Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Force for Change

Can you stand one more Star Wars post?


Tough. It's my blog. I'll post what I want.

Early this morning, (or maybe late last night,) J.J. Abrams posted a video from the Abu Dhabi location where the new Star Wars is filming to the YouTube™, and it is cool on a number of levels.

Go watch it now. I'll be here when you get back.

Did you take it all in?

The video's message was, "A cool contest for a good cause."


But, did you get the sub-text? The parts that I got excited about?

Point #1.) Star Wars: Episode VII is actually in production, right now.

Point #2.) They are on location at an actual desert location. Not a green screen studio at Pinewood. (That will happen later, but not yet.)

Point #3.)

                                            That, my friends, is some old school Star Wars.

I've got a good feeling about this.

While your Blog has his nerd hat on...

A few days ago, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder leaked a black and white Instagram pic of Ben Affleck in the new Batsuit. And it's a beauty.

Appropriately based on the Frank Miller, Klaus Janson design from their 1986 graphic novel, "The Dark Knight Returns," where Batman and Superman waged an epic smackdown.

Did I mention the movie's title? Yes I did.

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Just announced today.

Officially confirming the rumor that this movie, which will also feature Cyborg and (finally!) Wonder Woman, is a launch point for the long awaited "Justice League" movie.

It's too soon to speculate about the "J.L." movie, but your Blog is hoping that it will include late '80s members Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Guy Gardner and Lobo.

Bottom line...

Today, May 21st, 2014...

While Luke Skywalker and company are back in action on the other side of the world, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg have begun filming in Detroit.

In the meantime, John Constantine, The Flash and Gotham City babies are heading to our teevee screens.

It is a good time to be a nerd.

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