Octogeek – Batman, Deathstroke, Ghost Rider, Live By Night, Gold
September 14, 2016 Paul Caldwell 0 Comments
This week we have Batman, Ghost Rider, Matthew McConaughey and Styx. We’ve also got a trailer for the new Ouija film, Gold and Ben Affleck’s Live By Night.
Deathstroke will be the new villain in Ben Affleck’s upcoming Batman movie and Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike) has been confirmed for the role. Batfleck has also uploaded a little taster of what to expect.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) August 29, 2016
Live By Night
More Ben Affleck news news now as we’ve got a trailer for his fourth film in the director’s chair. The film stars Affleck as well as Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, Brendan Gleeson, Scott Eastwood and Chris Cooper. The film takes it’s name from Dennis Lehanes novel on which it’s based. We can expect some prohibition era bootlegger/gangster themed cops and robbers type stuff.
Ouija: Origin of Evil
The sequel to Ouija is a prequel set in 1965 showing just why an alphanumeric board game from the Parker Brothers is so evil.
In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
AOS season 4 is imminent in the U.S. but we’ve no concrete date here in the UK. We’ve got a promo here which lets us see Ghost Rider’s rad flaming muscle car.
YAHOO! gives us a first look at Ghostie’s CGI flaming head too. Don’t worry YAHOO! you’re still relevant. I’m sure someone still has a YAHOO! email address somewhere. Maybe they even use YAHOO! to search for Google.
DC’s Black Lightning
Fox is bringing one of the first African-American to the small screen. Jefferson Pierce (Black Lightning) looks to be dealing with street level problems as he comes out f retirement to help a “daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang”
Comic book scribe Geoff Johns has been consulted with for many of the previous DCEU films but after Batman v Superman the studio has made him DC Comics Chief Creative Officer. Thats a mouthful but it means he has more sway and will hopefully lead to better movies. Here’s John’s take on where DC films are at now.
“Mistakenly in the past I think the studio has said, ‘Oh, DC films are gritty and dark and that’s what makes them different.’ That couldn’t be more wrong. It’s a hopeful and optimistic view of life. Even Batman has a glimmer of that in him. If he didn’t think he’d make tomorrow better, he’d stop.”
Gold is some sort of true story about a mining scandal following Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez trying to find gold in the Indonesian jungle. Bryce Dallas Howard is back from T-Rex Island and is helping out in some sort of capacity. She’s Matthew’s wife or something. You can find the synopsis below along with a trailer that features the hit new song “Renegade” by the American rock band Styx. Renegade’s can also be heard in the Narcos season 2 trailer. It’s the new ‘Kanye West’s Power’.
GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. The film is inspired by a true story.