Fans of the pre-history Batman series “Gotham” will be excited to find the series returning for its fourth season beginning tonight. This season will start its arc of tales with a premise called “Dawn Of Night”. As you can see in the poster, Master Bruce is now exploring his vigilante justice side a little deeper. I’m game. Here is one of the posters and some casting reminders.
Ben McKenzie as James Gordon
Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock
David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne
Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin
Erin Richards as Barbara Kean
Camren Bicondova as Selina “Cat” Kyle
Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/Riddler
John Doman as Carmine Falcone
Morena Baccarin as Leslie “Lee” Thompkins
Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan
Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox
Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean/Cyrus Gold
Maggie Geha as Ivy “Pamela” Pepper
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll keep this brief. I have been on and off with this show for a couple of seasons but really enjoyed the goings on with the third season. I am still not crazy about the introduction of so many villains in the Batman mythology because as lifers to the caped crusader can attest, a lot of characters became who they were BECAUSE of Batman’s existence. Not before he came to don the cowl and cape. Anyway, I will be programming this season as well and will likely catch up on the premiere the following morning. It’s been a little busy over here but what about you? Are you still watching or have just started or even given up on it entirely? Let me know down in the comments section below.
Chugging along with the trailers that were showcased during the SDCC I’m up to the show “Gotham”. I didn’t rush with this one since like many of the others its a previous season recap with only a brief look at what’s to come. Are you watching “Gotham”? I’ve been doing so since the beginning but have to admit that sometimes it drains me. Anyway more on that later, check out the S3 recap and what’s to come in September.
I know that some of you readers have stuck by the Fox television series “Gotham” which showcases a world before Batman and while its occasionally made me shake my head, I’ve still got it programmed on my DVR and am just too lazy to cancel it just yet. Season 3 had some strong moments and showed that this could be interesting and better going forward. Some days ago, a nice batch of character posters were released along with the official reveal that the first story arc will be “Dawn Of Night”. I like that little play on words since we did find the “Batman V Superman” film being known as “Dawn Of Justice”. I’ll follow the main show visual with the character posters. Check it out.
I’m figuring that with the film having been released for over a week to the general masses that all of the absolute comic book film diehards have gotten to see “Deadpool”. I caught this a couple of days ago with my good friend Skeleton Pete and I wanted to offer up some quick insight about the film but nothing that is going to be a spoiler for anyone. At least I don’t think that there will be anything spoiled. We saw it over at the Regal Union Square Stadium on 13th Street which is a usual haunt for us to see the adventure films. While we went super early, there is NO matinee price to speak of at this theater. Here we go.
For starters, I should stress that “Deadpool” is NOT a part of the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe (referred to from now on as “MCU” for the sake of typing) and is instead considered among the “X-Men” film universe that is maintained by 20th Century Fox. Some people might not know who Deadpool even is or what this film entails so here is a repeat of the film premise that was culled from its Wikipedia page just before release. Continue reading PiercingMetal Sees “Deadpool” @ Regal Union Square Stadium 14→
Ever since his first appearance in “New Mutants” #98 back in 1991 he’s been the Merc with a Mouth and now it seems as though Deadpool is going to be known as the Merc with a Movie as the film in which he stars opens up today in theaters everywhere. Check out the poster, premise and cast below.
The Premise: In an effort to cure his cancer, former special forces operative Wade Wilson was subjected to an experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, disfigured skin, an unstable mind and a “dark, twisted” sense of humor. Armed with new abilities and a new identity, Wilson hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (thanks Wiki)
Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool
Morena Baccarin as Vanessa
Ed Skrein as Francis/Ajax
T. J. Miller as Weasel
Gina Carano as Angel Dust
Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead
Stefan Kapičić as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus
Leslie Uggams as Blind Al
Jed Rees as The Recruiter
Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee will have a cameo appearance as a strip club MC
Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld will also make a cameo appearance
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Even thought this film takes place outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its connected to the X-Men franchise license that Fox currently holds, I am super excited for this one since it looks like the got him 100% correct. If you’ve seen the trailers you can tell that Deadpool is a complete and utter a$$hole in them when it comes to his adversaries and even his friends and that is pretty much how he is in the comics that he helps move off the shelves month after month. Speaking of Deadpool in comics, last month Marvel Comics celebrated the character by offering fans 10 different titles starring him for $1 apiece. You can peruse what they were in case you missed that post by clicking HERE but you might have to shop around a little bit for them since the releases ended in the last week of January. I’m debating on whether or not to see this on opening day or not because I have Toy Fair this coming weekend and that is going to keep me busy for a few days. What do you readers think? Will you be catching this film on the big screen or waiting for it to hit HBO or a Blu-ray disc release? Let me know in the comments section and oh before I completely close up on this posting, attention Parents “DO NOT BRING YOUR LITTLE ONES TO SEE DEADPOOL”!!!!. This film is rated “R” for a reason and the dialogue is not meant for the younger set. The last thing we need is people decrying it so much that we never see a sequel. That’s it, carry on with the rest of your day now.