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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Final Justice League

Wow. Wowie wow.

I was able to catch the final episode of Justice League Unlimited last night, entitled Destroyer. It was very, very cool.

The plot: in his mad scheme to resurrect Braniac, Lex Luthor accidentally resurrects the personification of evil: Darkseid. Bent on revenge against Superman for killing him, Darkseid leads his armies to Earth, with the intent of slowly killing the planet. Heroes and villains then unite to fight Darkseid's army!

What I liked: This episode was just nothing but little geek-out moments. "Can't you just throw it into the sun?" The return of Martian Manhunter. "What we have here is a chance for me to just cut loose." Darkseid being impressed with Batman. "Then I'm overqualified." The Question punching out Parademons. "I had to go put on my power suit." Ripping off some visuals from The Matrix Revolutions for the final Superman/Darkseid fight. "4 minutes, 50 seconds." And the man who makes the ultimate sacrafice to save Earth.

What I didn't like: the plot actually seemed to a be a pastiche of the pilot episode for Justice League and an old Fantastic Four comic.

How did it end:
Superman>> You're getting soft in your old age, Bruce.
Batman>> Don't you have a tall building to go leap?
Wonder Woman>> And the adventure continues....

I really, really liked it.

And yes, a lot of people have sent this to me now, so I'll tell you that I know it.

In recent interviews, JJ Abrams has revealed that he is NOT writing and directing a new Star Trek movie. He's only producing it, with an option to direct. And as for the plot, it's not finalized yet, but it won't be the "young Kirk and Spock in the Academy" film.

So, there you go. In essence, Abrams is Rick Berman's replacement.

And, Avi Arad has been spouting off about the stuck-in-development sequel to Hulk.

Arad has gone on record as saying the villain will be the Abomination.

Also, it looks like Hulk 2 will be the first film made under Marvel's brand-new production deal, in which they make movies independently, like how George Lucas did the Star Wars prequels. It was hoped that Captain America would be Marvel's first film, but Arad said that the director he wants for Captain America won't be available until 2009.

To be fair, Arad said that, right now, it looks like Marvel's first film will either be Hulk 2 or Iron Man.

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