I guess the first section to ask is: Why does it look like Kyra Segwick is in this film? Why, God? Why? Superman testifying before a Senate hearing? Batfleck shoehorned into the previous Superman film?
You know, the film Man of Steel felt like someone rewrote the awesome Superman: Earth One comic book by the amazing J. Michael Straczynski.
This feels like someone read the other two volumes and said “Hey, wouldn’t it be just great if we crammed Batman into this?”
Oh, and the crap with Mama Kent telling Superman that he doesn’t owe the world anything? Can we get more out of character from the original comic book role?
Good things about this? Well … Lex Luthor seems to be properly evil and monomaniacal, as well as a manipulative prick who’s manipulating the whole situation. So, yay. Except that means that the whole supervillain smackdown will simply be a side show.
Oh, and Gal Gadot no longer seems to look like a toothpick in a Xena costume. She might just pull off being Wonder Woman. Though why Wonder Woman is in a movie introducing the scariest Alfred ever (Jeremy Irons? Really?), the new Batfleck, Lex Luthor, as well as, supposedly, the Martian Manhunter, Cyborg, Aquaman, the Flash, and a few people I’m too annoyed to look up right now.
As if it can’t get any worse, Deadline reports that comic book writer Geoff Johns is co-writing yet another freaking Batman movie … with the helf of the new Batman, Ben Affleck. And Batfleck will direct.
Geoff Johns? Yay. Batfleck? Shoot me now.
Dear Ben: We remember you as Daredevil. Since the Netflix Daredevil has come out, we hate you even more. Sincerely, everyone who has ever loved comic books. Now, go back to getting your head kicked in by Jennifer Garner.
Johns has been producing and writing for The Flash,Arrow, and Supergirl, so I’m sure anything he does will be great. But there is no Hollywood writer that can protect a script from a director. And while Batfleck has been credited as a good director … can you say “I have a bad feeling about this?”
Declan Finn is a Catholic New York nerd, and author of the Pius Trilogy, which features an idiotic American President who deliberately targets churches because they are inconvenient to his political power. Any similarities to Obama are purely coincidental. There are also terrorists who want to blow up the Vatican. This was written before ISIS existed. The series ends with taking the concept of “the war on God” to its most literal interpretation. Finn is hard at work on the sequel to Codename: Winterborn, which was about Americans being left to die in a Muslim country by vile American politicians. Of course, none of these politicians look at all like Obama either. Honest.
Declan Finn is also in charge of The Catholic Geek, on WBTN, a radio show dedicated to Catholicism, Geekery, and news that effects both.