For years, fans have been begging for a DC Animated Movie based on Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s Batman: The Killing Joke. Even Mark Hamill, fan favorite for his portrayal of the animated Joker, has been gunning for this to happen. Finally, DC announced that this is happening with not only Mark Hamill as the Joker, but Kevin Conroy as the Bat himself. Rounding out the cast, Ray Wise will be voicing Commissioner Gordon and Tara Strong will be Batgirl.
Batman: The Killing Joke features Joker escaping Arkham Asylum and messing with the heads of Batman and Commissioner Gordon at Barbara Gordon’s expense. The book also gives the Joker’s back story. The comic is renowned for its particularly dark nature and twist on the idea of sanity.
When rumors started going around that Deadpool was finally getting his own movie, people were skeptical. Could this be a good movie? Would they rate it R? Would Deadpool break the fourth wall? Would there be chimichangas? Could Ryan Reynolds pull it off? Then a clip “leaked.” The clip reassured fans that yes, Ryan Reynolds could pull this off. With the red band trailer came assurances that this would 100% be an R rated movie. The Christmas trailer dropped a chimichanga reference. All that was left was for Deadpool to break the fourth wall, and for this to actually be a quality movie. Guess what, Deadpool fans? They did it!
This past week, Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman, made a post via his social media accounts asking an important question to the fandom world at large. It was a call to nerdy action, one that my inner BPRD fangirl had been wanting to hear for sometime.
With the release of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, I couldn’t help but grab the chance to recreate my favorite character’s look. Technically it is two characters, but they are twins. You guessed it, I took on Wendy and Goldie. Two of the most hardcore women in this series, in my humble opinion.
Kevin Smith films have been a strong influence on my life as a pop culture fan since I was in seventh grade. I could waste a lot of this opening paragraph telling you anecdotes, so allow me to sum it up thusly. The two greatest moments of my nerd life were being able to see Clerks 2 in theaters, and seeing Kevin Smith speak live in a Q&A . Meanwhile, one of my greatest shames is that I haven’t seen much of his latest works. And now I’m about to add one more film to my “OMG MUST SEE” List: the just-announced Yoga Hosers.
Most headlines are emphasizing the team-up of Smith and Hollywood rock star Johnny Depp. That’s not what’s got me holding back the urge to fangirl as I type, readers. It’s the fact that Yoga Hosers is being touted as an action/adventure “comic-book movie” and both Depp and Smith’s daughters are in the leading roles.
Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith (yes, named after THAT Harley) will take to the big screen as Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie in K. Smith’s follow-up to Tusk. The two made a brief appearance in the horror-comedy, but now they’re moving to the forefront. Yoga Hosers is the second installment of Kevin Smith’s True North trilogy, which features “movies…steeped in Canadian myths and culture”. Considering the success of his Jersey-based films and his self-proclaimed love for Timbits, my only surprise is that it took Mr. Smith this long to put out a cinematic ode to Canada.