...or at least that certainly appears to be the case. On top of the overall quality of the movies, which has been...uneven
, to put it generously, the biggest stars of the franchise seem to be jumping ship one after another.
It's apparently been known for some time that Ben Affleck would not be making another appearance as Batman, following the disappointing performance of Zack Snyder's Justice League
film. Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter
, Henry Cavill is officially bowing out as Superman, so as to play Geralt in Netflix's upcoming Witcher
So, uh...yeah. Gal Gadot will continue to play Wonder Woman for the foreseeable future, which isn't surprising since her movie was arguably the best of the five DCEU films so far, not to mention the most successful. They're supposedly still planning to do more with Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn in some context or other (so hopefully she'll have time to get the accent right by then)
, and now they're talking about shifting their main focus to a Supergirl
movie, so...the only certainty at the moment is that to the extent that the DCEU continues to lurch unsteadily ahead, it seems like Warner Bros. is banking heavily on its women to carry it forward.
Republican Senator and 2008 Presidential nominee, John McCain has died
, one day after his family announced that he had stopped treatment for his brain cancer
Senator McCain served with honor and distinction in our nation's military, and was a 100% legitimate war hero in Vietnam. I won't pretend to have been an admirer of his political career, as I disagreed with him more often than not, although I did reluctantly vote for him in 2008. I think, however, that he always did what he believed was right.
EDIT: Some final thoughts on the Senator, in his own words
John McCain wrote:
“I’ve had the good fortune to spend 60 years in service to this wondrous land,” he said. “It has not been perfect service, to be sure, and there were probably times when the country might have benefited from a little less of my help.
“But I’ve tried to deserve the privilege as best I can, and I’ve been repaid a thousand times over with adventures, with good company, and with the satisfaction of serving something more important than myself, of being a bit player in the extraordinary story of America,” he said. “And I am so very grateful.”
I have no idea if this game will even be good or not, but I feel morally obligated to make a thread for it. iframe
Thanks to Comic-Con, we're suddenly buried in new trailers. Here's one I definitely can't resist sharing. iframe
Personally, the preachy narrative is a bit much for me, I hope the full movie doesn't land as hard on that as this trailer did...Godzilla has always had that symbolism and subtext, of course, but it works best when "shown, not told" if you know what I mean.
Having said that, I am still excite.
So...apparently Clone Wars is coming back. iframe
While this is welcome news, I must admit that I'm rather confused; Lucasfilm seems rather schizophrenic these days. It was Disney's decision to axe the previous series, which (I thought) had been brought to a fairly decisive conclusion for that very reason...but now they're suddenly bringing it back for some reason...?
Then again, the entire company has basically been waging open warfare against most of Star Wars fandom ever since The Last Jedi
came out, and that's been...less than profitable for them. To put it mildly.
So this has been rumored for quite some time, but it's finally official: the Joker is getting his own movie, all to himself, which will apparently explore his origins.
And it will not be starring Jared Leto, because who knows what the hell is going on with the DCEU at this point, nor will it star Leonardo DiCaprio (thank God). Instead, Joaquin Phoenix will be portraying the Clown Prince of Crime, this time around.
Legendary comic book artist and writer, not to mention the co-creator of characters such as Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, Steve Ditko died yesterday at the age of 90
Hey look, I'm actually on time this year!
EDIT: For lack of anything else of substance to post right now, I'll just point out that Vox is officially the dumbest website on the Internet.
Former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott has apparently died. No other details have been released at this time.
Paul was the brother of legendary Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was gunned down onstage at a Damageplan (the band the brothers formed after Pantera broke up) show in December of 2004.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of one President and mother of another, has died.
The Daily Wire wrote:
Bush Family Releases Statement On Barbara Bush's Passing
By Ryan Saavedra | @RealSaavedra | April 17, 2018
On Tuesday, former First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92.
"A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the age of 92," Jim McGrath, the official spokesperson for former President George H.W. Bush, said in a statement.
"She is survived by her husband of 73 years, President George H.W. Bush; five children and their spouses; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her brother Scott Pierce," McGrath continued. "She was preceded in death by her second child, Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush, and her siblings Martha and James R. Pierce."
R. Lee Ermey, the legendary drill-sergeant-turned-actor, has died.
Ermey was an actual drill sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. and a Vietnam veteran, but what he will be most remembered for is undoubtedly his single, unforgettable role in Stanley Kubrick's war epic, Full Metal Jacket
. There's a very interesting article about Ermey's role in that movie
; it's too long to quote here, but well worth reading.
I think no further explanation should be needed.
Stephen Hawking, world-renowned scientist and brilliant theoretical physicist, has died at the age of 76.
As most everyone who knows his name is aware, Hawking lived with ALS for several decades. This has some personal significance for me, as my mom was recently diagnosed with the same condition. But statistically speaking, most people with ALS have a far shorter life expectancy than Hawking did.
February 20, 2018
Okay, now it's the time for talking about animals, which can be really close to your heart (pets), but some of you can really afraid of them. Are there animals which you really are afraid of? Or is there something that you love? Do you have any pets? Want to tell us about it/them?
February 19, 2018
Hi guys, I'm the newest member of the crew. My hobbies are playing computer games, watching sci-fi movies, and reading books. I do hope to get along with everyone.