Thor and Green Lantern Duke It Out?

Not sure where the wires are getting crossed.

I keep seeing stories that Thor and Green Lantern are currently scheduled to be released on the same day (ComicVine, MTV Splash Page): 6/17/11.

But Marvel and IMDB are showing Thor's release as 5/20/11. (SuperHeroHype didn't pick up on the June date and is still tracking to Marvel's date in May.)

Anyone know the correct date? It's a minor thing, especially considering the dates are so far in the future and they'll likely change, but I'm always curious how these things get started.


The Dark Knight (2008) mini review

based on a comic book


For Christmas, my brother got me the very cool Batman Mask DVD Limited Edition.  So, I finally watched it on DVD.  And it's just as good (or better) now as it was at the theater. Where to start with this one? Everyone knows the plot - it's been going on for nearly 70 years.  Batman versus the Joker.  But this time the Joker's played by Heath Ledger.  And that makes all the difference.

I was a little disappointed in the original Batman Begins.  I gave it an 8/10, but I was hoping for at least a 9.  There was something missing from that one.  I don't know if it was a little bit of emotion to fully pull me in, or what, but while that film was technically brilliant, it didn't have the edge to make me fall in love with it.

The Dark Knight has that edge.  More importantly, the edge was my seat, which I was on through the entire film.  Nolan and Ledger was an amazing pairing.  This Joker is psychotic, he makes you laugh, he makes you cringe. Sometimes at the same time. (How about a magic trick?) This film is dark - and it's full of dark humor (befitting of the Joker). Ledger would have made an amazing Joker if someone had adapted Arkham Asylum. The beauty of this film is that you're fully entranced, wondering what the next twist will be, slapped in the face by the next turn. This is an amazing superhero film to date.  I'm just disappointed I never saw it on IMAX.  It didn't come to Huntsville during it's re-release in January. Of course.

Comic book movie connections: Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox), Wanted; Joshua Harto (Reese), Iron Man; William Fichtner (Bank Manager), Ultraviolet.  Nestor Carbonell (Mayor Garcia) was Batmanuel on The Tick and voiced Justice League. Eric Roberts (Maroni) appeared on Witchblade and did voices for Justice League and Spawn.

See it if you haven't yet; see it again if you already have.

Don't see it if the harshness of a PG-13 would turn you off.  Batman is dark. The Joker is psycho.  This isn't your father's Batman.  (Though it may be your grandfather's - he was a little darker back in the 40's.)


Waiting for Wolverine

Missed opening night Wolverine. On a date to see The Soloist tonight. But we cut it so close getting here and the theater is so packed that we opted to see Wolverine since it started 30 minutes later.

Here's the line.

I really hope it's better than I've been hearing.

(this didn't post for some reason Saturday night - so I'll post it now; BTW, Woverine was pretty good)