CASTING: Ben Affleck to play Batman in Man of Steel sequel

CASTING: Ben Affleck to play Batman in Man of Steel sequel

Today’s¬† a¬† weird¬† day¬† for¬† casting¬† directors¬† everywhere¬† as¬† Ben¬† Affleck¬† is¬† set¬† to¬† take¬† on¬† Batman¬† in¬† the¬† Man¬† of¬† Steel¬† sequel¬† and¬† Elizabeth¬† Olson¬† is¬† in¬† talks¬† to¬† play¬† the¬† Scarlet¬† Witch¬† in¬† Joss¬† Whedon’s¬† The¬† Avengers:¬† Age ¬† of¬† Ultron.¬† One¬† of¬† these¬† is¬† stranger¬† than¬† the¬† other. Affleck¬† would¬† not¬† have¬† … Continue reading

Christopher Nolan’s Batman as the Ubermensch

Christopher Nolan’s Batman as the Ubermensch

Joe¬† Shuster¬† and¬† Jerry¬† Siegel¬† heralded¬† the¬† dawn¬† of¬† the¬† golden¬† age¬† of¬† comics¬† and¬† ‚Äúlaunched¬† modern ¬†mythology‚Ä̬† (Langley 2012, p. 6)¬† with¬† the¬† birth¬† of¬† Superman.¬† And¬† the¬† man¬† of¬† steel‚Äôs¬† resounding¬† success¬† led¬† publishers¬† to¬† try¬† and¬† replicate¬† it¬† with¬† a¬† slew¬† of¬† imitations.¬† Bob¬†¬† Kane¬† and¬† Bill¬† Finger,¬† however,¬† chose¬† to¬† take¬† … Continue reading

Gatsby’s Transcendent Vision

Gatsby’s Transcendent Vision

The¬† text¬† analyzed¬† here¬† is ¬† the¬† book¬† and¬† not¬† the¬† movie.¬† A¬† free¬† e-book¬† of¬† which¬† can¬† be¬† found¬† here. In¬† The¬† Great¬† Gatsby¬† Fitzgerald¬† gave¬† birth¬† to¬† an¬† age,¬† he ‚Äúevoked¬† a¬† haunting¬† mood¬† of¬† a¬† glamorous,¬† wild¬† time¬† that¬† seemingly¬† will¬† never¬† come¬† again‚Ä̬† (Lehan 1990, p. 2).¬† He¬† romanticised¬† the¬† seductive¬† … Continue reading

Pepper Potts Suits Up

Pepper Potts Suits Up

It’s Pepper Potts to the rescue! After three movies Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) finally makes her way into an Iron Man suit. The latest TV spot for Iron Man 3 shows Potts suiting up mid-air (quite impressive for her first time) and saving Tony’s life during the all-too-familiar destruction of his cliff-side home. Watch it … Continue reading