Welcome to the Fishing Hole, the ScreenFish Staff?s daily roundup of late breaking cinema/TV/pop culture news. Here?s what we?re talking about today . . .
Chris U.: $105 million for Aquaman as of Christmas Day. Momoa stays. Wonder if WB/DC will flip Justice League 2 on its head by making Momoa and Gadot the leads. Frankly, I?d use JL2 to introduce the new Batman and Superman.
Arnaldo R.: Or, scrap JL altogether and continue developing these characters solo and not force it like they have been. (GIF of Hannibal Lecter saying, “All good things come to those who wait.”)
Chris: ?But…but…Marvel is pwning us! We have to respond!!!?
Arnaldo: (GIF of a ship sailing away with the caption, “Ship has sailed!”) LOL
Chris: Seriously, I?m all for it. Especially if they can erase BvS. I heard Flashpoint is supposed to handle that.
Arnaldo: I think that’s why it’s important to narrow the focus. These two work, focus on them for a while and slowly build. Plan for Marvel fatigue rather than speeding to catch it.
Chris: I DO need a proper Superman to ditch Routh?s stalkerness and Cavill?s moodiness.
Chris: Reeve was a friggin Boy Scout. Give us THAT! None of this whiny conflicted hero crap.
Steve N.: (GIF of Russell from “Up” waving) That?s who you want as Superman.
Chris: Supes need to confidently stop a nuke, save kids from a burning bus and save a cat! And SMILE the whole damn time. (GIF of a smile) And THAT will set you up for a proper Bats conflict: The Boy Scout vs The Rich Kid Rebel.
Steve: Bah. So simplistic. Dark Knight Returns (animated) did it great, without the simplicity.
Chris: Supes propensity to keep the law V Bats propensity to bend and break it.
Arnaldo: Supes doesn’t need to smile all the time. Making him more “human” is fine. He just doesn’t need to be “Batman.”
Chris: Simplistic. Bah that!
Chris: All of y?all and your moody *** heroes. Sucking all the fun out of cinema. Which is why they hated on Aquadude. It had the utter audacity to be…FUN!
Steve: LOL. Superheroes reflect the voice of the nation. Supes is a Christ figure but that doesn?t mean grinning all the time.
Arnaldo: Moody isn’t about it for me. I want an in between. I don’t want someone rehashing Christopher Reeves or trying to be like him.
Chris: But you need his charm and charisma.
Steve: I agree with charm, yes. Cavill can do it. But he needs a script.
Arnaldo: Think Chris Evans Cap. Not an exact copy but basically that’s what Supes needs to be in DCEU.
Chris: I just don?t want the BS ?I don?t wanna be a hero; the people hate me? crap. 100%, Arnaldo! Heck..CAP?s a dang Boy Scout. Went Rogue for his bestie. Would love to see Supes go rogue for Lois like Superman 2.
Arnaldo: That’s what Supes needs to be. Strong willed, but “clean.”
Chris: And not afraid of who he is. Snyder?s downfall was in Pa Kent shaming Clark for who he was. Suppressing it out of the fear of man?s reaction. Opposite of Glenn Ford. My son’s a natural at the trombone. I spent the entire Fall trying to get the kid to EMBRACE that. He was ashamed.
He eventually embraced it and got promoted to the highest level band in middle school. Supes 4.0 needs Pa Kent embracing his gift. So when it?s time to save the day, he does it with no shame.
Steve: I agree with the Cap analogy. But he?s realistic at heart. Pure at heart but bears the weight of the world. Reeves wasn?t like that. Cavill could go there with a good script.
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