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Dark knight rising: why Ben Affleck’s Batman is the key to DC’s movie future

Last years Batman v Superman almost trashed the Batmobile, but DC needs to harness the Batflecks potential to connect its slate of Extended Universe films If the Marvel Cinematic Universe really does come to a close following the events of 2019s as-yet-untitled Avengers: Infinity War sequel, The Incredible Hulk? it might just be possible for fans to rewatch more than 20 movies, stretching back to 2008s Thor: Ragnarok and beyond, and they will all be wearing capes cut from the same vivid cloth. Sadly for Warners rival DC Extended Universe, it has already lost any chance of hitting such heights of consistency. Rather than setting the tone for future episodes, last years Suicide Squad, a movie with an offbeat premise that the studio clearly never had enough time to make sense of, and the rush of sweet relief that was Patty Jenkins Warner might cash in its chips by removing Ben Affleck as the new Batman, as if getting rid of the DCEUs most famous face would instantly solve all its problems. That rather seems like throwing the baby out with the bathwater, if a hulking 6ft 4in Hollywood behemoth can ever be described in such terms. It also rather

No, ‘passed gas’ didn’t cause flight evacuation

In today’s “Not The Onion” news, an American Airlines flight supposedly had to evacuate all its passengers after a person “passed gas,” causing violent episodes of nausea and headaches. Except that this isn’t true. SEE ALSO: Sorry everyone, but that shocking Amelia Earhart photo has been debunked twice The story, which originally appeared on local WNCN-TV, quotes an unidentified spokesperson with Raleigh-Durham International Airport as saying that all passengers were taken off the plane after it landed at around 4 p.m. The incident allegedly started when passengers on the flight “became ill with nausea and headaches” spurred by a foul-smelling odor in the cabin. However, American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein categorically denied this report. Feinstein told Mashable that “the flight was not evacuated, and the story is not true”. He said the plane had a odor issue, but that was due to a mechanical fault, not “passed gas.” We did have an aircraft from Charlotte to RDU this afternoon, that landed at 2:19 p.m. ET, and arrived the gate at 2:21 p.m. ET, that is currently out of service for an actual mechanical issue and odor in the cabin. But it is not due to ‘passed gas’ as mentioned,Feinstein said.

Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe villains, from Abomination to Zemo

Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. the Vulture, in Spider-Man: Homecoming.Image: Columbia Pictures Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers for all Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, up to and including Spider-Man: Homecoming. A good bad man is hard to find at least within the confines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the franchise has given us some truly memorable superheroes, it’s been significantly less successful at crafting compelling supervillains. Sure, we all love Loki. But do you even remember Yellowjacket? Or Ronan? How about Malekith? Who? Yeah, exactly. SEE ALSO: ‘Homecoming’ is the best ‘Spider-Man’ movie ever made Which is yet another reason Spider-Man: Homecoming feels like such an invigorating change of pace. In the Vulture, the MCU has delivered its best big bad in years and he’s all the more riveting because he’s not your typical scenery-chewing megalomaniac. (It helps, of course, that he’s played by Michael Keaton, who commands the screen and makes it look effortless.) Instead, the Vulture is cut from the same cloth as his webslinging nemesis. Like Spidey, he’s a basically normal dude grappling with the fact that he lives in a superpowered world. Unlike Peter Parker, though, Adrian Toomes isn’t inspired by example to become

How Fast is the Flash? Here’s the Comic Book Hero’s Top Speed

Theres no easy answer to any of these. There have been enough contradictions, crossovers, and comic book catastrophes to give a wide variety of characters a fighting chance in all of these discussions. As youll soon see, if you try to narrow the scope, there are still a ton of different factors to consider. But with that in mind, heres an in-depth look at how fast the Flash really is, and how he stacks up against other comic book speedsters. Who is the Flash? oneThe first Flash debuted in 1940. Jay Garrick was a college student studying chemistry and physics in Keystone City when an experiment went wrong. While unconscious, Garrick got mixed up with some chemicalsagain, this is 1940and went into a coma. When he woke up, he had super speed. Barry Allen is the most widely known Flash of all. He debuted in 1956 and is the main character used in most on-screen depictions of the character. Justice League/Justice League Unlimited? Barry. The CW? Barry. The DC Extended Universe? Barry. If youre watching the Scarlet Speedster on TV somewhere, its safe to assume its Barry. If youre under the age of 40, chances are Wally West is your

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