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The Path to Brock Lesnar, and Other Ponderings From WWE Raw

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Another handicap match main event? Seriously? Filler, folks. That’s all we’ve been getting since Night of Champions. To make matters worse, injuries to the likes of Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns have left us with a positively painful lack of depth on the roster. You’ve got the same guys (Orton, Rollins, Cena, etc.) appearing over and over again, which does nothing but lend to the notion that they’re just stretching things out for the 3-hour format. Here’s hoping the likelihood of Brock Lesnar main eventing Survivor Series will lead to some more compelling television in the weeks to come. Still, the show wasn’t without its bright spots.

Thoughts From WWE Raw:

Mick Foley makes surprise appearance during Dean Ambrose/Seth Rollins segment. These surprise appearances by guys like The Rock and Mick Foley are obviously being done to bring some buzz to some  shows that are otherwise not buzzworthy at all. But I’ll never say I’m not happy to see Mick on Raw. In all seriousness, he got the biggest reaction of the night, second only to cheap Kansas City Royals references. I won’t say the segment did much in terms of build up for the Rollins/Ambrose match. But Mick damn sure saved that segment. I see what they were going for, having Ambrose in there with a bunch of tools and a mannequin. But…no. It just wasn’t working.

Winner of John Cena vs. Randy Orton Hell in a Cell match will face Brock Lesnar for the title. This definitely helps this match from a drawing perspective. But we’ve still seen Cena vs. Orton so many times now, it probably won’t do any good in terms of the performance itself. I don’t have a good feeling about how the crowd is going to react to this one. We may see a repeat of the Royal Rumble, with the fans booing them out of the building.

Orton involved in four dialogue segments during the first hour of RawRandy Orton is a great wrestler, but he’s just not a good talker. I’m sorry, but he’s not. No matter what he’s talking about, it’s always the same boring, monotone stuff. He always comes off as heavily scripted (which he probably is), and it just doesn’t sound genuine. And that’s weird, because ad lib Randy Orton is usually pretty interesting. John Cena seemed to improv with him a bit during their segment (the whole Royals/World Series thing), and it brought out some more emotion and intensity in him. But everything else just feels like looking at and listening to a cardboard cut out.

“By the Numbers” vignette airs for Hell in a CellThis video package made me realize just how poorly Hell in a Cell has been promoted. Here you have a pay per view that features what many would consider the most dangerous match WWE puts on every year. It’s a match that’s given us so many great moments. And yet with less than a week left until the show, WWE is just now playing that up. A pair of Hell in a Cell retrospective segments each week might have not only helped with the pay per view vignette, but also emphasized the WWE Network really well.

Orton and Paul Heyman play up the “Class of 2002.” Yes, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, and John Cena all worked in Ohio Valley Wrestling together, and all made their main roster debuts in 2002. Myself and others have speculated about WWE going in this direction for some time. And it makes as much sense as anything else. If Randy Orton is staying a heel, then I suspect this idea will be part of the build up for a triple threat match between the three of them at Survivor Series. There’s another opening to incorporate the WWE Network.

Rusev assaults an “American soldier,” firing up The Big Show. About a month ago I said that nobody does the whole sappy, emotionally vulnerable promo quite like Mark Henry. But if anybody has him beat, it’s Big Show. Jeez, the two guys standing up for America are a little sensitive, huh? No wonder folks are clamoring for Kurt Angle.

So the thing with Rusev kicking a soldier, if he really was a soldier, didn’t do anything for me. Yes, it’s a very heelish thing to do. But the whole thing had a cheesiness to it that turned me off.

Damien Sandow pins Sheamus in a six-man tag. Well that’s pretty damn cool. The seed seems firmly planted for a Miz/Damien Sandow feud. And to his credit, The Miz gave an awesome reaction when Sandow got the pin.

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A Review of The Walking Dead S5E2 – “You’ll Burn For This”

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

I’ve got to hand it to The Walking Dead. It continues to be that show that makes me look at the clock, and dread the ending of an episode. This one wasn’t an edge-of-your-seat thriller. But we DID meet a pretty intriguing new character: Father Gabriel.

*Warning: Spoilers Ahead*

Thoughts From The Walking Dead S5E2:

Father Gabriel makes his television debut. Readers of the comic book know Gabriel Stokes, but TV-only fans are obviously meeting him for the first time. Seth Gilliam did an awesome job playing him as not only a coward, but a coward carrying a hell of a secret. In his own way, Gabriel is carrying a tremendous weight on his shoulders, and that’s something Rick can obviously sense.

The most chilling moment in the entire episode was seeing ”you’ll burn for this” carved into the church. It not only implies the gravity of what Gabriel must have done, but it plants a haunting image in your head of someone actually doing the carving.

I’m curious to see what they do with the Gabriel character once the secret gets out. Do you have him fall victim to the walkers? Does someone kill him? Or do they have him hang around and be part of the group? He could act as the group’s collective conscience, I suppose. But that role seems to be filled by Tyreese at the moment. Once we find out what he’s done, Gabriel could become easily expendable.

Bob is captured and mutilated by Gareth and the Terminus survivors. Not to harp on the comics too much here, but much of Gareth’s dialogue at the end of the episode was lifted from a scene in the comics which saw Dale in a very similar situation.

The Bob character has been a mystery to me for awhile now. He seems like an easily expendable character. But that almost seems too obvious. So what do you do with him?

I can only assume Bob was secretly bitten when the group was retrieving food. Why else would he have walked off and broken down like that in the midst of a celebration? The group does seem to be getting rather large, so taking a survivor or two out of the equation might not be a bad idea. But with The Walking Dead, you just never know.

Michonne moves on without her sword. It was nice to hear a little bit about the origins of Michonne’s sword, and how she became so proficient with it. It was also pretty damn cool to see her kill a zombie with, of all things, a wisk. But I suspect it won’t be too long before we see her pick a different sword up, and resume her blade swinging bad-assery. I suspect part of the reason she’s lost it is to illustrate to the audience she doesn’t need that weapon to be an ass kicker. I don’t think we really needed that hammered home, but it’s a decent route to take with her.

Carl convinces Rick to save Father Gabriel, is optimistic that the group can handle anything. I hope they’re careful with Carl, here. It wasn’t long ago he was essentially portrayed as the demon child. Now he’s all hopeful and optimistic again. I understand that Carl spent a lot of quality time with his dad last season, and that getting Judith back has probably restored a good portion of his humanity. But he doesn’t have to be naive, does he? If this show has taught us anything, it’s that being happy and hopeful usually means something bad is right around the corner.

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Warner Bros. Unveils DC Comics/Lego/Fantastic Beasts Movie Timeline

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Warner Bros. announced its upcoming slate of DC Comics, Lego, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movies at a shareholder meeting this week, giving fans a much-anticipated glimpse of what’s to come.

Specific directors and stars are also listed for certain films on the list.

The timeline, which begins in 2016 with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is as follows…

2016
March 15: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
August 5: Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer
September 23: Lego Ninjago
November 18: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

2017
May 26: Lego Batman
June 23: Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot
November 10: Justice League, Part One, directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, and Henry Cavill reprising their roles.

2018
March 23: The Flash, starring Ezra Miller as The Flash
May 25: The Lego Movie sequel
July 27: Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa
Unknown Date: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel

2019
April 5: Shazam, starring Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam
June 14: Justice League, Part Two, directed by Zack Snyder.

2020
April 3: Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher
June 19: Green Lantern
Unknown Date: Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them sequel

Warner Bros. also confirmed that solo movies starring Superman and Batman are in the works.

Source and Image: Newsarama

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A Review of The Flash S1E2 – Freak(s) of the Week

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Two weeks in, and I’m convinced The Flash is going to be worth sticking with. At least for the short term. For the moment, they seem to be going with the old Smallville “Freak of the Week” formula to introduce new villains, which is fine for the time being. So who did we get this week? None other than Multiplex.

BEWARE! SPOILERS LAY AHEAD!

Thoughts From The Flash, S1E2:

Danton Black, a.k.a. Multiplex, is our villain this week. Somehow I doubt it’s an accident that Multiplex made his CW debut so early in the series. The character was, after all, just named by Latino Review as one of the members of the big-screen Suicide Squad. In any event, his inclusion in this week’s episode gave the special effects team a chance to show off. The scene where Flash is being chased by a crowd of multiples was pretty damn cool, as was the moment where Black literally grows another hand out of his forearm. If this is the kind of thing we have to look forward to, The Flash will be must-see TV for superhero geeks everywhere.

The first line in the episode: “This is the part where I’m supposed to do the whole intro thingy. My name is Barry Allen, fastest man alive. But you know all that already. Alright, let’s get to the good stuff.” This was charming, and I think it’s a nice little nod to what the show is as a whole. It’s not a prequel. It’s not an origin story. This is The Flash in all his glory. How cool is that?

More time with Cisco and Caitlyn. Odd as it sounds, Cisco’s hair is starting to get on my nerves. He and Caitlyn actually have the same hairdo. Danielle Panabaker, however, is endearing as Caitlin Snow. It’s obvious she cares about Barry’s well being. And Cisco’s line about how she hasn’t been this upset since Ronnie (her thought-to-be-dead fiance Ronnie Raymond) is essentially a neon sign pointing to a future romance between the two.

Iris starts following stories about the “Red Blur.” I’m still not into Iris West. We did, however, see some flashback scenes that help define their relationship a bit better. But I still don’t understand what Barry sees in her, other than the fact that she’s simply physically attractive. I suppose once she figures out Barry is The Flash, it’ll at least be satisfying to see our hero finally get the recognition he longs for from her. On a site note, having her date Edward Thawne, the hero cop and future Reverse Flash, is a nice touch in terms of twisting the knife in Barry’s gut, so to speak.

Dr. Wells kills Simon Stagg. So Harrison Wells is both a liar and a killer. He’s not exactly Zordon, is he? Obviously he’s got some kind of time travel thing going on. I’d like to see this story arc resolved this season, so that next season we have a more evolved Barry, who doesn’t need a mentor quite as much. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. It’s only the second episode, after all.

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Cage Confusion, and Other Ponderings From WWE Raw

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

This week, WWE seemed to realize their plan for Hell in a Cell sucked. So they made some changes…and yet it still kinda sucks. Still, we had some really enjoyable wrestling to see. So at least there’s that.

Thoughts From Raw:

John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose takes place on Raw, with Ambrose getting the win, and a Cell match with Seth Rollins at the pay per view. I was encouraged by the fact that the ridiculous “Contract on a Pole” match was pulled from the pay per view. I was even more encouraged when they made Ambrose the winner. Also, seeing him bite his way out of the STF was pretty cool. Rollins vs. Ambrose inside the Cell is a worthy pay per view main event, in my opinion. These guys have proven they can go, and WWE has done a fine job building Rollins as the guy the babyfaces are dying to get their hands on. Things seemed to be looking up, until…

Randy Orton to face John Cena inside the cage at Hell in a CellGod damn it. They screwed it up. Not only does this match ruin the novelty of the Ambrose/Rollins cell match, but people are sick of John Cena/Randy Orton matches. If they had to do something John Cena and Randy Orton in a cage, why couldn’t they have just added them to the Rollins/Ambrose match? It’s not ideal, I suppose. But just put all four guys in the cage, and let them have a wild brawl worthy of a pay per view main event! But no, instead we’ve got Orton and Cena for the 45th time. Blech.

WWE emphasizes tension between Orton and Seth Rollins. These segments were pretty good. Not only did we get some awesome wrestling, but we incited a fairly natural rivalry. Seth Rollins has been the most important person in WWE for the last several weeks. As I said last week, that makes Orton second banana, which should be unacceptable to someone like him. So who knows? Maybe a babyface turn is in the cards for Orton.

Rusev def. The Big Show via disqualification. So it looks like we’re headed for Big Show vs. Rusev at the pay per view, which isn’t surprising. And we might just get a Mark Henry heel turn out of it. I was surprised with how good the Rusev/Big Show match actually was. And I credit Show with that impromptu Tomahawk Chop motion he did to emphasize his own chop in the corner.

Damien Sandow gets a chant during Miz/Sheamus match. This whole “stunt double” persona Sandow has adopted may have been a blessing in disguise. The fans seem so into how entertaining he is in the role, that it may be the key to a babyface turn. From that perspective, a Miz vs. Sandow match is obviously a natural direction to go in.

Paul Heyman continues to be absent from RawI find it odd that Paul Heyman hasn’t been on Raw in the past several weeks. He has, however, been on Main Event and Smackdown. You’d think they’d have had him on Raw at least once to talk about Brock Lesnar, and give his perspective on things. He’s certainly been missed.

Justin Roberts released by WWE. Sad to hear that WWE chose not to renew Justin Roberts’ contract. Truth be told, he was probably the best ring announcer WWE has seen since Howard Finkel. Now that‘s saying something. The timing on the release is odd, though. The announcement was made immediately following Raw. Something seems fishy there.

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Robert Downey Jr. May Join Captain America 3

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Is Civil War coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? If Variety  is correct, that may be exactly the case.

The news outlet reported this week that Robert Downey Jr. will play Iron Man/Tony Stark in the next Captain America film. The actor is allegedly in final negotiations suit up again for the movie, which is scheduled for release on May 26, 2016.

Downey’s potential involvement naturally sparks rumors about a big-screen adaptation of Marvel’s widely successful Civil War event comic. The story saw the Marvel Universe divided over the Superhero Registration Act, which calls for all superheroes to register their identities with the U.S. Government. The act is championed by Iron Man. However, a resistance is led by Captain America.

The third Captain America film will see Anthony and Joe Russo return as directors, with a screenplay penned by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

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A Review of The Walking Dead S5E1 – Hope Your Stomach Isn’t Weak….

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

I don’t remember The Walking Dead ever being as bloody and violent as the season five premiere was. Maybe I’ve just become desensitized over the break, But man…hroats getting cut, a zombie eating a live human’s face, people getting pulled apart in full view of the camera, a dude threatening to snap a crying baby’s neck. Good lord.

So watch for puddles and disemboweled bodies as we dive in, here…

Thoughts From The Walking Dead, S1E5:

A somewhat Negan-ish character appears at the end of the episode. No, ladies and gentlemen, that wasn’t Negan. From Robert Kirkman himself, via Twitter: “That was NOT Negan at the end of the episode. Note the face tattoos.” And frankly, I’m glad for that. It’s too soon after The Governor’s demise to simply bring another villain from the comics in to replace him. If, however, they want to create somebody new with his/her own unique modus operandi, that’s another story. But let’s save Negan for down the road.

A post-credits scene reveals Morgan on his own in the wild. Very happy to see Morgan is around this season. One of the biggest missteps Robert Kirkman made with the comic book was simply making Morgan one of the Rick’s group. He had the potential to be a really cool character with his own unique point of view, who could explore different parts of our post-apocalyptic world. I would think a reunion with Rick and the group is inevitable, but here’s hoping they keep Morgan on his own for awhile.

Rick, Daryl, Glenn, and Bob find themselves at the mercy of human butchers. Yeah…intense much? The Walking Dead continues to push the envelope in terms of gore. The image of all that friggin’ blood in the trough was bone chilling. The “Termites” actually had kind of a Dexter Morgan vibe to them.

Terminus gets wiped off the map. I know I wasn’t the only one surprised to see Rick and the others leave Terminus to the zombies. We spent half of season 4 focusing on Terminus, so it was reasonable to assume we’d be spending a decent amount of time there. But the surprise isn’t unpleasant, per se. We were shocked to find out what Terminus was, and we got to explore it a bit in this episode. It certainly served a purpose in terms of getting the gang back together. And who knows? Maybe we haven’t seen the last of these folks.

Savage Rick is a hero. Go figure. Rick spent most of last season trying to fight that savage side of himself. But when you’re up against people like the Terminus folk, Savage Rick is the guy you want on your team. Leave friggin’ Farmer Rick on the bench.

Carol and Tyreese reunite with the group after last season’s prison massacre. Seeing Daryl reunite with Carol once again begs the question: What are they, exactly? Is there a romance there? It seemed like there might have been a spark between Daryl and Beth last season, but Daryl and Carol seem like a much more natural fit. Now that they’re reunited, I wouldn’t expect that question to go away any time soon.

Beth is alive. On Talking Dead tonight, showrunner Scott M. Gimple revealed that Beth is alive, and apparently is someplace bad. Beth has some haters out there, but I’m a fan. Emily Kinney is a fine actress, and I hope we get to check in with this character soon.

Conan O’Brien appears on Talking DeadConan needs to host this damn show. He’s funnier, and not even remotely as awkward and grating as Chris Hardwick. Seriously, get Hardwick off my television.

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New Reports Surface on Justice League and Suicide Squad Movies

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Latino Review broke news today about the upcoming Justice League and Suicide Squad movies from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.

The popular entertainment gossip site reported that the Justice League film, which will follow the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film, will feature Brainiac as the villain.

In the DC Comics Universe, Brainiac is most often portrayed as an alien android responsible for shrinking and capturing the Kryptonian city of Kandor. The character is also capable of stealing portions of other worlds and storing them in his bizarre collection.

On the subject of the Suicide Squad film, Latino Review unveiled a rumored line up for the group of anti-heroes…

- Deadshot
- Vixen
- Harkness (otherwise known as Captain Boomerang)
- Mindboggler (a female telepath)
- Jaculi (a speedster)
- Multiplex (a human replicator)
- Blockbuster (a Hulk-like strongman)

All of these characters have been part of the Suicide Squad at different points since the modern day incarnation of the group made its debut in 1987.

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Lego Batman Movie in the Works For 2017

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

It looks like our next Batman feature film won’t star Christian Bale or Ben Affleck. Rather, Will Arnett will get the baton in a Lego Batman feature, set for release in 2017.

The film is reportedly being fast-tracked at Warner Bros., pushing back the sequel to The Lego Movie. 

Arnett will reprise his role from The Lego Movie as the voice of the Dark Knight. The original film’s animation supervisor Chris McKay will direct, with Seth Grahame-Smith writing the script.

Source: ComingSoon.net

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A Superman/Wonder Woman: Power Couple Review – Scandal and Realism

TITLE: Superman/Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Power Couple
AUTHOR: Charles Soule
PENCILLER: Tony Daniel
COLLECTS: Superman/Wonder Woman #1-6
FORMAT: Hardcover
PUBLISHER: DC Comics
PRICE:
$24.99
RELEASE DATE:
September 17, 2014

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Charles Soule is good. He’s really good. And how do we know? Well, Marvel is trusting him to kill Wolverine. That’s a hell of an example. But personally, I prefer this one: He took Superman and Wonder Woman, two of the most fantastic and over the top creations of popular culture, and make them feel like real people. Even the best writers have trouble in that front. What’s more, he made them real people in a relationship. As implausible as the Superman/Wonder Woman relationship is to some, Soule (with help from Tony Daniel and the rest of the art team, of course) makes it feel real within the context of the DC Universe.

Clark and Diana’s relationship is still very new when we open Power Couple, and only a select few know about it. But that will soon change, as the world comes to know that arguably the two most powerful beings on Earth are a romantic item. As if that weren’t enough, Clark and Diana must deal with a Phantom Zone breach. Wonder Woman meets Doomsday for the first time, and Superman comes face to face with someone from his father’s past. A man named Zod.

I find it somewhat fateful that I’m reviewing this particular book in the wake of yet another “Fappening” celebrity photo leak. Secrets are part and parcel to the whole superhero gig. But now two of the world’s greatest heroes have had their privacy violated. A guarded secret is now out for allies and enemies alike to see. Their response, and those of their supporting cast, are very telling from a character standpoint. Soule and Daniel pull off an awesome two-page spread (shown left), giving us reactions from across the world. Amongst a litany of everyday civilians, we get responses from Green Lantern and Flash, Eros and Apollo, Amanda Waller and Steve Trevor, even the President of the United States. Later on we get Lex Luthor, as well as Batman. The issue does a great job capturing just how fast and how far news/scandal can travel in the 21st century.

My only complaint about the “leak” falls back on DC’s tendency to “over-Baturate” things. While almost everyone else’s response to the leak was condensed into the two-page spread containing the kiss, Batman’s response somehow merited a two-page spread of its own. This is completely out of whack within the context of the story. Yes, we know Batman is cool and important. But his moment really only consists of throwing some Batarangs at a big screen to keep people from seeing some distasteful news coverage. We needed two whole pages for that? Right…

Skewed perspective notwithstanding, what’s truly impressive about Power Couple are the one-on-one scenes between Clark and Diana. Soule absolutely nails them. Given the culture she’s from, Wonder Woman is clearly the more aggressive of the two, and she’s not afraid to assert herself. At one point when she and Superman are fighting Zod and Faora, she actually tells Clark, who is trying to offer her advice, to “Pay attention to your own fight!” Indeed, if Diana has her way, Superman/Wonder Woman will see the Man of Steel become a better fighter. “You’re so strong, Clark. But you’ve never been trained to fight. Power isn’t everything…” she says. “You have much to learn, and I’m just the woman to teach you.”

But Wondie isn’t strictly a warrior. She also has a nurturing, loving side. When Superman learns about Doomsday’s return, she assures him he won’t be fighting alone. For Christmas, she gives him a gift that perhaps only a fellow superhero can truly appreciate. We even see a bit of a sensual side, as Tony Daniel renders her walking barefoot on the beaches of Paradise Island.

On the other hand, Clark is more the conventional romantic. He brings Diana a flower from the Fortress of Solitude. He beats himself up when he says something cheesy to her. He even stands up for her when Apollo condescends.

This is such great character work by Soule because it rings true to the essence of both Superman and Wonder Woman. They both have a strong set of ideals and principles, and they’re not as similar as one might believe. And yet, they care for each other because at their core, they both fight for things like peace, justice, truth, and defending the defenseless. Again, it feels very real within the context of the DC Universe. And despite their differences, we see just how similar they are during the book’s climax.

Tony Daniel does mostly good work here. But the one thing that really holds this book back, and much of Daniel’s work for that matter, is the color palette presented by Tomeu Morey. There’s a certain dullness to almost everything that robs the book of a certain epic feel. We’ve got such flamboyant and iconic characters on the page, and yet they feel subdued in a sense. Still, this is some of Daniel’s best work in recent memory. The final page of the book certainly resonates in a powerful way.

DC lost a hell of a player when Soule signed his exclusive contract with Marvel. What he gives us here is no small feat. The Superman/Wonder Woman romance isn’t necessarily one we can relate to, or project ourselves on to. But in Power Couple, Soule, Daniel, and the creative team make it one we care about. I can’t help but tip my hat to them for that.

RATING: 8.5/10

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