Just last week, Warner Brothers Studio announced a huge lineup of DC superhero movies for the next six years. Following the anticipated <em>Batman v Superman</em> movie in 2016, there will be <em>Suicide Squad</em> (2016), <em>Wonder Woman</em> (2017), the first part of the <em>Justice League</em> movie (2017), <em>The Flash</em> (2018), <em>Aquaman</em> (2018), <em>Shazam</em> (2019), <em>Justice League</em> part two (2019), <em>Cyborg</em> (2020), and finally a <em>Green Lantern</em> reboot (2020). That’s a serious plan since they’re thinking six years in advance. I don’t know how movie production works, but are scripts even completed for <em>Wonder Woman</em>? It’s still an exciting itinerary regardless. Well, more or less. I’m much more of a DC fan versus Marvel, since Batman is my bae, but <em>seriously</em>? Aquaman? Who the hell greenlit that idea? I don’t know a lot about Aquaman, but I know for a fact that he is <em>not</em> a part of the original Justice League, so why the hell is he getting a movie? Because of <em>Justice League</em> part two? Gimme a break. I have the same complaint for <em>Shazam</em>. Jeez Louise, is there actually that big of a fanbase for Shazam? Shall I bitterly point out — he used to be called Captain Marvel, but then no one knew who the hell was being referenced, so DC changed his name to Shazam only because that’s what he yells when he changes into his superhero form. AND NOW HE GETS A GODDAMN MOVIE. I’m sure the general population will flock to the cinemas for that one. I’m much more excited for <em>Wonder Woman</em>, <em>The Flash</em> and <em>Cyborg</em>, personally. Hopefully they won’t make <em>Wonder Woman</em> too pandering, as seen with Black Widow in the Marvel movies. There was some uproar with Wonder Woman’s costume for the movie, but I think it’s fine (then again I’m not that familiar with WW lore). <em>The Flash</em> will be … interesting, considering we already have television series, but the actor for the Flash is Ezra Miller, and from a brief IMDb search I am hardly confident in his ability to be a superhero. <em>Cyborg</em> is where I get really excited. Out of the main supers, I just really like Cyborg. Maybe I’m being nostalgic from my past with <em>Teen Titans</em>, but he has been pretty prominent in recent DC media. He was a (relatively) major plot point in the recent fighter game <em>Injustice: Gods Among Us</em>, and in the recent New 52 movie <em>Justice League: War</em>, he had a major role (along with Shazam but we’ll ignore that). I don’t know why, but DC is seriously pushing Cyborg, and I’m okay with it — hell I’m encouraging it. I’m not a huge Marvel fan — I care very little for X-Men or non-Avengers heroes — but I’m definitely excited for upcoming Marvel movies. <em>Captain America: Winter Soldier</em> was <em>beast</em>; when I heard that <em>Captain America 3</em> would be about the Civil War series, I looked that shit up first thing. Yeah, I am very unfamiliar with Marvel affairs outside of what the movies have told me, so when I read the brief synopsis of the Civil War series, I got very curious. For those unaware, Civil War is a series that basically pits Captain America against Iron Man in terms of privacy rights for superheroes. Oh, and Spider-Man is involved in some way (but since Sony owns the rights to Spider-Man, I doubt there will be any mention of him). I actually got so interested in reading this plot, I began browsing Amazon for the Civil War comic. There is <em>a lot</em> in regards to it; it encompasses many Avengers, X-Men, and even the Fantastic Four, but the main plot is on Cap and Iron Man (to my knowledge). I was so interested I seriously debated ordering the comic online, and even visited the Uptown Waterloo comic store to investigate pricing. Now I’ve basically made the decision of asking my sister to buy it for me for my birthday. I finally understand why HMV started carrying comics — that biz is becoming mainstream. <em>The Walking Dead</em> is huge now, so I’m sure fans introduced to the series via the television show would be interested in the original comics. Same goes for <em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em> ‘cause that movie was AWESOME. I doubt I’m ever going to become a diehard comic lover, but I’m definitely going to enjoy it if I ever get around to buying some issues.
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