#StarTrekPicard [EP 6: The impossible Box] Discussion

In a surprising turn of events Anthony and Patrick liked this episode even going as far as agreeing with Stephanie, Moe does nothing but ask questions and acts shocked by all this. So join us as we discuss Star Trek: Picard. Episode 6 [The Impossible Box]. This one we actually liked so just prepare for the good. #StarTrekPicard #Enjoy and as always #Welcome2ThePlanet


This might be one of the better movies we’ve reviewed this year.

The Invisible man staring Elizabeth Moss and Directed by Leigh Whannell, does scary and thriller better than most films in the genre….

Here’s what Moe had to say about it.


Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid).

But when Cecilia’s abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax.

As a series of eerie coincidences turn lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Star Trek: Picard Discussion 2 [EP 4&5]

With the addition of Stephanie, Moe, Patrick, and Anthony hit their stride, As they discuss Star Trek: Picard. Episodes 4 [Absolute Candor] and 5 [Star dust city Rag] prepare for the good, bad and the ugly of #StarTrekPicard #Enjoy and as always #Welcome2ThePlanet


Altered Carbon Season 2 [Spoiler Free Review]

Takeshi Kovacs is back in Altered Carbon season 2…. we’ve been able to preview some Episodes, and here are our thoughts.

Season Two begins 30 years after the epic conclusion of Season One, and finds Takeshi Kovacs, the lone surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors, continuing his centuries old quest to find his lost love Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry).

After decades of planet-hopping and searching the galaxy, Kovacs is recruited back to his home planet of Harlan’s World with the promise of finding Quell. Haunted by his past and responsible for investigating a series of brutal murders, Kovacs is stunned to discover his new mission to solve the crime and his pursuit to find Quell are one and the same. With the help of his loyal A.I. Poe (Chris Conner), Kovacs must now partner with new allies to outwit his enemies and find the truth: Who is Quellcrist Falconer?

Did Society Fail Them? [EP 001 Mr. Freeze]

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?



The End Of An Era, & The Beginning Of Anew: Why The Batman May Change The Way We View Comic Book Films Forever.

The end of an era is finally upon us. Closing out a decade full of some of the most unforgettable moments ever witnessed in cinema history. So many great films over the years, it’s hard to keep track of them all. Now heading into a new age, it begs the question… With the superhero craze on a rise and no indication of slowing down anytime soon by any means, what else can be done within the genre that hasn’t been done already, & still manage to capture the magic that so many great beloved franchises have been able to do so well in the past? Is it truly possible to recapture that same level of success? Well, with the coming of what may be WB’s biggest DC installment yet The Batman, I’d say it’s very possible! Casting for the film is already underway with production scheduled to begin in U.K. London sometime around early 2020. Just this May, it was reported that young star Robert Pattinson will be the latest inline to don the role of Gotham city’s famous caped crusader/crime-fighter Bruce Wayne, & will be headlining the way for a brand-new standalone trilogy set to be directed & written by Planet Of The Apes Matt Reeves with a release date of June 25th 2021.




Finally putting his younger days as popular vampire Edward Cullen behind him, & slowly moving into the indie world of cinema appearing in some of the most obscure films imaginable: The Lost City Of Z, Cosmopolis, Bel Ami, The Rover, Queen Of The Dessert, Good Time, & High life. In these last recent years, we’ve seen Pattinson drastically changed his career for the better. Becoming one of the most sought out names in Hollywood today.


Now in 2019, he’ll be making his return back into the spotlight once again. Starring in the upcoming horror film The Lighthouse, directed by Robert Eggers & Netflix’s historical drama The King, based on the play “Henriad” from William Shakespeare & directed by David Michod and co-written by Joel Edgerton, where he’ll be sharing the screen with two Oscar nominees in both Timothy Chalamet & William Dafoe. Then in 2020, he’ll be making what is set to be his biggest debut yet as one the primary leads alongside Blackkksman’s David Washington in Christopher Nolan’s long awaited upcoming action-thriller Tenet.


Source: Yahoo


Back in October, Pattinson was kind enough to go a bit more in-depth as to what he finds most fascinating about bringing such an iconic character in the Batman to life, & ultimately why he finds the fan-favorite vigilante so much more relatable compared to previous superheroes we’ve seen before explaining:


“Batman’s not a hero though. He’s a complicated character. I don’t think I could ever play a real hero — there’s always got to be something a little bit wrong. I love the director, Matt Reeves, and it’s a dope character. His morality is a little bit off. He’s not the golden boy, unlike almost every other comic book character. There is a simplicity to his worldview, but where it sits is strange, which allows you to have more scope with the character.”


Based on these comments, it’s fair to say Pattinson’s insight on the character is pretty spot on. Understanding that despite the hero aspects that obviously comes with Bruce Wayne, underneath it all, there’s much more to explore. Another layer deep inside that treads the line of becoming almost the villain of his story rather than the protector we’ve know him to be due to the trauma he’s faced as child. Judging from these thoughts, I wholeheartedly believe Pattinson is bound to deliver one of if not THE most memorable portrayal of The Batman we’ve ever seen on screen. Maybe that’s too early to say given we don’t have any footage to go from as of yet, but I’ve got a good feeling about this casting… We’re in for something special. That I can guarantee.


Why This Iteration Of The Batman Will Differ From Others:


Speaking with Hollywood Reporter, Director Matt Reeves revealed a bit more on what he’s got planned for his upcoming installment, & why it’ll be vastly different from previous films to come in the past stating:


It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” Reeves confirmed. “It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation… There will be a Rogues Gallery. The casting process will begin shortly. We’re starting to put together our battle plan. I’m doing another pass on the script and we’ll begin some long-lead stuff to start developing conceptual things… We haven’t been dated. I wouldn’t commit to this, but we’re thinking the movie would probably be for 2021, late spring or summer. Warner Bros. has been incredibly supportive and given me a lot of time and shared the same passion that I do for this story.”


Source: Screenrant


This may very well be the most accurate & dramatic representation of the caped crusader so far! Showcasing the story of a broken young man who as a child tragically loses everything in the blink of an eye. Witnessing the unfortunate death of his parents in a brutal attack leaving him forced to grow up in a world where hope is nothing more but a mere fantasy, & through that darkness chooses to take matters into his own hands becoming the beacon of light in a city ruled by fear.


This time Reeves focus seems to be more centered on bringing some of the core aspects of the character to life that have yet to be fully explored, in a way no other previous director has done before. Truly defining the man behind the mask, & why Bruce Wayne is indeed the only one capable enough of donning the mantle as Gotham’s truest protector. Showcasing to us not only his incredible skills as a detective, but also & most of all his immense willpower to carry on no matter how dire & hopeless the situation may be. That is what makes the idea of Reeves vision so intriguing. Instead of repeating the same troupes, we’ll see this new incarnation from Reeves, break new ground entirely. Taking a well known hero most of us love, & showcasing him in a different light than we’re so used to. That is how a reboot SHOULD be.


Rogues Gallery:


Let’s not forget the other key detail mentioned here which is that, for the very first time we’ll be getting a live action portrayal of the caped crusader going toe to toe with some of his greatest foes in all of comics. It’s fair to assume that we’re likely talking around 4 to maybe 5 villains at most, & quite frankly that is a lot to pack in for just one story. Maybe even a bit worrying for some giving Hollywood’s recent track record in trying this same attempt twice before in Spider-man 3 & The Amazing Spider-man 2 for example. Both two very average films that left people for the most part, highly disappointed to say the least, & not exactly reaching the level of success many of us would have hoped for. Too many characters in one movie is not always the wisest idea if not pre-planned first. So it’s understandable why anyone would be a bit nervous hearing such news since we’ve yet to see any director truly perfect this approach, but I’d say,  now with the addition of Matt Reeves, we may finally be on our way to seeing this dream become a reality.


For almost a decade now, Reeves has given nothing but exceptional work throughout his career. Having delivered on some extremely underrated hitters starting from 2008’s Cloverfield, to 2013’s Let Me in, & most importantly 2015’s Dawn Of The Planet Of the Apes, & 2017’s War For the Planet Of The Apes following the story of an evolved chimpanzee by the name of Ceaser played by Andy Serkis who eventually goes on to becoming world renowned leader & freedom fighter of the Apes Army in a war against humanity as a means of saving his people from the very brink of extinction.


                                                              Source: CinemaBlend


Even today, people still look at these films as one of the best trilogies to ever grace the screen, & who can blame them! They’re freakin amazing! So it should be no surprise to anyone that WB has taken a chance in Reeves to be the one to steer things in the right direction with their most valuable & profitable superhero of all time. And if that’s not enough for ya, Andy Serkis who I previously mentioned before has also been tapped to star as Alfred Pennyworth!


Lifelong friend, father figure, & caretaker to the Bruce Wayne, & usually serves as the moral compass for him when he’s gone too much off the deep end. Having Andy Serkis on board a project like this is mind blowing in itself!


Giving the great relationship he shares with Reeves already, I’d say he is bound to play a much more pivotal role than we realize, & not just the typical bystander we’ve seen so many times in the past giving nothing but smart rimmarks. I’m sure his importance will be much bigger than we’re all expecting, & I for one can’t wait to see what Serkis brings to the character this time around. (Source: The Wrap)


Another huge name mentioned to be joining the frey alongside Serkis & Pattinson is none other than the legend himself, Jeffrey Wright! An actor many of you may already know from previous projects such as: HBO’s O.G, Netflix’s Hold The Dark, Source Code, Casino Royale, 2000’s Shaft, Hunger Games, & of course the hit sci-fi television series Westworld. Also officially confirmed by Variety, Wright is said to have landed the role of Commissioner Jim Gordon. One of Batman’s most loyal & trusted allies in gotham. Peviously played by academy award winners: J.K Simmons(Justice League) & Gary Oldman(The Dark Knight).




 Wright’s casting may come as a surprise to some. Giving the fact that for the very first time, we’re getting a black actor in this iconic role. Showing us that race shouldn’t always be a mandatory requirement when seeking talent. Times are changing.. We live in a world that is becoming more & more diverse with each passing day. We should be used to seeing people of all colors at the forefront now. Hollywood tends to talk so much about equality today, but haven’t really gone out of their way to live up to those words. It’s not enough to just talk about change, our actions need to follow through as well. Otherwise all we’re preaching  is nothing but empty promises preventing any change from actually happening. Showcasing real diversity, & representing to audiences a cast that resembles themselves is what our society needs to see more of today. Especially in a time where it’s so easy to be divided amongst each other through hate, we need steps like these taken now more than ever! Setting an example for future generations that anyone regardless of their background can achieve greatness is the most inspiring thing we as people.


                                                 ENTER CATWOMAN:

Zoe Kravitz who may I add has also been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter to have nabbed the lead role of anti-hero/love interest to the Dark Knight, Catwoman!




Beaten out fan favorites in: Eiza Gonzalez, Ana De Armas, & Alicia Vikander,
& coming straight off of several  successful projects herself throughout her career being: Dope, Mad Max: Fury Road, Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald, Kin, Gemini, & now currently starring alongside giants that include: Merly Streep, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Adam Scott, Luara Dern, Katherine Newton, & Alexsander Skarsgard, in one of HBO’s most popular drama series [Big Little Lies], which has gone on to not only receive 16 emmy nominations in 2017 alone, but has also won for outstanding limited series in 2018’s Emmy Awards. (Source: Comicbook)


Much like Pattinson, Kravitz has slowly grown into one of the most phenomenal & successful actors of her generation. Now following in the footsteps of her parents Leny Kravitz, & Lisa Bonet, & carving a name for herself within the media, becoming a well-known respected icon in her own right. Now given the role of a lifetime, being the next inline after the great Michelle Pfeiffer(Batman Returns) & Anne Hathaway(The Dark Knight Rises), in bringing one of DC’s most well-beloved characters Selina Kyle back to the big screen! Words can’t even begin to describe how ecstatic I am for her! Probably one of my favorite castings to come outta this film thus far. A true gem of talent, & capable enough to lead her own film. Beautiful, smart, funny, & a joy to watch no matter what she’s in. I have no doubt in my mind that she’ll blow us all away come 2021. Excellent choice from Reeves once again!


What I take most from Kravitz & Wright’s casting is that, we must begin to understand that excluding an entire group of people from opportunities solely because they make look different than others, is not only damaging to our way of living as a whole, but also cripples our ability to evolve mentally as a society as well. We must get used to the idea that at the end of it all are in fact ONE human race above all else, & the only way we can ever begin to build a better future for ourselves, is if we learn to look past our ignorance, & truly accept one another as people. THAT is how we’ll achieve true prosperity.




Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, John Turturro, & newcomer Jayme Lawson have also been confirmed by multiple insiders to be joining Pattinson in the upcoming reboot. Taking on roles of some of the most notorious villains in all of Gotham. The Riddler, & of course crime boss The Penguin heading the charge serving as the two central antagonists we’ll be seeing lead this new incarnation of The Batman. Paul Dano who’s widely known to some for his role as  Preacher Paul Sunday in There Will be Blood where he co-starred with the great Daniel Day Lewis, has officially been cast as Edward Newton otherwise known as The Riddler! A character we haven’t seen live action since 1997 in Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever played by actor/comedian Jim Carrey.


Source: DC Comics


Many fans have been eager to see what plans Reeves has in store for this iconic villain, & going off of his previous comments of wanting to create detective noir story this time, it’s fair to assume that the riddler may very well be the perfect foe to headline such a film. It’s an interesting but exciting direction to go. Rather than seeing a 5th iteration of the joker again, we’re finally about to see a new villain take the stage, & that’s what’s most intriguing. Dano is one hell of a performer & hasn’t nearly been given enough attention throughout the years. If you’re not too familiar with some of his work, films I’d advise you check out are: Prisoners, 12 years a slave, & Swiss Army Man. Hearing his name involved in this iteration shows WB is more concerned in searching for raw talent rather than relying on a big A Lister to draw in seats, & that’s great news all around because it gives off a indication of just how serious the studio is in giving the fans the best film possible. Dano is an inspiring choice, & is sure to do great in this role. A perfect match.


                                                                 Source: Sherdog


Colin Farrell is probably the biggest surprise name to hear so far.  I don’t think anyone could have predicted his involvement at all, but I am looking forward to seeing how his interpretation of the Penguin will differ from Danny devito’s version. From 2002’s Phone Booth, 2006’s Miami Vice, 2011’s Fright Night, to even 2012’s remake of Total Recall, all films I’d say show Farrell most definitely can bring the intensity needed for such a villain as Oswald Cobblepot aka the Penguin. The Batman has quickly become my most anticipated film of 2021, & for good reason of course. A jaw dropping cast like this is sure to take the rest of the comicbook fandom by storm!


Lastly John turturro as crime boss Carmine Falcone is another shocker I don’t think anyone saw coming…


Yes he maybe known most notably for his role as Simmons in Michael Bay’s Transformers, but he’s done much more serious films than that over the years, and has way more to give as an actor when given the right material. Just take a look back at some of his work in either Spike Lee’s Do The right Thing, or even HBO’s 2016 Limited Series, The Night Of. The man has no problem going dark, & I think will end up surprising a lot of us once cameras start rolling early next year.
Warner Bros has slowly been winning over audiences left & right lately.  Allowing creators the freedom to truly add their own unique voices to these characters without the worry of being tied down to a bigger shared universe. A vastly different approach from what Disney has established with Marvel Studios. Storytellers are now able to branch out to all kinds of genres within the DC world keeping things fresh & new. Without in any way coming off predictable or repeating things within the comicbook genre that’s already been done before, and judging from the recent success WB’s had with: 2017’s Wonder woman, 2018’s Aquaman & shazam, and now Joker which by the way has hit another milestone having currently made a $ 1 billion worldwide at the box office, & becoming the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, the possibilities are endless. There’s no telling how far they can go. They can only go up from here. That is not just a great thing for the DC property as a whole, but also for the entire fanbase as well.


Final Thoughts:


All this news has been for the most part overwhelming, but man am I pumped!! From Robert Pattinson to Zoe Kravitz, to legends in Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, & now John Turturro! The rest of Hollywood better take note. THIS is how you cast a movie! What an incredible cast Reeves has gathered. We’re witnessing a masterpiece in the making..


More announcements are sure to be on the way in the next coming weeks. So be sure to keep an eye out for that, & check out our site Team JVS to catch up on all the latest DC/Marvel news in the future. Hope you all enjoyed reading this article. Let us know your thoughts on all the news surrounding this film, & what are you most exciting to see come from Pattinson as Batman or the film in general! We’d love to hear from you. Until next time, peace, stay safe, & happy holidays to you all!

Is it too much star wars in such little time?

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.

Queen and Slim [Spoiler Free] Movie Review

It’s been a while since I’ve dropped a review. Here’s the first of many to come #QueenandSlim Directed by Melina Matsoukas written by Lena Waithe. Staring Daniel Kaluyaa and Jodie Turner Smith. This is a good one. Enjoy

Synopsis: #SlimandQueen first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer’s gun and shoots him in self-defence. Now labelled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people all across the country.


Directed by Andy Muschietti starring James Mcavoy who plays Bill Denbrough, Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom, James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak, Andy Bean as Stanley Uris, & Bill Skarsgard as the terrorizing clown Pennywise, IT: Chapter Two takes place 27 years after the events of the first film. The Losers group has all grown up, finally putting their old town Derry behind them. Forgetting the events that took place in chapter 1. Everyone for the most part has seem to moved on with their lives, except Michael who decided to stay in town still greatly affected by the trauma he faced years ago by the infamous killer Pennywise, has become obsessed with trying to find a way to kill the psychotic entity for good. After the body counts start to rise again, Michael takes it upon himself to gather the group together for one last showdown so that they can put an end to their crazy nightmare once and for all.



I think I had just as much of a fun experience with this film if not more so than the first one. The stakes are higher this time, & will leave you in shock with just how unapologetically brutal & savage Pennywise is in this new installment.  The tone for this film is so much darker, but also mixed with some really great humor especially from Bill Hader who is sure to become a fan favorite amongst audiences, & definitely a huge comedic relief needed for such a dark story as this one. 

I’ve seen so many films this year that have been either disappointing, somewhat okay, or a few that barely hit their mark, & was just overall overhyped. But I’m proud to tell you, Andy Muschietti directs one hell of a sequel that earns its place as one of the most satisfying films to come out of 2019. Surpassing even the 1990’s adaptation directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, IT Chapter 2 is a step above from what you’d usually expect to see from a Stephen king adaptation, & will most likely be ranked down the line as a modern classic for the ages. Every single cast member in this movie nails it in their roles, & the chemistry they share with each other on screen is off the charts. You can tell everyone had just as much of a great time behind the scenes when filming. All the performances were genuinely wonderful.



I don’t know what more I can say without giving any plot points away. So I’ll just leave you all with this. IT Chapter 2 is everything you could want in a follow up sequel, & by the time it’s over I can guarantee you, you’ll leave the theater with pure joy in your heart. Truly heartwarming, & a promising start to 2019’s fall season of films. Avoid spoilers at all cost, see it on the biggest screen possible, & remember to just go out & enjoy yourselves. It’s a perfectly well crafted climax to a beautiful story about the meaning, & importance of friendship, family, overcoming your fears, & most of all understanding that despite how hard things may seem at times, you’re never alone as long as you surround yourself with those that love you most. Never lose hope & keep fighting regardless of the obstacles that come your way because not giving up, IS winning. Stephen King should be proud. It chapter 2 is one of the best adaptations of his work in a long time. 


Hope you enjoyed my short review. I tried to give a bit a rundown on some of the thoughts I had, without spoiling anything as much as possible. Once you’ve gotten a chance to see it, tweet us or send us a message with your thoughts. We’d love to hear from you. Until next time, peace, & stay safe everyone.

Sources: DredCentral, Collider, Slashfilm

Why Todd Phillips Joker Might Be The EXACT Type Of ComicBook Film Needed Right Now.

Warner Bros has just released their final trailer for what might be their most anticipated film of the year JOKER! Led by Joaquin Phoenix, Directed & written by Todd Phillips, & co written by Scott Silvers. Other notable stars include the beautiful & talented Zazie Beetz, legend himself Robert De Niro, Francis Conroy, & Brett Cullen. DC might have had a few missteps in the past, but in the last recent years they’ve found their footing, & have had nothing but one home-run after another. Starting with Wonder Woman which single handedly helped reshape the DCEU as we know it. Then James Wan’s Aquaman continuing down that same path being the first ever DCEU film to cross $1 billion dollars at the box office. Followed by David F. Sandberg’s Shazam which won the good faith of both critics & fans alike, & was described by many to be the DCEU’s strongest film yet. DC’s been on a winning streak lately, but it seems like Joker may very well put them back at the top! Yes don’t get me wrong, Avengers: Endgame was good fun, but it’s nothing compared to the madness we’re about to get with this film. Some people may hate me for saying that, but that’s okay. I’m just seeing the facts for what they are. Joker looks to be so much more than just another comic book film. It’s arguably fair to say that, as fun & exciting as the comic book genre has become some of the films recently have begun to feel really redundant, & have caused a bit of a fatigue amongst the public. We’ve seen countless stories that have just felt extremely familiar with one another, & it’s a breath of fresh air to finally see something different. More unique than everything else. It keeps things fresh & opens up the door for new ideas. New stories to be told.  A film based on the origins of one of if not THE biggest & most popular super-villain in comic book history. Sign me up, because I’m all over this. How can anyone not be.


The trailer is in every way of the word groundbreaking, & is bone-chilling to its core. It really is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Lots of people have already begun to compare Joaquin Phoenix’s performance to that of Jack Nicholson, & of course the late Heath Ledger who to many people including myself believe him to be the greatest joker we’ve gotten on the big screen to this day. His performance was so good in fact, he won the academy award for Best Actor back in 2009 for The Dark Knight directed by the legendary Christopher Nolan. Now it looks like Joaquin Phoenix may very well surpass that PLUS more! I believe this film has a very high chance at not just winning one but TWO academy awards come next season. Best Actor & Best Picture! Yes I’m serious, & although I’m not as infatuated about the academy awards like other film fans as a whole, I’d love to see the comic book genre transcend past people’s expectations and become something bigger than what we first imagined it to be when it started.


Todd Phillips also mentioned earlier that his take on the clown prince of crime will not hold any ties to past comic book iterations, & will instead be its very own original story entirely. Speaking with Vulture, Phillips had this to say:

“We didn’t follow anything from the comic books, which people are gonna be mad about. We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might come from. That’s what was interesting to me. We’re not even doing Joker but the story of becoming Joker. It’s about this man.”


That’s exactly what I wanted to hear from a movie like this. Not every Comic book film needs to be exactly like the graphic novels to be considered good. Seeing a director who’s passionate & bold enough to take a beloved character such as the joker and bring their own spin to them, is much more exciting if you ask me. That is the mindset all directors who want to work in this genre should have. It’s not about repeating what’s come before. It’s about how you can add onto something that’s already great & loved by many, & if possible what can you do to help evolve the genre even more. That’s how you keep these films alive. By giving them a new voice each time, not being afraid to take risks, & giving the audience something they can really relate to at its core. This film seems to have all of that! A struggling comedian on the brink of insanity who’s left alone with taking care of his sick mother, dealing with a cruel society that is constantly humiliating him until he breaks. Lots of us definitely can see or at least come to an understanding of what it may be like to be in that kind of head space. It’s a fascinating story to think about that I can’t wait to see unfold on the big screen later this October. This looks to be like the CANNOT miss event of the year for Comicbook fans & general audiences alike.


Very proud to see Warner Bros taking the DC property in a different direction than what Disney has given us with the MCU. DC possesses bigger than life characters that require this level of talent to help tell their stories properly, & it seems like Warner Bros has realized that themselves as well. The future for DC is brighter than its ever been, & as a hardcore fan myself I couldn’t be happier! Let us know your thoughts on the trailer, & is there another dc character, villain or hero you’d love to see get the same treatment down the line. Send us a message to our Twitter & Facebook pages Earth2comiccast, & TeamJVS. We’d love to hear from you. Hope you enjoyed everything I had to say. Stay safe & have a great weekend everyone! Peace!

Source: Vulture, Warner Brothers