The Gabbing Geek water cooler is a lot more interesting now that Tom and Jimmy are here. Before they joined, any time Watson, Jenny, and I stood around the cooler talking about an interesting subject Watson would tell us to shut up and “Save it for the podcast!” (It’s true, I do. – Watson) Which is really awkward when we’re just trying to order at a restaurant.
But now that we have more people we can actually have water cooler conversations without Watson shutting it down. And so we thought we’d kick off this first Gabbing Geek Water Cooler chat with the following topic. Superhero movies are all the rage. Seriously. Look it up. And yet there are so many great characters that still don’t have movies announced.
The question is this–in the modern superhero movie age (defined as starting with Iron Man) what iconic comic book character still doesn’t have a movie announced/released that needs one?
Sadly, I WILL have to come at you, bro. Despite being the biggest Aquaman supporter around (there isn’t a ton of competition), I gotta pan this one. It was a completely phoned in DC Universe Animated Original Movie; a franchise that has shown a tremendous decline in quality since the days of Under the Red Hood and Public Enemies.
Wonder Woman is definitely iconic, and this Ame-Comi Wonder Woman created by IvyCosplay definitely lives up to that iconic standard. Everything from the shinguards, to the bodice and shoulder piece. It’s stunning. A nod to the photographer MC Illusion Photography for capturing the magic.
With Superhero movies becoming more and more popular and prevalent these days, it’s time to discuss the gender balance (or lack there of) we tend to see in such movies. We are familiar with the popularity of Batman, Superman, Spider-man, Ironman, Aquaman(? – if only to Watson), etc. But where do the female superheros fit in this male dominated franchise? With kick-ass characters like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Blackwidow, and more…how have we failed to properly tip the scales so that movie goers are seeing equal representation on screen?
I know everyone is just like me and SUPER excited about the world release of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (aka- The Aquaman Animated Film That Watson Is Eagerly Awaiting!) But because he is the king of the oceans AND DC thought feting him once simply wasn’t enough, Aquaman is getting a Pacific AND Atlantic World Premiere!