Welcome to the 65th Episode of Collider’s Heroes, hosted by Jon Schnepp, with guests John Campea, Robert Meyer Burnett, and Ashley Robinson. On this episode of Collider’s Heroes (Wednesday July 13th, 2016) we discuss:
- Suicide Squad set report reveals Batman’s role
- Will the Skrulls be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Wonder Woman synopsis revealed
- Minor Mutations
- Flashback: Green Lantern
- Spotlight: Beta Ray Bill
Suicide Squad Revealed!
It’s almost here. After SDCC we have a week and a half, and then Suicide Squad explodes across theaters! With DC’s third movie in their burgeoning DCEU, news has been dropping all over the web, with a report from Collider.com. We’ve got director David Ayer talking about the Batman as “Freaking Scary” seen from the villains POV. The panel go deep into the report and talk all things they’re excited about for the upcoming release.
Skrull, Skrulls, Skrulls!!!!
James Gunn has recently stated that the Skrulls are co-owned and can be in a Marvel Film as well as all the Fox films – it just depends on which Skrull character is used and from what story. Obviously, the Skrulls from the Fantastic Four can’t be used, nor can the Super Skrull; but the Kree Skrull War and the characters from those storylines? Now we are cooking. Is it cool that all the different companies that own Marvel Characters can use the Skrulls if they want, and will this cause confusion chaos or sheer awesomeness? The panel break it down.
Wonder Woman Synopsis Released
With Warner Brothers showcasing all of its big upcoming releases, they have released a detailed synopsis of Wonder Woman’s first film. “Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior.” The synopsis seems to follow the original comic book line and is directed by Patty Jenkins; with a script by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, from a story by Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg. The panel looks at the synopsis and the reveal of the writers and whether or not Wonder Woman’s first movie is in good hands.
- First close-up of Spidey and his web-shooters on Tom Holland’s Instagram
- Colin Firth is alive on the set of The Kingsmen 2
- Dope star Kiersey Clemons cast in Flash movie
- Giant Asgardian set built in Australia for Thor: Ragnarok
- Escape from New York / Big Trouble in Little China crossover from Boom Comics
- John Barrowman is going to be a regular in all CW/DC shows
- Female Iron Man to debut in Marvel comics!
- Tom Rothman talks about Spider-Man Homecoming
Flashback – Green Lantern (2011)
Before Ryan Reynolds owned the Box Office with his R-rated realization of Deadpool, he swung for the other team; that being DC Comics big budget adaptation of Green Lantern. Written by TV superstar Greg Berlanti and three other screenwriters and directed with spotty confusion by Martin Campbell, this movie soars when it’s on the planet Oa, as Hal Jordan learns about what it is to be part of the galaxy’s police force called the Green Lantern Corp. These scenes with Mark Strong as his mentor Sinestro all work great, and actually are fun and exciting. That’s where it ends as the rest of the film plops along with a giant – David Lynch-ian super freak villain named Hector Hammond played with sweaty, moaning delight by Peter Skarsgard; who eventually summons a giant alien poop-cloud that attacks earth. Green Lantern uses a bunch of different clear-green Earth weapons formed from his power ring to fight this cloud called Parallax. The entire design for the Green Lantern Corp and Green Lantern himself probably looked great on paper, but the striated, exposed muscle suits were glossy, sparkly, strangely fake and straight up dumb. The panel talk about this weird, wildly uneven Green Lantern film.
Spotlight: Beta Ray Bill
This week’s Spotlight is on Beta Ray Bill, the genetically modified warrior-alien that defeated Thor in combat, and was given all of Thor’s powers and his enchanted hammer from Odin. Eventually Thor and Beta Ray Bill teamed up to stop Surtur and his trans-dimensional demon horde; where he was given a special new hammer forged by the trolls named Stormbreaker. Could the ballad of Beta Ray Bill work in a television series or a Feature Film?