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Nicolas Cage as The Joker could be a masterstroke or a major mistake

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The very good, or very bad actor, depending on your tastes, has said that he would like to play Batmans nemesis. Will the studios take the bait?

If there were ever a Marmite actor, dividing opinion equally between those who believe he is a maverick genius and those who see him as a giant ham, it is Nicolas Cage. When the part is right, as it was for Cages Oscar-winning role as a suicidal alcoholic in Mike Figgiss Leaving Las Vegas, or as an unhinged cop in Werner Herzogs mesmeric Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, he is one of the most watchable actors on the planet. When Cage goes too far out on a limb one need hardly mention his infamous The bees! scene in Neil LaButes horrendous 2006 remake of The Wicker Man it can feel as if he is not only appearing in a completely different movie from those around him, but perhaps inhabiting a parallel acting reality.

At least Cage tries things his decision to channel Adam West as vigilante Big Daddy in the comic book flick Kick-Ass was inspired, and helped mark that movie out from the crowd. The problem is thatthe things Cage tries are as likely to go wrong as right, and once they have done so there seems to be no off switch. That should perhaps lead us to view with caution the actors suggestion this week that he might make a decent Joker in an upcoming Batman movie.

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Hard act to follow? Jared Leto as Joker in Suicide Squad. Photograph: Warner Bros

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/apr/11/nicolas-cage-joker-batman-gotham

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Sorry, folks, but Tony Stark needs to die in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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It’s been real, Tony.

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“Let’s get the bad news out of the way: your boy Iron Man is probably gonna die in Avengers: Infinity War. But the good news is, he probably should die.

Why am I ruining everything you once loved and held dear? I’m not. Marvel is doing that, so please direct your Twitter @s their way.

The evidence to support Tony Stark dying in the upcoming battle to end all battles is substantial. We already know people are going to die in Infinity War. Screenwriter Stephen McFeely told Entertainment Weekly that, “It’s safe to say we will say farewell to people.” And it really won’t be much of a farewell unless we’re saying goodbye to at least one of the main Avengers. 

But if you still don’t want to believe, here’s every reason why Tony Stark will and should die in Infinity War (or, at the very latest, in the Infinity War sequel due out next year). 

It’s time for a new era of MCU heroes

In many ways, Tony Stark is the OG Avenger of…” 

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/04/17/ironman-tony-stark-death-avengers-infinity-war/

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Steven Spielberg will join the DC universe for a ‘Blackhawk’ movie

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This is a photo of Blackhawk, not Steven Spielberg.

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“Steven Spielberg is headed to the DC universe.

Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that Spielberg has signed on for Blackhawk, an action-adventure movie based on the DC comics.

The press release notes that Spielberg has “an eye to directing” the film, which suggests he’s not quite locked in for that role yet. Either way, though, he’ll produce with his company Amblin Entertainment.

“I am excited,” Spielberg said in a statement.

David Koepp, whose credits include Jurassic Park, Spider-Man…”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/04/17/steven-spielberg-blackhawk-dc-movie/

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To understand why Thanos is cool in ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ check the comics

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Thanos is kind of a joke, isn’t he?

“Marvel’s been building up to the Mad Titan’s big, knockdown assault on the universe in Avengers: Infinity War for almost 10 years. But in all that time, across 18 movies, we’ve spent only a handful of minutes with the new movie’s villain.

For those who have no background with Thanos beyond how he’s been portrayed so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s hard to take him seriously. He’s CG Josh Brolin, rendered in deep purple hues that almost make him resemble a walking, talking raisin.

Fans of Marvel Comics, on the other hand, know Thanos well. He’s been a sinister presence for decades, and his pursuit of…”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/04/12/thanos-explainer-marvel-avengers-infinity-war/

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