Now Michelle Rodriguez Says To Write Our Own Mythology & Stop Being Lazy (Video)


Lately, Hollywood has been replacing white characters with minority actors, and while their spiel is usually “the best actor got the job,” some think it to be a form of racial diversity.

Earlier saw Fast and Furious actress Michelle Rodriquez questioned about potentially playing Green Lantern, with Rodriguez laughing it off and suggesting Hollywood stop replacing white superheroes and come up with their own.

Now Rodriguez has taken to her Facebook page to further clarify her statements.

You can watch the video below or check out the text:

Yeah, guys, I want to clarify about my comment yesterday. I stuck my foot in my mouth once again, and I said that people should stop trying to steal white people’s superheroes. I guess it got taken out of context ’cause a lot of people got offended or whatever. I have a tendency to speak without a filter. Sorry about that. 

What I really meant was that ultimately at the end of the day there’s a language, and the language that you speak in Hollywood is successful franchise. I think there are many cultures in Hollywood – that are not white – that can come up with their own mythology. I mean we all get it from the same reservoir of life. The fountain of life, and it doesn’t matter what culture you come from. I’m just saying that instead of trying to turn a girl character into a guy, or instead of trying to turn a white character into a black character or a latin character, I think that people should stop being lazy. People should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology. And you know what? If being American is your mythology, and the American culture is deep embedded into who you are and what makes you or the archetype that you are trying to portray in a Hollywood feature or in a comic book — so be that, but I’m just saying that the different cultures from around the world that are in Hollywood – latin, black, asian, so on and so forth – considered “minorities,” because there are not a lot of writers representing them, they should start focusing that on making that a serious priority.

It’s not about taking Catwoman or Superman or Green Lantern or whatever these characters are and trying to make them fit to whatever cultural background you are. I just feel like it should be more creative than that. I think that people need to stop being lazy. That’s what I meant by my comment. You know, I’m taking it to heart as well. I’m considering this while I am out there coming up with projects to do and things to write. I just think it’s time to stop. Stop trying to take what’s already there and try to fit culture into it. I think it’s time for us to write our own mythology and our own story. Every culture. That’s what I really mean, and I am sorry if it came off rude or stupid. It’s not what I meant.

So cheers.



Aubrey Plaza Wants To Play Catwoman & Talks Chris Pratt


With Chris Pratt becoming a huge sensation in this Summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy, fellow Parks and Recreation co-star, Aubrey Plaza, lets it be known she is still interested in comic book movies as well (Plaza was featured in Scott Pilgrim).

The comic book preview issue of Total Film Magazine has an article with Aubrey Plaza where she states Catwoman is on her radar.

“I would f-cking die to do something like that,” she said about working side by side Ben Affleck as Batman. “There’s something so sexy and badass about Catwoman. I just think it’s the ultimate female role. You get to be a woman, but you also [get to] destroy people, and you use all your female energy for evil. I just kind of love that.” 

Aubrey Plaza is also really happy for Pratt and Guardians of the Galaxy.

“I think that [Chris] is so ridiculously talented and likeable and just such a good guy,” she offered. “He really deserves everything he is getting right now.  If I had to pick one person who was going to be famous and be everywhere and shoved down everyone’s throats, I would pick him.”



Infinite Crisis Catwoman Trailer Now Online

WB Games has released the trailer for Catwoman from the Infinite Crisis video game.

Be wary of the “bad kitty” when you meet the newest Champion in the Infinite Crisis roster – Catwoman! This new Champion will be added to the in-game line-up on September 30th. 

Infinite Crisis is an upcoming multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) set in the legendary DC Multiverse and in development by Turbine. 


Infinite Crisis is a bold new entrant into the wildly popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) genre. The game delivers a heart-pounding competitive player vs. player battle experience set in DC Comics‘ legendary Multiverse. Featuring the deepest roster of DC heroes and villains ever assembled, Infinite Crisis puts players in control of twisted incarnations of their favorite characters from throughout the Multiverse such as Nightmare Batman and Gaslight Catwoman, playing in league with such well-known characters such as Green Lantern and The Flash.


Forever Evil Details Announced; Includes Arkham War; Reveals Catwoman Spoiler


Jim Lee and Dan DiDio just announced Villains Month, and now Geoff Johns and David Finch do the same for the New 52’s first line-wide event, Forever Evil.

Johns and Finch spoke with USA Today revealing the following:

Forever Evil is a seven-issue series debuts in September as part of “Villains Month” written by Geoff Johns with art by David Finch.

First issue features 3D cover.

Spins out of Trinity War where “the Justice League winds up out of commission, and the bad guys come to the fore to rule the world.”

Three five-issue tie-in books will launch in October as follows:

Forever Evil: Rogues. Writer Brian Buccellato (The Flash) and Patrick Zircher (Suicide Squad) put the spotlight on the Flash’s colorful and infamous gang of Rogues, led by Captain Cold — a particular favorite of Johns, the former Flash writer, as well as Finch. “I just love his mask,” the artist says. “He looks very steely and a little bit dead in the eye, which is very evil.”

Forever Evil: Arkham War. “The biggest story with Bat-villains you’ve ever seen,” as Johns describes it, features the creative team of Peter Tomasi (Green Lantern Corps) and Scot Eaton (X-Men).

Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) pens a title featuring the government agency Advanced Research Group Uniting Superhumans. DC comic fans have seen increasingly shady things the group’s been doing, and Steve Trevor will be learning about those as the audience does. “His heart is good,” Johns says, “and if ARGUS has a chance of rising above what it is right now and becoming a heroic force in the future, it’s up to Steve Trevor.”

Matt Kindt will take over Justice League Of America with Martian Manhunter at the center.

Johns stays on Justice League which features the rise of villains and new unlikely heroes banding together.

Spoiler for Catwoman:

Guess she’s alive after all as she will have an “integral role” in Forever Evil.

“She’s a sexy character who uses that like a weapon but she also has a more vulnerable side to her that Geoff showed off so well in Justice League of America,” Finch says. “It made me believe in her as a character.”

She is the ultimate thief. She can break in anywhere, she can break out of anywhere, there is no place that can hold her and no place that can keep her out,” Johns says.

“In my mind, she is unstoppable. Her longing for finding out answers about some things in her past that we’ve set up is key for her drive over the next big story.”

By issue two the good guys will be made known that will be taking on the villains.

Johns offers the following tease, suggesting the villains may not get along:

Evil’s relative, right?” Johns says. “There are some that want to rule the world, there are some that simply want to put food on the table, there are some who want to simply kill for the thrill, and there are some who don’t consider themselves a villain.”

Lex Luthor shares a similar sentiment in an upcoming issue: “They call me a bad guy, as if we’re labeled as easily as night and day.”

“The Justice League is dead, the villains inherit the Earth — well, what does that even mean?” Johns says. “Some of them might not like how it’s being run. Some of them might like the old way better.

“Once the heroes are off the table, what’s that mean for the villains? What can they accomplish together?”


Injustice: Gods Among Us: Tokyo Game Show Trailer

A new trailer for the DC Comics video game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, has been released coming out of the Tokyo Game Show.

We see the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Batman, Nightwing, Catwoman and others in action.

The game was developed by the makers of Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm Studios, and looks pretty cool.

What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat?

Injustice: Gods Among Us is an all-new game in development by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, creators of the definitive fighting game franchise Mortal Kombat. The game is scheduled for release in 2013 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo.

Injustice: Gods Among Us debuts as a bold new fighting game franchise that introduces a deep, original story featuring a large cast of favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Cyborg, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and many others. Set in a world where the lines between good and evil are blurred, players will experience heroes and villains engaging in epic battles on a massive scale.


Toy Fair 2012: The Dark Knight Rises Movie Master Line: Bane, Batman, Catwoman

Here is a great look at the new The Dark Knight Rises Mattel Master Line featuring Bane, Batman, Catwoman – and the Bat signal, which actually lights up.

Click to enlarge:

Bane The Dark Knight RisesBatman The Dark Knight RisesCatwoman The Dark Knight RisesBat Signal The Dark Knight Rises

(Via MTV Geek)

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Dark Knight Rises Movie Hub for even more news, trailers and images.