Monthly Archives: August 2013

Man of Steel Sequel Casting Update

Well, as if the news that Ben Affleck would be playing Batman isn’t awesome enough, reports are circulating that a deal has been struck with Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston to play Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel. On top of this news, it is being reported that Cranston will be portraying Lex Luthor in at least six films, and that Affleck will portray Batman in thirteen films. This is amazing news that we hope will be officially declared by the studios and the actors reps soon. Having portrayed the demeanor Walter White turned drug kingpin Heisenberg on Breaking Bad, Cranston is perfect for the role, and we hope to see what else this film will produce. Who will join Luthor in fighting the Dark Knight and Man of Steel? Joker? Brainiac? Will Luthor be enough to handle both heroes? Only time will tell …

Big News for DC Fans today!

The world of DC Comics had some big news for both television and film today. The biggest news by far had to be the official announcement of Warner Bros new Batman being cast. None other than Ben Affleck himself has been cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the sequel to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. This fantastic actor being cast to face off against Henry Cavil is amazing, and we cannot wait to hear what else develops in this project. The DC Universe is looking even more bad-ass and cool by the second, and we think Ben is just the guy to bring to life Bruce Wayne in this new cinematic universe.

In television news, the hit series Arrow, (which we hope will be integrated into the larger DC Universe so that we can see Stephen Amell fight alongside Affleck and Cavil), the big bad of the second season has been cast, and it’s none other than Abu Nazir himself from Homeland. That’s right, Navid Negahban has been cast as Al-Owal, a mysterious villain who has ties to both Malcolm and the infamous League of Assassins. Could this bring another connection to the Batman universe and the DC Universe as a whole? With introductions for The Flash, Black Canary, and more planned for the second season and the tagline for the second season reading City of Heroes, hopefully we’ll see more developments to come. Overall, this has been a great day for DC comics fans.

MyMusic Season 2 Premiere Review

Today on YouTube, the infamous Fine Bros premiered the first episode of season 2 of the hit web series, MyMusic. Showcasing a new, sleek look with the familiar cast of loveable characters, the show gave loyal fans a whole new level of interactive goodness.

Taking place in the documentary series six months after the first season, the crew at MyMusic have moved into new offices, with the premiere episode showcasing the new space with a tour by Idol in her usual pop flare and hilarious spunk. We find most of the group having returned to normal, with Metal dealing with a pregnant wife and Hip Hop embracing his inner nerd. The end of the premiere episode brought to fans a new cast member, Country, Idol’s cousin, who shares Idols enthusiasm and glamorous sense of style.

The production value of the show is still top notch, with amazing comedic timing and a wonderful story that proves to draw us in over and over again. The addition of a video podcast to the interactive side of the series looks to enhance the MyMusic experience, and we here at On Request Magazine look forward to seeing the season progress in the months to come.

The Wolverine Review

With the summer blockbuster season nearing its end in the weeks ahead, one of the last superhero films of the Summer 2013 season is The Wolverine. The sixth film to feature the most popular X-man of all time, Hugh Jackman pops the adamantium claws once again in the most action-packed and intimate story yet. Set years after the events of the third X-men film, Wolverine is living in the wildnerness, shunning society and living off the land after struggling with the memory of having to kill the woman he loves, Jean, (Famke Janssen). When a mysterious woman named Yukio comes to Logan and asks him to return to Japan with her to visit an old friend whom Wolverine had saved during WWII in Japan, Logan obliges, and begins one of the most classic and beloved tales of the Wolverine comics to date.

This story has what some of the other X-Men films have yet to touch on yet. We get a glimpse into the mindset of Logan, and the tragic story surrounding him. Viewers got a glimpse into Logan’s mindset, and the hard decisions he’s had to make affecting his current state of mind. The special effects are amazing, and yet the films setting and characters really took the spotlight in this film. The number of female characters essential to the storyline is far greater in this film than in past X-Men films, and really helps strengthen Wolverine’s character as a whole. The love story between Logan and Mariko, the young woman set to inherit an empire who is targeted by deadly enemies, is a great thing to see come to life, and the great twist ending and post credits scene which ensures to set up the next X-Men film, X-Men: Days of Futures Past, really makes this film something special and worth seeing.

Overall, we here at On Request Magazine give this film a 10/10, because it not only builds upon the stories of past films, but does a fantastic job of delving into the mindset and heart of Logan, a.k.a. The Wolverine, and we sure hope to see Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine for years and years to come, because no one else could portray this character with the same passion and dedication as he can.