DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. had high hopes in bringing together all of the cinematic versions of the DC Comics heroes for Justice League. This was their answer to Marvel’s Avengers flicks, which are two of the highest-grossing movies of all time. They even brought Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon in to finish the movie up due to original director Zach Snyder having to bow out before filming completed due to the unfortunate death of his daughter.
But alas, no one really went to see it. It only made $94 million at the box-office here in the US. It cost $300 million to make. Ouch. This probably means we’re not going to get that Matter-Eater Lad trilogy. Continue reading
It looks like Brett Ratner might have recently found himself out of a job from all of the accusations that he’s a rapey asshole. The people behind the Wonder Woman movie apparently have booked Brett a one-way ticket on Diana’s invisible jet and sent him far away from the sequel.
Wonder Woman is all about female empowerment and an island full of beautiful warrior women who somehow reproduce without men because of feminist magic (That’s not a read – Themyscira seems to be doing just fine without penis). Hence, it’s a little problematic that alleged serial sexual harasser Brett Ratner’s production company, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, helped co-produce the first movie. Page Six is reporting that Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, is refusing to don the tiara and bullet-defying bracelets for a sequel unless Brett is removed from the project. She also backed out of presenting him with an award at some dinner last month. What did he win? “Most Accurate Last Name?” Continue reading
A couple of months ago, James Cameron opined that the most recent Patty Jenkins helmed blockbuster Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, was a step back for women everywhere because Gal has nice tits. Recently, James was out promoting Avatar 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 (7 will go straight to streaming) and decided to show the world what a real feminist looks like and doubled down on his criticism of Patty’s “too hot for basement dwelling neckbeards to handle” film. Thankfully Lynda Carter, a true feminist icon, was there to titty slap James across the face.
The next time you see Avatar, Titanic, or Terminator playing on a Saturday afternoon on TNT, know that the ghost of Elizabeth Cady Stanton is probably giving it a ghostly thumbs-up. Because James Cameron is here to tell you he knows what a real strong female character is. And it’s not Wonder Woman. According to James, breaking through the superhero dick ceiling to save the day ain’t really helping the women’s cause. Continue reading
I’ll give em’ one thing, that’s a rad poster. San Diego Comic-Con happened. It should actually be called “San Diego Blockbuster Movie Tentpole Franchise Preview-Con” because it looks like actual comic books gave movie studios a whole bunch of material to work with and then left the building awhile ago. Do they even HAVE actual comics at SDCC? DC announced a whole mess of superhero movies coming down the pike (via Digital Spy). We’re talking YEARS of super-hero movies. And yet, still no Wonder Twins flick. For shame! Here’s the round-up. (For those of you who don’t care, I’m sure we’ll eventually have a non-geek post soon.) Continue reading