To DC non-animated fans, it may not seem that exciting, but to read over at Collider.com that Mark Hamill has not only been cast as the voice of the Joker for DC’s upcoming Killing Joke Animated movie, but as already recorded his part, is insanely geektastically awesome! Hamill has voiced the Joker in the Batman Animated series, several DC Animated movies and several video games. Many consider him to be the definitive voice of the Joker.

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If you are unaware, Warner Brothers, through DC Comics recently announced that they would be making an animated movie based on the legendary Killing Joke storyline from Batman Comics. This storyline gives a possible origin story to the Joker, but more importantly, gives Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) a horrific experience of being shot, paralyzed and sexually assaulted by the Joker. It is a very controversial story and many fans never thought that DC would ever produce this on any media format.

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I personally am excited that Hamill agreed to this and I cannot wait to see how this turns out. He is going to nail this role! Kevin Conroy, who is equally notorious as being the definitive voice of Batman, has expressed interest in voicing the Caped Crusader in this animated flick as well. Fingers crossed that he will get it!

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There’s always a lot of controversy over castings in movies, and never will there be a time when everyone is satisfied with an actor who is placed in any iconic role. I will admit, I do question a lot of castings that are unusual, like when Nicholas Cage was cast as Superman in the ill fated Superman Lives movie that never saw production…that’s a different post, I’ll go into that another time. But one of the big deals that a lot many comic geek fans have been questioning is Micheal B Jordan’s (don’t ever forget to put the ‘B’ in his name, or you’ll get a completely different person pop up) casting as Johnny Storm.
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I never had problem with the casting of Johnny Storm. I have many other issues that stem from so many other elements. Like why is the rock creature from the Never Ending Story playing the Thing?
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And why is the human version of the Thing (Ben Grimm) played by Jamie Bell, who admittedly is very hot, but looks tiny in comparison to how Ben actually looks and isn’t a brawler from Brooklyn? And why is the Thing fucking naked?! Blue shorts, that’s all they need. Seriously, his junk is destroyed when he becomes the Thing?
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But recently, Stan Lee actually gave his opinion on this matter. He spoke with Entertainment Weekly:
“I thought it was a great idea!” Lee said, regarding Jordan’s role. “They [the critical fans] are outraged not because of any personal prejudice… They’re outraged because they hate to see any change made on a series and characters they had gotten familiar with. In ‘Spider-Man,’ when they got a new actor, that bothered them, even though it was a white actor. I don’t think it had to do with racial prejudice as much as they don’t like things changed…I think they’re gonna get to love this character,” he continued, “So I’m not the least bit worried about it. I always tried to pepper these groups with as much racial diversity as possible because that’s the way the world is.”
 

So what do you think? Is this a big deal? I hope the movie is well done, but I have a lot of fears and think that it may not do too well. But that is more because of the story and the direction that it looks like it is heading. I hope I am wrong though. Although I think that 20th Century Fox wussed out and should have cast Susan Storm as a black woman as well. In fact they should have. Fox is saying that Susan is ‘adopted,’ which is total B.S. They did not want the lead female to be a black woman, which is so sad that they would do that. To me, that is what more people should be upset about.

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Did you watch Rugrats? I watched Rugrats. In fact, I loved Nick toons in the 90s and 2000s. Rugrats was about little babies and the adventures that they would get into. It was very much for kids but I know a lot of adults loved it too because of the complexities of the story and there was enough of a story to keep people of all ages entertained. There was a Rugrats movie that came out and later the sequel series All Grown Up, which I admit I never got into. But did you know that Tommy nearly killed his baby brother in the movie?

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How did I not realize that this was all kinds of fucked up back then? I was totally unphased by this when I first saw it and now rewatching the movie today, I can’t believe that I didn’t get upset. The whole scene was based on jealousy, but still. Damn. Here’s the full scene if you’re interested in seeing it. It’s only about one minute long.

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I posted recently about the fan film- Fall of Grayskull, which looks awesome, but there is a comic book prologue that came out too. The story opens up with an evil plot of Skeletor’s to take over Eternia. Only this time, he may actually succeed. This comic helps the reader catch up to what we will be seeing when the actual fan film is released.

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Xena

Holy crap, NBC wants to make a new Xena series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “NBC and NBC Universal International are currently searching for a writer to board the reboot, which hails from original executive producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi.” How fracking awesome is that!?

Apparently the original Xena, Lucy Lawless, wants to return back to the show herself. In fact, she wants to done the Xena armor once again. I think she looks great and I bet she could still make a badass Xena if the show continued on or was a reboot. Regardless of whether or not she would be cast as Xena, the idea of the show being made again is incredible.

Besides the Xena’s fanboys, Xena herself portrayed a very strong bi-sexual woman that portrayed incredible character, was more intelligent than even the ‘gods,’ and also was a great super heroine. I really hope that this gets going and I do hope that Lawless has some part in the series, even if she is not cast as Xena herself. I do imagine the sexuality would be more directly addressed this time around as opposed to the show hinting at her relationship with Gabrielle. Air date looks to be in 2016, which isn’t too far away!

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If you watch any Japanese movie this year, watch Attack on Titan. This series is incredible! I read some of the manga, but the anime is what really got me hooked. They both follow each other pretty closely and the next season of the anime is set to air soon.

If you are unfamiliar with the concept of the series, it is based on a future where giants have suddenly appeared out of no where on Earth. These giants have only one purpose, and that is to consume humanity. Literally. They eat people, and they have no real weakness with the exception of a spot on the back of their neck that can immobilize them. They feel no pain and have no feelings of emotion at all. Most of the world’s population had been consumed with the exception of small pockets of populations that were able to build walls to keep the giants out. This story is set on the city of Titan.

What really got me into this series was seeing the main heroes swing through the city. Since military armed forces are useless against these creatures, people that are capable of swinging around, similar to Spider-Man, are the only ones capable of getting close to the giants to strike them on the back of the neck. And the images in the anime are great. I’m hoping that the live movie is going to keep these high swinging scenes in play. Check out the movie trailer below:

Woodhouse

Anyone who watches the hilarious animated show, Archer, knows that the main character- Sterling Archer, has a heroin addicted butler named Woodhouse that pretty much raised Archer since his childhood. The voice actor for this character was George Coe, who has had a many memorable characters in his time. Unfortunately he just recently passed away from cancer. This is so sad, and I hope that he did not have go through too much pain at the end. He was 87 years old and he was noticeably missing this past season of Archer. I am now thinking that this absence from the show was because of his health complications. He will be missed.

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Entertainment Weekly has shown new pics of the upcoming X-Men Apocalypse movie slated to be released next year. I’m really impressed with how good the costumes look. I mean we get a Psylocke with her bright purple ninja outfit from the 90’s. Magneto looks way more like Magneto.

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But what I’m the most impressed with is that we actually get a Storm that looks like Storm. And we have Storm with her mohawk!!! How fracking cool is that! She went through a wild phase in the 80’s and became very rambunctious and rebelled against her calmer side. She returned to this look recently in the comics too. Other than her 90’s Jim Lee look, this is definitely the coolest Storm. She even lost her powers for a time and was still able to kick Cyclop’s ass and take leadership away from him for a while. Good times!

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It’s a shame that it took this long to get costumes and the looks of the X-Men down in this movie. It has been labeled as being the last X-Men movie before they reboot the universe. Which actually seems like they already did reboot the universe, but whatever. I know Hugh Jackman has stated that he may not be coming back to the role again after this movie, unless it is to continue another role as Old Man Logan (long story, if you don’t know it, it’s not important right now). Maybe it could or couldn’t happen. I’ll just enjoy the ride and pretend that no other X-Movie came before this.

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Anyways, what do you think? I’m very impressed with it so far myself. I don’t know why they replaced Apocalypse with Ivan Ooze from the Power Rangers, but I can still live with that too. Maybe he will look more impressive on the screen when the movie is done.

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