Like both of the sides Aquaman displayed in Justice League, the first trailer for Aquaman is somehow both majestic and just a bit goofy (in a great way) – if only we got to see the six-minute sizzle reel unveiled at Comic-Con 2018.
And no one will ever take the mickey out of the character with ‘He talks to fish?’ ever again.
Aquaman will be in theaters on December 21st.
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The casts of Breaking Bad, The Predator, Glass and Aquaman will be among Conan O’Brien’s guests when CONAN goes to San Diego for the fourth straight year for Comic-Con International 2018.
Comic Con International 2018 will take place July 19th–22nd at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA.
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Last week, the Internet saw a deluge of supposedly leaked information regarding Star Wars: Episode VII. While GeekScholars Movie News won’t share any of these potential spoilers, the hosts decide to open this week’s show by discussing how spoilers will affect the next Star Wars movie, and debate whether the information is real, fake, or perhaps even created and propagated by the studio itself to create confusion. Hit the jump to learn more Continue reading Star Wars: Episode VII Spoilers, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall Tributes, Aquaman, The Inhumans
When Batman: The Brave and the Bold premieres [Fridays, 8/7C], long time Bat-fans may be surprised to see a Caped Crusader who bears more than a slight resemblance to Dick Sprang’s version of the character which ran in the comics from the mid-‘40s to the mid-‘50s. The stories will also remind of this period as they combine mystery with science-fiction, which leads to episodes like the series premiere, Rise of the Blue Beetle, where we are treated to two team-ups – Batman [Diedrich Bader] and Green Arrow [James Arnold Taylor] take down the Clock King [Dee Bradley Baker] as a warm-up to a galaxy-spanning adventure in which Batman teams up with the newest incarnation of the Blue Beetle [Will Friedle].
In each instance we see a difference side of Batman – the friendly squabbles with Green Arrow, an equal to the Dark Knight, and a more mentorly approach with the Beetle. Each is appropriate to the partner involved, and each leads to unexpected action – especially in the Batman/Beetle clash with dreaded Justice League of America villain, Kanjar Ro [from all the way back in the original JLA #5].
Considering the amount of action and characterization contained in this episode, it’s amazing that it doesn’t feel overcrowded – but it doesn’t. Instead the quips fly fast and free; the action involved in taking down a rather mundane [for Batman] villain generates laughs, while the Kanjar Ro beef is considerably more serious [he’s found using a sentient lifeform to fuel his ships].
The writing on Batman: The Brave and the Bold is sharp and concise. It mixes a bigger dose of humor into the adventures, while knowing when to get serious. The animation is as series specific – and right for the series – as that of each of the previous Bat-shows. Plus, the series will find Batman working with a lot of interesting characters, such as: Red Tornado [Corey Burton], Aquaman [John DiMaggio], and Plastic Man [Tom Kenny]. Scriptwriter Michael Jelenic and director Bon Jones may have used Rise of the Blue Beetle to introduce the series to make it clear that it’s a different Batman series – if so, they’ve certainly succeeded!
Final Grade: A-