Have you ever wondered what would happen to your favorite villains, if they had an alternative back story? Instead of simply locking them away, if at their inception, we sought to understand them? If we chose to help them, as opposed to fight them?
What if society didnt deem them to be ‘bad guys’, and said “Hey, we can do more if you’ll let us help you.” Granted, if they chose this path, we wouldn’t be left with the dope comics, movies, and characters we see today. Or, would we?…
As we reflect on these questions, we decided to begin a series called “Did Society Fail Them?”. Here, we deep dive on some of your favorite villains. In an effort to understand them better, we will explore their origins, analyze some scenarios and finally ask that important question: Did society fail them?
We kick things off with Dr. Victor Freis, aka, Mr. Freeze.
His origin story is that of a romantic tragedy.
Listen and enjoy, all the while asking yourself – Did Society Fail Them?
With the fall season in full swing, I’m beginning to get that feeling again. A certain feeling I haven’t felt since… (inserts Vader quote). Star Wars!. Well, more like Star Wars: The last Jedi.Since the release of the last Jedi, it almost seemed like an eternity since we’ve gotten any new Star Wars content, which made the winter months feel a little empty. Now I say empty because ever since the release of the Force Awakens which was 4 years ago, Disney’s Star Wars has owned the month of December and always had the hype of their new films heavily kick in during early fall. And due to the decision to have Solo: A Star Wars story released in summer, we never really had a major hype drought for Star Wars in such a long time. But now the hype is back and “in greater numbers.” Numbers not only as a reference to one of my favorite fictional characters of all time but literally a reference to all the new and wonderful star wars content we are getting in these next two months. Every major medium from comics, games, TV shows and movies will contain something Star Wars related, which completely amazes me. Never has there been a year that I can think of where we the fans are getting so spoiled with loads of new material.
In just a few days, we will be getting our first live-action TV series “The Mandalorian” on November 12 and three days later we will get the much anticipated Jedi Fallen order game on November 15. As for which I am excited for most, it will be tough to say but I have to go with The Mandalorian on this one. For as long as I could remember, I’ve been wanting and begging to see a live action star wars TV show. Around the year of 2005 when the announcement of a clone wars TV series would be in production I had hoped it would be a live action clone wars series with actors such as Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor reprising their roles as Anakin and Obi-Wan. When George Lucas announced that Lucasfilm will be doing a 3-D animated show that takes place during the clone wars era, I was bummed out at the possibility of never seeing live action star wars again. Could you imagine how cool it would have been to see a clone wars TV show with Jedi knights in the flesh taking on missions at their prime on a weekly bases? It would have put television shows on a scale no one has ever seen before! But as you can see, I had unrealistic expectations since a show like that would have cost way too much to produce and no major company would be willing to support a show like that for a long time. That being said, I actually wasn’t disappointed in the animated show we got, since it was some of the best Star Wars Narratives us fans ever have gotten and gave so much depth and layers to the galaxy we all love. But now the dream of a live action Star Wars show has finally come and we can rejoice it will be a highly budgeted television show similar on the level of Game of Thrones and The Crown.
The other piece of medium that I’m excited to consume is the game Jedi: Fallen Order. Ever since Disney bought the rights to the Star Wars franchise, the Star Wars gaming world has been a bit lackluster for several years especially in the storytelling department. Yes we all know that Battlefront 2 had a campaign, and though it was cool at the time to receive a new narrative, it didn’t fill the void and expectations we as fans expected from a Star Wars game. What battlefront 2 gave us was a safe and quick story along with a looter shooter multiplayer experience that required you to put tons of money for any new content. Us fans deserve so much more and we haven’t had a solid narrative game since Star Wars: The Old Republic, which came out 8 years ago and Star Wars: The force unleashed 2, which came out a year before that. Since then, every single new Star Wars narrative game that was in development has been cancelled and forgotten about- six games to be exact. Jedi: Fallen Order will be the one to break the curse of stand alone narrative Star Wars games and how can it not be? It is only a few weeks away from its release and it has been played with praise from other media outlets this past month. As for my personal opinion on the game, I will wait to see if it will live up to my expectations when I get my hands on the game on November 15.
The last piece of media that will be discussed is the cinema world and how FINALLY, Star Wars is returning to December release dates. No matter how badly the community is split amongst the backlash of The Last Jedi and Solo, I am deeply pumped up for this final installment of the Skywalker saga, so they say. Every trailer that has been released on the rise of skywalker gave me confidence and hope that J.J would unite this shattered fanbase and deliver on the third film in this sequel trilogy. It is only 2 months away and I am loving all the tension speculation surrounding this movie. The long talks with friends, the fan theories, is what I crave the most. The anticipation is here and I hope you guys can feel it too.
So to answer the main question, Is it too much Star Wars in such little time? NEVER. We should all embrace all the new Star Wars content with open arms like a lovely thanksgiving feast. Heck if the MCU(Marvel Cinematic Universe) never suffered from content fatigue then Star Wars should be just as fine.
Epilogue: Hello there, my name is Tristen. I am a new writer here at Earth2comiccast and I will be covering all things Star Wars and gaming related. Stay tuned for more content next week, hope you enjoy.
Day 2 of Comic Con was nothing short of amazing & filled with loads of surprises! One of the biggest being Netflix’s most anticipated Fantasy Drama Series The Witcher! Based on the widely popular & beloved novel series written by Andrzej Sapkowski.
The premise goes as follows:
“Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.”
Details about the show was finally revealed to us on Friday during a Hall H Panel hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown & fans were met by three of the main leads Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, & Anya Chalotra along with executive producer, & showrunner Lauren Hissrich who’s best known for her work on previous critically praised shows such as: Daredevil, The Defenders, Power, Parenthood, & the most recently released Netflix series The Umbrella Academy. So I think it’s safe to say The Witcher is in pretty good hands from the looks of it.
Henry Cavill being a massive fan of both the games & the books explained very early on that not only was he the first to approach Hissrich about the role of Geralt but that it was a dream come true for him once he got word back that he indeed got the gig!
Entertainment Weekly was lucky enough to do a brief interview with the cast of the epic series where Cavill finally shared his thoughts on what the role Geralt meant to him, why the world of the Witcher is vastly different from so many folklores we’ve seen before, & what makes it so relevant to our current society today:
Hissrich met with over 200 other actors before finally deciding on Cavill as her lead & knew right away from his first audition that he was the perfect choice mainly due to his passion & genuine love for the franchise.
Lauren Hissrich on the process that went into casting Henry Cavill:
Anya Chalotra who’s also a new upcomer in the spotlight will be playing the role of the powerful sorceress Yennefer, & was able to share some minor details revolving her character & the mindset she’s in when we’re first introduced to her on screen:
Given the controversy that surrounded Chalotra when she was first bought on to the project in September of 2018, it’s good to see the well deserved praise she’s receiving and I for one can not wait to see her in action & prove all the trolls wrong once the series finally drops online!
WHAT MAKES THE WITCHER SUCH A COMPELLING STORY FOR EVERYONE:
The Witcher has already been described by showrunner Hissrich herself to be a very adult show, & will not hesitant at any expense to go as dark in tone as necessary in order to do the novels justice. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly she says:
The last bit of exciting news to come out of the panel, was that we finally got our very first look at the official teaser trailer released online worldwide from Netflix! And I’ll just say…. WOW! Anyone that may have had doubt before, will be turned completely around after seeing this. It is Glorious!! The budget behind this series is no joke. From the set pieces, to the costume designs, it is in every way a visual spectacle, & looks to be something truly extraordinary.
To be honest, she’s right. The Witcher doesn’t NEED to be the next Game Of Thrones, because we’ve already gone through that ringer before. The whole reason why so many of us choose to invest ourselves into these fascinating fictional worlds whether it be through books, television, film or all of the above is because we’re given new original heartfelt stories from so many different writers across the globe that aren’t made to be in competition with another but instead just broaden our love for the fantasy genre even more. That’s all any of us can ask for at the of the day.
No release date has been announced yet, but its already been confirmed that the show will be premiering sometime around late fall of 2019. So it shouldn’t be too long before we hear something soon.
Overall I have to say, I’m very impressed by everything I’ve seen. I don’t think this will be a disappointment by any means, & I’m sure it’ll be another massive hit for Netflix! Be Ready!
(Watch the full Hall H Panel recorded from Variety by clicking the photo below):
Keep a look out for any more info we cover on the show in the future, & let us know your thoughts on the trailer! Did it win you over? Did it not? Are you not completely sure yet & just waiting to see more first? Let us know by sending us a message to our Twitter pages @earth2comiccast & @tweet_JVS or our Facebook pages Earth2comiccast & JVS. Thanks for reading. Hope you all have great day, as usual stay safe out there, & until next time. Peace!
20 years Over 11 movies, some High, and some verrrrry low, comes Fox’s last horrah their Swan song to their Comic book properties
This movie was very promising but ends the franchise in a loud whimper instead of the bang it was supposed to go out in
Synopsis: Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.