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They did it! After years of anticipation and stalling, WONDER WOMAN has hit theaters and I’m happy to say it’s not only good, it is dare I say, wonderful. The story of how Princess Diana of Theymiscira (Gal Gadot) becomes WONDER WOMAN is a great movie for reasons I will explain below. But first…

Warning: Minor Spoilers…but nothing that will ruin the movie. (more…)

Author’s note: I do not know the intricacies of Hollywood contract negotiations. And I’m aware that every case is unique.  This article is an opinion based what I see as a logical chain of events. If you have knowledge of Hollywood contract negotiations, feel free to leave a comment.

 

I read there’s a petition to have Zack Snyder fired as director of Justice League. While I agree that he doesn’t understand Superman, echo the sentiments many share of Batman vs. Superman, and am pro-people expressing themselves, I’m going to give the petitioners a dose of reality. (And this applies to super-hero casting as well) Your petition doesn’t matter.

Why? Because if Zack Snyder is announced as director of Justice League it means he’s under contract. That means he cannot be fired or replaced unless he breaks that contract.

Also, Zack Snyder has an agent. Zack Snyder’s agent reviews his contracts before he signs them. Do you really believe that Zack Snyder’s agent would let him sign a contract where Internet outrage was a firing offense? If he’s a good agent, definitely not.

If you want to protest Zack Snyder’s vision, don’t buy a ticket. That’s the only thing you can do. Because unless he breaks his contract or decides he wants out, we’re stuck with him. To paraphrase Jay Sherman, if you think Zack Snyder’s vision stinks, ” just don’t go” because in the end that is all you can do.

WARNING MAJOR SPOILERS. This is my Batman vs. Superman rant and why it broke my heart. Do not click any further. (more…)

Warning: Opinion

For people who don’t like bullies, comic fans like to bully. Over the weekend, J. Scott Campbell and Erik Larsen voiced their opinion on super hero costumes being redesigned. Specifically, Wonder Woman’s. Their comments set off a firestorm. Some of it was polite, specifically when it was creator debating creator. But some of the comments from fans were condescending, childish, and so disrespectful that Mr. Larsen decided to leave Twitter. (more…)

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Y&P: Who Would You Rather Be: Batman or Iron Man?

By Todd Matthy

2012 has come and gone and what a year it has been. We saw two comic book movies achieve critical acclaim while grossing over a billion dollars. We saw the Rock return to the wrestling ring. We saw the Avengers and the X-Men square off with one another and Disney buy Star Wars. So what were the best moments of 2012. Click below to find out. (more…)

Y&P at New York Comic Con: Talking to Writer/Artist David Mack | YandP.tv.