It’s an awkward situation. Basically no animated Joker is going to be “The Joker” unless he’s voiced by Mark Hamill. Doesn’t matter how awesome the performance is, it’s always going to be “Not Mark Hamill.” Those are some difficult shoes to fill. Then, you have to add in the fact that this is the third game in a series that already had Mark Hamill voice the character twice.
So, the solution when casting Troy Baker in the role? Screw it, just do the exact same voice. Like, dead on, don’t change an thing. Just do an impersonation of Mark Hamill voicing The Joker. Avoid the temptation to add your own spin to the character, just give us the same voice we’ve had for the last two decades. So that’s what we’re getting. Here he is performing a monologue from The Killing Joke in the totally just Mark Hamill voice, which I’m sure is super exciting for folks that don’t kind of hate The Killing Joke.
Yup. Super great. Everyone agrees. Which is kind of the problem. If I just want to hear people tell me how great Calvin and Hobbes is for two hours, I could literally just walk down the street and ask people. What’s the point? What’s this documentary doing for me other than reinforcing my already established opinions? Maybe there’s more to it, but if there is this trailer really should have told me some of that, instead of just showing variously famous people gushing about the comic pretty much everyone agrees is good.
Gonna be honest, absolutely no idea what’s happening here. This guy’s the Big Bad Wolf, and he’s also sheriff for a bunch of fairy tale creatures living in the real world. So far so good. Beyond that, no clue. There’s monsters and a giant frog and maybe a gargoyle sort of thing? And that big scary thing at the end? This would probably all make much more sense if I’d ever read the comic the game was based on. But the game comes out on Friday, and I Just don’t have time to catch up, so here’s hoping it’ll let me middle through, despite my lack of any backstory. That would be nice.
Over the next two months Marvel has both a movie and a LEGO game being released. Obviously at some point there were going to find a way to sell em both to you at the same time. And that time is now. Thus, this poster, reminding you simultaneously that “Oh, boy, there’s a new Thor movie coming!” And “Oh boy, there’s a LEGO Marvel game coming!” Well played, guys. That’s some Jack Donaghy level cross promotion. Well done indeed.
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, LEGO Marvel
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, Thor: The Dark World
Remember how you used to be able to pay one time for Puzzle Quest, and that would give you the whole game? Wasn’t that stupid? Who thought that was a good plan? This is much better. You pay zero dollars for the game, but after every fight you get to decide if you want to pay to be able to play again without sitting around for half an hour. Isn’t that a much better system? Literally paying every time you lose? Or even if you do moderately well, but just don’t want to go into the next fight with half your hitpoints? Such a better system. Thank got this is a system that we’ve all somehow decided is okay.
This is Elizabeth Olsen, who, despite sharing the first name of the actress that plays Peggy Olson, and the last name of the character Peggy Olson, is not Elizabeth Moss. Don’t make that mistake.
Anyway. Sam Jackson announced she’s going to be Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Whatever Ultron, because apparently that’s how Marvel’s announcing new actors now, by having someone “accidentally” reveal the news. Sure.
Elisabeth Olsen has been in… ummm… movies before… I’m sure? People act like she’s a name you should recognize, so why not? Certainly she’s pretty enough to look at, and since everything about the Scarlet Witch is insane, any choice she makes acting wise could be considered to be faithful to the character if you think about it long enough, so… well done, I suppose.
I don’t know what it is about Wonder Woman, but for some reason people find it impossible to portray her as anything but a fantastic joke when she’s in live action. She’s referred to as one of the DC Big Three, making her basically and equal of Batman and Superman, but no one’s been willing to spend the time or energy to maybe make her into the giant superstar that Batman and Superman are. The best we’ve got is a seventies tv show that’s more well known for the clothes she wore than the character, and an ABC show that was so bad they produced two pilots and still didn’t greenlight the show, and they greenlit “No Ordinary Family.”
So, yeah, to prove that “Hey, you guys are all kinda dumb” Rainfall Films has slapped together this little video to show that, yes, you can actually make Wonder Woman look good in film. And this is just a little independent film. Imagine what you could do with an actual special effects budget. She could be in a movie. With action. And wearing clothes that don’t most closely resemble a bathing suit. Wouldn’t that be nice?
It was an odd move to release Zod DLC while an incredibly popular movie was out featuring Zod, and yet not have that version of the character available as one of the costumes. Especially when the trailer for the DLC was also advertising the movie in question. Why was the Michael Shannon Man of Steel version of Zod not available? Who knows? But now, months later, after all that sweet cross promotion has passed them by, they’ve finally gotten around to releasing a Michael Shannon skin. Maybe they just wanted to help advertise Boardwalk Empire instead? Possible.
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, Injustice: Gods Among Us
, Justlice League
, Man of Steel
, Michael Shannon
, The Man of Steel
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That’s right. Because the news that NBC was gonna take another crack a live action Constantine, despite the awesome critical response that the Keanu Reeves movie received just wasn’t enough to send the internet into a raging frenzy, they’ve decided to let the internet’s favorite whipping boy David Goyer write the pilot. So, get ready for that pilot to find a theme it likes and run it into the ground. So hardcore. If the show wants you to believe commercialism is bad, expect to hear some variation of the word “commercialism” used more than 400 times in the 42 minutes the show has available. Subtlety is not this man’s strong suit.
But to be fair, who else were they going to hire? DC’s entire rolodex for screen writers is a beat up card saying “David Goyer” and a card in Christopher Nolan’s handwriting that just says “My Brother.” Not a lot of options there.
Because playing as your enemy during the crazy random fight modes in the Arkham games is now a thing, we’re doing that with Deathstroke this time. So, here’s that. Looks mostly pretty much exactly like Robin in the last game. So, there’s that. Basically Robin, but a cooler mask. Is that enough of a selling point for you?