Monday, July 2

It: Chapter One and Chapter Two Cast Conparisions

I loved the first chapter and even though the first didn't have the adults, the second is said to have the young versions in it as flashbacks. 

Jaeden Lieberher and James McAvoy as Bill
They don't really look a like and I guess James will be doing an American accent. But basically Bill stays a cute lean nerd. James McAvoy is best known for Split and X-Men: First Class.

Sophia Lillis and Jessica Chastain as Beverly
Perfect casting in that her name came out in conversation in who to cast. Jesica Chastain is best known for Jurassic World.

Finn Wolfhard and Bill Hader as Richie
Perfect casting as Richie is a smartmouth snarker and they do kinda look a like. Bill Hader is best known for the Skeleton Twins, SNL, Cloudy with a chance of meatballs and Power Rangers.

Chosen Jacobs and Isaiah Mustafa as Mike
Mike is important in the book but didn't get much focus in the first movie. Isaiah Mustafa is known for Shadowhunters and those Old Spice commercials. He doesn't look much like Chosen but oh well. 

Wyatt Oleff and Andy Bean as Stan
More or less look a like. Stan is the token Jew. If you already read the book or saw the original, you'd already know what happens to Stan. Andy Bean has been in Allegiant. 

Jay Ryan and Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben
Well since Ben is supposed to be chubby as a kid and hunk years later, it is obvious they don't have to look that much a like. Jay Ryan is New Zealand-Australian, he has been in Neighbours and CW Beauty and the Beast.

Jack Dylan Grazer and James Ranzone as Eddie
Perfect casting they do look a like. Ranzone was on The Wire.

Teach Grant and Nicholas Hamilton as Henry
Henry seemed to die in the first movie but they cast Nicholas Hamilton in the second so let's see what happens. They don't look a like but what can you do? Teach Grant is from Canada while Nicholas Hamilton is from Australia. 

Wednesday, June 27

Rainbow Brite Early Designs

 No surprise I have love Rainbow Brite, it is now nearing 34 anniversary of Rainbow Brite. The designs were designed initially by G.G. Santiago. These pictures from Hallmark's facebook page. 
Here are the final designs. Top (Left to Right): Red Butler, La La Orange, Yellow Canary, Patty O'Green, Buddy Blue, Indigo and Shy Violet. Bottom (L-R): Moonglow, Stormy, Rainbow Brite, and Tickled Pink.

Rainbow Brite
Here are primilary designs by G.G. Santiago of Rainbow Brite. The last one is closer to the final design which Hallmark asked to ditch the pigtails and the space helmet. 

Scarlet Rose
Before Red Butler, there was female red Color Kid. Apparently she was a congo girl and then a musical cowgirl. They then decided she should be a boy and renamed Red Butler.

La La Orange
La La Orange's final hair color was brown and not orange. Here one is closer to her final hair color and the other was orange. 

Canary Yellow
She stayed a dancer in the end.

Patty O' Green
Her hair stayed about the same but her outfit changed. 

Luna Blue
Before Buddy Blue, there was Luna Blue. I like both designs. One looks very much like Rainbow Brite and La La Orange's final designs. The other looks a little like a ballerina like Canary Yellow turned out to be. She was later changed to the male sporty Buddy Blue. 

Shy Violet
It seems Shy Violet always had glasses and her outfits always seemed awkward. 

She always was African-American it seems but her costume seem more purple than Indigo. 

Tickled Pink
She seemed to have both pigtails but her costume was more ballerina like. 

Baby Brite
The early design is left and the final is right. I kind of like the early design. Baby Brite only appeared in the "Beginning of Rainbowland" and she was mostly remembered as a toy. 

Stormy's final design had purple and green and blue but this early design seemed mostly purple and had interesting hairstyle. 

Renamed as Twinkle because of the gay adoption of the name as slang for a young-looking man, Twink had a strange design that had butterfly wings, kid socks and a button nose. 

Neon Kid
Okay that is not her real name but this was a design for a unreleased Color Kid. I guess this was the next step. But the show and toyline was cancelled and didn't continue. I like the design but I always wished other colors got love like Fucshia, Periwinkle, and Chartreuse. Anyway I like her transparent jacket. It was almost the 90's and neon colors were the rage. 

Color Castle
I love the Color Castle design but I never knew it has seven towers having to do with the Color Kids. I always wanted a toy for it but they never made it. There was prototypes for a toy. 

Wednesday, April 18

Deadpool 2 Mutants Roll Call

While there was just three well-known mutants highlighted in Deadpool, it looks like FOX upped the anty with ore mutants. Not only X-Men this time but what looks like X-Force. Deadpool is determined to save a boy Russell from time-traveling Cable gets in the way. Everyone already knows Cable, son of Scott Summers from the comics so here are some more...

Domino (Zazie Beetz) has the power to change probability. It seems like a strange power at first but it's proven useful to Domino in combat, giving her unparalleled marksman abilities (She never misses) and helps her get out of most situations unharmed. In the comics, Domino is the result of a government breeding program like several others in the X-Men universe. After escaping the program, Domino became a mercenary, working with a group called Six Pack, until she eventually joins the X-Force. Deadpool 2 has changed her ethnicity, hence changing her well known eye makeup. 

Bedlam (Terry Crews--Brooklyn Nine-Nine) has bioelectric abilities that allow him to disrupt and affect electrical systems. He's also trained in hand-to-hand combat. Jesse Bedlam is one half of the X-Men comic's Bedlam brothers. After being orphaned, Jesse is separated from his brother Christopher, placed in a psychiatric hospital, and tortured. He is eventually rescued by Professor X and placed on a mutant task force called M.U.S.E. Later, Bedlam teams up with Domino to track down his brother, then joins Christopher's mutant team New Hellions, and finally switches to join the X-Force to stop Christopher from reviving Armageddon Man.

Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yoiki/Surge (?)
The Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) we see in the first Deadpool movie is different than the one seen in the comics. In the movie, Negasonic works with Colossus, using her explosive powers to help Deadpool rescue Vanessa. In the comic books, Negasonic Teenage Warhead has telepathic powers and dies a lot. Negasonic can bee seen wearing X-Men gear in the trailer for the sequel. She is also seen accompanied by a pink hair mutant by the name of Yoiki (Shioli Kutsuna). It is said she is her girlfriend. She electrifies her metal chain in the trailer. Some sources say she is based on Surge, an obscure Japanese X-Men who manifests electricity-based powers.

Shatterstar (Lewis Tan) has superhuman strength, speed, agility, durability, healing, and more. He can also generate bioelectric shocks, which channels into objects, most often a sword he carries. This ability makes Shatterstar an especially powerful fighter. Shatterstar is a mutant created by bio-engineering in another dimension called Mojoworld, where he is an enslaved fighter. After escaping, Shatterstar tasks himself with defeating Mojo V, the ruler of Mojoworld. In his quest, he meets Cable and joins the X-Force after he is assured that the team will help him defeat Mojo.

Zeitgeist (Bill Skarsgard--Pennywise from It and brother of Alexander Skarsgard) has the power to spit acidic vomit from his mouth, which can burn through any substance in the world. In the comics, Zeitgeist is a leader in the X-Force team. After becoming dissatisfied with the team, he plans a mission that will kill most of the members of the X-Force but it goes awry and Zeitgeist is eventually killed himself.

Russell/Firefist (?)
Footage showed that Russell (Julian Dennison) has pyrokinetic abilities, meaning he can control and create fire out of his hands. Some fans believe this kid could be Russell “Rusty” Collins, the mutant also known as Firefist. Other mutants were guessed to be but ultimately Firefist seems to be the closet character. 


Monday, June 19

Dream Casting: Batgirl and Gotham Girls

Batgirl is coming up directed by Joss Whedon and not much details have been revealed yet but this is who I picture for the role. And also Gotham Girls, which will have Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. The Batgirl I would want is the daughter of Commissioner Gordon and I know Joss Whedon would probably have her be a teenager or in her 20's. So it would be nice to have her mother. I like the idea of having them living in an apartment and Barbara Gordon leaving from an outside staircase or scaling the building. The mother doesn't necessarily have to be a homemaker, she could be a scientist or a teacher.

 Batgirl/Barbara Gordon
Most likely Joss Whedon will cast young and an unknown. I like Meaghan Martin from the short-lived "Ten Things I hate about you" and "Awkward" (where she played Julie). She's in her mid-twenties, maybe they will go the teenage route. In that case, there is Madelaine Petsch of Riverdale. Some people are saying Emma Stone but I think she might be too mature for a teenage Batgirl. If they chose Cassandra Cain to be Batgirl, the actress they pick should be good at comedy, drama, good at drawing audiences in with true emotion and of course kick-ass at the action scenes.

 Commissioner James Gordon
Even though Ben Mckenzie is doing a great job as Jim Gordon on Gotham TV series, I think Batgirl's dad should be a little older but not too old. I think he should not be a fat old guy but a capable man.

Barbara Kean-Gordon
I think I would want Michelle Pferrier as a myth gag but also she has shone her comedy-drama-action skills in not only Batman Returns but also Stardust. I think she should have a career and have a partnership like relationship with Jim but be vcry busy with work. Also she should have more keen knowledge that maybe her daughter is Batgirl. But of course this would be all moot if they chose Cassandra Cain as Batgirl instead of Barbara Gordon.

Gotham Girl Sirens
 Poison Ivy/Pamela Isley
On the other hand I think Emma Stone would make a good Poison Ivy, not because of her trademark red hair but her snide talk, sexiness and overall genre-jumping with no skips. She can handle drama, comedy and action and go from crying to laughing at a drop of a hat.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle
Priyanka Chopra of Quantico would be a good choice for Catwoman. She is sultry and can handle drama and action. Catwoman has been played before by diverse women such as Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julie Newmar, Lee Meriweather and Ertha Kit in both the big and small screen.