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DC FanDome Is Live Today and Here’s The Scheduled Events

Being stuck at home like so many of us have been can lead to way too much downtime for some but for comic book fans and gamers there will be something to sink their time into for the next 24 hours or so with the live feed of DC FanDome, where they will share details on lots of different comic book titles and gaming news.

24 hours is a lot of time to fill with content and DC isn’t disappointing fans, here’s the scheduled events that start this morning and run for 24 hours.

All time are Eastern Standard Time

Wonder Woman 1984 Panel (1:00 – 1:25 pm)

An in depth look at the upcoming Wonder Woman film will give fans even more to look forward to in the sequel to the very successful Wonder Woman film featuring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.

Warner Bros. Games Montreal Announcement (1:25 – 1:45 pm)

A peak into what the Montreal branch of WB Games will be up to in the following year.

The Sandman Universe: Enter the Dreaming (1:45 – 2:15 pm)

Seeing I thought the Sandman books were done for good this one really has my attention as I want to see what they have in store for Neil Gaiman’s best story

Multiverse 101 (2:15 – 2:45 pm)

I’m guessing this is a basic explanation of how the DC multiverse works and is probably much needed as they have so many things coming out revolving around the multiverse that it’ll be good to clear some of it up with fans

Introducing Flash (2:40 – 2:50 pm)

I’m assuming this will be focused on the movie as explaining The Flash’s comic book origins would take longer than 10 minutes but I could be mistaken

Beyond Batman (2:50 – 2:55 pm)

Being only 5 minutes I’m not sure what they can even accomplish regarding Batman info but hey here you go…5 minutes about Batman

The Suicide Squad (2:55 – 3:25 pm)

30 minutes about the team of villains forced to be heroes, seeing they’re taking a fill half hour I’m guessing they have a good amount of news on The Suicide Squad

BAWSE Females of Color Within the DC Universe (3:40 – 4:00 pm)

A look at women of color in comic books and future plans to be more inclusive with their stories, I feel they probably need more than 20 minutes for this one but at least they’re talking about it at all

Legacy of the Bat (4:00 – 4:15 pm)

Not really sure about this one but assuming it’s to do with Batman, I’m actually curious to see what they touch on in this 15 minutes.

Chris Daughtry: Performance (4:20 – 4:30 pm)

10 minutes of Chris Daughtry…Just what no one asked for…

The Joker: Put on a Happy Face (4:30 – 4:35 pm)

15 minutes on the villain that’s the other side of Batman’s coin, anything about the Joker will always grab my interest.

Jim Lee Portfolio Review – DC Super-Villain Fan Art (4:35 – 4:45 pm)

A look at the legendary artist’s work , Jim Lee is one of the best out there and I’m looking forward to this one.

 Surprise DC Comics Panel (4:45 – 5:05 pm)

Like it says, it’s a surprise so we’ll have to wait and see on this one…

 I’m Batman: The Voices Behind the Cowl (5:10 – 5:30 pm)

A behind the scenes look at the people that lend their voices to the animated shows.

 The Snyder Cut of Justice League (5:30 – 5:55 pm)

A much anticipated look at the Zack Snyder version of Justice League, this is probably going to be one of the more popular moments for DC FanDome

The Flash TV Panel (5:54 – 6:09 pm)

A look at the future of the TV series which takes place in the Arrowverse

Black Adam (6:10 – 6:25 pm)

Probably what most people will tune in for DC will be sharing more details about the upcoming Black Adam film

CNN Heroes: Real-Life Heroes in the Age of Coronavirus (6:30 – 6:50 pm)

A tribute to the real life superheroes out there risking their lives to help the rest of us.

Titans TV Panel (6:50 – 7:05 pm)

A look at the future of the TV series, I kind of thought they gave up on this show so I’m really curious about this one.

 Aquaman (7:05 – 7:15 pm)

I’m assuming a look at the upcoming film Aquaman 2 but with only 10 minutes how much can they really share about it…

“Ask Harley Quinn” (7:15 – 7:25 pm)

I’m hoping this is going to Margot Robbie dressed up as Harley answering fans questions because that would be amazing!

 Wonder Woman 80th Celebration (7:20 – 7:25 pm)

With only 5 minutes I’m guessing this is just going to be a quick nod to the fact that Wonder woman debuted 80 years ago

Tomorrow’s Super Heroes with Jim Lee Brought to You By Gold House (7:25 – 7:40 pm)

Not sure about this one but sounds like they’ll probably discuss some upcoming new characters they have planned.

Shazam! (7:40 – 7:50 pm)

Not really sure if this is going to be focused on the films or the comics but either way they’ve got my attention.

Wonder Woman 1984 – The WW84 Cast Play ‘Werewolf 1984’ (7:50 – 8:12 pm)

I have no clue on this one…really no guess at all

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (8:10 – 8:30 pm)

Whether in a game or the comics I would love to watch this go down…can’t wait for more details

The Batman (8:30 – 9:00 pm)

Some more info on the upcoming film starring Robert Pattinson as Batman…I really do think he’s gonna be awesome in this role and can’t wait to see it!

Are you looking forward to any of today’s events?

Let us know in the comments.

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17 Awesome Movies Featuring Ben Affleck #ThanksBatfleck

Born in 1972 in Berkeley, California Ben Affleck has had a hugely successful career in film as an actor, director and writer. One of his most recent roles as Batman has got #ThanksBatfleck trending on Twitter today and I for one can’t wait to see the Snyder cut of the Justice League movie. since he’s been in a ton of films and this might take awhile let’s get right to it.

I will only be listing films that he starred in and not any that he just wrote or directed, although he has found success in both those fields as well. As usual these are in no ranked order and mostly just in order by release date from oldest to newest.

School Ties

Released in 1992 and directed by Robert Mandel the sports drama film School Ties is about a Jewish student that is awarded a scholarship at a prestigious school and the difficulties he has fitting in. Although Affleck didn’t have a very large role in this movie it was the first one that he gained any attention for and was his first major film role. The film also starred Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon and Chris O’Donnel. It was a giant success of a movie or anything but decided to add it because it was basically the start of his career.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Also released in 1992 and also featuring Ben Affleck in a smaller role Buffy The Vampire Slayer was a commercial success and spawned a TV series that to this day is one of my favorites, both were written by Joss Whedon. The film also starred Luke Perry and Kristy Swanson and Hillary Swank and grossed over $16 million at the box office.

Dazed and Confused

Released in 1993 and directed by Richard Linklater Dazed and Confused was about growing up in the 70’s and was a classic coming of age tale. Affleck played Fred O’Bannion who was kind of the biggest bully at the school in regards to picking on the Freshman. Parties, drugs and drinking…It’s a fun movie to watch for sure. The film also starred Jason London and Matthew McConaughey. the film wasn’t a huge commercial or critical success but my generation at least considers it a classic for sure.

Mallrats

Released in 1995 and directed by Kevin Smith Mallrats would be the first of many roles Affleck would get in smith’s films. The film revolves around young adults navigating life and the mall while trying to figure it all out and it also stars of Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Jason Lee, Shannon Doherty and the great Michael Rooker. The movie wasn’t a huge critical success but it certainly helped to kick start Kevin Smith’s career in the industry and I’m glad for that as some of his movies are my favorite of all time.

Chasing Amy

Released in 1997 and again directed by Kevin Smith Chasing Amy would see Affleck in the role of Holden McNeil, a man in his 20s trying to figure out life and love and the tribulations he goes through in the process. The film also stars Joey Lauren Adams(who by the way I adore and wish she was in more these days),Jason Lee and of course Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes as Jay and Silent Bob. The film grossed over $12 million on a tiny budget and helped to prove Kevin Smith’s success wasn’t a one time deal. I love this movie and if you haven’t seen it I highly suggest checking it out…all I’ll say now is…Fingercuffs.

Good Will Hunting

Released in 1997 as well was a film that will always hold a special place in my heart as I was born and raised in Massachusetts and Good Will Hunting is all about a couple guys from Massachusetts. Affleck plays Chuckie Sullivan whose best friend is a brilliant young mind played by Matt Damon. The film also starred Minnie Driver and the late great Robin Williams and was a huge critical success grossing over $225 million worldwide.

Phantoms

Released in 1998 and perhaps one of the most underrated of Affleck’s movies Phantoms was directed by Joe Chappelle and focuses on a small town that gets shut off from the rest of the world and strange things start happening all over the town, basically a ghost movie but done very well, which isn’t a surprise seeing it’s based on a Dean Koontz novel of the same name. The film was actually a pretty big commercial and critical failure but I still love the movie and feel it never got the credit it deserved.

Armageddon

Released in 1998 and directed by Michael Bay the Scifi disaster film tells the story of an earth where there is a huge asteroid headed towards it and only a crew of oil rig fellas can stop it. Ben Affleck plays one of these fellas alongside some other great talent such as Steve Buscemi, Bruce Willis and Michael Clarke Duncan. It was a critical failure but a huge commercial success grossing over $500 million worldwide.

Dogma

Released in 1999 Dogma would be the third Kevin Smith movie Affleck would star in and perhaps my favorite Kevin smith movie overall. Affleck plays Bartleby a disgruntled angel of death who is looking to change the way people see religion. It’s a great unique funny take on the subject matter and stars a bunch of great actors such as George Carlin, Chris Rock, Matt Damon, Jason Lee and even Alanis Morrisette as god herself. It wasn’t the most successful movie on this list for sure but I could watch this movie over and over and absolutely love it.

Boiler Room

Released in 2000 and basically The Wolf of Wall Street of it’s day and directed by Ben Younger Boiler Room took a look into the crazier side of stock trading and Affleck’s role wasn’t the most important one in the film but he certainly played his part well and honestly it might be some of his best acting work. Also starring Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel and Scott Caan the film grossed &28 million worldwide. It was probably more successful with the critics than movie watchers but is considered to be a great film now and certainly worth a watch if you haven’t seen it yet.

Pearl Harbor

Released in 2001 and directed by Michael Bay Pearl Harbor was based on the true events of well…Pearl Harbor except it focuses more on a love story than the attack itself. Affleck plays a combat pilot and is joined by some great talent such as Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett and Jennifer Garner. the film was a huge success grossing over $450 million worldwide and was nominated for numerous awards winning an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing.

The Sum Of All Fears

Released in 2001 and based on a Tom Clancy novel of the same name The Sum of All Fears is a spy thriller that puts Affleck in the role of Jack Ryan( who has been played by so many different actors it’s crazy) and is joined by some great actors such as Morgan Freeman and Liev Schreiber. the film opened to mixed reviews but did gross $193 million worldwide and won a visual effects award.

Daredevil

Released in 2003 the superhero film Daredevil saw Affleck in the titular role and although a lot of people consider it a bad movie I actually think he did pretty decent in the role and that the movie just had some lazy writing at points in the plot. He starred alongside his then future wife Jennifer Garner and Colin Farrell as the villain Bullseye. Perhaps not Affleck’s greatest film but I thought it needed to be included here. He would also later star in the spin-off Elektra a few years later.

Argo

Released in 2012 and based on true events revolving around rescuing some hostages from Iran. Affleck is joined by some great talent including John Goodman and Bryan Cranston. The film was nominated for numerous Academy Awards and won 3 for Best Picture among other things.

Gone Girl

Released in 2014 and directed by David Fincher the psychological thriller Gone Girl revolves around a man suspected of his wives disappearance and the twists and turns are great along the way. Also starring Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry the movie won 2 awards for it’s soundtrack and is included on a bunch of top ten lists.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Released in 2016 and directed by Zack Snyder Batman v Superman would be the first of multiple movies where Affleck would play Batman/Bruce Wayne starring alongside Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill. the film was highly criticized but I actually enjoyed it quite a lot and am a huge fan of Ben Affleck in the role of Batman.

Justice League

In 2017 Affleck would play Batman for the third time, if you count his small cameo in Suicide Squad although this time Batman would be part of a team with Superman, The Flash,Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Aquaman. The film was almost as badly criticized as Batman v Superman but once again I disagree with most people and think it’s a great film, although they could have used another hour or so to flesh out the characters better, perhaps this Snyder cut I’ve been hearing about will do it justice.

Ben Affleck has played many roles, some great and some not so great(See Gigli) but in my opinion he is still one of the most talented people in Hollywood today and deserves much more credit than most people will give him.

What’s your favorite Ben Affleck role?

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The CW’s Batwoman Casts Javicia Leslie as New Lead

Batwoman had a promising beginning with it’s first season starting out with around 1.8 million viewers but by the end of the first season had lost almost 2/3 of thew viewers with the finale only garnering around 700,000 viewers. Based on the DC comics characters the CW series was part of what’s referred to as the “Arrowverse” existing in the same world as many other DC comics shows including of course Arrow, The Flash, Black lightning and a few others.

Ruby Rose plays the titular character throughout the first season and she actually did a decent job in my opinion but you can only do so much with lazy writing and by the end of the season she had seemingly had enough as she quit the show, leaving the series in quite the pickle and leaving the few fans still left wondering where the show would go from there.

The announcement that Javicia Leslie was cast recently was met with mixed reactions, with some very happy with the casting and others, well…not so much, there always seems to be divisiveness when a show brings in more diversity and in some cases I can understand why but in this case I just don’t understand the people upset about the casting. Although I agree with the fact that there needs to be more diversity in movies and television I don’t always agree with adding diversity just for the sake of diversity. In this case though Javicia Leslie is being cast as a totally different character, she is not playing Kate Kane, she is playing a character by the name of Ryan Wilder and in my opinion a brand new character is the best opportunity to add diversity to a show, rather than changing an already existing character.

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I for one am excited about the casting choice and as a long time comic book nerd I hope it helps the show find more success.

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Javicia Leslie is a 33 year-old African American actress and although she’s not widely known she does have some experience, appearing on the series God Friended Me and The Family Business and the film Always a Bridesmaid. She is also openly bisexual and the showrunners have stated they are set on the fact that an LGBTQ+ person should play the character.

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I for one am looking forward to seeing her in the role and hope people will have an open mind and give her a chance.