Happy Batman Day everybody. Get out there and pick up a Batman comic book or watch a Batman movie.
This week I wanted to start off with talking about one of my favorite character in all of comics; Spider-Man. Peter Parker is a very tragic character who will do everything he can to help people. I read an article this week over at GeekNation.com in which confirmed the age of our next on-screen version of Peter Parker/Spider-Man played by Tom Holland. Just like in the comics, he will be starting off very young at 15 years old. I think this is great. The next Spider-Man film, directed by Jon Watts, won't be here until 2017, but we will see the character on screen in the massive Captain America: Civil War movie in 2016. Spider-Man was a huge part of the Civil War epic comic book story and I'm thrilled that Marvel and Sony worked things out in time for this movie.
Over at the Fox side of Marvel movies, Hugh Jackman said that he thought Tom Hardy would be an excellent replacement to take up the claws as Wolverine. Wolverine will be in the next X-Men: Apocalypse movie in 2016, and will appear in his third and final solo Wolverine movie in 2017. I like Tom Hardy well enough and think he could make a decent Wolverine. But, here's how I would handle Wolverine. Instead of recasting and continuing the Wolverine character that we know and have seen so many times already, why not turn Wolverine into a legacy character in the third and final solo film. Introduce Laura Kinney, aka X 23. They've already established that William Stryker was doing other experiments before and after Wolverine. They introduced Lady Deathstrike in X2. By introducing a cloned version of Wolverine you can get some great conflict and fights throughout the movie and by the end of the film establish a quasi father/daughter relationship between Logan and Laura. At the end of the film they could kill off Logan after passing on the mantle of the Wolverine to Laura. This would allow future X-Men movies to still have a Wolverine character and at the same time add a strong female character to the team. Anyways, that's how I would like to see the Wolverine character being handled rather than recasting another guy to play Wolverine yet again.
This morning I watched the newest teaser trailer for Netflix and Marvel's Jessica Jones series. I tried finding an official Netflix or Marvel release, but apparently it was released on the official Spanish Netflix channel. Not sure why neither Marvel or Netflix have shared this teaser, but either way, it's a great teaser, and shows us that like in the comics Jessica Jones has some some serious strength. Also, if you're a Breaking Bad fan, like myself, you will remember another scene featuring Krysten Ritter in a bed.
That's it for This Week's Geek. The next Reel Comics Heroes podcast episode will be covering Batman: The Movie from 1966.