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wwkirk

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Finished The New Batman Adventures. Have just begun its successor, Batman Beyond. In the past, I was turned off by the unique costume and the fact this Batman is not Bruce Wayne. But I have since developed a more expansive attitude. I now appreciate the logic of depicting Batman once Bruce Wayne had become too old. Probably also watching several Robins come and go softened me up as well.

So far, it looks good. And I'm looking forward to seeing the bat-tech of the future.
 

nivek

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Finished The New Batman Adventures. Have just begun its successor, Batman Beyond. In the past, I was turned off by the unique costume and the fact this Batman is not Bruce Wayne. But I have since developed a more expansive attitude. I now appreciate the logic of depicting Batman once Bruce Wayne had become too old. Probably also watching several Robins come and go softened me up as well.

So far, it looks good. And I'm looking forward to seeing the bat-tech of the future.

I think Bruce Wayne is in Batman Beyond but more of a guide to the Batman character since he is very old...

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wwkirk

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I now have a collection of all the Constantine centered video content, both live action and animated. This includes the one season NBC TV series, and the two Justice League Dark films. Omitted is Legends of Tomorrow, as it it is not truly centered on him, though he is a character. Also left aside are the innumerable episodes of various series where he pops up.

I'm thus not a true collector. If I were, I'd also seek the print comics, posters, and miscellaneous memorabilia. Rather, I just like the character as he appears in supernatural themed stories.

I'm re-watching the 2005 film right now. Good story and good portrayal by Keanu Reeves.
 

nivek

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I'm re-watching the 2005 film right now. Good story and good portrayal by Keanu Reeves.

I rewatched that movie a few weeks ago, I've seen it at least twice before, its very entertaining...Yeah Keanu Reeves was pretty good as Constantine, although I think an Australian actor would be truer to the character...

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wwkirk

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I rewatched that movie a few weeks ago, I've seen it at least twice before, its very entertaining...Yeah Keanu Reeves was pretty good as Constantine, although I think an Australian actor would be truer to the character...

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Good point. Most other times he's been portrayed or voiced by Welsh actor Matt Ryan. The original character I believe is described as being from Liverpool.
 

nivek

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I now have a collection of all the Constantine centered video content, both live action and animated. This includes the one season NBC TV series, and the two Justice League Dark films. Omitted is Legends of Tomorrow, as it it is not truly centered on him, though he is a character. Also left aside are the innumerable episodes of various series where he pops up.

I'm thus not a true collector. If I were, I'd also seek the print comics, posters, and miscellaneous memorabilia. Rather, I just like the character as he appears in supernatural themed stories.

I'm re-watching the 2005 film right now. Good story and good portrayal by Keanu Reeves.

JJ Abrams wants to make another Constantine movie but using a black actor to play the role of Constantine...He has a script and is pushing Warner Bros. for his Bad Robots group to make the movie...

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wwkirk

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JJ Abrams wants to make another Constantine movie but using a black actor to play the role of Constantine...He has a script and is pushing Warner Bros. for his Bad Robots group to make the movie...

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If you want more black, female. etc. characters, create new ones. That shouldn't be hard to wrap one's mind around. That is the win-win approach. To do otherwise is to try and intentionally alienate people.

There's no moral or valid social reason to change the identity of characters. If the goal is to promote diversity, the best way is to use imagination to create new characters which will become immensely popular. The other route is just nasty, and, contrary to the superficial intent, will increase negativity towards the group and the actor being used as a replacement.
 
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nivek

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If you want more black, female. etc. characters, create new ones. That shouldn't be hard to wrap one's mind around. That is the win-win approach. To do otherwise is to try and intentionally alienate people.

There's no moral or valid social reason to change the identity of characters. If the goal is to promote diversity, the best way is to use imagination to create new characters which will become immensely popular. The other route is just nasty, and, contrary to the superficial intent, will increase negativity towards the group and the actor being used as a replacement.

Totally agree, moves like this to subvert main characters that have been known for decades is asinine and only further divides the audience...

Here it is:

HBO Max To Race Swap John Constantine In J.J. Abrams Production

And its briefly discussed in this short video commentary:



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nivek

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Very interesting, hope they don't screw it up...

Marvel Confirms 'Thunderbolts' Movie Focusing on Anti-Hero Super Team

Marvel Studios' new live-action movie, Thunderbolts, is officially in development, promising the return of familiar faces in the MCU as well as a dive into the next generation of heroes and villains. In the comics, the Thunderbolts are something like Marvel's version of the Suicide Squad consisting of a group of reformed super-criminals led by Baron Helmut Zemo. While initially formed by Zemo as a cover to steal city resources, the team later becomes a true force for good in the world.

Jake Schreier, who's directed Dave and Paper Towns as well as Kanye West's Closed on Sunday and Juice Wrld's Graduation music videos will serve as director, meanwhile, Eric Pearson (Black Widow) will return as the screenwriter and Kevin Feige will be involved as executive producer.

The cast has yet to be officially announced, though fans are speculating that potential characters on the lineup could include Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Baron Zemo from The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova, Mike Colter's Luke Cage, Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool, and Jon Bernthal's Punisher among others.


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wwkirk

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I rewatched that movie a few weeks ago, I've seen it at least twice before, its very entertaining...Yeah Keanu Reeves was pretty good as Constantine, although I think an Australian actor would be truer to the character...

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I'm about to commence my rewatch of the Constantine TV series. An important fact about it is that it wrapped up in an acceptable manner.
 

nivek

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Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù Possibly The Next John Constantine In J.J. Abrams’ HBO Max Series

Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù could well possibly be the next John Constantine for the upcoming HBO Max Series from J.J. Abrams.

Less than a week ago, we reported about J.J. Abrams’ upcoming series about the Hellblazer, John Constantine, for HBO Max. Recent reports signify that the production is eyeing Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù to be the next Hellblazer.


Constantine is a character belonging to DC’s Justice League Dark Universe. The series itself will focus more on the horror aspects of the comics source rather than its religious facets. J.J. Abrams is developing the series to tackle the supernatural as well as urban horror and action.

UK author Guy Bolton will be writing for the series featuring a girl with her grandfather at the center of the story. Warner Bros. got interested on the developing series as it will have a different take on the delivery from the previous series that starred Matt Ryan.

J.J. Abrams is in a prime position to be behind the DC Universe especially when it comes to Justice League Dark. Constantine is being designed to open the doors for the team. The series is reportedly to be followed by a movie featuring Zantanna and a series focusing on Madame X. Matt Reeves and Bruce Timm will also be with Abrams for an animated Batman series entitled Caped Crusader.

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