Thoughts On News for GOTHAM’s TV ratings and story, BLACKLIST and the new season after 2 episodes, & AVENGERS 3 rumors about splitting it into 2 movie
So far, the new shows Gotham and Scorpion are reportedly holding up in the TV ratings and that’s good news for those folks and the fans of the shows.
But if you think about this for a minute… about the story in that Gotham only has a single, dark, depressing outcome in the story line. Why? Because by the time Batman comes into existence, the city is in a terrible way as far as crime and such and the criminal element were running the city. (In the classic mythos that is.)
And what this means is that despite Officer James Gordon doing everything he can by the book to clean things up in his town, he’s apparently not going to be all that successful at it. If he were, there would be no need for a Batman somewhere down the road.
Either that or this is a huge game changer where Gordon wins his battles and Batman is never needed! D’oh!
I love The Blacklist. I completely appreciate the character of Ray Reddington that James Spader has brought to life. I like the story of Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) and the various plots as Red and Keen face off repeatedly together as “the enemy of my enemy,” and how those conflicts are brought to life and defeated.
I love how “Red” seems to be only a smart spy kind of criminal, yet has shown on a few occasions that can he not only take some punishment from the bad guys, but he’s more than deft at dealing it out too.
But to be honest, if you’re watching the show, (SPOILER if you haven’t yet…) we’re seeing how Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) seems to be having a potential substance abuse issue.
I don’t know about you, but this feels way too early for the show to start having personal issues pop up for any of the primary characters. Don’t you? Ressler is (or was?) the go-to guy when things get messy. If not for him where would Keen be right now? But no, he’s the hero of the show, at least from within the offices of the FBI.
But I’m not sure why he’s having substance abuse issues. Or at least they haven’t delved into that aspect of the story yet.
Could all the times he’s needed to recover from major injuries put him on a collision course with pain killer addiction?
Either way, I think it is too early in the show for this.
Have you seen the rumor that the third Avengers movie from Marvel could be split into two films? I do not know about you, but I hate the tactic that studios are pulling and to be honest, it’s dissuaded me from one major film franchise already. It’s a cheap shot at making more money from the consumer.
Despite this blatant money grab by the studios, sadly, fans and consumers will be eating that crap up because they do like it. And the studios know that no matter what, fans will eat it up, no matter how many chapters or movies you make out of a single story that could possibly be told in a single movie.
Add this up with rumors from the past of how tight Marvel can be about money and such, combined with the “financial wisdom” that Disney can bring to their properties, and well, seeing how much money the first Avengers movie made, they’re thinking they can double down on the movie-going population.
But this is not something set in stone yet, it’s just a rumor that’s managed to get out of the bag. Other options are to have A3 be a stand-alone film, finished up with a “big event” movie where the Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
I’m not sure what the point is of a split. Why not merely call it A3 and A4?
In the mean time, Avengers: Age of Ultron will be opening in theaters on May 1, 2015 and there are rumors we’ll be getting our first teaser trailer in the next month or two.