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Today is September 21st which marks the 80th anniversary of Batman’s debut in the DC comic Detective Comics #27 in 1939. In honor of the world’s greatest detective who should have gone to therapy, here are seven of his most famous quotes.
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“I only work in black and sometimes very very dark grey.” -Batman, The Lego Movie
“I am vengeance, I am the night, I am Batman.” -Batman, Batman: The Animated Series
“Do you want to know something funny? Even after everything you’ve done, I would have saved you.” -Batman, Arkham Asylum
“A criminal is a criminal. Monster or man they all fall the same.” -Batman, Justice League Action
“A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders.” -Batman, The Dark Knight Rises
“Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve their faith to be rewarded.” -Batman, The Dark Knight
“You may not have a beginning but you have an end.” -Batman, The Batman
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2020 may sound far off but we are only months away from major movie releases like Wonder Woman 1984.
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The film will be directed by Patty Jenkins who directed the first Wonder Woman film back in 2017. Gal Gadot’s back as Diana Prince who will be tasked with facing off with a long time foe on the big screen for the first time, Dr. Barbra Ann Minerva aka Cheetah.
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Cheetah will be played by Kristen Wiig and this will be the first live action adaptation of the character. This supervillain has always been seen as a strong and capable enemy of Wonder Woman’s. Minerva’s iteration of the character was created by Len Wen and George Perez. Her first comic book appearance was in Wonder Woman (vol.2) #7 in 1987.
Plot wise, nothing has been released but Cheetah is obsessed with the Lasso of truth and wants to covet for herself to add to her collection of artifacts. So we can speculate that might be explored.
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Steve Trevor will be back in some sort of capacity even though at the end of the last movie he and his plane blew up. Even if they find a Lazarus pit for Diana’s man, I’m not sure why he has to come back. I’m not mad at Chris Pine for getting a check but I don’t him being a major factor in the story. Maybe it’s because I was sort of upset that his death was the one that pushes Diana over the edge and unleashes her god powers to defeat her uncle. And their “love” plot was barely a plot.
Maybe I’m just bitter, anyway as a DC fan and huge Wonder Woman fan I’m not sure if this movie will make a massive impact in DC’s overarching universe. As of now the state of their universe is a bit messy. Justice League came out to mixed reviews as did Aquaman.
Wonder Woman 1984 is set to come out on June 5, 2020 but will it change the game for the DCEU, like the first? Only time will tell.
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The studio behind hits such as Riverdale, The CW, is developing a female-led comedy based on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray! Who would have thought?
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According to Deadline, writer and actress Marisa Coughlan has gender-swapped the story! Dorian will be a woman who has spent the last fifty years living a selfish, youthful lifestyle, breaking hearts and fulfilling all her desires without any consequences. Having made a deal with the devil to stay forever young, she now wishes to live a regular life and grow old and grey, but she must first atone for her sinful past.
The show is currently in pre-development with producer Len Goldstein and Warner Bros. TV behind the project. The 1890s classic centers around the beauty of Dorian Gray’s self portrait, knowing that one day his beauty with cease, he expresses that he would rather sell his soul to stay young and beautiful. After proclaiming his deepest desire for the painting to capture his age, his wish is fulfilled and he begins to live a degenerate lifestyle, all the while the painting captures all his sinful acts.
The book was most recently adapted to a film in 2009 starring Ben Barnes and Colin Firth.
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Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino let slip a few nuggets of information regarding the upcoming sequel to the hit book adaptation in his New Yorker profile.
Guadagnino wants Dakota Johnson for the role of Armie Hammer’s character Oliver’s wife. Johnson and Guadagnino have worked together recently on films A Bigger Splash and Suspiria.
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2017 Oscar-winner Call Me By Your Name was based on the novel of the same name by Andre Aciman, who has never penned a sequel, and so the upcoming film has no source material, and new characters are still being conceived.
Guadagnino said that Oliver’s wife “has to be a New England kind of hoochie woman,” adding that the couple will “have, maybe, five children.”
The story is set to continue five years after the events of the original, with Oliver supposedly about five years into his marriage to the women to whom he tells Elio, played by Timothee Chalamet, he is engaged towards the end of Aciman’s novel. Chalamet has said he is “1000%’ on board, and has has compared the time-lapse between the two films to Richard Linklater’s Boyhood.
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