According to Deadline, David Ramsey is set to direct five episodes of Arrowverse shows, including episodes in the first season of Superman & Lois and the final season of Supergirl.
But perhaps more intriguingly, he’s also slated to appear as John Diggle in five episodes across the entire spectrum of shows – on The Flash, Superman & Lois, Supergirl, and Batwoman. And he’s also got a mystery role lined up in Legends of Tomorrow season 6. It’s that appearance more than anything else that has fans buzzing that we’ll finally see John join the Green Lantern Corps.
It’s long been an article of faith among Arrow fans that Diggle would eventually become a Green Lantern: specifically John Stewart. Stewart was the second character to wear a ring in DC continuity, and like Diggle for the Arrowverse, Stewart was DC’s first Black superhero. Stewart is a marine and an architect who served as Hal Jordan’s backup, covering for the first GL when Hal was away or for an extended period of time after Hal quit the Corps. Which calls to mind Diggle’s extended fill-ins for Oliver as the Green Arrow.
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Ninjas, who doesn't love them? They are amazing. They know martial arts, wear a cool costume, masters of various weapons, disappear with smoke bombs, you name it. Plus the stars they throw are just bad ass. Now ninjas have always been very prominent in films throughout the world. In fact saying there have been hundreds of Ninja films would be an understatement. And as it's no secret I live Ninja films I have complied a list of the Top 5 Ninja films of all time, IMO.
5) American Ninja II: The Confrontation: On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong (Michael Dudikoff) investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.
4) Pray for Death: Hoping for a simple life, Japanese family man Akira Saito (Shô Kosugi) moves his wife and two sons from Tokyo to Houston to open a restaurant. But beneath Akira's innocent exterior lies his secret identity as a masterfully trained ninja. When crime leader Limehouse Willie (James Booth) wrongfully accuses Akira of stealing a precious necklace, Willie's gang murders Akira's wife. With his mask and deadly weapons, Akira vows to destroy the syndicate responsible for his wife's death.
3) American Ninja: Joe Armstrong (Michael Dudikoff) an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. When his platoon is attacked by ninjas Joe springs into action to stop a madman with an army of Ninja soldiers, as Joe is the American Ninja
2) Ninja: Shadow of a Tear: Martial-arts master Casey Bowman (Scott Adkins) has his life of domestic bliss shattered by a savage act of violence. Vowing revenge, the fearless American stealthily tracks the killer from Osaka to Bangkok to Rangoon. His only clues: a series of victims whose necks bear the distinctive mark of strangulation by barbed wire. His target: the sinister drug lord Goro.
1) Revenge of the Ninja: After ninjas killed his family, Cho (Sho Kosugi) and his son Kane (Kane Kosugi) come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When his friend betrays him, Cho must prepare for the ultimate battle with a deadly ninja.
WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson has passed away at the age of 79. Below is WWE's statement:
WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson passes away
WWE is saddened to learn that Pat Patterson has passed away at the age of 79.
A true trailblazer of the industry, Patterson was linked to many "firsts" in sports-entertainment throughout his storied career, including the first-ever Intercontinental Title reign and the creation of the Royal Rumble Match. In a career spanning six decades, the renaissance man left an indelible mark on the industry in the ring, on the microphone and behind the scenes.
Patterson began his career in 1958 in his native Canada before becoming a fixture in the Bay Area for nearly two decades. After winning the AWA Tag Team Championship with Ray Stevens in 1978, Patterson moved on to WWE. Under the tutelage of The Grand Wizard, Patterson made an immediate impact and became the first Intercontinental Champion in September 1979. Patterson's most legendary WWE rivalry was undoubtedly his war with Sgt. Slaughter, which captivated the WWE Universe with Boot Camp Matches and a brutal Alley Fight at Madison Square Garden.
Shortly before his in-ring retirement in 1984, Patterson joined Mr. McMahon as a color commentator. Even after hanging up his boots, Patterson was far from finished reimagining the possibilities of the sports-entertainment industry. In 1988, Patterson brought one of the ring's most groundbreaking ideas to life by creating the original format for the Royal Rumble Match.
Patterson returned to the ring during WWE's electric "Attitude Era," creating many memorable moments alongside Gerald Brisco as one of Mr. McMahon's hilarious "Stooges." Patterson even pinned Crash Holly to claim the Hardcore Title. For all his efforts, Pat Patterson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996 by Bret Hart.
In his 25-plus years in WWE, Patterson was synonymous with making history. From the Intercontinental Title to the Royal Rumble Match and beyond, his name will forever be revered in WWE lore. This amazing legacy was captured in Patterson's 2016 autobiography, Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE, a moving chronicle about his life both inside and out of the ring.
WWE extends its condolences to Patterson's family and friends.
When Arnold Schwarzenegger decided against Predator 2, which would have seen him reprise his role of Dutch teaming with a cop in LA to take on a new Predator changes needed to be made. One of the possible versions would have seen Steven Seagal as the hero. Unfortunately director Stephen Hopkins was not impressed when he met him. Speaking in a recent interview he had this to say
"Seagal was on board, and I had to go have a meeting with him at his house, which was one of the craziest afternoons I've had, sort of to talk him out of doing it. It was a bizarre -- he's a very unusual, slightly twisted kind of guy, and in the end I couldn't see myself doing it with him. It didn't feel right. He wasn't the kind of hero... I thought it would just turn into a cheesy -- you know, it's got plenty of cheese now, but it's a kind of cool cheese, I think, as opposed to uncool cheese. He was desperate to do it. I went up to his house, he crushed my hand and he took me into a room where all the walls were covered with guns. He told me he wanted to play a CIA psychiatrist who is also a martial arts expert and carried a gun. I listened to him for a long time, and he was clearly a little crazy at the time. I said, 'Oh, this is different from the way we were going, so I guess we shouldn't do it.' Then he became really keen to do it, and he threw his arm around me on the way out and he said, 'I want you to come to my ranch in Santa Barbara because I've got a grenade launching range there, so we can go and launch grenades together.' I said, 'Yeah, great, we'll do that.' But that didn't happen. Sorry, I'm not a fan of his, so..."
The version we ended up seeing was Danny Glover taking on the main role, and I for one have always been a huge fan of the film. Although now I wonder how it would have been with Seagal
It's rumored multiple Predator movies could be in the works under the Disney-owned 20th Century Studios, and one of the many ideas being floated around is a direct sequel to Nimrod Antal’s cult favorite Predators. Not only that, but the project will be looking to succeed where every other installment has failed by convincing Schwarzenegger to finally reprise his iconic role as Major Dutch Schaefer.
Adrien Brody is also being linked with a return as Predators‘ Royce, and the character was essentially a direct homage to Dutch anyway, right down to smearing himself in mud for the climactic showdown opposite the hulking extraterrestrials. A mashup between John McTiernan’s classic original and the world introduced in Predators would definitely get the fans on board.
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The directors behind 21 Jump Street and its sequel, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, are teaming up once again with Channing Tatum for a currently untitled monster movie. While more specific details are being kept under wraps, the movie will reportedly be based on one of Universal's classic monsters such as Dracula and Wolfman and will be a strictly tongue-in-cheek interpretation set in modern times.
Although it is not currently known which of the beloved Universal Monsters the movie will focus on, the studio is likely aiming for a bold, new reinvention following the recent success of hit horror movie The Invisible Man. Lord and Miller will produce the project under their Lord Miller banner, with Tatum set to star in the lead. Wes Tooke, who recently penned the Roland Emmerich directed World War II movie Midway, is set to write the script based on an original idea from producer Reid Carolin.
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Well so far I have covered horror, action, sci-fi, and drama. So now its time to take a look at Comedy. TO be honest as big of an action and horror fan as I am I love a good comedy. The 80’s were an amazing time for comedy films. SO many fantastic ones came out during those years it was very hard to pick a top 10. My top 3 were easy as they are actually my 3 favorite comedies of all time. Picking the rest was tough. In fact I had to rewatch several of them to make sure they still held up. They all did which made this even harder. From Slapstick, to Parody, to R Rated humor the 80’s had everything but political correctness. So here in my opinion are the top ten 80’s comedy films.
10) Once Bitten: Before he became the Pet Detective and shot to mega stardom Jim Carrey was in this little known vampire parody. Its actually one of the funniest films in his library, and that’s saying something. A centuries-old vampire, the countess (Lauren Hutton) has kept her youthful look by drinking the blood of male virgins. Since she finds this prey challenging to come by, she is thrilled when she meets young Mark Kendall (Jim Carrey), who wants to lose his virginity, yet has a reluctant girlfriend, Robin (Karen Kopins). After luring Mark away from a club, the countess drinks his blood, but the hapless guy isn't sure what has happened until he starts exhibiting unusual symptoms.
9) Ruthless People: Although known primarily for Airplane and the Naked Gun films the Zucker Brothers did this classic comedy in 1986 that’s a laugh riot from beginning to end. Danny DeVito Steals the movie and gives the best performance of his film career in my opinion. Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) hates his wife, Barbara (Bette Midler), so much that he wants her dead. He's ecstatic when she's taken by a duo of kidnappers who want $500,000 ransom in exchange for her life. Fully intending to ignore every one of the kidnappers' demands in the hopes that they do him a favor and murder her for him, the two confused kidnappers (Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater) have to figure out how they're going get their money, and what they're going to do with the overbearing Barbara.
8) Police Academy: The film that started a franchise. From 6 sequels to an animated series Police Academy is a legend of 80’s comedies. To this day there is talk of a reboot and or remake. When the mayor of a crime-ridden city loosens the restrictions on entering the police academy in order to get more cops on the street, all manner of oddball characters enlist to join the force. Among the cadets are suave Carey Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg), hulking Moses Hightower (Bubba Smith), beautiful Karen Thompson (Kim Cattrall) and sound effects-generating Larvell Jones (Michael Winslow), who all have to show initiative and courage when they are faced with tough situations out on patrol.
7) Moving Violations: Sure its basically John Murray doing a bad Bill Murray impersonation but this film is still a laugh riot. I watched it a few weeks ago and still cracked up. The 15min long chase scene at the end is still one of my all-time favorite comedy scenes. After receiving traffic violations, young Dana Cannon (John Murray) and other motorists are ordered by Judge Nedra Henderson (Sally Kellerman) to attend a driving school as a way to avoid further penalties. The reluctant students must contend with the stern Deputy Halik (James Keach) as a teacher and remain resigned to completing the course. However, when Dana and his classmates learn of a devious scheme involving Henderson and Halik, they rebel against their deceptive authority figures.
6) Caddyshack: Don’t get me wrong this is an amazing film and deserves all the accolades it gets, I just personally find 5 other films funnier. Not taking anything away from Caddyshack however. You don’t have to enjoy golf to enjoy this hilarious film. One of the first Snobs vs Slobs films this will go down as a timeless classic. Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe), a teen down on his luck, works as a caddy at the snob-infested Bushwood Country Club to raise money for his college education. In an attempt to gain votes for a college scholarship reserved for caddies, Noonan volunteers to caddy for a prominent and influential club member (Ted Knight). Meanwhile, Danny struggles to prepare for the high pressure Caddy Day golf tournament while absorbing New Age advice from wealthy golf guru Ty Webb (Chevy Chase).
5) I’m Gunna Git You Sucka: There are parody films, then there is I’m Gunna Git You Sucka. The first comedy from the Wayans family. This is a fantastic parody of Blaxploitation films, that’s so funny you don’t even need to see any of them to get all the jokes. I saw this when I was a little kid and laughed and laughed. I still laugh to this day. Jack Spade (Keenen Ivory Wayans) comes home to the ghetto and finds his brother dead from a gold chain overdose. With the help of his hero, John Slade (Bernie Casey), and a team of washed-up crime fighters, Spade declares vengeance on Mr. Big (John Vernon), the white crime leader responsible for selling gold chains on the streets. But Spade realizes that he must take matters into his own hands to finish the job in this zany spoof of 1970s blaxploitation films.
4) Revenge of the Nerds: An all time classic. Nerds vs Jock. It will never get old. Unfortunately all the sequels stink. But this one is a classic that people will be watching for generations. I saw it when I was in 4th grade and have been a huge fan ever since. It’s politically incorrect, r rated, and just plane fun. In fact you’ll cheer the nerds and they battle the evil Alpha Betas. Geeky college students Gilbert (Anthony Edwards) and Lewis (Robert Carradine) are evicted from their dormitory when the Alpha Betas -- who recently burned down their own fraternity house by accident -- confiscate the building. When the college forces the freshmen to live in the gym, Gilbert, Lewis and their fellow dorks relocate to a run-down house. When the Alpha Betas, led by jock Stan (Ted McGinley), repeatedly humiliate them, the nerds plot revenge
3) Return of the Killer Tomatoes: Not only is this a classic George Clooney film its an all time masterpiece. Sure the first one was bad, but this one was amazing. Tons of inside gags, 4th wall breaking, you name it. This was a self-aware film before there was such a thing. It was years ahead of its time. Clooney and Anthony Stake are a fantastic comic duo and it’s a shame they did not reunite for any of the sequels. The killer tomatoes are back! But this time around, they’re going to have to contend with late ’80s George Clooney and his wicked mullet… Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? Nope, it’s Return of the Killer Tomatoes! Ten years on from the Great Tomato War, mankind lives in fear of another uprising by the waxy red menace. Meanwhile, Professor Gangreen – played with gusto by the great John Astin from TV’s The Addams Family – sets out to pursue his own evil ends by creating a burgeoning army of tomato militia men (who, somewhat conveniently, look just like regular men
2) Private Resort: Before he was on 21 Jump Street Johnny Depp was causing hijinks at a private resort. This is in my opinion the last great comedy out there. Not a parody, just single jokes highlighted by hilarious chase scenes through a hotel. It’s a must watch for anyone looking for a laugh. It follows the crazy of 80’s comedy’s featuring a couple of guys looking to have sex. Yes that was actually the plot of tons of 80’s films, and TV shows as well. But this takes it to another level to say the least. Johnny Depp and Rob Morrow star as Jack and Ben, respectively, teen buddies who are on the sexual prowl for beautiful, wealthy girls at a posh Miami resort where they are weekend guests. Also on the prowl is The Maestro (Hector Elizondo), a skilled jewel thief who is pursuing the diamond necklace of society woman Amanda Rawlings (Dody Goodman). When they accidentally run afoul of the Maestro, Ben and Jack suddenly have their hands.
1) The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad: Based on the tv show no one watched comes the funniest film ever made. I saw this on opening night in a packed house and laughed so hard I cried for almost 90min. The jokes never stop. In fact it’s the only film to make me laugh so hard my stomach hurt. Ican watch it over and over again and still laugh. Its become an iconic film for good reason. Who will forget Enrico Pallazo for God sakes? Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen), a rather clueless police detective, tries to foil a plot to turn innocent people into assassins through mind control. After his partner, Norberg (O.J. Simpson), is shot, Frank sets out to find the culprit, leading him to business tycoon Vincent Ludwig (Ricardo Montalban). However, Frank has no evidence until he meets Jane Spencer (Priscilla Presley), Ludwig's assistant. She knows nothing about Ludwig's devious plans, but falls for Frank and agrees to help him.
It has now been confirmed that the Merc with a Mouth will return in Deadpool 3, with Ryan Reynolds all set to once again reprise the role of the Marvel anti-hero. Meetings have reportedly been taking place with writers over the past month, with Reynolds hearing an assortment of pitches from a variety of talented scribes, finally settling on Bob's Burgers duo Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin to pen the highly anticipated Deadpool threequel.
There has been no word of what would be done with the character since the acquisition of Fox by Disney, and while there have been whispers of the X-Men eventually joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, nothing has been mentioned about the R-rated Deadpool. The character's penchant for bloody violence and foul language has had many wondering how exactly Deadpool could be brought into the family-friendly world of The Avengers and Spider-Man, and while it remains to be seen whether this will ever even happen, Reynolda and the Molyneux sisters have clearly found a way to continue the Deadpool franchise under the Disney banner.
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WALKER, a reimagining of the long-running series “Walker, Texas Ranger,” stars Jared Padalecki (“Supernatural”) as Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. He’ll attempt to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son (Kale Culley, “Me, Myself and I”) and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teenaged daughter (Violet Brinson, “Sharp Objects”) and navigate clashes with his family - an ADA brother (Keegan Allen, “Pretty Little Liars”) who stepped in during Walker’s absence, his perceptive mother (Molly Hagen, “Herman’s Head”) and his traditional rancher father (Mitch Pileggi, “The X-Files”). Walker’s former colleague is now his Ranger Captain, (Coby Bell, “The Game”). Walker finds unexpected common ground with his new partner (one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history) played by Lindsey Morgan (“The 100”), while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death. The show also stars Jeff Pierre as Trey Barnett.
Renowned animation producer Bruce Timm takes the Dark Knight back to the 1970s for a supernatural-laden martial arts extravaganza in Batman: Soul Of The Dragon, the next entry in the popular series of the DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 12, 2021, and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on January 26, 2021. Order due date is December 22, 2020. The film is rated R for some violence.
Batman: Soul Of The Dragon will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $44.98 SRP) and Blu-ray (USA $29.98 SRP; Canada $39.99 SRP) as well as on Digital. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc featuring the film in hi-definition, and a digital version of the movie. The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition and a digital version of the movie.
Set in the midst of the swinging 1970s, this Elseworlds adventure finds Bruce Wayne training under a master sensei. It is here that Bruce, along with other elite students, is forged in the fire of the martial arts discipline. The lifelong bonds they form will be put to the test when a deadly menace arises from their past. It will take the combined efforts of Batman, world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner and Lady Shiva, and their mentor O-Sensei to battle the monsters of this world and beyond!
The ensemble cast features a core group of actors playing martial arts students-turned-heroes in David Giuntoli (Grimm, A Million Little Things) as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Mark Dacascos (John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Iron Chef America, Hawaii Five-0) as Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu (Arrow, X2: X-Men United) as Lady Shiva and Michael Jai White (Spawn, reprising his role from Arrow) as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger. Their mentor O-Sensei is voiced by James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China, Blade Runner). Josh Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender; Green Lantern: The Animated Series) is featured as Jeffrey Burr, and additional voices are provided by veteran voiceover actors Grey Griffin, Chris Cox, Erica Luttrell, Robin Atkin Downes, Patrick Seitz, Jamie Chung and Eric Bauza.
Sam Liu (Reign of the Supermen, Batman: The Killing Joke) is Producer and Director of Batman: Soul Of The Dragon, utilizing a script by Jeremy Adams (Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge). Producers are Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Kimberly S. Moreau (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: Red Son) and Sam Register are Executive Producers. Michael Uslan is Executive Producer.
The film is dedicated to legendary DC writer Dennis O’Neil, who co-created the characters Richard Dragon, O-Sensei, Bronze Tiger and Lady Shiva. O’Neil passed away on June 11, 2020.
Batman: Soul Of The Dragon Special Features
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital