Friday, August 28, 2020

Wakanda Forever...

In honor of Chadwick Boseman, who tragically passed away today due to cancer at the age of 43, here's a drawing I made of Black Panther around the time the Oscar-nominated film played in theaters back in 2018. Rest In Peace, Chadwick... Along with portraying T'Challa in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Mr. Boseman also played Jackie Robinson in 2013's 42 and James Brown in 2014's Get on Up. The last movie I saw him in (after Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, of course) was 2019's 21 Bridges. Boseman kicked arse in that flick...

My condolences to his friends and family.

An artwork that I drew of BLACK PANTHER back in 2018. Rest In Peace, Chadwick Boseman.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Photo of the Day #2: Honoring Two Actors Whose Movies Revolutionized Comic Book Cinema...

Comparing shots from two memorable scenes from THE CROW and THE DARK KNIGHT, respectively.

Just thought I'd share this collage I saw on Twitter this past weekend comparing shots from 1994's The Crow with those in The Dark Knight. While I figured that director Christopher Nolan was apparently inspired by the late Brandon Lee's antihero when the look of Heath Ledger's Joker was being created in preproduction, I had no idea that he based one of the most memorable scenes in the 2008 comic book epic to one from the '94 cult classic. (It's been a while since I watched The Crow on DVD.) Well done.

It's sad to realize that comic book fans and movie aficionados need to honor the works of Lee and Ledger posthumously. But I'm just glad that The Crow is recognized as the film that would pave the way for a whole generation of gritty comic book films...with The Dark Knight being the pinnacle of all that is right with this popular genre. Happy Monday.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Photo and Video of the Day: Rise of THE BATMAN...

A screenshot from the newest trailer for 2021's THE BATMAN.

"I'm vengeance." And I'm shook! Just thought I'd share this screenshot from the newest trailer for Matt Reeve's The Batman...which should resume filming next month after a long coronavirus-related hiatus, and get released in theaters sometime in 2021.

From the looks of this preview, Robert Pattinson is gonna do a heckuva job following in the footsteps of Ben Affleck (who along with Michael Keaton will reprise their roles as the Dark Knight in 2022's The Flash) and Christian Bale, respectively. Happy Saturday!