic, like announce Fantastic Four or a Captain America & Agent Carter streaming series, but I won't be holding my breath on either of those.
Reading the newspaper this morning, I noticed that tonight's Agents of SHIELD is the "penultimate episode of the season" and it really hit me how disinterested I've been in this entire season. The season's almost over and I feel like I'm still waiting for it to get going: "Sarge" is a completely uninteresting character - I'm more interested in his truck than in him; the season's "Big Bad" was only just introduced in the season's 8th episode; the split between Mack and Yo-Yo was sudden and then basically ignored; the reunion of Fitz and Simmons was uninteresting to me because I've frankly been uninterested in their entire, seasons-long, romantic relationship (I like them as friends & teammates, but I think they have no romantic chemistry or sexual tension - when Simmons was trapped on the planet with the astronaut, I thought she might, by virtue of experiencing some attraction for someone else, realize that she doesn't have that feeling for Fitz).
The one great moment of this season, for me, was Daisy and Gemma tripping in the alien casino. I wouldn't mind seeing more of those two having adventures together (again, not romantic or sexual, I don't think those two have that kind of chemistry, either).
I have surprised myself a little: I'm finding myself a little bit frustrated that Agents of SHIELD has completely ignored the events of Infinity War and Endgame. It was pretty obvious that this season of the show would take place before The Snap, so I can't reasonably claim to be disappointed, but I still want them to catch up. The show was renewed for a 7th season, so maybe season 6 was meant to be a kind of "place-holder" all along, and season 7 will take place during and/or after The Blip. It will be fascinating if season 6 ends with some number of the SHIELD cast fading into dust.
Thanos was already mentioned last season, so technically this season does take place after the snap. However, iirc it's been mentioned by a couple of the actors that AoS is it's own thing now untethered from the greater MCU, and unless something changes won't address the events of Infinity War/Endgame.
Yeah, I guess we can assume that AoS is in another timeline now, after the events of last season, but that was one part of Endgame that gets worse and worse the more I think about it, so if the show is leaning on the time-travel shenanigans, it doesn't really help their case, imo. A couple of eps to go this season, so it's possible everything will make more sense after I watch those. I'm not really holding my breath, but you never know.
Millie Bobby Brown is denying she's taken a role in The Eternals. It turns out not everything written on the Web is true.
Anyhoo, moving on, here's Kevin Smith and Melissa Benoist at some gaming event. They don't drop any newsbombs or anything, they're just cute together.
One internet cookie for whoever gets the reference.
Well that's Bluntman on the left. I'm not sure who the woman is, though.
Supergirl's new look. Not bad. I'm not sure about the boots, and I feel like the wrists or forearms need some kind of accent.
Got tired of showing off her legs?
She said the skirt & tights got cold. They film in Vancouver. She also said it relates to the evolution of the character. I guess we'll see what that means.
Marvel/Disney have recruited the costume designer from Aquaman and the cinematographer from The Matrix for the upcoming Shang-Chi. The costumes in Aquaman were among my favorite things about that movie; they were able to faithfully recreate the absurd costumes in live action, and have them still look good and even make some amount of sense. I'm not familiar enough with Shang-Chi to know what the costumes in that might look like, but I would love to see them do for Chinese costuming what they did for African design with Black Panther. I think this is still in pre-production. No casting yet, I don't think they have a director, and I'm not sure the script is even finished. Marvel's casting call has specified an actor of Chinese descent.
I would love to see them somehow include The Immortal Weapons of the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven, but I don't know if they've ever been part of the Shang-Chi comics. In the comics, the seven Immortal Weapons are Iron Fist and Steel Serpent, plus Fat Cobra, Bride of Nine Spiders, Prince of Orphans, Tiger's Beautiful Daughter, and Dog Brother Number One. Iron Fist is of course the Marvel superhero, and Steel Serpent his arch-enemy (in the Netflix show, he only used his given name, Davos, and I don't think was ever referred to as either Steel Serpent or as one of the other Immortal Weapons). The other five characters briefly had a spinoff comic. Other than the fact that they're Chinese, I don't know if or how the characters could fit into a Shang-Chi movie, but I was disappointed they didn't appear in the Netflix series (Bride of Nine Spiders and Dog Brother Number One had blink-and-you-miss-them cameos, but I'm sure half the people who watched the show didn't even notice).
And of course it would be great fun if Jessica Henwick got a cameo as Colleen Wing, who is now the Iron Fist.
Kevin Smith isn't saying much. But that's apparently the new Chronic. Although why Chronic would be a woman when Jay is in the movie I don't know.
Be funny if it was Benoist.
Shannon Elizabeth and Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back are in it. But not Eliza Duchku or Ali Larter. Not seeing Benoist on the cast list. But Harley Quinn Smith is.
Entertainment Weekly is doing a feature on The CW's Berlantiverse shows, with a series of covers. I haven't seen the magazine itself, so no idea what the article is, or whether there are more photos. I kind of dig these, though. I think I like Grant Gustin's the best. I assume this is timed to coincide with SDCC. (And, yeah, I can't help noticing that Black Lightning isn't included.)
I realize that different cover, same content, puts a certain spin on things, but the Arrow cover did get unique text so I don't see how they could include Batwoman in the same generic "How _____ and the Arrowverse saved the TV superhero." If the TV superhero has been just waiting for Batwoman what exactly has been happening for the past...what...ten years?
Has Batwoman even started airing yet?
No. That was my point.
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