In #Trending I’ll highlight and offer my opinions on any comic-related news that occurred during the week. This will included news about comic books, comic-related movies, tv shows, video games, etc. I’ll also give a shout-out to some favourite comic blog entries and have a social media section involving Twitter. Let’s begin:
Casting is underway for CW’s new potential show based on Wonder Woman entitled Amazon. This will be a teenage version of Wonder Woman before she takes on her heroic identity more akin to Smallville than Arrow. Two negatives are glaringly obvious: 1. Wonder Woman is named Iris. (What, Iris? Really? What is wrong with Diana?) and 2. She’s not Wonder Woman (I mean why can’t it be more like Arrow and just have her be Wonder Woman? There’s only so much mileage you can get out of a non-costumed crime fighter. We can even have flashbacks in each episode if they want to show her younger life.) Also, whether she has powers or not is also unclear. We shall see where this goes as they are making the unorthodox decision to cast the actress before the pilot has even been green-lit. The one bright spot is it can’t be any worse than David E. Kelly’s Wonder Woman.
Levitt is Batman? Nope.
Earlier this week, rumours swirled that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had been cast as Batman in the Justice League movie along with having a cameo in the Man of Steel. His reps then preceded to refute the rumour entirely. Personally, Batman will always be Bruce Wayne for me so I’d rather have a new actor cast in the role as a Bruce Wayne Batman then continuing with the Robin Blake character as Batman.
Days of Future Past
Bryan Singer confirmed this week that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will be reprising their roles of Prof. X and Magneto in the upcoming sequel to X-Men: First Class titled X-Men: Days of Future Past. I for one am excited for (hopefully) the meeting on-screen between Fassbender and McKellen and the meeting between McAvoy and Stewart. Also negotiations have begun with Hugh Jackman to play Wolverine in the movie. Time travel, you’ve got to love it!
Booster GoldSpeaking of time travel…Andrew Kreisberg is almost ready to shift his focus back to the Booster Gold television show for Syfy after spending the bulk of his time on Arrow. He also promised that a lot of Booster Gold characters from the comic will feature into the pilot. This is nothing but great news. I love Booster Gold and having a live-action series based on the character has me excited. Bring it on Kreisberg!
Hawkeye #7 will deal with a devastating storm hitting New York City with Barton and Bishop trapped on opposing sides. Fraction, the class act he is, will be donating his royalties from the issue to the Hurricane Sandy relief fund. So not only will we be getting a great issue but we’ll also be helping charity while we’re at it. Now if only Marvel would step up and donate a portion of the sales as well. Ball is in your court, Marvel…
In this section I’ll highlight the various WordPress based blogs that I’ve enjoyed this week:
House of Flying Scalpels – http://houseofflyingscalpels.com/
Cover of the Week, Iconic Panel Art, awesome reviews, and a fellow writer at The Artifice.
Sci-Fi Jubilee – http://scifijubilee.wordpress.com/
Really nice in-depth reviews from a perfect gentleman residing in the UK.
Sidekick Reviews – http://sidekickreviews.wordpress.com/
Blog I go to for excellent The Walking Dead episode reviews.
The Indigo Tribe – http://indigotribe.wordpress.com/
A blog about all things Green Lantern including reviews and musings.
Arousing Grammer – http://arousinggrammar.com/
Great reviews that are a nice hybrid of commentary and full-page comic art.
Recommended People To Follow On Twitter
And that concludes #Trending. Thoughts on any subjects discussed? Other Blogs you enjoy? Anything else worth mentioning? Comment below!