Thank God it’s Friday! I hope everyone is having a lovely day today. Today is the first Friday of April and this is a whole new month. We are in spring and I hope you guy’s allergies aren’t acting up on you. Before I begin, I want to share with you some exciting news. This month marks the fifth anniversary of creating Matt-in-the-Hat. I been writing for five years and I am attempting to write for my sixth year. Thank you everyone who has helped me push this far.
In other news, this weekend is the movie release of DC’s superhero movie Shazam! Shazam! is the first DC movie of 2019 and it is going to be the premiering in the same month as Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame movie. In Shazam!, watch as the young boy Billy Batson obtains magical powers from a wizard and the only way to access these powers is by saying the words “shazam”. Billy becomes an adult and he becomes the superhero Shazam. In older comics, he goes by Captain Marvel, but due to conflicts of the name and the comics from Marvel, DC changed it to Shazam. If you think this movie is too light-hearted and silly and you want something dark, get ready for October for DC film Joker. DC released a trailer featuring the actor Joaquin Phoenix and his role as Joker in 1980’s version of Gotham City. Joker will be distant from DCEU (DC Extended Universe) movies. Joker is set to be on theaters this October.
With this said, let’s take flight on these Friday memes!
Here are some trailers to hype you this weekend!
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Great news movie lovers! Remember the old news that Disney and Marvel was going to keep James Gunn’s script for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 3 movie? Take that news and upgrade it because it’s been confirmed by movie news site Deadline and IGN, that Guardians of the Glaxy director James Gunn will be back and direct the new Marvel movie. In addition, this means that he will be in charge of two superhero movies each from a different franchise. It’s already been announced that not only he will be involved with GotG 3, but he is already planning to do the second Suicide Squad from DC and Warner Bros. According to Deadline, Walt Disney Studios Chairman was persuaded after seeing James Gunn public apology for the controversial tweets.
What is your thoughts?
What started in 2012 and started shows like the Flash and Supergirl, the TV show Arrow will be ending the series. Actor of Arrow/Oliver Queen, Stephan Amell commented that the series will be ending in season 8 with 10 episodes in this fall season.
Here is a statement written by executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Beth Schwartz:
“This was a difficult decision to come to, but like every hard decision we’ve made for the past seven years, it was with the best interests of Arrow in mind. We’re heartened by the fact that Arrow has birthed an entire universe of shows that will continue on for many years to come. We’re excited about crafting a conclusion that honors the show, its characters and its legacy and are grateful to all the writers, producers, actors, and — more importantly — the incredible crew that has sustained us and the show for over seven years.”
Whether you like Arrow or not, it was thanks to Arrow that we got DC shows connected such as Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and upcoming Batwoman pilot. All these shows are part of the same world which is commonly called Arrowverse. According to IGN, Black Lightning is also part of the DC comics world, but the TV show is not part of the Arrowverse.
What’s your thoughts on this news?
Welcome collector’s! Once again I want to share with you my Pop Funko collection. As a collector fanatic, I can’t resist on getting exclusive figures and Pop’s based on my favorite series and genre.
26. Eto (Tokyo Ghoul) from Fall Convention Exclusive 2018
I don’t usually say no exclusive figures and it’s good thing Hot Topic gave shoppers a discount coupon. This was something I been meaning to get since it was exclusive and I did like watching Tokyo Ghoul. I plan to read more of the manga and then watch the anime up to Tokyo Ghoul:re. I don’t know much about this character except that I seen her in Tokyo Ghoul Square Root A (Tokyo Ghoul √2 or season 2). She is a mysterious character who is part of a organization called Aogiri Tree where Kaneki joins them after getting kidnapped by Jason. I do like her design and have her identity concealed.
27. Riku (Kingdom Hearts III)
We waited this long for Kingdom Hearts III. We had spinoffs and Remix collections for the past years and now with KH3 here, fans were eager to get this game. In this new game, the characters have changed and got not only powers but also new fashion and keyblades. Riku’s appearance has been updated since Kingdom Hearts II and he wears clothing strikingly resembling Noctis from Final Fantasy XV. He also has a new keyblade that looks like a car key. guess the next game will have Riku driving a car as a promotion to becoming a keyblade master.
28. (28a, 28b, 28c). Batman Pocket Pops set
Three is better than one. Unlike the previous figures I collected, these three figures are really small. I got this set from Amazon and with some credit I used, I only spent about $5. I will be honest, I got this because I heard you can also get these figures in the deluxe Blu-Ray edition of the Batman: Animated Series collection. The deluxe edition comes with all the episodes in Blu-Ray DVD including the two movies The Mask of Phantasm and SubZero and it has three small Pocket Pops of Batman, Joker and Harley Quinn. To avoid spending a fortune, I decided to buy the figures separately and I will settle with getting the collection in standard format.
29. Pikachu (Pokemon) Target exclusive
I don’t usually shop at Target because I have problems with their online shopping. Alternatively, I used eBay instead. I like Pikachu as a kid and I still do. A Pop version of Pikachu looks really cute. I am hoping to get the Bulbasaur figure next.
What do you guys think of these figures?
Remember the post I wrote about how DC and Warner Bros was going to make a Batman Beyond movie to compete against Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? Well, I got bad news for you. It’s not happening.
Found in IGN, film reporter Umberto Gonzalez who works with The Wrap sent out a tweet that the Batman Beyond animated movie is not in development. In his tweet, he mentions that DC and Warner Bros commented that any rumors about a possible Batman Beyond movie was false.
All hopes for a Batman Beyond movie is dead.
Step aside Marvel, DC is planning to release to their planned movies and get ready for people to show up at the movies.
Warner Bros and DC comics has announced some major plans for the future DC movies. First, it’s been announced that the upcoming Batman movie. The Batman, will be playing in theaters on June 25th, 2021. The screenwriter and director of the movie will be Matt Reeves. Also, it looks like we might be getting a new Batman/Bruce Wayne actor because it’s been reported that Ben Affleck will not be returning as the Caped Crusader. Ben Affleck played as Batman in the movies, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League and briefly in Suicide Squad.
Besides Batman, get ready for a reboot movie. Revealed at Variety, former Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is in the works of rebooting the 2016 movie Suicide Squad. The reboot Suicide Suicide Squad will be in theaters in August 6th, 2021.
No full details yet, but we’re also getting a DC Super Pets movie in May 21st, 2021.
Competing against Marvel and Sony’s movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, we might be getting a Batman animated movie, but with a twist: the movie will be about Batman Beyond. According to ComicBook.com, a leak was discovered at the DCEU subreddit and it shows concept art of Terry McGinnis, current Batman of Batman Beyond after Bruce retired being a hero, and sketches of the Batcave. There is no release date yet.
Last but not least, in case you missed it, DC just released a teaser trailer of the upcoming Harley Quinn movie Birds of Prey. Harley Quinn actor Margot Robbie is back to play as this lovely antihero. Besides her, IGN reveals that other characters are joining the action such as Huntress, Black Canary and Black Mask.
Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ Gets June 2021 Release Date
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Get ready for movie delays for this well-known superhero movie. Just like Fox-Marvel is doing with the Dark Phoenix and the Gambit movie, DC comics and Warner Bros have decided to delay a movie of their own. The upcoming movie Wonder Woman 1984 will be pushed back to June 5th, 2020. Originally, the movie was going to be released on November 1st, 2019, but Warner Bros and Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot believe it will be more successful if it was a summer movie. Wonder Woman 1984 is the sequel to hit successful movie Wonder Woman from 2017 and this movie will take place in the Cold War.
Remember DC’s movie Suicide Squad that premiered in 2016? I got some interesting news to share in regards to this movie. It has been announced yesterday that filmmaker James Gunn has joined with Warner Bros and DC comics and will be involved with the upcoming, planned movie Suicide Squad 2. This turn of events also persuaded actor Dave Bautista to wanting to join the movie and wants to work with James Gunn.
If you don’t why this is a big deal, I will tell you real brief about James Gunn and Disney. James Gunn was in charge and help create the iconic Marvel Cinematic Films Guardians of the Galaxy and the sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The plans for a third movie is currently on hold since Disney fired and dismissed James Gunn for making controversial jokes in his Twitter about rape and pedophilia. With this dilemma, the third movie is on break and Disney is trying to decide to either go with the script James Gunn made, find a new director and rewrite the story or scrap it. This startling news has even led Drax actor Dave Bautista to stand up against Disney and is willing to leave the team.