My favorite Superman movie is Superman Returns. I’ve never understood the hate for the film, and I think it’s a freaking shame Brandon Routh is the George Lazenby of Supermans (obscure Bond joke check). I’m excited to see him joining my favorite broadcast show, Arrow, and expanding this wonderful TV DC Universe they’ve been building. Ray Palmer/The Atom is a very cool character that I’m sure Routh will make his own just as he did Superman….and the Vegan Boyfriend in Scott Pilgrim. More on the casting below from Coming Soon. Continue reading Brandon Routh is Cast as The Atom/Ray Palmer and Joins the Cast of Arrow
Thankfully, the long Arrow-less winter of our discontent comes to an end when the mid-season premiere “Blast Radius” (Episode 2.10) airs on The CW January 15th at 8pm EST. Arrow’s second season has thus far been a DCU explosion of awesomeness; nearly a live-action Justice League Unlimied-level use of the sandbox of the universe. Catch up before Blast Radius and jump on for the rest of the season! The CW’s official press release for the episode is below. I’ll put it after the break to avoid spoiling if you’re still catching up (hey, I’m a considerate geek). Continue reading Trailer Time: Arrow Episode 2.10 “Blast Radius” (Mid-Season Premiere)
Behold the launch trailer for Batman Arkham Origns which is out on Friday. I loved Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, but I went against pre-ordering this one. With Xbox One so close, funds need to be conserved and I’m just not certain with anyone but Rocksteady handling the franchise. I hope it’s fantastic, but no pre-order.
Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.
Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships.
Black Mask is the game’s key villain. He’s hired eight assassins to kill Batman, a younger Batman than we’ve seen in the other games, during the holiday season in Gotham. Deathstroke, The Mad Hatter, Copperhead, Penguin, Firefly (who gets some nice time in this trailer), Bane and the Joker are all confirmed. I’m more impressed everytime I see something new from this installment and I’m rethinking a pre-order. Batman Arkham Origins will release for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii U on October 25, 2013.
If you are a fan of DC Comics at all, I urge you to pick up the first season of Arrow, binge watch it this weekend and then be ready to go when the series returns next week. There are so many cool moments throughout the first season. I love the relationship building between Ollie and Deathstroke. I love how scarred and battered he is; the Nolan-esque take on making a realistic yet still fantastic DCU. The big bad in the first season is The Dark Archer and after kicking Oliver’s tail several times, they fight during the season finale with everything on the line. This fight, like all Arrow fights are unique to any on TV. They’re visceral and very fast. You think a guy with a bow and arrow only has so many options even if he’s a good martial artist, but they build an improvisational style for Ollie that uses the environment and his bow as a staff in close-quarters as well as an array of flechettes and knives. Green Arrow was always my second favorite character in DC behind Batman; mostly because they’re just guys who pushed themselves to be sueprhuman through will…..and billions of dollars….BUT WILL! Arrow season two premieres next week and you won’t want to miss it.