Fanboy News: More R-Rated Comic Book Movies?! Yes, Please!

Welcome to another installment of Fanboy News where we talk about the movies you really care about and this week, we’re not gonna start with Star Wars news even though there will be one little piece of Star Wars news in this week’s installment. Instead this week we’re gonna start with some Deadpool-related news or what is starting to come to pass in the wake of Deadpool’s box office success. So without further ado, here we go.

In the wake of Deadpool’s massive four-day 152 million dollar take on President’s Day weekend which is not only the biggest February opening weekend ever but it is also the biggest opening ever for an R-rated movie, more comic book movies are now considering an R rating for some of their characters, not that it didn’t exist before. After all, all three Punisher movies have R ratings and also the Blade trilogy. And there are several comic book characters whose movies actually warrant R ratings. One of those characters is Todd McFarlane’s character Spawn. And speaking of which, McFarlane recently posted that he has finished the first draft of the Spawn movie script which is supposed to be a reboot of the 1997 film which actually was cursed for a couple of reasons: 1) It was released to theaters with a PG-13 rating (even though an R-rated cut of the movie does exist on DVD) and 2) It was released on the heels of Batman and Robin after that movie notoriously bombed which temporarily put the comic book movie genre in a state of limbo until the first Blade movie, the first X-Men movie and especially the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man film revitalized the genre.

However, McFarlane revealed that his Spawn script will be less of a comic book movie like the 1997 movie was and more of a horror/supernatural/suspense type movie where Spawn will mainly be a boogeyman-type character who basically stalks the New York underworld. And in addition to writing it, McFarlane wants to direct the movie himself. Now I actually like McFarlane’s work, most notably on Spider-Man and I also collected the early Spawn issues he did. And in a way, McFarlane’s request makes sense because thanks to Deadpool, there can be no harm in giving Spawn back to its creator which can give them the opportunity to do the character right and like I said before, many comic book characters simply need R-rated movies to do them justice.

And Spawn isn’t the only comic book movie that is lobbying for an R-rated reboot, the third Wolverine movie (which is supposed to be Hugh Jackman’s final appearance as Wolverine that will be released in 2017) is also lobbying for an R rating. The last time they tried to give us an R-rated Wolverine movie was with the last solo Wolverine movie back in 2013 which I did see in theaters. Unfortunately, it ended up being a PG-13 even though an unrated version exists on DVD. Then there is also Deadpool 2 to which an R rating is inevitable and from what I heard about Deadpool 2 is that the ending of that movie is supposed to set up an X-Force movie and guess what? The filmmakers want an R rating for that too.

Also in the wake of Deadpool, there seems to be new interest in giving Suicide Squad an R rating despite the fact that Warner Bros. is still very strict about the fact that every DC Cinematic Universe movie has to be rated PG-13. However, I do believe that Suicide Squad looks like it could benefit from an R rating. However, there’s still plenty of time until August 6 so at that rate, anything’s possible.

And just recently Warner Bros. announced that they will in fact be releasing an R-rated version of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice when it is released on Blu-Ray.

You know what we all need in our life? A lot more Transformers movies, at least that’s according to Paramount Pictures, which has announced that the fifth and sixth installments in the film franchise (as well as a spin-off movie featuring the character Bumblebee) are coming to theaters whether you want them or not.

As far as Transformers 5 goes, it has officially entered production. Michael Bay is back as director and will once again star Mark Wahlberg from Age of Extinction. Let’s just hope the next movie is not three fucking hours long. Anyway, Transformers 5 comes out June 23, 2017. The Bumblebee spin-off film which will not be directed by Michael Bay will be released to theaters June 8, 2018 and Transformers 6 will bow June 28, 2019.



Meet Rowan: The main ghostly villain in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot.

And time for some more news in regards to Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters movie in which the main villain of the reboot was revealed at a recent Toy Fair. And I just happen to have an image of it right here. Take a good look, folks. The main villain of the new Ghostbusters movie is the ghost on the fucking logo. And the ghost has formally been identified as Rowan and a majority of ghosts that the female Ghostbusters will be facing include the ghosts of bad guys from New York’s past, which includes pirates, Revolutionary War soldiers and also gangsters. While for now I’m still saying no to this movie, the trailer for this movie is supposed to be released March 1.

In other casting news: Kurt Russell has been cast in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 in an as-yet undisclosed role but there are hints that Star-Lord’s father will be in the movie so if Kurt Russell is playing him, that would be awesome. I finally was able to see the first Guardians movie and it was awesome. So hopefully Volume 2 will be awesome as well. Aw, who am I kidding? Of course it will be awesome! It’s got Chris Pratt in it.

And finally, Star Wars fans, rejoice because Episode 8 is now officially in production and they have also added cast members Benicio Del Toro (even though I knew this from about a year ago) and Laura Dern. And as far as I know, what roles they will be playing in the film is unknown but as far as the plot goes, it’s going to be set immediately after The Force Awakens and again it will focus on Rey as she will be trained in the ways of the Force by Luke Skywalker. And of course Episode 8 will be released in the same December slot that the previous film held and Rogue One will be released in, except we’ve gotta wait until 2017 for Episode 8.

And with that said, it’s time to end this week’s Fanboy News. So in short, do we want more R-rated comic book movies? Yes, we do.

Fanboy News- 2/28/16- More R-Rated Comic Book Movies?! Yes, Please!

This week’s Fanboy News installment deals with the possibilities of more R-rated comic book movies in the wake of Deadpool’s success. There’s also news pertaining to the new Ghostbusters reboot as well as more news in regards to Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise.

Last Night Indy Saved My Life

He's back, everyone!

He’s back, everyone!

Hey, everyone. I just wanted to stop in really quick to post my latest entry. Nothing really went on during the week aside from the fact that I went to see the new “Indiana Jones” movie and that was the major highlight of this past week.

I arrived at the theater in Little Falls at 6:15 that night for the 7:00 showing and as it was with “Transformers”, I was able to get there ahead of the crowd. However, unlike “Transformers,” this was the second night that the movie was in theaters so I wasn’t the first one to plunk down money to see it. It did draw a huge crowd, most notably nostalgia-seekers who grew up on the original three movies like I did.

And my verdict on the latest movie, which is set in the 50’s, is that the movie was excellent. It definitely lives up to the hype that it is one of the summer’s biggest movies and it definitely is a worthy addition to the whole saga, especially for the die-hard fans who grew up on Indy such as myself. I am sort of bummed that it is getting some bad reviews especially when it debuted at Cannes last week. I thought that while it wasn’t as good as “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” it was definitely on par with “Last Crusade” and worlds better than “Temple of Doom.”

Today, I got to go to some more yard sales and I got some more clothes. There wasn’t really too much selection. I went to one in Herkimer, two in Mohawk, and one in Ilion. Actually, Herkimer is going to be having a village-wide yard sale in June. I also tried to put in for vacation time from work for the third week in June. I hope that I put the request in before they made the schedule up. And I do believe they approved my request for a personal day on August 4 so I can go see that play in Ilion that day.

This week on my to-do list includes deciding to put up a live video either today or tomorrow. I think I’ll do a movie review.

Oh, yeah, by the way. Indy didn’t literally save my life. I just decided to put that as an interesting title.

Days Of My Life

And here’s my second blog for the day. Haven’t done a double feature in a while. I think that the last time was on my other site on Yahoo before I ended that site and came here. While my last entry had to deal with my latest addition to this site, this one has to do with what I have been doing the last two weeks, so anyway, here we go.

First off, I am at HCCC for the second day in a row and probably my last for at least a week because it’s supposed to snow over the weekend starting tonight, which really sucks. This is the first time I have been able to blog on here up at HCCC in a while because for some reason I could never get past the logging-in phase until I decided to comment on someone’s blog here on Blogger. I originally planned to go see “Transformers” here at HCCC because it is playing here today (right now as a matter of fact), but since I already have the DVD, I might as well not. I have some CD’s I have to return to the other library shortly after I’m done here. I have to renew some of ’em because I haven’t yet copied them to my laptop at home.

Yesterday, I had some splendid luck. After months of needless aggravation in trying to fix my profile on Myspace because a lot of my links were not working, I am pleased to report that I have finally got my Myspace back in working order so now people can view my pics as well as send me messages and friend invites and all that good stuff.

Now that it is November, it is starting to get colder. It snowed a couple of days last week but there was no accumilation except on the cars. Some days I walk home from the library and I am freezing so bad that I don’t want to go anywhere else except into my nice warm couch. My bed’s no good and I am trying to get rid of it. It’s coffee and cappuccino weather at last. And unfortunately, November also means that in two weeks, it’s going to be another Black Friday for me, my sixth since starting at Wally World. And since it’s on a Friday, I am probably going to miss out on the pizza they usually have afterwards because I’m off. But on the plus side, there’s also Thanksgiving.

Over the weekend, I went to the Ilion Little Theater Club’s latest play, “The 1940’s Radio Music Hour.” As I did when I went to the last play back in August, I went alone, but still it was really fun. It is actually a musical set during the old days of radio and it was really great to hear all the old 40’s tunes and radio commercials. I really had a great time there and I am glad I went. I am planning to go back next Saturday night. Hopefully it won’t snow too bad.

Once again, I have two more days to go and then I am off from work. The weekends are usually the only thing I look forward to nowadays even though I don’t really have anything to do except work on my book, which I am trying desperately to get done by January so I can get it to the publisher. Hopefully soon, that’ll change. Everything changes. And here ends another chapter in the soap opera that is my life.

I Need A Vacation

Well, the 4th of July has come and gone. I didn’t really do anything much. I was originally planning to work on my book yesterday, but I was pretty tired when I got home from work so I spent the whole day in bed. Plus it was raining out when I got up and when I left for work. Good thing I had that raincoat that I got at Herkimer Garbage Day.

Tonight is my last night of work before I go on vacation from Wally World for nine whole days. Of course I still have to go in and get my check and I may have to get some food during that weekend, but other than that, I don’t really intend to go there during the whole week that I am off. I am probably not really going to do too much that day, except for going to HCCC for my Internetting, and then to the Historical Society to do some much-needed work on my book. I am pretty close to the point where I can actually send something in to a publisher through the ‘Net. I just have a couple more things that I need to do first.

The main reason that I decided on July 8-12 to take my vacation was because of the fact that July 11 is the day that Grace Brown died. I guess in a way, I still feel guilty for not being there for her when it counted because of a remodelling thing that was going on at Wally World that summer. Because of that, I missed a memorial for her up at Big Moose Lake on that date because it was the 100th anniversary of her death. Even though I still can’t go up there this year, mainly because of money reasons, I am still going to take that week off. And by the way, the book I am writing is about her.

I guess I should now backtrack and let you know what had been going on pre-4th. Last weekend, my sister and her boyfriend went out on a rock-collecting trip to Connecticut so I had to take care of the dogs again. They came back late Sunday night, but by then I was already at work. Then on Monday night, the big day arrived. I saw “Transformers” at the Valley Cinema in Little Falls. It was really awesome. I got there about eighty minutes before the movie began so I could beat the crowds there and that turned out to be excellent planning on my part. I am now really glad that I knew about this weeks in advance so I could take a personal day off from work to go see it.

Of course on the 3rd, they had the fireworks display at HCCC. Of course I couldn’t see it because that was when I had to go back to work. Then when I came back, they thought that I had actually started my vacation when I only took a personal day. No way. The vacation actually starts the minute I get out of work tomorrow morning. I can’t wait.