OK, so maybe the Oscars were a little unkind to the superhero movie genre last weekend, but given the amount of big news from that side of the movie industry over the last seven days, it’s clear who’s likely to have the last laugh.

Jason Momoa, a.k.a. Khal Drogo, a.k.a. Conan the Barbarian has finally been shown off to the world as the King of Atlantis in the DC Universe. Just going off the picture and tribal influence therein, Zack Snyder’s direction is already looking interesting and I’m betting he’ll have interesting chemistry with Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel and Ben Affleck’s interpretation of The Caped Crusader. 

In other news, Viola Davis from How To Get Away With Murder fame has finally been confirmed to take the roll of Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad as their uncompromising and willing to make sacrifices leader. Still, I’d say it’s sadly disappointing that fan favorite C.C.H. Pounder, who voiced Waller in many animated shows and movies was passed over for Davis but considering her work on How To Get Away With Murder so far, I think she’ll do the role justice. 

source: www.wired.com

America’s Ace of the Airways is the subject of this week’s column on the history of comic-book movies.

That would be “Hop Harrigan” to those of you born this century, –but, to be fair, comic book movies got their start a very, very long time ago. Superheroes have long been the subject of film and TV, –just ask Superman, or Batman. This is actually the fifth chapter of the web series, so I definitely advise you to browse through the earlier installments.

Each entry gives the basic credit overview; directors, actors, and biographical information on the movies or shows. They also give the best and worst effects on the show. Most dated (oldest cliche) moments, the most timeless moments, and further thoughts (like on Jerry Springer), –and original shots from the production, –those will give you a hint on how old this contribution is. Who do you suppose will be next? I’ve got my fingers crossed for Spider-Man.

source: screencrush.com