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Are We Closer to a Green Lantern Solo Film?

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The Green Lantern is one of those iconic comic book characters that fans all over the world are waiting to see on screen. Of course, ‘Deadpool’ star Ryan Reynolds had portrayed the character seemingly a lifetime ago, but fans try to block that iteration out of their minds. With the DC Comic Extended Universe desperate to get some momentum on their side, especially after the financial flop that is ‘Justice League’, we could be closer than ever. The ‘Green Lantern’ solo film has been in the works for almost three years now but official details are few and far between. Michael Green, writer of the 2011 ‘Green Lantern’, decided to weigh in and talk about who he sees as the iconic superhero – and his choice might surprise you.

While Michael Green and the rest of the 2011 ‘Green Lantern’ crew probably weren’t proud of the product they put on screen, Green is still excited about seeing the source material adapted. Green says, in his mind, he sees Ricky Whittle playing the legendary Green Lantern, John Stewart. Whittle rose to fame on the hit scify series, “The 100”, and has since been starring in the criminally underrated ‘American Gods’ TV series. Green’s suggestions might hold more water nowadays especially after he penned the hit film, ‘Logan’.

Whittle being Green’s first choice for Stewart might not ring true with fans, but looking at the character in the right light could lead to some understanding. Whittle is a fierce and physical presence on screen but his portrayal of Lincoln in ‘The 100’, showed his ability to play a character out of depth and out of time. If the ‘Green Lantern Corps’ movie is ever going to hit the silver screen, and we think it will, DC is going to have to take some risks with their casting choices.

Fabletics on The Best Way To Influence Others

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One of the common desires of people is to change others. They at least want to influence others. However, one of the ways they go about it is by trying to force a change on others. Part of this involves preaching at them and talking at them about what they are doing that needs to be change. However, this is not an effective way to change anything. A better thing to do is influence people. For people that are looking for a way to influence others, all that is needed is for them to look at the online fashion retailer brand Fabletics.

 

One thing that Fabletics does is build a business centered around a unique business model that saves money for the customers. This involves paid membership levels as well as free membership with the higher levels of membership being offered discounts. This makes it easier for all customers to save money on their purchases. Another thing they do is promote the positive aspects of their business. For instance, they will highlight that all of their products are created in an environment that is humane and peaceful. People are encouraged to have fun and be joyful in the creation of their products. Fabletics has also taken part in initiatives for health related issues such as breast cancer.

 

While there are all of these initiatives and promotions, there is one thing that a brand needs in order for success. It is the desirability of a product. If a product is something that the customer wants, then they are more likely to support a company that is involved with the positive movements. The founders of Fabletics, Don Ressler, Adam Goldenberg and Kate Hudson are aware of the importance of appeal. Therefore, they have worked on bringing something that is very stylish, fun, and aesthetically pleasing in the design.

 

With the attractive products in the inventory, TechStyle brands like Fabletics have a huge chance of influencing the industry as a whole. When people are amazed at the products, then they are going to be more receptive to the message that the company gives them.

Jordan Peele Opens Up About Directing ‘Get Out’

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There was a point in time when Jordan Peele, star of the famous ‘Key and Peele’ sketch-comedy show, never thought his biggest project would get released. We are, of course, talking about 2017’s shocking hit, ‘Get Out’. ‘Get Out’ is described as an inside look at racism in 2017, told through the lens of almost supernatural horror with just a splash of comedy. This was by far Peeles’ most ambitious project and the biggest one he had taken on without his Comedy Central co-star, Michael Keegan, at his side. Because of a confluence of factors, including the genre of the film, Peele was almost positive it would not get released.

Jordan Peele knows that his work is difficult to pigeon-hole. ‘Get Out’ deftly mixes different genres and tropes while subtly subverting all of them. The story follows an African American man as he goes to visit his girlfriend’s wealthy and, well, micro-aggressive family. From there the tale grows considerably darker and we won’t dig any deeper so as to prevent spoilers. Peele says, “The elimination of the white savior trope, I think that’s the power of the story.” Peele goes on to point out that by subverting this trope, especially in modern Hollywood, he was taking a potentially divisive and controversial stance with his film.

Despite Peele’s reservations, ‘Get Out’ turned into a monstrous box office success in a season that saw almost universally dismal returns at the box office. Now, Peele is looking at serious Oscar consideration for his work as the project is a contender in a variety of major categories. Peele isn’t pre-occupied with talk of awards and awards shows. Instead, Peele is focused on his message. Peele says, “I wanted conversation about something that is so uncomfortable, so awkward that we don’t talk about it enough.”

Vanity Fair “Avengers” Reveals

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A cover story in Vanity Fair provides some tantalizing clues about what’s coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The upcoming film, to be released on May 4, 2018, will be part 1 of a saga to be finished with a fourth, currently untitled Avengers film in 2019. These films, chronicling a battle against the Mad Titan Thanos, will bring the end of the MCU’s Phase 3, and according to Marvel spokesman Kevin Feige, will be “a finale” of the franchise up until this point.

“At least some of the original characters who sit at the center of the billion-dollar Avengers team will be hanging up their capes and shields,” he warned.

But fear not, true believers—it won’t be the end of Marvel movies. They have an astounding twenty planned after Avengers 4. Some one can guess—sequels to new franchises like Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, a third Guardian of the Galaxy, and so on—but beyond that fans can only speculate what other Marvel heroes will get their own films.

And there are a lot to choose from—according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, Marvel Studios has the rights to 7,000 different characters, despite not having control of famous properties like X-Men and Fantastic Four.

We also have information about the old guard of Marvel characters. For example, the events of Thor: Ragnarok will have an impact, particular concerning the various things that Thor lost to Hela. (We’re avoiding spoilers, here.) We also get some pictures of Captain America and Black Widow on the run, sporting a new beard and hairdo, and word that Mark Ruffalo has spent a lot of time in the motion capture suit for Hulk.

Minor Character Returning for Final ‘Game of Thrones’ Season?

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If you find yourself wistful for a return to Westeros then turn that frown upside down. With ‘Game of Thrones’ returning next year for its final season, of the main story at least, fans are jonesing for every piece of information that they can get their hands on. Well, we’ve got the news for you to help tide you over. Recent casting news showed that a certain ‘Sarra’ is returning for at least one episode in the final season of ‘Thrones’. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, we don’t blame you. However, we can speculate on who she is and why you should pay attention to her.

The character Sarra was last played by actress Danielle Galligan. She appeared for a single episode, ‘The Rains of Castamere’, as a character named Sarra Frey. Sarray Fre is the not-so-lucky granddaughter of the vile Walder Frey. She was one of the Frey daughters that Robb Stark had the ‘option’ to marry in order to make amends for his failed alliance. Galligan’s own casting profile shows that she returns for the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ and that has fans wondering as to her importance int he last half of the last season of the main storyline.

Astute fans of theshow, as well as those who read everything they can on the internet, will realize that the Frey’s have essentially been wiped off of the map thanks to a vengeful Arya Stark. If Sarra Frey is truly still alive, and not in a flashback, she would represent the head of one of the formerly most powerful families in all of Westeros. Could this mean that the Starks have another enemy at their backs? Or does Arya have a key alley in one of the most important regions of the entire map of Westeros? Time will tell.

What Sheriff Arpaio Has Done

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Sheriff Arpaio has engaged in so many outrageous tactics throughout his career as Sheriff that a major motion picture could be made about him. Some of the foolishness that has come about under his watch includes:

Sheriff Arpaio Got Into Trouble

  • Force feeding prisoners bread with mold on it
  • Force feeding prisoners fruit that had begun to rot
  • Imposing a dress code of bright pink clothing upon male inmates
  • Accusing innocent drivers of being “illegal aliens” based upon appearing Latin Amrican.
  • Refusing to accept the orders of judges who told him not to racially discriminate.
  • Pulling strings to go after anybody who questioned his practices.
  • Keeping inmates in despicable conditions.
  • Not tending to the individual needs of some inmates.

For years, it was a common practice for Sheriff Arpaio and his lackeys to watch who was driving on the roads and bother anyone who looked like they had Hispanic roots.

In 2011, a judge took notice of this and sent an order to Sheriff Arpaio, warning him not to do this. For roughly a couple more years Arpaio kept ordering his men in blue to do it, anyway, earning him an accusation of criminal contempt from Susan Bolton.

Sheriff Arpaio was scheduled to hear a criminal sentence sometime in 2017. A short while before this was going to happen, the conservative president of the United States, Donald Trump, slipped him a pardon.

This pardon upset a lot of people. The people who were harmed by Sheriff Arpaio, including Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, were not satisfied by the pardon.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have been involved in journalism since their college-age days in the early 1970s. They are the co-owners of Village Voice Media, a company that owned more than a dozen publications at the peak of its success.

One of the publications that they are most well known for is The Phoenix New Times. The Phoenix New Times is a relatively small, alternative, rather eccentric publication. One of the publication’s favorite topics to cover was Sheriff Arpaio.

It stands to reason that Sheriff Arpaio would be a hot topic for that publication, considering the fact that Sheriff Arpaio was a local Sheriff in the area that the publication was serving. Lacey and Larkin, themselves, lived in this area and took a great interest in the topic. Learn more about Michael Lacey Jim Larkin: https://twitter.com/JimLarkin_ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin

The two men were very cognizant of the problems that Native Americans, immigrants and Latinos faced because the Southwestern United States is generally filled with these types of people.

There are so many Latinos, immigrants and Native Americans in the area due to the placement of people throughout American history. The Southwestern United States was originally colonized by Spaniards, and it now borders the lands of Latin America.

As a result, the Hispanic presence is enormous, and not all Hispanics are immigrants. There is a relatively large amount of Native American culture that exists because of circumstances surrounding Spanish colonization and the cultures of Native Americans.

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The Countdown for the Avenger’s Infinity War Trailer Begins

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Avengers: Infinity War is one of the most anticipated films to come out in the MCU. There has been a lot of talk about the film including when the trailer is going to be released. There has been footage released on the film at certain comic cons. However, there has been no official trailer released yet, and many people are eagerly awaiting the release of the trailer. Finally, there has been an announcement of the release of the trailer. The directors of Infinity War have started a countdown to the release of the trailer for the general public.

As of right now, the trailer is scheduled to be released on November 30. Therefore, people will be able to catch a first glimpse of all of the action and characters in all of its glory. One of the things that make Avengers Infinity War such a huge deal is that all of the movies have been building up to this from Iron Man to Thor: Ragnarok.

One interesting thing is that Avengers Infinity War was originally planned as two films with the first one being Infinity War Part 1 and the second one being Infinity War Part II. As of right now, the title of Avengers 3 is simply Avengers: Infinity War with the 4th Avengers movie not having a title because the title would be a spoiler to the ending of the upcoming Infinity War film.

Avengers: Infinity War is going to be such a huge film because it is going to feature the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and maybe even introduce some new characters. The next two Avengers movies are probably going to be the most pivotal films in the MCU.

Avengers 4 To Be a Finale to The MCU

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One thing that has happened that has proven to be innovative for comic book movies is Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. These films have brought forth not only some good characters, but some of the best interpretations of the characters. Among the many characters that are shining stars are Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Spider-Man. However, given that the actors that have been playing the founding characters of the MCU are aging, there has been plans for a finale. It turns out that Avengers 4 is going to be the finale for the MCU. In this finale, a lot of characters are going to move out of the way for a newer generation.

However, given that there are more movies being produced for the MCU and that there plenty of other characters to explore, it is likely that finale is more of a misnomer. While Avengers may serve as a finale for many of the founding characters in the MCU such as Tony Stark, there are likely to be new characters introduced. Among the characters that can be expected are The Fantastic Four, Blade, and others. Some of the characters that have been most recently introduced including Spider-Man and Black Panther may take center stage in the post Avengers 4 universe.

It is not certain as to how the departing characters are going to have their stories end. One of the rumors that are going around is that Tony Stark is going to die. However, he could easily retire with the potential to appear in a later film down the line. Either way, Avengers 3 and 4 are going to be some of the largest films in the MCU and they are going to be hard to top.

Disney Re-Releases Its Re-Release of “Beauty and the Beast”

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Controversial opinion: the Disney live-action remakes are, for the most part, lame, and the company’s newest move is emphasizing that point.

Though it only came out on March 17 of this year, Beauty and the Beast is already getting re-released in theaters, in order to build up more buzz before the Oscar season early in 2018.

The movie will be available for one week, starting on December 1, at Los Angeles’ AMC Century City and New York City’s AMC Empire 25. Some members of the election groups, like BAFTA and WGA, will be specially brought in and given guest screenings, because that doesn’t seem shady at all.

Obviously there are people who like the film, which did make more than $1 billion. That said, there are probably not many would say that they think the new version is actually better than the 1991 animated version. In fact, it borders on a shot-for-shot remake, but not as well done, and with some added parts that generally fail to improve the story. (See the magical teleporting book which is somehow not used when Belle needs to quickly race home and save her father.)

Disney almost won the Academy Award for Best Picture with the original, but failed, and with animated movies now blacklisted, it’s understandable that they want this live-action version to get the coveted award. It probably would be nominated without being re-released. Even if this helps, overall it makes the company look needy.

This move just demonstrates what we already knew about Beauty and the Beast 2.0—that it is a desperate attempt to relive the glory of the first Disney Renaissance, even as another, with actual original films like Frozen and Moana, is currently going on.

Kevin Feige: The Man Behind the Look of Wolverine

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One thing that people are going to remember the most about the X-Men films is Wolverine. One of the reasons is that he is one of the characters that looked the most like their comic book counterparts. However, one thing about this is that Wolverine was not always going to look like that in the films. The producers were afraid of making the movie look silly (which is evident in the way the characters were all dressed in black like in The Matrix of the year prior). The one person that has stepped in and made sure that Wolverine resembles the comic book character is Kevin Feige, who is responsible for the MCU.

Back when the X-Men movies were made, people were very afraid of looking ridiculous. This does provide an explanation as to why Wolverine was never shown in his iconic yellow costume. However, Wolverine has looked pretty much like his comic counterpart. Throughout the movies, Wolverine’s hair style has evolved. For one thing, his hair seemed to get shorter, especially in the films that came after X-Men Origins Wolverine which shows a large haired Wolverine with a non apparent “point”. In The Wolverine, the film starts with Wolverine having very long hair which is cut short at the beginning of the second act to bring out the signature look with shorter hair.

By the time they got to Logan, the trademark hair is pretty much gone with only a slight hint of it. One thing that the recent comic book movies have shown is that it is possible to replicate the comic book look without moving into ridiculous territory. Even the DCEU has brought forward a Batman suit that is very similar to the comic book version of the suit compared to the black armor of the movies and made it look cool.