If you didn’t know (’cause I just found out yesterday evening) DC Comics is working on bringing a new Green Lantern movie to theaters in 2020 which would be its nine year rebirth after the incredible DC Comics flop version of Green Lantern seven years ago which starred Ryan Reynolds. Ryan Reynolds, however, teamed up with Marvel to play the role of Deadpool and that would turn out to be a SERIOUS upgrade. But, as the newest Green Lantern film starts getting ready for production the casting ballot is out and it seems that Tom Cruise may become the man for the job.
Armie Hammer, who you may know for his role in the Oscar-nominated Call Me By Your Name, is supposedly in the running to play the role of Green Lantern in this upcoming superhero revival but it’s been reported that the production company wants a big name actor to potentially play Green Lantern. And that’s where Tom Cruise comes in.
He has been approached about the rumor and he says he will gladly take on the role, on one condition which is that he doesn’t want Green Lantern to die in the movie. If they don’t kill off Green Lantern then he really may take the role! Can you imagine that? Tom Cruise taking his resumé to the next level by playing a DC Comics superhero? That sounds kind of awesome but it could also be a tad bit ridiculous at the same time.
Marvel has been geniuses behind their casting for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man. Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. Tom Holland as Spider-Man. The list goes on and on. DC Comics, however, hasn’t made the best casting decisions except to cast Henry Cavill as Superman (he truly looks like Superman) and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Tom Cruise as Green Lantern could be a really awesome decision or a really bad one at the same time.
And to validate that this may actually happen the director for the past few Mission: Impossible movies, Christopher Mcquarrie, has been in talks with the production of the Green Lantern movie. So, yeah, we may really see Tom Cruise become a superhero within the next couple of years. Wow!
How does this news sound to you? Would you like to see Tom Cruise play Green Lantern or do you think that would be a bad idea? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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For the past five years there have been five DC films and thirteen! Marvel films (ten of the thirteen Marvel films I have enjoyed immensely.) But it’s not the fact that Marvel has twenty and counting movies under their belt that makes them a better franchise all around but DC seems to willingly want to keep their franchise less liked by constantly cranking out mediocre superhero movies. I mean, let’s think about the comparisons of the two superhero franchises.
Marvel’s First Movie: Iron Man
Iron Man came out ten years ago and, for the most part, it was a good movie. Yeah it’s now available for free on subscription services like Hulu and Amazon Prime but that’s not because it’s essentially a bad movie. It’s just old. A movie featuring a character like Tony Stark’s Iron Man could’ve easily been a flop but with the genius casting of Robert Downey Jr. he managed to make the movie not only enjoyable but a global success.
Marvel’s first movie was a home run and an exciting precursor for what was to come.
DC’s First Movie: Man of Steel
Man of Steel, on the other hand, was an entirely different story. This is the first movie that the new DC universe debuted to the world and it was not getting the excited buzz that Iron Man had obtained five years before.
So, what’s the difference between these two debut films? Why did Iron Man work where Man of Steel failed? Well, first off, Iron Man was a better executed movie. It conveyed a story that people could comprehend and when you have a character who’s as lovable as Tony Stark you can’t help but enjoy the movie more. I hadn’t even seen Iron Man and Iron Man 2 all the way through as a child and he had become my favorite superhero because he was that cool.
With Man of Steel I didn’t get that same love for Superman as I did for Iron Man. I enjoyed the movie but I didn’t love the superhero. I think that’s the difference. If Henry Cavill could’ve made Clark Kent as lovable as Robert Downey Jr. did with Tony Stark people would’ve probably met the movie with more praise than criticism.
Continue reading Why I Believe Marvel Movies Are Better Than DC Movies
This movie summer season has been jam packed with exciting blockbusters from Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Ant-Man and the Wasp. Now Mission: Impossible-Fallout is set to hit theaters tomorrow! and I honestly couldn’t be more ecstatic. I am a huge Mission: Impossible fan ever since I saw Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol for the first time. I mean, watching Tom Cruise climb the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai was downright breathtaking.
Now critics are saying this is the best Mission: Impossible movie yet and are also claiming it to be one of the best action movies ever made! Oh my goodness, I’m practically bursting at the seams with excitement for this film.
Continue reading This Is a Super Exciting Movie Week!
As you may know SDCC has arrived and debuted movie and television news for the past weekend. This is always the most exciting time of the year for me because there is so much news that arrives surrounding films that I’m eager to hear about. Well, yesterday Warner Bros. debuted a bunch of trailers to get us excited for their movies arriving either later this year or early next year and I’m here to share them with you all. Enjoy!
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
If you were at all bummed out by that eensy-weensy sneak peek of Godzilla: King of the Monsters that was revealed the other day well this official trailer was released yesterday and I have to say, it definitely looks decent. I watched Godzilla four years ago thinking it was going to be positively awesome and it was very disappointing indeed. I mean, it was absolutely horrendous, which was a bummer because I’ve always wanted to see a really good, modern Godzilla movie.
Well, this film definitely looks like it’ll be better than that movie as it clearly shows more monsters and plenty of jaw-dropping destruction that’ll look amazing in IMAX. I’m pretty sure the story will be sub par but the action will probably be worth the admission fee and that’s enough to make me want to see this movie.
Continue reading A Bunch of New Movie Trailers Have Arrived at San Diego Comic-Con
San Diego Comic-Con is coming up and that means a lot of movie news is heading our way. This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly gives us first looks at these highlighted films that will have their presence be known at the movie conference and I’m here to share them with you.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
I went to see Godzilla back in 2014, in a word it was horrible, but that doesn’t mean its sequel can’t do better and this picture at least proves that these monsters are going to mean some serious business next time around. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to come out next year and hopefully it’ll be a better monster flick than Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
I love Transformers movies and while the first teaser for Bumblebee didn’t provide a lot of Decepticon material this picture sheds some light on the evil transforming machines and I’m so excited. The red Decepticon is called Shatter and will be voiced by Angela Basset. The blue Decepticon is named Dropkick and will he be voiced by Justin Theroux. Sounds awesome to me. *thumbs up*
Continue reading Here Are Some Fascinating Movie Photos Ahead Of Comic-Con
Wonder Woman was a global success last year as it broke records and proved that female superheroes can rule the box-office. It’s the only DC Extended Universe film to receive critic appraisal for its simple but well composed story and glorious imagination. And now, two years after its arrival, its sequel will be upon us. So, in the light of Wonder Woman 1984 letting its presence be known at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, here are some photos giving us a first look at the movie.
Steve Trevor Has Come Back To Life?
Steve Trevor looks clearly out of place in this mall filled with the hairstyles and fashions of the 80s’. But that’s not the most bizarre thing about this picture? How is that Steve Trevor is supposedly still alive, perfectly intact, and doesn’t seem to have aged a day and yet it’s over fifty years into the future? Has he had Steve Roger syndrome and is this a narrative plothole waiting to happen?
In Justice League Diana Prince told Cyborg about how losing Steve Trevor was one of the hardest things she’s ever faced. But if he’s not dead are we supposed to assume that she was lying to Cyborg and that Steve Trevor is really alive as an old man somewhere. These questions will hopefully be answered in this Wonder Woman sequel.
Continue reading ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Gives Us First Looks At These Main Characters
Disney is making their own special streaming service which will feature movies, new shows under the Star Wars and Marvel franchises, and plenty of new entertainment to watch and it seems that DC Comics is doing the same thing as they’re bringing out their own DC Universe streaming service later this year which will feature plenty of original content as well. One of the shows that will appear on the streaming service is a live-action Titans show focusing on a group of young heroes led by none other than Robin.
I have to tell you, I’m a huge fan of the Teen Titans. I watched the animated Teen Titans show that lasted from 2003-2006 as a child and I LOVED it. When it finally stopped coming on I was kind of sad to see the Teen Titans go off air. Then Cartoon Network made another Teen Titans cartoon but switched it around into a hilarious comedy that I never miss because it’s so funny. One of the things I’ve always wanted to see, however, was a live-action Teen Titans film or tv show and the DC Universe streaming service is bringing that dream of mine to fruition. But now that I’ve seen a few behind-the-scenes pictures highlighting some of the characters I’m incredibly disappointed in how it looks. Here are the pictures.
Continue reading A Live-Action ‘Titans’ Show Is Coming Out Later This Year and Yet I’m Not Excited