The next installment of the DCEU entered theaters last week, and let me say this...SHAZAM! It's good. I'm going to go into my thoughts of the film and talk about my only gripe with certain superhero films like this one. However, because I want to write one thing about the final act of the film, if you click "read more," you're going to have SPOILERS.
It's hard to believe that after the Star Wars Episode IX leaked poster that HYDRA HQ is the only place to notice the obvious purchase of Viacom by Disney. After the Disney/FOX merger, Disney is hungry to buy up more and more film rights for their new streaming network. After the Viacom merger, Disney will own franchises like Transformers, Beverly Hills Cop, Friday the 13th, The Naked Gun, Major League, Shrek, Jack Ryan, Wayne's World, The Brady Bunch, Mission Impossible, Good Burger, and Crocodile Dundee. Not forgetting that Disney will now own all of Star Trek! Plus, Goose the cat can interact with Goose from Top Gun. This merger will be epic! Imagine Star Wars with Klingons, Decepticons, and Beavis & Butt-head! The possibilities are endless!! How did HYDRA HQ come to realize this obvious upcoming purchase of Viacom? Well, just look at the poster and see if you can see the connection.
Based on nothing whatsoever, this incompetent web-blog has learned that Matt Reeves may possibly be thinking about using Game of Thrones quitter, Ed Skrien, in the role of Bruce Wayne in the upcoming movie, The Batman. He may be better known as Francis from the Deadpool franchise, but he will most likely be remembered as the guy who might take over for Ben Affleck in the role of Batman in the DCEU. This is certainly big news for those who love rumors.
There are no spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War in these podcast reviews. There is one irritated Slacker as the reviews progress. I decided to listen to 18 podcast episodes as a lead up to watching Infinity War a second time. This is the chronicle of my own Marvel Marathon journey…
Star Wars is about a little blue and white droid who is the glue to the entire galaxy but only speaks with beeps and boops, so no one truly knows he holds the answers to everything.
In breaking news, Nicolas Cage is rumored to be cast as the Spectre in a film being released in 2020 for DC's extended movie universe. In outlandish fashion, I decided to make up this story because I think it would be hilarious for Nic Cage to be both Ghost Rider and the Spectre. Representatives at Warner Brothers declined to comment. I also did not ask them to comment. So, that might be on me. Stay tuned for more fantasy casting rumors that should NEVER happen!
I am far from the first podcast listener. In fact, for many years, I was absolutely clueless about what a podcast was. I'm still not sure if it ever had anything to do with a way for servicemen in the military to communicate with their loved ones at home. I heard at one time that's what podcasting was. I believed it, and never looked any further into it. Until I noticed some of my favorite comedians being mentioned in the same breath as podcasts in or around 2011 or so...it was also the same time that I got my first smart phone. It was a Windows phone, and Verizon gave away Halo: Reach as a promotion with Microsoft...so, yeah 2011 or so. Well now that the timeline is verified, let's take a peek into my first 5 years as a podcast listener and my journey so far.
Let's talk about the 2016 WWE brand extension for a moment. Recently, WWE decided to split their roster and have two LIVE events being televised on a weekly basis. By splitting up the roster, the company will receive more revenue by having SmackDown & RAW on separate touring dates.
So, each show picked a new GM and then proceeded to draft their own roster of superstars. The shows, while being in the same company, have a different feel to them. Yet, they are trying to create a head-to-head competing vibe, but rasslin' fans will tune into both.
That brings me to the recent crop of comic book films, and the Marvel vs. DC fight that fanboys of their particular brand want to happen. However, comic book fans (like myself and so many others out there) can enjoy every single one of these films, regardless of brand (or studio), on their own merits. So now that I've drawn the parallels of the WWE brand extension to the cinematic universes of both comic book brands, let's hash out this out like the WWE in a good ol' fashion tournament to crown the first ever cinematic champion (at this point in 2016).
HYDRA HQ presents:
Professor Procrastination/Legit Idjit/Perfect Slacker
is a self-proclaimed, semi-professional procrastinator that doubles as an pop-culture guru. Is he completely renarded? Perhaps. Is renarded a word that he invented on urban dictionary? It is. He is also the Legit Idjit on Facebook and a Perfect Slacker on reddit and Twitter.