Zac Snyder Alters The Deal, brings back Jared Leto for JUSTICE LEAGUE.

Snyder will likely alter it further: “Jared Leto has joined Zack Snyder’s Justice League Director’s Cut, and he will reprise his role as Joker. Leto is a part of the additional shooting that is being done for the film.” The additional shooting which was never supposed to happen in the first place. Back when this was just going to be a recut of the movie. With only some special effects added. And so on, and so forth, while all the while Snyder keeps turning the screws — and now here we are, and where we are is hilarious.

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10/21/20 Update, TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION Kickstarter.

It’s been a good two days, so far: TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION has funded, and has hit its first stretch goal! Each pledge at $10 or higher will also receive a digital short story sampler of three additional stories. It’ll increase to a maximum of six, which will undoubtedly become the core of the next short story collection.

I also guessed right, alas: I suspected that the first Kickstarter had a pent-up head of steam behind it which would not be present here, and I was correct. But that’s not really a problem. I designed this Kickstarter to let me recoup my expenses in bringing this book to print, and it’s already working. Spend money to make money, and all that.

That being said: feel free to pass the link around. I wouldn’t mind at all if this Kickstarter hit ten grand. I have a plan if it does, too.

Tweet of the Day, They’re Trustbusting Google, Huh? edition.

:monotone voice: No. Don’t. Stop.

I use Google for the same reason that I use the other Big Tech products: because, bluntly, I have no practical alternative*. I have no inherent love for any of them, and I certainly have no real urge to keep them from being metaphorically gutted like a fish. I’m sure it’d be painful to bust the Google trust – but then, getting a new crown put on can be painful, too. Still has to get done.

Moe Lane

*I know there are alternatives, sure. Just no practical ones.

The US Honest Trailer.

I should watch US at some point.

The end of the Honest Trailer is a little unfair, though. No horror movie makes sense when you think about it about it too hard. Alien? Put everybody in space suits and depressurize the ship. Halloween? Michael Myers would have had no idea how to drive a damn car. The Birds? Within half a day the Army would have broken out the flamethrowers. And so on, and so on.

And do we care? Nah, not really. They’re horror movies, not attempts at realism. So don’t think too much about the rabbits, OK?

Tobey Maguire Standalone Spider-Man movie?

I’ll allow it: “It’s being rumoured that Sony Pictures is considering making a standalone Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movie in the future.” They’ve already done the heavy lifting with INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE to have… well, a Spider-Verse; and most of the objections to doing this schtick probably died when people saw Spider-Noir and Spider-Ham. Certainly I think Sony’s got enough leeway at this point to at least try it.

Seriously: sure, what the heck? Might be interesting to just go multiple-universe and don’t bother to make it all work. Just like in the comic books.

Moe Lane

Via @IMAO_, who wants Old Man Parker. …Yeah, that’s doable.

The TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION Kickstarter funded!

Thanks, folks! TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION even funded in half a day, which is real nice. I had it pegged for a couple of days, based on the fully expected comparatively lower interest in this project. But what do I know, huh?

The stretch goals are already up: at this stage I’m merely offering another short story sampler. Three stories, at least one original, with three more potentially available at higher goals. Will one of them be another standalone Tom Vargas story? Maybe.

Again, thanks!