Nerd Notes: ‘Batman V Superman’ Update, Oscar Nods for Comic Book Films, and New Star Wars Character

We’ve learned some new details about Superman’s role in “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice”, as well has why “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator isn’t happy with his show getting a wide screen make over. 

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.


A while ago it was rumored that the reason why Batman was attempting to go after Superman was because of his involvement with the death of someone important, possibly the president. Do those rumors still stand up?

Now it looks like Superman is going to be pretty heroic in “Batman V Superman.” He’s haunted by what he had to do to Zod at the end of “Man of Steel” and is trying to find himself. An early version of the script has him saving lives and helping people get away from a devastating situation. This is most likely DC remedying the fact that they had Superman murder a guy, so they want to make him out to be more of a hero now.

Joss Whedon

Those of us who were fans of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” know that Joss Whedon takes an awful lot of pride in that show. He’s not particularly happy that it’s being redone in HD on some channels. The remastered version is causing errors and it just doesn’t look right.

Whedon tweeted out:

So is the show gaining anything with the HD widescreen look? No. It was never meant to look that way. The Whedon has spoken!

Oscar Nod for “Guardians” and “Spider-Man?”

Yes, you read that correctly. There is some Oscar buzz for two comic book movies. Those would be the massively successful “Guardians of the Galaxy” from Marvel studios and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” from Sony.

Don’t get too crazy excited, it’s not for best picture or anything (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” might deserve a Razzie for that) but it’ still pretty cool to see movies being recognized. They ar eon the shortlist for nominations for Hair and Makeup. An Oscar is still an Oscar, and it would be nice to see Marvel add that to it’s film accomplishments.

New Star Wars Character

Some news from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, it looks like we might know the name of a character. The name Captain Phasma has been trademarked by the folks involved with “The Force Awakens.” Unfortunately other than the name, we don’t have much else to go on. So look for someone with the name Captain Phasma in the new movie.

About BJ Ragone

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Posted on December 16, 2014, in Entertainment, Movies, Television and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Tome and Tomb and commented:
    Superman did not murder a guy. He killed people out to murder thousands, if not millions and billions of human beings. There’s a big difference.

    • I agree with you 100% and am fine with what he did to Zod. But it made a lot of fans angry since Superman doesn’t kill. I think what they’re trying to establish is that you have to do what you have to do in this new kill or bee killed world.

      • Personally I think the idea that you save the guilty (especially mass murders like Zod and the Joker – two i would have liquidated instantly) at the expense of the innocent is one of the real disservices modern comics has done to our society.

        On the other hand I understand how we got there – government over-regulation of the comics industry. So the real disservice started there.

        Hopefully we’ll all grow out of that.

        I don’t want to see any hero or anyone else for that matter, real or imagined murder anyone. I’m fine with killing evil men to save the innocent.

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