Gal Gadot of "Fast & The Furious" fame has been picked to be the new Wonder Woman in the "Batman Versus Superman" movie.
The Israeli born actress Godot is 28. Gal spent two years in the Israeli army and director Zack Snyder had this to say about choosing Gal to play the Amazon Heroine:
“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe."
“Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”
Ben Affleck, the pressure is off of you now.-DocFB
Diagnosis: ....But will the fanboys think?
Marvel Comics has released a variant cover of The Mighty Avengers which features EMINEM and Iron Man sitting in front of Em's house growing up.
This is the second time Eminem has been featured on a Marvel variant cover. The first was in 2009 with The Punisher.
Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg spoke about why a variant cover was made:
"When the opportunity came up for us to do a variant cover with Eminem and Marvel, we immediately thought about how cool it would be for Eminem to be sitting with one of his favorite super heroes on the steps of the now abandoned house that he grew up in,"
Salvador Larroca designed the variant as well as the Punisher one in 2009.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Pretty cool variant. Surprised not more of an outcry that a cover with Eminem was made both times...
Anytime I can use a John Byrne comic book piece to promote a story, I am all about it. This time, it is for Christian Bail's "Dark Knight" audition!
Bale is in Val Kilmer's batman suit for the audition. It doesn't look right on Christian does it?
This will be released as a bonus on the upcoming “The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition” box set.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Affleck will be just fine....
Wayne Coyne, the lead singer of the Flaming Lips, is set to release his first ever comic book enitled "The Sun Is Sick" and will be available at Comic Con.
It is an adult themed comic book and is a 40-page 6 ½" x 8 ½" full-color psychedelic fantasy in classic comic book form. It will go on sale at Comic-Com 2013 (at the San Diego Convention Center) beginning July 18th through 21st in an extremely limited print run and is sure to sell out. After that,The Sun Is Sick will be available through the official LIPS web store only beginning July 22nd where it will disappear fast.
WARNING!! The Sun Is Sick may be a comic book but make no mistake; this is not suitable for children and depending on what sort of person you are, it may not be suitable for some of you non-children either. If you have doubts at this moment then The Sun Is Sick is not for you. If you happen to be a LIPS fan that has enjoyed Wayne's beautiful artwork in the past and like adult-themed comic books then by all means this instant Collector's Item is waiting for you, but you better be quick.
Interesting. Anyone going to Comic-Con and care to pick me up a copy. :)-DocFB
Diagnosis: For those interested in the cover click HERE. Google Ads tripped on me for a girl in a thong so not sure how they feel about animated boobs so playing it safe.
Ahh. Right before Comic-Con, the first poster for "Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier" has been revealed.
The film will see Chris Evans return as Captain America and Scarlett Johansson as The Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and added to the cast is Robert Redford.
The movie will be released on April 14th, 2014.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Hopefully, they do not jump decades of stories telling in the Winter Soldier. Iron Man 3 was quite guilty of that. Just because Spider-Man can make The Lizard an interesting villain on screen and they can change up his origin doesn't mean that all Marvel movies should mess up story-lines and then in 5 years, be out of ideas for plots and reboot all the franchises yet again....
DC Comics released a teaser a week ago showing Superman & Wonder Woman hooking up on the cover of Justice League issue #12 and comic retailers are NOT happy!
Usually the teasers are released on Tuesday, the day before releases. I figured, like many, a week in advance would build up hype for the issue. I went to 2 comic book stores in Los Angeles on Monday and talked to the owners.
I asked how many people were calling ahead to reserve their copies and he said not too many. Another store said the hype was too early and people have forgotten about the hook-up already. They are worried that sales this week will not be as high as DC is projecting.
I asked if they heard about DC releasing another leak and they said there was not going to be another push for it. Even the variant cover, an alternate cover that is made in a more limited run, does not feature Superman & Wonder Woman kissing, but features Batman and Aquaman. Wouldn't it had more sense to have a variant of Clark Kent and Diana Prince kissing in the same manner?
DC relaunched all its titles which they called "The New 52" last year to much fan-fair, eliminating the marriage of Clark Kent and Lois Lane along with many other story-lines across the DC Universe. It was an attempt to make DC relevant again and at the same time, copy Marvel Comics success with what they did to the "Spider-Man" title a few years ago where his marriage to Mary Jane Watson never happened.
If the retailers concern for the early leak of the Superman/Wonder Woman will transpire to lower sales, DC Comics just lost a huge chance to remain relevant.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Expecting John Byrne-like rants in 5...4....3....