Infinity Warps: Marvel’s latest What-If

Infinity Warps: Marvel’s latest What-If

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Home, News, Opinion, Uncategorized

Comic books are a creative format where writers and artists can tell stories with fictional characters in a variety of ways. While there is a constant mainstream continuity within either DC or Marvel, that hasn’t stopped creators from contemplating different stories; hypothetical different outcomes of important comic events, roads not traveled by for classic characters or new characters put in new, unfamiliar scenarios. At DC Comics they were called Elseworlds in the 1990s and Marvel called them their What If’s. Although both formats had a variety of successful creators telling stories, the latter have been stories told in brief formats with decent success. As a Marvel fan, I’ve noted or read of these stories online but my interest has never gone beyond that; a brief synopsis seemed cool enough to note but not actually own. Marvel seemed to have better success with such story-lines as the 2099 universe or the Ultimate Universe in the past but its latest mini-series dubbed Infinity Warps not only connects to the upcoming Infinity Wars event but also continuing Marvel’s What If story-lines in a new refreshing fashion.


Infinity Wars ( not to be confused with the 1995 Infinity War sequel to 1993 Infinity Gauntlet) is the upcoming Marvel event dealing with the reemergence of the Infinity Gems which readers have not seen since their use in 2015’s Secret Wars and the conflict that comes with those that wield them. While this story-line has been connected to Wolverine’s surprise resurrection, last seeing dying in 2014, the use of the Reality Gem may be responsible for these Infinity Warp story-lines which mash up two distinct Marvel characters to be one.

                                  

Already two miniseries have been announced : Infinity Warps: Iron Hammer, an Iron Man/Thor mashup by Loki: Agent of Asgard/ Ultimates writer Al Ewing and artist Ramon Rosanas; and Infinity Warps: Soldier Supreme, a mixture of Captain America and Doctor Strange by Infinity Countdown/Deadpool writer Gerry Duggan and Avengers/Champions superstar artist Adam Kubert. Although both series are only two issues, concept and cover artist Humberto Ramos, one of Dan Slott’s collaborators on Amazing Spider-Man, Mike Carey’s X-Men, etc, has teased on his Twitter that there are a few other collaborations on the way.

Now some may see this short format of two issues to be nothing worth noting but one may recall that Spider- Gwen started off as an issue in the Edge of the Spider-Verse and its success earned her an individual mini-series. Although these mash-ups probably caused by the Infinity Gem may prove to be temporary, it shows that Marvel still has some creativity playing ground to work within. These mashups remind me of the Amalgam Universe which spun out of 1996 DC vs Marvel which gave us some of the best mashups of classic characters that we’ve ever seen. These mashups over two very different characters could create interesting clashes of personalities from what we know but overall, I really can’t wait to read that Ghost Rider/Black Panther mash up when it hits the store. Considering that Marvel could use some good news since they’ve taken quite a bit of criticism lately, this deviation from an possibly uninteresting story-line sounds fun and worth looking into. I guess sometimes you can teach a dog new tricks.

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Jared Leto and director Daniel Espinosa sign on for Morbius The Living Vampire movie

Jared Leto and director Daniel Espinosa sign on for Morbius The Living Vampire movie

Posted by on Jun 10, 2018 in Home, News, Opinion, Source Material, Uncategorized

VAMPIRES. It has been announced that Oscar award winning actor Jared Leto has signed on to play Michael Morbius in a solo film with Sony. This will be the second comic book character Leto has portrayed since infamously portraying the Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad. The film will be directed by Daniel Espinosa, the Scandinavian filmmaker responsible for 2012’s spy action thriller Safe House and last years sci-fi horror Life, with a script penned by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama who created the Netflix remake of Lost in Space together. The movie is intended to be part of a separate Marvel universe with Sony (the Sonyverse shall we call it?) shared with the upcoming Venom movie and the unconfirmed Silver and Black movie starring Marvel characters Black Cat and the Silver Sable.


Previously I wrote an article stating that Michael Morbius would be an excellent villain from Spider-Man’s rogues gallery to star in a possible MCU sequel and that Homecoming director Jon Watts was interested in working on a project involving the famous Marvel vampire. With this new announcement, this movie could be a great combination of comics and horror if done correctly. Created in the 1960s by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane, scientist Michael Morbius attempted to use science to cure him of a rare blood disease that was slowly killing him. His experiments involving vampire bat DNA took a horrible turn when he was transformed into a creature similar to the traditional vampire. Although the procedure granted him superhuman powers and  immunity from most vulnerabilities known to vampires, he was still cursed with a weakness to sunlight and a strong blood lust.

He would frequently clash with Spider-Man upon discovering that Spider-Man’s irradiated blood could cause his vampirism to go into remission. Guilty over the constant need to feed on people, Morbius’ repeated appearance and success earned him a solo series in the 1990s where he turned his curse into a crusade as he became a vigilante who fed on criminals, predators, and the guilty alike. Although his bite rarely turned his victims into vampires themselves, Morbius would himself clashing with all manner of mystical opponents and allies including Blade, Werewolf by Night, Man-Thing, Ghost Rider and was a member of the Midnight Sons who were a team of mystical creatures acting as Earth’s last defense against the occult.

  

He also had a reoccurring role in the Spider-Man animated series where his origins were adjusted to become an ambitious ESU student and rival with Peter for Felicia Hardy’s affection. The more memorable aspect of his character was how the series altered his vampire condition due to the censor restrictions at the time. Morbius was unable to bite or even reference blood so Fox had Marvel give Morbius a pair of blood draining suckers on his palms and replaced blood with plasma which in Morbius’ accent sounded more funny instead of terrifying.


Morbius’ pseudo-vampire status plus his vigilante status could make for an interesting movie if a proper balance of comics and horror is maintained. I also believe the vampire genre could use a little reviving (pun intended) after being over exhausted by tiresome stories and bastardized reimaging’s over the last decade or so. Will Morbius clash with Blade? Will he eventually confront Spider-Man? Could Morbius and Black Cat be a thing? I don’t know but the possibilities if they decide to move forward are quite exciting. Until then, sleep well creatures of the night!

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Do we really want more Watchmen?

Do we really want more Watchmen?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in Home, News, Opinion, Uncategorized

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons 1985 series Watchmen is without a doubt one of the best and greatest comic series ever published. Describing an alternate earth with similar but different timelines, this serious and adult series was one of the first comic book series to be viewed as literature instead of comics. Watchmen also has a serious and controversial backstory involving legal ownership rights which resulted in the permanent dissolution of Alan Moore’s working relationship with DC Comics. If you’ve read into the matter, you may better understand Alan Moore’s distance from modern comic companies such as Marvel and DC and why he wants nothing to do with any of the modern adaptations based on his work; his distaste for such matters includes his insistence that his royalties go to support his fellow co-creators instead of himself. But like an old prospector who can’t help returning to the well until his supply is exhausted, DC Comics continues to return to the Watchmen series. Previously they had their Before Watchmen series in 2012 which elaborated on origins and backstories of main characters before the main series which debuted to mixed results from fans and creators alike. Recently DC Comics has incorporated the Watchmen character into their mainstream DC Universe in their DC Rebirth relaunch. Now with the unauthorized sequel to Watchmen titled Doomsday Clock slowly being published this year and an HBO produced series taking place in the Watchmen universe, we must ask but one question: Are these really stories that need to be produced and/or published?

When the Watchmen movie came out in 2009, I had never read the book before seeing the movie. While most of the comic literate world would cry foul, I still found the movie to be a decent and faithful adaptation despite the limitations that you would expect from a Zack Snyder directed movie. I even read in a magazine that even the articulate and ever distant Alan Moore thought it was “okay” which coming from him is a big compliment. When one reads Watchmen, the content is so rich and complex that you get the sense that not only do you understand and follow the story but by the end, you feel like you understood the entire world you just read within the thick manuscript of its pages. There is this sensation that all the loose ends were tied, and anything left dangling you didn’t need to question because some of it was good storytelling and the rest common sense. You knew that Dr. Manhattan was still out there among the universes, the cover-up about the “alien” attack had resulted in world peace instead of nuclear war, and that Rorschach’s journal detailing the entire incident would continue the deceased vigilante’s quest for justice without compromise. That was all you needed to know and that was fine.

Last year they announced the HBO Watchmen series was in the works and people debated whether it would be an adaptation or a sequel to the original series. When producer Damon Lindelof revealed actors and actresses cast in the project, he also elaborated on the writers approach to the show. “We have no desire to adapt the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Gibbons created 30 years ago. Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor rebooted. They will however be remixed.” He compares the process in the writer’s room to sampling beats to create new music or comparing the original Watchmen and this new series to the Old and New Testament by saying the New Testament didn’t erase what the Old had established but continued the stories. While those are some creative metaphors, that kind of high praise leaves me feeling anxious and inquistive instead of relieved and ready to put the matter to bed. They want to pay tribute to the original source material but tell their own stories with it which is what most if not all comic book movies have been doing since their introduction to the silver screen. But what more could they tell that wasn’t elaborated on in that dense and literate Bible they’ve put on a pedestal? They want to tell these stories in a contemporary context meaning the series will happen after the events depicted in the original Watchmen series but in the modern day. So this is a sequel but not really? In essence how is this any different than the current Doomsday Clock series except that our mystery characters won’t be interacting with characters like Batman, Joker, or Lex Luthor ( at this time anyway)?

I understand Lindelof’s desire to “ask new questions and explore the world through new lens” and with a cast consisting of Regina King, Tim Blake Nelson, Loui Gossett Jr and other actors’ familiar with comic book storytelling and adaptation, they certainly have the tools and the potential to do so. But I recall Lindelof’s involvement with Ridley Scott’s Prometheus which served as a not-prequel to the Alien franchise which attempted to do something similar to mixed results from fans and critics alike. Because sometimes in telling more of a story you lose the appreciation for the mystery and imagination the story left behind with its ending. This is a dangerous balancing act because in wanting to be vague and not spoil what is to come, you create unrealistic expectations and demands for something that wasn’t in demand in the first place. Sure the project has talented creators and people involved but so did the Before Watchmen series in 2012 and I can’t tell you how many of those back issues with the yellow and black lettering I’ve seen untouched in comic book outlets over the years. If the public does not want it, the ratings and attention will speak for them. I remember Alan Moore, when speaking out against DC’s 2008 Blackest Night series which he felt had been inspired by some of his earlier Tales of the Green Lantern comics, said “these days, I increasingly get the sense of the comic book industry going through my trashcan like raccoons in the dead of the night.” While I don’t always agree with some of what Alan Moore says, I do believe that DC Comics should leave the world of Watchmen alone and continue to concentrate on telling exciting and fresh stories instead of revisiting projects that feel less creative and more cash cow. I don’t have high hopes for this series but I’m open to be proven wrong. Maybe in the end it’ll all be some kind of grand joke. Everybody laughs. Roll on the snare drum. Curtains.

On another note, I would definitely be down to watch something like this.

 

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Avengers Infinity War: Worth the 10 year hype?

Avengers Infinity War: Worth the 10 year hype?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Home, News, Opinion, Uncategorized

 You have been warned.

It began with the culmination of 4 years work back in 2012. Since Iron Man had birthed what would become the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, a small collective of directors, actors, and writers slowly started to establish characters which had only existed on the pages of a comic book. The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, and others found audiences beyond the comic shop and the TV at home. Then they decided to come together in one movie in 2012 where these feisty, sarcastic and powerful people managed to come together to stop an alien invasion and become the Avengers. But as powerful as they were, a hint of a power greater than all of them combined smirked from the darkness of space. Shortly after we discovered of something called Infinity Stones which became some of the most powerful weapons in the MCU. Other heroes and characters arose from these conflicts such as the Falcon, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, Winter Soldier, Black Panther and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Along with them came villians who would oppose and test them but due to general storytelling and cinematic expectation, more than enough of them fell by the wayside; chapters in their heroes journeys. A villain emerged over time with a goal that could literally be the end of everything and all the ambition to achieve it. His name was Thanos and he was coming to Earth.  In 2018, after 10 years of anticipation and proper build up, we were given this film: Avengers Infinity War which would change the entire fabric of the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever and let me say, that was worth every f@#c&!ng minute.


The Russo brothers and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeeley had a herculean challenge, they had to put 10 years’ worth of Marvel films in one huge story that paid tribute to its source material but also continued the stories that had already been established on the big screen. Similar to how well the Avengers had been handled, the material or characters needed little to no introduction. We know these guys, we know what the Infinity Stones are and we know Thanos is looking to collect them all. That required little to no introduction but what amazed me was how well the movie moved. Clearly ignored the rapid place jumping that plagued films like Batman vs. Superman and Justice League which failed to replicate a plot device found in comic book storytelling, there were place cards telling you exactly where we are. The characters moved a steady pace that made it easy to understand regardless of the grandiose of the story or the dangers they faced. Nothing felt rushed and it honestly felt like I was reading a true movie adaptation of a comic book come to life. The film not only told its own story but managed to connect all the movies and even tie up plot points that had been left behind from previous MCU Gems. What was amazing was it all felt so real. The characters joked, they argued, they fought both villains and among each other while battling Thanos and his enforcers, the Black Order.  They had problems arise and personal demons to push past while they did what they had to do knowing they may not walk away in the end. When somebody died or was hurt, the entire audience was silent because you were invested in the story. You weren’t being talked down to or given the same plot formulas over and over and over again. This was something new, this was bigger than any Avengers or Marvel movie you had ever seen. Although you are pumped to see your favorite heroes coming together , the same idea keeps your eyes hooked on the screen: What happens if they lose? What happens if Thanos gathers all the Infinity Stones and snaps his fingers? What happens when the heroes fail? That’s the magic of storytelling, eventually you become so invested that the characters become you.


After all these years of separate films, it was spectacular to see everybody all together united under one cause. In Avengers, it was everybody against Loki, the Ultron, or even pitted against each other; this time it’s the entire Marvel Universe against Thanos and his armies. While the action never really disappointed, I thoroughly enjoyed that the film took time to address every plot line poignantly. Very often ensemble projects have characters or story-lines fall apart or become underdeveloped compared to others but there was an excellent sense of balance here, When Tony Stark stumbles realizing his nightmare has come true, when Gamora falls, when Peter crumbles or when the Avengers fail, each moment is hammered into your mind and remains. In the past, I have agreed that Marvel movies sometimes rely too much on comedy to break apart serious moments instead of letting them breathe. In the last few years, we have seen darker and more serious moments start to emerge as tragedy is a crucial block in building memorable heroes but it is a slow process. In Infinity War, there were definitely some serious and dark moments but in a way, that made the jokes even funnier because when it was funny, the entire audience laughed. If you asked a group of people what was their favorite moment or line, guaranteed a lot of people would same much of the same thing. Characters like Spider-Man, Drax, Groot, Thor and a few others had some of the best moments but other great laughs came out of nowhere. This movie did great to push and evolve so many of its characters further and leave us eager to see where they go next.


A movie is only as great as its villain and Thanos is most definitely one of the greatest Marvel villains we’ve ever seen. Josh Brolin played this character with such honesty and sincerity because Thanos doesn’t believe what he is doing is wrong and overall movie has you sympathize with him. He has judged the universe and found it desperately in need of balance and thus his quest for the Infinity Stones has him deemed as the hero. He must stay strong in the face of unsurmountable resistance, he will be forced to make difficult decisions that will require sacrifice from his body and soul, he will cry and at the end he will have to reap the fruits of his labor, no matter their taste or size. Thanos has bent this idea of good and evil and he does it so effortlessly to the point where you can’t believe that you’re rooting for him at the end. While his enforcers in the Black Order certainly stand out in the movie, they are still background characters; they are merely extensions of Thanos’ will and such characters are exactly why you see him here in the first place. If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. Just like the heroes grew with you, you have watched Thanos evolve. You got to know Thanos the tyrant, Thanos the madman, in this movie you met Thanos the father and Thanos the god. At the end of this film he has broken the Avengers, he has amassed greater power unlike any other being before him, and he has literally wiped out half of the known universe’s populace. He sits down on a perfect world and finds himself at peace. He won and we lost. Game over, man.

Although some comic fans would cry the movie has barely touched on most of the story from the Infinity Gauntlet comic book, this is one of the rare cases where I don’t give a damn. The entire Marvel universe has changed before our eyes and nothing will be the same until we see how it concludes in 2019. Sure we will have films like Deadpool, Ant Man 2, Captain Marvel and others to entertain or fill in the gaps in the Marvel timeline but the damage made in this movie will not be forgotten and honestly that’s all we could ask for. In the end, comic book movies have slowly become a polarizing opinion in the cinema world. Some have welcome this new stage in film-making and some look at it as cinematic arsenic gradually killing this artistic and creative genre. As both a fan of comics and cinema, I applaud this movie for being exactly what anybody should expect: a great movie worthy of its story. In the end, we were simply entertained. We laughed, we cried, we shushed people who talked during and we cannot wait for more. You know what they say: once you hit rock bottom, the only place to go is up.

 

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Constantine: City of Demons Part 1 Review

Constantine: City of Demons Part 1 Review

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in Home, News, Opinion, Uncategorized

If anybody’s made a comeback, it’s been Matt Ryan’s interpretation of the iconic John Constantine. Ever since the solo Constantine series was canceled by NBC in 2015, Matt Ryan has continued to be associated with the chain smoking blonde demonologist and “master of the dark arts”. He voiced the character in Justice League Dark (2017) and even made a notable cameo in Season 4 of Arrow (which some may argue was the best episode in an already tired and contrived season). He revisited the character in the recent season of DC Legends of Tomorrow repeatedly as he helped the team with their battle against the imprisoned time demon Mallus. Coming off the heels of the news that John Constantine would be a cast member on Season 4 of Legends, CW Seed announced the premiere of Constantine: City of Demons, a 12-episode series set in the same universe as Justice League Dark. The first 5 episodes were released on CW Seed on March 24th.

After watching the first five episodes, there is no doubt in my mind that Matt Ryan is perfect for the part of John Constantine. Whether he’s battling his inner demons come to life (seriously), talking with Chas at the pub or battling forces that would drive any man to death by alcoholism, Matt Ryan plays Constantine with that iconic snark, cynicism, and regret with just a dash of muddled heroism. While I am disappointed to see no immediate connection to the 2015 Constantine show especially regarding Chas and his family, writer J.M. DeMatteis known for his work on Spider-Man and Justice League International still tells a story that only could involve John Constantine. When Chas daughter is stricken with a mysterious that doctors can’t solve, Chas turns to his old friend who discovers this little girls condition is anything but a common cold. His investigation into the matter gets dangerous and near fatal but that’s a normal day in the life of John Constantine. Even though the cast is small, DeMatteis gives everybody real roles to play, especially when the series explores John’s origins and the incident at Newcastle that would forever change his and Chas’ life. That incident faithfully retells the story while walking the balance between the unflinching darkness that the Hellblazer series at Vertigo was known for with the acceptable limitations of present day animation. Near the end of this first group of episodes, Constantine finds himself in L.A. agreeing to help a demon lay off his satanic competitors in exchange for Chas’ daughter’s life but there’s no doubt in my mind that either party will honor their deal in the end.

Although these episodes are too short to really fill the void or unanswered questions Constantine left behind in 2015, it’s always good to hear that lighter pop and hear John Constantine’s voice over a stream of cigarette smoke. In the DC universe, he’s the guy you talk to when you can’t find Doctor Fate, Zatanna, Swamp Thing or any of the other hardcore magicians when things are taking an infernal turn for the worst.  My final thoughts are that I’m liking what I’m seeing so pour me another round, give me a light and let’s get weird in the City of Angels. I’m betting on you John, hell or high water.

Grade:
Constantine: City of Demons (Part 1): B (solid and worth checking out)

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Highway to the Green Lantern Zone: The Plans for the Upcoming Green Lantern Corps Movie and what it could mean for the DCCU

Highway to the Green Lantern Zone: The Plans for the Upcoming Green Lantern Corps Movie and what it could mean for the DCCU

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Home, News, Opinion, Uncategorized

The DC Cinematic Universe could use a little lightening up these days. Excusing the not so subtle pun, the DCCU has invested a little too much time into two of their hallmark characters, Batman and Superman, while not expanding on their other memorable and successful characters. Batman had three fairly successful and well-received movies under Christopher Nolan’s vision and Superman got a decent re-introduction through Zack Snyder’s direction. DC Comics and Warner Bros. have continued to make both heroes household names known throughout the world but what have they done to expand that universe? Despite not wanting to follow the Marvel method, they seem to be making some of the same mistakes Marvel did when they started making superhero films back in the early 2000s. After X-Men and Spider-Man, we found Daredevil, Incredible Hulk, The Punisher, Elektra, and a few other films which had great star power and potential but managed to fall flat despite their good intentions. One could draw parallels to Jonah Hex, Green Lantern, Catwoman, Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman, and Suicide Squad and their mixed if not poor reactions with critics and audiences. Are these movies on the campy level of Howard the Duck or just plain bad like Steel? Absolutely not but I don’t think they had the reaction Warner Bros and DC Films wanted. After Man of Steel failed to perform as well as they anticipated, they scrapped the two planned sequels and jumped straightforward to Batman vs. Superman (I’m sorry I refuse to call it by its “proper” movie title, it sounds more like a court case than a movie) and eventually Justice League which brought together characters hinted at in the former movie. Neither made back the kind of money the companies were hoping for and honestly the DC Cinematic Universe needs a win like Wonder Woman. In other words, this lantern is in dire need of a recharge.

Like I said before, Green Lantern had his shot in 2011. Despite having a decent Hal Jordan played by Ryan Reynolds and a fantastic Sinestro played by Martin Strong, this movie just didn’t make any lingering sort of impression. Too much info dump, weak villains, cheesy special effects and other factors could have contributed to why this film under performed and any plans of a sequel were scrapped. Nobody returned to Green Lantern outside of animated shows or films until 2014 when they announced a Green Lantern film was in the works with the title Green Lantern Corps. Controversial writer David S. Goyer and writer Justin Rhodes were attached to co-write and produce the script based on a draft by Goyer and DC writer/GL guru Geoff Johns. Having Geoff Johns not involved would be a horrible idea for he has expanded the Green Lantern universe more than most writers involved with the title have. The Green Lanterns that would be portrayed in the movie would be Hal Jordan and John Stewart, two of the most well-known Green Lanterns. Recently they have considered director Christopher McQuarrie to direct the film which has lead people to speculate that they will cast veteran actor Tom Cruise, who McQuarrie worked with on at least four movies, to play Hal Jordan.

Now everything is still speculative. There are people who are making articles about who would be great choices for John Stewart, this being his first big screen appearance. Nobody has been confirmed for Hal Jordan or what story they’ll be working with. The only thing we know is the script has been described as “ Lethal Weapon in Space” which sounds pretty fricking cool to me. Whomever is cast as either Green Lanterns matters little to me ( although if it is Cruise, I never imagined Hal Jordan being that short) compared to what the story is. The reason the 2011 Green Lantern movie failed was the story seemed to care more about introducing everything about the Green Lantern Corps and trying to get new audience members instead of educating them simply with the great characters, story, and dialogue that comes with a good movie. Nobody knew who the Guardians of the Galaxy was outside of a comic con before the movie and now you can’t hum “Hooked on a Feeling” without somebody knowing what the hell you’re referencing.

Green Lantern has decades of great stories about a space cop who literally has one of the best weapons in the DC Universe. A tool that lets you create anything you can think of; its limits are only defined by your own imagination and willpower. You have two of the greatest Green Lanterns that were ever written as your main characters ( I’m still hoping to see  Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, or even Simon Baz in the future). This film could open up the DC Universe beyond Earth and if this movie is good enough, it could expand on other characters and concepts from the Green Lantern universe. Will we see any of the emotional spectrum Lantern Corps? Will we get to see famous villians like Sinestro, Despero, or Parallax? Will we get to see the planet Oa, the Guardians of the Universe and other characters like Ganthet, Sayd, Arisia, or Killowog? Time will tell but the possibilities are enough to get people excited. But what DC Films needs to remember is we’ve been here before and still left the theater disappointed and sometimes shaking our heads. We’ll read these articles and watch these trailers with a healthy mix of skepticism and hope. DC Comics, you have a universe full of exciting, interesting, and creative characters which in the right context could inspire both new and old fans. You have the upcoming Aquaman, Flash(point), Shazam, and Batman solo films along with Wonder Woman 2 on your roster. There’s still the possibility of redemption with Suicide Squad 2 or with spin-off’s like Gotham City Sirens. You have this potential, please find the right creators to tell the best stories you can with these characters. If Green Lantern Corps is a step in that direction, then push back the fear of failure from your mind and go for the stars. Sometimes it’s the risks that end up paying off in the end. Until we get some concrete facts, please enjoy this clip of  Green Lanterns G’nort from Batman: Brave and the Bold attempting to remember the famous Green Lantern oath in a moment of crisis.

 

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