There’s supposed to be a Justice League Movie showing up on the big screen sometime in 2015. As some of you may, or may not know, I am a pretty big DC Comics loyalist. As much as I love the Iron Man & X-Men movies (Marvel has one upped DC when it comes to branching into movies) I’m more at home in the DC Universe.
However I think DC has better staked out the animated department. I watched Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited religiously. In fact all of Bruce Timm‘s ‘Timmverse‘ is very worth the watch, and has helped shape my view of the heroes. I much preferred Lex Luthor as presented in Superman: The Animated Series than his portrayal by Gene Hackman in the Richard Donnor films.
Now that you know all that, what are my thoughts on this potential movie?
Casting, I still want Nadia Bjorlin to be Wonder Woman. Superman should probably be Henry Cavill from Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel to keep the movie ‘verse consistent. I guess Batman is the sticking point. Who will fill Christian Bale‘s cowl as the Dark Knight?
I really hope they use John Stewart‘s Green Lantern, but I doubt they will. Also it would be great to see Katar Hol‘s Hawkman as he was depicted in the Hawkworld comics series from the ’90s.
Now there are many things which could derail this film before it gets to the filming stage. I know it happened before and we shouldn’t underestimate the ability of executive’s to screw up what should be a pretty straightforward endeavor.
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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis… I find this sitcom real interesting, in that it has a highly unusual, theatrical use of language.
There’s a rhyme to how lines are delivered. Part of it is the actors no doubt, but watching this series is like watching an ongoing tone poem, which I have to assume was part of the screenwriters intent. Was this typical of TV of the time? Or is it particular to Dobie Gillis? The only other TV show I’ve seen which had this kind of timing, and rhyme to delivery of its lines was the short lived, Biblically inspired Kings, which aired on NBC.
Via, The John Carter Files:
I can get strongly behind that sentiment. I don’t write to preach, I write to entertain – First and foremost, I write what I WANT TO READ.
There is one thing that I would constantly impress upon the young writer—and possibly with greater reason upon the established writer—that he should not take either himself or his work too seriously. Except for purposes of entertainment, I consider fiction, like drama an absolute unessential. I would not look to any fiction writer, living or dead, for guidance upon any subject, and, therefore, if he does not entertain, he is a total loss.
Now see here, I know many, mostly mainstream science fiction writers who think of themselves as fonts of wisdom, who consider it their purpose in life to become crusaders for a cause, or right social wrongs. And if you happen across any of them on Facebook, they’ll be sure to tell you all about it.
You know the surest way for me to either un-friend you, (or unlike your page), or simply hide your status updates? Get preachy, and rather than talk about writing, science fiction, or the entertainment industry, and go on a crusade. For example, I got so annoyed with David Gerrold‘s random pot shots at Republicans, in a holier than thou, I’m smarter than you way, which I found completely insufferable, that I finally had to hide his status updates. The kicker was when he posted an update, which proclaimed he thought it was his “duty” to post on a certain topic, and would make a point to repeat a particular status update so “new people could see it” . I thought he might talk about Star Trek, or maybe his latest book, or something, but the whole time he preached, with threads filled with yes men.
There have been moments when J. Michael Straczynski also gets on a high horse about none entertainment matters, and I’ve been tempted to hide his updates as well – but at least he is not a single topic guy… which so far is what has stopped me from doing so.
Ever since I first began sharing my writing online I noticed something curious, women respond much more favorably compared to men. Why do I think it strange? To be honest, I know I write with an affirmative “male voice”. Oh,and never mind all the tit, ass, and blatant intercourse to be found in my writing. I would think young males would be inclined to like that sort of thing.
When I say females respond better, I mean by an order of magnitude of difference. Female readers tend to react with overwhelming praise and even, I dare say gushing. While males tend toward the critical, if not flat-out cold, almost put off by it.
I’ve come to accept that my writing falls into the “Sci-Fi Romance” category. Nothing to complain about there. It’s also a sweeping space opera, with more than its fill of pulp!
There’s also a segment of young male science fiction fans who are, to put it kindly prudes, yet ironically consider themselves forward thinkers and quite “enlightened”. They tend to be know-it-alls while also being very resistant to change within their genre. Oh you know the type, they love seeing their intellects massaged on science fiction message boards (such as the Trek BBS). I don’t think my stuff sits well with this group.
At one time I thought I was just seeing something which was not really there, but I’ve come see the pattern of it. Its not just my mind playing tricks on me.
- Interrogating the Text #5: The Hunger Games (undiscoveredauthor.wordpress.com)
- Maybe Men Just Write Better Books (nikkiallred.wordpress.com)
- Keep Your Characters True To Themselves (jennyhansenauthor.wordpress.com)
- Female Horror Authors Writing Male Characters (and Vice Versa) (kimkrodel.wordpress.com)
- What is Human Wave Science Fiction (madgeniusclub.com)
- Battle of the authors’ sexes continues (guardian.co.uk)
- What is in an SF name? (rosieoliver.wordpress.com)
- Jane Espenson on Getting More Women in the Writers’ Room (thinkprogress.org)
- Jane Espenson: On Sex and Writing (Not That Kind of Sex) (huffingtonpost.com)