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– Kicking off 2016’s superhero movie season comes Deadpool, and the holiday weekend saw a new trailer out for it. The producers are striving for an R-rating, which means that you might want to put some headphones on or whatever if you’re watching this at work. (Or if you’re watching it again at work.) It looks like a Rob Liefeld wet dream. It also strikes me odd that Fox is pursuing an R-rating, because this seems like the exact sort of thing teenagers would be into.
– As for movies that are actually entertaining, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens crossed the $1 billion mark over the holiday weekend, which is a lot of money, more than I could ever imagine. (Though I dunno, I could imagine quite a bit.) Already, the movie’s generated a bunch of think pieces, including some weird rant by Max Landis (“Superman: American Alien”, Victor Frankenstein) and several reactions against him. We’ve all been probably reading them over the holiday. You’re more than welcome to link to your favorite pieces in the comments.
Actually, one of my favorites is from Panels.net: a wishlist of the comics they want to see start coming out. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before Marvel and Disney start announcing comics that take place within The Force Awakens‘s timeline, but I could get behind a fast=paced absolutely bonkers Poe Dameron story. What Star Wars comics would you most be interested in seeing?
– “Saga” is arguably one of the biggest comics on stands right now. Hamilton might arguably be the biggest stage play at the moment as well. It was inevitable that the two would eventually come together to make Saga4Ham (a play on the popular Force4Ham). Again at Panel.net, Prettie Chhibber rounds up some particularly inspired “Saga”-Hamilton remixes.
– We may have already known about this, but because of the success of “Dark Knight III: The Master Race”, Frank Miller is also planning to revisit his other big universe: “Sin City.” In an interview with the Tech Times, Miller said that “Sin City: The Homefront” will take place during WWII and have Nazis running around. Also, Miller has to make it a point to specify that the Nazis are the bad guys in his story.
– Here’s also a new trailer for Legends of Tomorrow. The series will premiere on January 21.