Hiya Geeklings! How we all doing this gray but double-digit temperature day? (It’s still March, we take warm weather when we can get it).
Some exciting news this last weekend. DC’s culmination of their own cinematic universe, Justice League, will be out this November. The first footage we saw was from last summer’s San Diego Comic Con. Here it is if you need a refresher (plus Ezra Miller‘s Barry Allen is just fun to watch).
Well, this weekend we got a full-on trailer! Check it out!
Whaaaaaaa? *excited noises*
Now, DC’s had some bumps in the road trying to establish the DC Extended Universe, which is what they’re calling their intertwined films. Man of Steel was alright, but nothing to write home about. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice broke my darn heart (and a lot of other people’s). And while I disagree with a lot of the reviews that suggest Suicide Squad was worse than BvS, it still was not great. *Sigh* I love these characters, and I want better for them.
But what do we think from the footage of Justice League so far? Though it still looks dark and dreary (Zack Snyder is still directing it, after all) there at least appears to be some humor and lightheartedness, which BvS was sorely missing and that Suicide Squad tried to clunkily throw in at the last minute. Hopefully it’ll be more organic this time around, with great chemistry among the teammates and with plenty of high stakes and action. That’s not too much to ask, right? (And while Aquaman is often mocked in pop culture, this version doesn’t look like someone you could make fun of and get away with it. I like!)
On June 2 Wonder Woman arrives in theaters, and there’s a lot riding on it. It’s the film just before Justice League, so we’ll see if DC can get one good film in before bringing everyone together. Also, it’s the first film from any company to feature a top-tier female superhero. How it does could set the standard for how other films featuring female heroes are made. Seriously DC/Warner Bros, don’t mess this up!
Shifting gears for a moment, let’s talk about manga adaptations. One of the most popular manga series out there right now is Death Note; it’s about a high school student named Light Yagami, who discovers a notebook from the Shinigami, which are Japanese spirits that invite humans to their death. This notebook will kill anyone who’s name is written into it. Light takes the opportunity to play God and cleanse the world of evil, but he then has to contend with a detective on his case and the Shinigami Ryuk, who owns the notebook.
Well, there’s a live-action film version coming in August on Netflix. And we got a trailer!
What do we think? Any Death Note fans out there who want to sound off? Any novices who think they’ll give the series a shot? Post away.
That’s all for now Geeklings. Stay tuned for more news, find more on the Justice League here, and until next time, End of Line.