By: Adam Basciano
According to Umberto Gonzalez, a seminal moment in Batman comic book history will be acknowledged in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The moment I’m referring to is the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd at the hands of The Joker. “Jason Todd’s uniform is in a display case inside the Batcave! In fact, The Joker & Harley Quinn are estranged in SUICIDE SQUAD because she feels guilt over the death of Todd. I’m also told that the RED HOOD is now a priority character for DC.” I love how these little plot threads will likely carry over to the various DCU films. If the Red Hood is to have a larger presence in the live action film universe, I’d personally love to see the character feature in the Ben Affleck solo Batman film, along with Jared Leto as The Joker.
Tron: Legacy did not live up to Disney’s expectations when it came to box office performance. Although, I think they may have overestimated the popularity of the original Tron film. Still I enjoyed the sequel, and thought it set up a good foundation for future installments. And apparently, the film made enough money that Disney is moving forward with a third installment. “Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund are set to return for Disney’s Tron 3.The pair will reprise their characters from 2010’s Tron: Legacy in the sequel that is being directed by Joseph Kosinski.” The visual effects were great in the last film, and it had the beautiful Olivia Wilde kicking ass! More of that, plus expansion of that world and story…Count me in.
(Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Umberto Gonzalez)