Ben Affleck is Batman!!

Ben Affleck took to the stage on Comic-Con to put to rest the talk of him not wanting to be Batman anymore. 

As reported on this site earlier this week, there was a lot of talk about his status on being Batman but this seems to put that to rest.

Batfleck Maybe Over

It’s being reported from different sites that Ben Afleck days as Batman maybe ending. Reports are saying that Warner Bros are making plans to set up his departure from the DCU.

While these rumors have been going on for sometime now it seems like more likely now since his Batman script was trashed.

The Batman: New Director, New Script plans for 2019 Release 

  Director of the upcoming Batman film announced that the movie is getting a completely new script. This means that the previous script written by Ben Alfleck has been completely scrapped.

   The movie seemed to be in serious trouble previously when Alfleck announced that he was no longer directing the project. It’s seemed to get even worse when rumors started to fly that Alfleck wanted out of the film. Things eventually seemed to get better as Matt Reeves was announced as the new director.


The big question is now that the script has been scrapped how will this effect the D.C. Cinematic universe? Even more importantly what does this mean for Joe Manganiello playing Deathstoke?  With the Nior feel that Reeves is going for is Deathstoke even feasible for this film? Hopefully all these questions will be answered before the planned 2019 release of the film. 

The Flash Season 3 ” Paradox ” review

Flashpoint Paradox ramifications 


  This week’s episode of the Flash deals with the direct ramifications from Barry messing with the was interesting to see all of strange changes to the was good to bring Felicity in so he can have someone to explain what’s happening to ( as well as bring the audience up to speed. It is also good to see that it is indeed affecting Arrow as Diggle now has a older son instead of a daughter. This is cool because that directly ties into the future from Legends of Tomorrow.


   Another shock is that Cisco’s brother in this timeline is now dead Apparently killed by a drunk driver. Cisco is fuming that Barry won’t go back time to save his brother. Cisco does have a point being that these past to seasons Barry has altered the timeline in his favor, it seemed like he maybe only willing to do it for his family. As great as it is seeing Carlos Valdes show his acting chops I hope this doesn’t become a Felicity thing in with a fun loving character we love become a whinny annoying character.But that is not the case as Barry knows the consequences.


   Even with all of the dark moments it was fun watching Barry trying to fix his fractured team. The highlight of this was Barry trying to go back and fix the timeline only to be stop by none other than Jay Garrick. It was perfect to have Jay go in and explain to why he can’t fix it and may even make it worse. Another great moment was Barry actually explaining to the team what happened. On another small not how many times can Barry kiss Iris for it to get reversed.


   Another wrinkle is the timeline is now Rival is now in Barry’s timeline. While it was fun watching Barry fighting Rival it almost comes across too much. Yet a another speedster fighting Barry again and not only that but he is not as fun or as compelling as Zoom or The Reverse Flash. I hope that Alchemy fairs to be a more compelling villain as he seems to be the mastermind of this season. As for the Alchemy what are the chances that Julian Dorn is actually the big bad. It seems very likely at this point.  Overall a solid episode of the Flash.

Score 8.5 out of 10

DC Animated A Killing Joke Review

The Jokes on Us

     The original Killing Joke written by Alan Moore is considered by many to be a classic. The  quintessential Joker story that both manages to show Joker at not only at his most sadistic but also at his most tragic. The story at its core was so dark it didn’t seem likely that it would be adapted into a movie. So it became a big surprise to everyone when Warner Bros announced that it was being to be adapted into a R rated animated movie. It was also a pleasant surprise that some of the cast from Batman the Animated Series returned to play the roles they made famous. 

     With a cast that includes Mark Hamil, Tara Strong and Kevin Conroy this movie could not fail right?  Unfortunately not even there acting abilities can’t save the fundamental flaws with this movie. One of the flaws in the movie is the voice acting. With the exception of the formentioned actors everyone else ranged from OK to horrible. In particular the voice of Bullock which is almost laughable.


  The biggest problem with the movie is the portrayal of Batgirl. One of the complaints about the original graphic novel is the role Barbara Gordan plays in the story. To remedy this a another story arc was added to flesh out her side of the story. Unfortunately this side story does not work and in some ways even hurts the story. In trying to tell a story of  empowerment for Batgirl it came off more like a story of a girl who does nothing but depend on the men in her life. Her interactions with her male counterparts just don’t work. It’s a sharp contrast to the more independent Batgirl we see in the comics.

  For the most most part the Killing Joke is a Joker story.  Fortunately, that part of the story works very well.  Mark Hamill is as excellent as always in the role of the Joker. At times in the movie he goes from a completely vile character to a very sympathetic character. On the opposite side of the spectrum Kevin Conroy ‘s  stoic demeanor is very fitting for the movie. While it doesn’t feel quite like BTAS it gets close at times. Overall A Killing Joke is a good effort to bring to life a classic but it may have been better to leave this one in its original format.

Score 6.0 out of 10