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Racism Rears It’s Ugly Head in a Galaxy Not So Far Far Away

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It seems like every day we are inundated with some type of new offense in the world. Be it racism, sexism, or something else. Sometimes I find myself on various sides of these “issues”. What I am about to write about should just offend us all. Is there an anti- white agenda to Star Wars Episode VII? This concept is so ignorant my head is about to explode. I am going to try and keep this from turning into an expletive filled tirade on the ignorant bigots behind the racist Star Wars hashtag which I refuse to mention. I will not give attention to this backwards thinking troglodytes. Actually allow me to apologize to troglodytes for offending them by comparing them to these ignorant people. How in the hell can you possibly come to the conclusion that Star Wars Ep VII is spreading a anti-white agenda? What kind of whack a do **** stick comes to that conclusion? These dumb ***holes are making me feel ashamed to be a white male. So what if the main characters are not white males. Is the world we live in, and entertainment exclusive to Caucasians? I understand getting up in arms cause Human Torch is African-American in the latest movie, or any well-established character race being change. I get that it’s annoying but if the overall story is the same and it changes nothing of the character what does it matter? It doesn’t, but labeling a movie as racist propaganda because the lead characters are not white males is just pure ignorance. So every other race of people in Star Wars is acceptable but a black Jedi is not? As an old fan, one who grew up with Star Wars (I was 2 in 77 when the original movie came out), where the hell did these close minded fanboys come from? Do they secretly harbor hatred towards Darth Vader because he was voiced by James Earl Jones? Do they loathe black leader of Cloud City Lando Calrissian? He is the smoothest dude in the galaxy. If you don’t hate them why hate the current leads? That’s just something I don’t understand. I get hating Jar jar, he was ****ing annoying, but this I just don’t get. Must be some kind of special ***hole to be able to related to this message. Allow me, on behalf of all white males in the world we all share, to apologize for these ignorant racist ***holes. I’m sorry people like this exist. Hating someone because of their skin color is unacceptable and so is bashing a beloved franchise because the leads are not white males. Get the **** over yourselves and leave our Star Wars alone cause there is no room for you or your racist, sexist views in a galaxy far far away.

Force Awakens Movie Ticket Scalping

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In less than 24 hours, ticket scalpers and scumbags looking to prey on us Nerds have decided to show their lack of common sense and post tickets to Star Wars: The Force Awakens on eBay for stupid amounts of cash!

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Seriously? I know that people who aren’t fanboys don’t know that scalping things we love aren’t exactly the brightest bunch but c’mon! What’s even worse are the ” true die-hard fanboys” willing to pay these prices! There have been other sites that have mentioned tickets going into the thousand dollar price range! Geeze!

Were you able to get tickets? Are you planning on seeing it opening night/weekend?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer!

As if this needs any intro….

Has Marvel Gained the Movie Rights to Fantastic Four Back?

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So the latest rumor regarding Marvel Studios and Fox hit the net yesterday morning and it was about Marvel now gaining control of the FF franchise from Fox as part of a trade that saw Marvel give the TV rights for the X-Universe to Fox for development of Hellfire and Legion shows.

Well according to Comicbook.com, that rumor has been debunked and put to bed as it was revealed that Fox already had the rights to begin with as well as Marvel Studios and Marvel Television being two separate entities. Another match on the fire was Marvel Studios’ announcement of 3 untitled movies hitting in 2020 and one of them possibly being FF. Fans across the world can now go back to cursing Fox.

JLA Coming to Cartoon Network Fall 2016

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Photo by Reddit user UninownJ25

Photo by Reddit user UninownJ25

Back in September a picture posted on Reddit showed what looked to be a wall of posters featuring shows in Cartoon Networks current line up. At the end on the line is a poster containing an all to familiar logo, JLA. Speculation ran and has now been confirmed by Cartoon Network that a JLA show is coming in fall of 2016. As of this moment that is all the information available. As fans of DC animation know CN was the home of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. Bruce Timm ran both shows and I personally hope he is somehow involved in the new show. I also wonder which version of the JLA will the team consist of. Will they go with the core seven? I’m sure Cyborg will be on the team, but with the popularity on Teen Titans maybe not. Will it be animated in the classic DCAU style or CG? So many more questions spring to mind as my anticipation on this show hits full throttle. As soon as DC and Cartoon Network release more information we here at Comics Remixed will provide our thoughts.

Red Tornado Joins CBS’s Supergirl

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Spoiler photos of Red Tornado dropped and its rather unfortunate that they did. Far be it from me to poo poo all over something I haven’t seen in action yet (cause we all know I never do that) Red Tornado looks atrocious. What is this? A throw back from the 90’s era Flash. Come on CBS! This wouldn’t have been OK twenty five years ago, why is it OK now. First off how can one even call him the Red Tornado seeing as he is hardly red and more maroon. Second, is he supposed to be Vision’s love child with a Dirt Devil? I know he’s not human but those contacts look awful and that weird fabric the suit is made of….it looks all glittery…..what the hell is that? Dare I say if we had gotten a shiny plastic/latex look with the eye and mouth slits(think JLU animated series) it might have been better. Obviously the show runners for Supergirl are taking some cues from Man of Steel(see bland washed out colors). I like many of us saw the pilot and had high hopes for this show. While I still believe it will be good I can’t say the same for old Red. Unless they pull something in post ala Apcolypse (while he still doesn’t look great not looking like Ivan Ooze is a step in the right direction) my hope for a good take on Red Tornado are dashed. Now I’m not basing this on aesthetics only, after all he is been named T.O. Morrow. Another huge misstep, IMHO, seeing as he was not T.O. Morrow but a creation of his and then some. He looks terrible to me, yet judging off what limited info we have I could be wrong but I doubt it. If I am I will be the first to admit it. It’s just the waiting game till the show airs and we see him in action. Supergirl premieres on CBS October 26th. I’m hoping for another great show from the DC/WB stable.

Top 10 Hottest Female Power Rangers

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Earlier today, WatchMojo added a new Top 10 list on their YouTube page listing the Top 10 Female Power Rangers. Being a fan of both the Power Rangers franchise as well as beautiful women, I felt compelled to watch their video. While there are certainly some beautiful women on the list, I’m not sure I agree with their ranking order. Also, Christina Masterson, the Pink Megaforce/Super Megaforce Ranger was nowhere on the list! All in all, it was pretty entertaining 11 minutes. Enjoy!

DC All Access Flash Season Two

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Another great exclusive from DC All Access. This time around we get a behind the scenes look at Flash season two along with cast interviews about the up coming season. The Flash, imo, is the best superhero show on TV. Bring on Jay Garrick, Wally West and Zoom! October can’t get here fast enough.

Behind the Scenes of Legends of Tomorrow

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DC Access presented a sneak peek into the world of the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow and some insight from cast members on the characters they play. The team of The Atom, Hawkgirl, Professor Stein, Heatwave, Captain Cold, White Canary and Rip Hunter battle the evil Vandal Savage through time(and possibly the multiverse) in one of the most epic comic book inspired TV shows to hit the airwaves. I ,like many other fans, am excited to see this show.

We Almost Got Grey Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron

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It almost happened. How cool would it have been had the Grey Hulk appeared in the second installment of the Avengers movies? In an interview with Screenrant, ILM VFX Supervisior, Christopher Townsend explained how it almost happened…and why it ultimately didn’t.

“Yeah. What Joss wanted to do was he said, ‘I wanted to have a Hulk that’s this berserker Hulk,’” Industrial Light & Magic VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend told ScreenRant. “Berserker Hulk was this Hulk that Hulks out, was what we had come up with on set. And then we sort of started talking about, ‘Well what are those extremes?’ And ILM started playing with a deformed body with a deformed face with one eye larger than another. You know, like crooked teeth, and drooling, and red eyes, and all this kind of stuff.”

“Then we started playing with color and we started to de-saturate him and give him sort of red around his eyes and made him look strung-out heroin addict Hulk was the idea. Sort of like where he has totally lost it and he’s gone totally crazy. And then we gradually tended towards a grayer and grayer version till effectively we got gray Hulk.”

“We tried a few shots in the film with that sort of much grayer version. And then we’re thinking, ‘Will people confuse this with the gray Hulk from the comics? And is that a good thing or a bad thing?’ Eventually, I think we backed off a little bit of that and made him greener so that…we didn’t want to confuse people in creating a new character, per se, in that way. So we ultimately backed off. But we had gone pretty extreme in the looks for him.”

Who knows? Maybe one day we’ll get him on screen in some form or another.