For the record, I DID say that this show could work on either network (ABC) or premium (Showtime), so being the creative consultant that I am – ABC can email me directly for the address to send a royalty check to!
Now, if someone could PLEASE start production on either 100 Bullets or Scalped, that’d be greeeaat!
Chris Helmsworth brings him alive as perfectly as is possible – godly arrogance, bravado, and a touch of humanity. Amazingly, the costumes do not look cheesy. The Thor fight scenes against the frost giants are comic book-epic. Asgard was visually impressive. The Destroyer was cool. Hawkeye makes a guest appearance. Story soars when he has hammer; fall flat when he doesn’t. Overall, the movie feels like what it really is;
a setup for the massive AVENGERS release next summer!
(oh, and the full length Captain America trailer was prob more exciting than the entire Thor movie!)
So there we have it folks. Nolan has announced the villain for ‘Rises’ will be BANE!
Hollywood and the internets searches are in an uproar over ‘Who the heck is Bane?‘
Of course Bane needs no introductions. Aside from the Joker, Bane probably caused the most pain to Batman – more than any other character. Literally!
Read the historic 1990s Batman ‘Knightfall‘ storyline, wherein Bane systematically wears Bruce Wayne down over a series of days, up to the point where he gives Batman the beating of his life – within inches of dying – and breaks Batman’s back/spine!
I was a young teen at the time and let me tell you, that shit was the most tragic thing I had read in comic books! Even more than Superman ‘dying’. I could give a fat flying fig fart about Big Blue croaking….but BATMAN GETTING BEAT DOWN LIKE THAT???? I was close to tears, mang.
OH. And for the Non-fan? Don’t get it twisted. This ain’t that Bane from the ATROCIOUS ‘Batman and Robin‘ movie (the template for what NOT to do in comic book movies) No. In the hands of the brilliant Christopher Nolan, this will be the real deal!
Expect some vicious, psychotic, mind-bending villainy going on in Dark Knight Rises! Ohhhhhh yes!
(still holding out for a last minute addition of HUGO STRANGE!)
And for the record, let me say that my cohort and I discussed this over 2 years ago – way before the movie was in even in talks! That was one of our classic blogs…our FIRST, in fact! (‘DC Comics, WTF?!‘)
As far as adaptations go – especially comic book adapts, which can suck if not done properly – AMC brought the zombie funk on this one. All the blood, rotting flesh, and brain-munching gore is there – but the mood, storyline and characterization is nicely ‘fleshed out‘ as well. hell yes, pun intended. lol
STORY: Officer Rick Grimes wakes up in a hospital to a world overcome by zombies. He soon learns that it helps to stay low and stay quiet – and that Atlanta is a terrible place to be for safety! That, plus the few humans left in this rotting world may be as dangerous as the flesh-eating creatures roaming around!
I’ll be posting updates of this show every week with my episode recaps and spoilers.
……..Now that I think of it - Chuck Norris vs zombies.…..hmmmmm..thats a tough one! Chuck has kung-fu, but against a horde of zombies? KUNG-FU AIN’T SHIT!!