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  • Watch Apple’s ‘Unleashed’ event live right here
    by (Unknown) on 18. Octo­ber 2021 at 10:26

    Apple is set to announce new hard­ware today. The com­pa­ny is hold­ing a (vir­tu­al) keynote at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in Lon­don, 7 PM in Paris). And you’ll be able to watch the event right here as the com­pa­ny is stream­ing it live.Rumor has it that the com­pa­ny is set to announce some new Macs. Over the past year, Apple has updat­ed its entry-lev­el com­put­ers with new cus­tom-designed M1 chips. And now, the com­pa­ny could bring its own chips to high­er-end com­put­ers, such as a 14-inch and 16-inch Mac­Book Pro, a new Mac Mini and a 27-inch iMac.Apple could use this oppor­tu­ni­ty to redesign its lap­tops from the ground up with new dis­play tech­nolo­gies, a new array of ports and a new form fac­tor in gen­er­al. But that’s not all. Apple has also been work­ing on an updat­ed ver­sion of its entry-lev­el AirPods.You can watch the livestream direct­ly on this page, as Apple is stream­ing its con­fer­ence on YouTube.If you have an Apple TV, you can open the TV app and look for the ‘Apple Spe­cial Event’ sec­tion. It lets you stream today’s event and rewatch old ones.And if you don’t have an Apple TV and don’t want to use YouTube, the com­pa­ny also lets you livestream the event from the Apple Events sec­tion on its web­site. This video feed now works in all major browsers — Safari, Mozil­la Fire­fox, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.Source: Tech crunch

  • Chi­na Could Be Exploit­ing Inter­net Secu­ri­ty Process to Steal Data, Cyber Experts Warn
    by (Unknown) on 18. Octo­ber 2021 at 10:08

    To access the data of unsus­pect­ing users, the Chi­nese Com­mu­nist Par­ty (CCP) could take advan­tage of a uni­ver­sal authen­ti­ca­tion process that is believed to be secure but may not actu­al­ly be, cyber­se­cu­ri­ty experts warned, although encryp­tion is still the pre­ferred method of pro­tect­ing dig­i­tal data and Pro­tec­tion of com­put­ers — in some cas­es, the same dig­i­tal cer­tifi­cates used for inter­net authen­ti­ca­tion allow the Chi­nese regime to infil­trate and wreak hav­oc on var­i­ous com­put­er net­works, they said. Dig­i­tal cer­tifi­cates that ver­i­fy the iden­ti­ty of a dig­i­tal enti­ty on the Inter­net. A dig­i­tal cer­tifi­cate can be com­pared to a pass­port or dri­ver’s license, accord­ing to Andrew Jenk­in­son, CEO of cyber­se­cu­ri­ty com­pa­ny Cyber­sec Inno­va­tion Part­ners (CIP) and author of the book Stuxnet to Sun­burst: 20 Years of Dig­i­tal Exploita­tion and Cyber ​​War­fare. “With­out it, the per­son or device you are using may not meet indus­try stan­dards, and the encryp­tion of crit­i­cal data could be bypassed so that what should be encrypt­ed remains in plain text,” Jenk­in­son told The Epoch Times Used to Encrypt inter­nal and exter­nal com­mu­ni­ca­tions that pre­vent a hack­er, for exam­ple, from inter­cept­ing and steal­ing data. But “fake cer­tifi­cates” or invalid cer­tifi­cates can tam­per with any data. Sense of secu­ri­ty, “said Jenk­in­son. Cyber­se­cu­ri­ty firm Glob­al Cyber ​​Risk LLC said dig­i­tal cer­tifi­cates are gen­er­al­ly issued by trust­ed CAs and then the same lev­el of trust is passed on to inter­me­di­aries How­ev­er, there are oppor­tu­ni­ties for a com­mu­nist enti­ty, mali­cious actor, or oth­er untrust­wor­thy enti­ty to issue cer­tifi­cates to oth­er “hideous peo­ple” who appear trust­wor­thy but are not, he said.“If you issue a cer­tifi­cate from a trust­ed author­i­ty, you will trust it,” said Duren. “But what the issuer could actu­al­ly do is pass that trust on to some­one who should­n’t be trust­ed. Duren said he would nev­er trust.” a Chi­nese cer­ti­fi­ca­tion author­i­ty for this rea­son, stat­ing that it is aware of a num­ber of com­pa­nies that have banned Chi­nese cer­tifi­cates because they were issued to untrust­wor­thy agen­cies. Jenk­in­son said that Chi­nese cer­ti­fi­ca­tion bod­ies make up a small por­tion of the over­all indus­try and the cer­tifi­cates they issue are gen­er­al­ly lim­it­ed to Chi­nese com­pa­nies and products.Prince, a mem­ber of the hack­ing group Red Hack­er Alliance who declined to give his real name, uses his com­put­er at their office in Dong­guan, Guang­dong Province, Chi­na, on Aug. 4, 2020. (Nico­las Asfouri/AFP via Get­ty Images). In 2015, cer­tifi­cates from Chi­na Inter­net Net­work Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter (CNNIC), the state agency over­see­ing domain name reg­is­tra­tion in Chi­na, were chal­lenged. Mozil­la revoked CNNIC cer­tifi­cates because it knew of unau­tho­rized dig­i­tal cer­tifi­cates asso­ci­at­ed with mul­ti­ple domains. Both Inter­net com­pa­nies opposed CNNIC del­e­gat­ing its author­i­ty to issue cer­tifi­cates to an Egypt­ian com­pa­ny that issued the unau­tho­rized cer­tifi­cates. Accord­ing to Jenk­in­son, CNNIC cer­tifi­cates were banned because they had “back doors”. A back door means that [the Chi­nese cer­ti­fi­ca­tion body] could lit­er­al­ly take admin­is­tra­tive access and send data back to the moth­er­ship, ”he said. Since 2016, Mozil­la, Google, Apple and Microsoft have also blocked the Chi­nese cer­ti­fi­ca­tion author­i­ties WoSign and their sub­sidiary Start­Com due to unac­cept­able secu­ri­ty practices.Vulnerability Despite these bans on Chi­nese dig­i­tal cer­tifi­cates in recent years, the CCP has not been deterred and has long-term gam­bling, Jenk­in­son said, refer­ring to an alarm­ing dis­cov­ery by his cyber­se­cu­ri­ty firm two years ago that it was a multi­na­tion­al con­sult­ing firm. Dig­i­tal cer­tifi­cates are typ­i­cal­ly valid for a few years depend­ing on the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion author­i­ty, and a renew­al is required to keep them valid and keep the data they are sup­posed to pro­tect secure, he said. “But in 2019, CIP Chi­nese dis­cov­ered cer­tifi­cates that had been valid for 999 years,” Jenk­in­son said. His com­pa­ny made this dis­cov­ery by research­ing the lap­tops of a lead­ing glob­al con­sult­ing firm. Jenk­in­son made the com­pa­ny aware of the vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty and offered, “They are either incred­i­bly accom­mo­dat­ing or com­plic­it,” he said, not­ing that the com­pa­ny’s cus­tomers include gov­ern­ment agencies.This mul­ti-bil­lion dol­lar com­pa­ny’s fail­ure to fix this prob­lem means hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple could be exposed to Chi­nese infil­tra­tion through the com­pa­ny’s lax safe­guards, Jenk­in­son said. The com­pa­ny engages its cus­tomers every time some­one uses one of its lap­tops, he said. Com­pa­nies or cus­tomers who use the com­pa­ny’s ser­vices could be held for ran­som, they have their intel­lec­tu­al advantages

  • What Katey Sagal Has Done Since Sons of Anar­chy End­ed
    by (Unknown) on 17. Octo­ber 2021 at 19:31

    Katey Sagal played one of the most impor­tant char­ac­ters in Sons of Anar­chy, but what has she done since the show came to an end? In 2008, Kurt Sut­ter took the audi­ence to a small town in Cal­i­for­nia to meet a motor­cy­cle club and all the dra­ma in their dai­ly lives in the TV series Sons of Anar­chy. The series pre­miered on FX in 2008 and lived on for a total of sev­en sea­sons, com­ing to an end in 2014. Sons of Anar­chy got pos­i­tive reviews through­out its whole run, with most praise going towards the themes it addressed (such as cor­rup­tion and racism) and the per­for­mances of the main cast.Sons of Anar­chy tells the sto­ry of Jack­son “Jax” Teller (Char­lie Hun­nam), VP of the motor­cy­cle club Sons of Anar­chy in the fic­tion­al town of Charm­ing, Cal­i­for­nia. The series kicks off when Jax finds a man­i­festo writ­ten by his late father, John “JT” Teller, one of the found­ing mem­bers of the MC. In it, JT shared his plans and vision for the club, which were very dif­fer­ent from those of the cur­rent Pres­i­dent and Jax’s step­fa­ther, Clay Mor­row (Ron Perl­man). Read­ing his father’s ideas and see­ing how dif­fer­ent the club was, among oth­er events, send Jax on a per­son­al jour­ney that leads him to ques­tion his path, role in the club, rela­tion­ships, fam­i­ly, and more. Sons of Anar­chy also intro­duced the audi­ence to Gem­ma Teller-Mor­row (Katey Sagal), Jax’s moth­er and the matri­arch of the club, who even though wasn’t a mem­ber of it, had a lot of influ­ence in it and the town in gen­er­al, but she was also a very dan­ger­ous woman.Katey Sagal’s role as Gem­ma in Sons of Anar­chy was one of the most praised ele­ments of the series, and she was one of the few char­ac­ters from the first sea­son who made it to the final one, though not to the series finale, as she was killed by Jax in the sec­ond last episode. Gem­ma Teller has become one of Sagal’s most mem­o­rable roles, but it def­i­nite­ly isn’t her most famous one, as she has played a vari­ety of char­ac­ters before and after Sons of Anar­chy. Pri­or to liv­ing in Charm­ing, Sagal did a lot of voice work in film, such as in Recess: School’s Out (play­ing Mrs. Flo Spinel­li) and the Futu­ra­ma movies, voic­ing Turan­ga Leela. In TV, she became known for play­ing Peg­gy Bundy in the sit­com Mar­ried… with Chil­dren from 1987 to 1997, and oth­er notable roles include Edna Hyde in That 70’s Show and Cate S. Hen­nessy in 8 Sim­ple Rules for Dat­ing My Teenage Daughter.While work­ing on Sons of Anar­chy, Sagal con­tin­ued doing voice work, most notably in Futu­ra­ma, and once the show came to an end, she explored oth­er gen­res in TV. Sagal played Anno­ra of the Alders in The Bas­tard Exe­cu­tion­er, Penny’s moth­er in one episode of The Big Bang The­o­ry, and Lanie Schultz in This Is Us. Sagal reprised her role as Gem­ma in one episode of Mayans M.C, the spin­off series of Sons of Anar­chy, and after that, she went on to play Dr. Ingrid Jones in Shame­less, Louise Golduf­s­ki in The Con­ners, Tere­sa Williams in Grand Hotel, and Eleanor Hale in Dead to Me. Her most recent work is in the legal com­e­dy-dra­ma Rebel, inspired by the life of Erin Brock­ovich, and in which she plays the lead role of Annie “Rebel” Bel­lo. On the big screen, she played Lee Ann in There’s Always Wood­stock, Kather­ine Junk in Pitch Per­fect 2, and Louise Pazien­za in Bleed for This. In addi­tion to an incred­i­ble act­ing career that has cov­ered almost every genre, Katey Sagal has a musi­cal career and released her first solo album in 1994, and she also con­tributed with at least one song per sea­son in Sons of Anar­chy. Katey Sagal is a woman of many tal­ents, and while many will always remem­ber her as Gem­ma Teller-Mor­row, it’s def­i­nite­ly worth check­ing out her oth­er works in both film and TV.

  • How Bul­let­proof Is Pat­tin­son’s Bat­suit In The Bat­man?
    by (Unknown) on 17. Octo­ber 2021 at 19:31

    Robert Pattinson’s Bat­man takes mul­ti­ple bul­lets to the chest in the lat­est trail­er for The Bat­man, indi­cat­ing how bul­let­proof his ver­sion of the Bat­suit is. Although he lacks super­pow­ers, Bat­man fights crime in Gotham City with superla­tive fight­ing skills, a genius-lev­el intel­lect, and state-of-the-art gad­getry. A com­mon piece of equip­ment for live-action Bat­man adap­ta­tions is a Bat­suit made of bul­let­proof mate­r­i­al. Not all the Dark Knight’s cos­tumes have the same lev­el of pro­tec­tion, so how does Pattinson’s suit com­pare to the oth­ers and the com­ic source material?In his first com­ic book appear­ances, Bat­man wore no armor, using a sim­ple, light­weight, and flex­i­ble cos­tume with an intim­i­dat­ing appear­ance instead. One of the ear­li­est uses of an armored Bat­suit comes from the first stand­alone Bat­man book in 1940, in which the Caped Cru­sad­er sur­vives a gun­shot wound from The Jok­er thanks to a lay­er of armor under­neath the main suit. Mod­ern com­ic iter­a­tions of Bat­man wear ful­ly armored Bat­suits, offer­ing sig­nif­i­cant pro­tec­tion against gun­shots; par­tial­ly inspired by the var­i­ous film adap­ta­tions and their many shout-outs.In the lat­est trail­er for The Bat­man, Robert Pattinson’s Bat­suit is put to the test mul­ti­ple times. While fight­ing a gang of crim­i­nals in clown make­up, Bat­man is shot point-blank with a hand­gun, but he shrugs this off rather quick­ly and con­tin­ues fight­ing. Lat­er in the trail­er, Bat­man walks towards a group of assault rifle-tot­ing assailants, who pep­per him with gun­fire. Bat­man walks through the hail of bul­lets most­ly unim­ped­ed before coun­ter­at­tack­ing. This indi­cates that Pattinson’s Bat­man uses an extreme­ly durable mate­r­i­al that can with­stand more gun­fire than most ver­sions of the Dark Knight.While Adam West’s Bat­man wore no armor, Michael Keaton’s iter­a­tion in the Tim Bur­ton films had a high­ly durable suit that could take direct gun­shots. How­ev­er, as shown mul­ti­ple times in Bat­man and Bat­man Returns, while the suit kept gun­fire from prov­ing imme­di­ate­ly lethal, the force often knocked Bat­man off his feet and left him wind­ed on some occa­sions. Pattinson’s gear pro­vides more pro­tec­tion, allow­ing him to remain in fight­ing con­di­tion even when shot numer­ous times.Christian Bale’s first Bat­suit in Bat­man Begins also offered pro­tec­tion from gun­shots, though Lucious Fox explic­it­ly advised against tak­ing direct hits. While pro­tec­tive, the suit proved to be too restric­tive, so Bale’s Bruce wore a mod­i­fied‘ suit in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Ris­es. Bale’s sec­ond Bat­man suit offered far more flex­i­bil­i­ty, though it was even more vul­ner­a­ble to gun­fire, which Bruce learned first­hand when fac­ing off against Two-Face. The only live-action Bat­man iter­a­tion whose suit pro­vid­ed sim­i­lar lev­els of pro­tec­tion to Pattinson’s is the DCEU Bat­man. As shown in Bat­man v Super­man: Dawn of Jus­tice, Ben Affleck­’s Bat­man wears a light and flex­i­ble suit that allows him to take gun­shots to the head at point-blank range with lit­tle imped­i­ment. The suit has some vul­ner­a­ble points, as evi­denced by an assailant’s knife punc­tur­ing the suit near the shoul­der, but this may have been a light­ly-armored area for the sake of artic­u­la­tion. Ben Affleck’s Bat­man armor, like Pattinson’s Bat­suit in The Bat­man, is ful­ly bul­let­proof, pro­tect­ing Bat­man from gun-tot­ing enemies.

  • The Flash Trail­er Con­firms Bat­man Will Have A Big­ger Role Than We Thought
    by (Unknown) on 17. Octo­ber 2021 at 19:31

    The lat­est The Flash trail­er sug­gests that Michael Keaton’s Bat­man has a big­ger role in the film than many ini­tial­ly assumed. Ezra Miller makes his DCEU return as the Scar­let Speed­ster after star­ring in Zack Sny­der’s Bat­man V Super­man: Dawn of Jus­tice and Jus­tice League. Direct­ed by Andy Muschi­et­ti, The Flash’s first trail­er was released at DC Fan­Dome 2021, offer­ing a sneak peek at what to expect from the stand­alone flick.It’s no secret that The Flash was in pro­duc­tion lim­bo for quite some time with a few direc­tor changes. But, the movie final­ly kicked into pro­duc­tion in 2021 and is cur­rent­ly film­ing. Spe­cif­ic plot details are still scant at the moment, although a few per­ti­nent details have been con­firmed. That includes the return of Kiersey Clemons as Iris West and the intro­duc­tion of Sasha Calle as Supergirl/Kara Zor-El. Bar­ry Allen is also joined by two Bat­man vari­a­tions: the first one being Ben Affleck­’s and the oth­er one being Michael Keaton’s. Obvi­ous­ly there’s a lot of excite­ment sur­round­ing their involve­ment, but there’s height­ened antic­i­pa­tion about Keaton’s Bat­man iter­a­tion sim­ply because this is the first time he will reprise the super­hero role in two decades.Considering the fact that it’s the Flash’s solo out­ing, it was ini­tial­ly unclear how involved Keaton would be in the film. Set pho­tos revealed him back as the Bruce Wayne per­sona, and the actor’s per­son­al inter­views con­firmed that he’s indeed wear­ing the cape and the cowl again. Still, with very lit­tle known about the movie’s plot, there were ques­tions about the extent of his appear­ance. Some argued that it would­n’t be any­thing more than an extend­ed cameo, with the pri­ma­ry focus on Bar­ry Allen instead. This makes sense since he is the movie’s head­lin­ing char­ac­ter. How­ev­er, The Flash’s trail­er sug­gests that Bat­man’s role in the film is going to be more promi­nent than ini­tial­ly per­ceived; much of the trail­er focus­es on him, includ­ing both ver­sions of the Flash vis­it­ing Tim Bur­ton’s Wayne Manor and then, his Bat­cave. It even ends with the tease of the 1989 Bat­mo­bile reveal.Interestingly, despite all the ref­er­ences to Keaton’s Caped Cru­sad­er, the hero does­n’t prop­er­ly appear in The Flash trail­er. Instead, there’s only a shot of his icon­ic cowl look­ing out­side the Bat­cave. But, the fact that he pro­vides the nar­ra­tion for the major­i­ty of the trail­er fur­ther indi­cates the extent of his appear­ance. At one point, it seems like the two Bar­ry Allens and Super­girl recruit him for a mis­sion, and it’s safe to say that he at least con­sid­ers join­ing his fel­low DC heroes in the movie. It’s worth not­ing that The Flash appears to be an adap­ta­tion of the Flash­point sto­ry­line from the comics. Bar­ry’s time-trav­el­ing like­ly frac­tured space-time which has had rip­ple effects in oth­er uni­vers­es, includ­ing that of Super­girl and Keaton’s Bat­man. The voice-over dia­log is Bruce Wayne mak­ing sense of every­thing that’s happening.The ques­tion now is, how does Affleck­’s Bat­man fit into all of this? Based on what’s known about The Flash pro­duc­tion, the actor did­n’t start to film his scenes until the mid­dle of prin­ci­pal pho­tog­ra­phy. Some the­o­ries sug­gest that Affleck­’s Bat­man dies in the movie, and that it could serve as moti­va­tion for Bar­ry’s time trav­el. Fur­ther­more, many are also curi­ous if Affleck­’s ver­sion of the hero will cross paths with Keaton’s Caped Cru­sad­er. Fans will like­ly have to wait for the movie’s debut to find out.

  • How Super­girl Revamped Super­man IV’s Sto­ry And Made It Work
    by (Unknown) on 17. Octo­ber 2021 at 19:31

    Warn­ing: The fol­low­ing con­tains SPOILERS for Super­girl sea­son 6, episode 15, “Hope For Tomorrow.“The Super­girl sea­son 6 episode “Hope For Tomor­row” enhanced the sto­ry of the Super­man movie Super­man 4: The Quest For Peace in every respect. The final movie to star Christo­pher Reeve as Kal-El of Kryp­ton, Super­man 4 is wide­ly con­sid­ered to be the worst of the clas­sic Super­man films. Giv­en that, it would be all but impos­si­ble for Super­girl to revamp The Quest For Peace and not improve it, but the episode “Hope For Tomor­row” suc­cess­ful­ly addressed near­ly every com­mon com­plaint about the movie.The cen­tral sto­ry­line of the sec­ond half of Super­girl sea­son 6 found Kara Zor-El (Melis­sa Benoist) com­pet­ing with the exiled 5th Dimen­sion­al Princess Nyx­ly (Peta Sergeant) for con­trol of sev­en mag­i­cal totems, tied to the sev­en cos­mic forces of Hope, Love, Courage, Human­i­ty, Dreams, Des­tiny and Truth. Each totem required its wield­er to pass a test prov­ing their mas­tery of each force. The Test of Hope in the Super­girl sea­son 6 episode “Hope For Tomor­row” proved par­tic­u­lar­ly dif­fi­cult, as it required the vic­tor to “inspire a hope that burns longer and brighter than the sun.” While this might ordi­nar­i­ly have been an easy task for Super­girl, this test came at a time when nuclear war seemed immi­nent between the nations of Kaz­nia and Cor­to Mal­tese and hope was in short sup­ply. The sto­ry of Super­man 4: The Quest For Peace, was like­wise based around the fear of nuclear war and Super­man act­ing to end the threat after receiv­ing a let­ter from a con­cerned boy. Sad­ly, the movie did so poor­ly it sunk any chance of a Super­man 5. While the sto­ry of Super­man 4 made a noble effort to tack­le a seri­ous issue, the film suf­fered from bud­get cuts and edit­ing issues that elim­i­nat­ed most of the film’s more thought­ful moments in favor of recy­cled flight scenes and non­sen­si­cal padding. The Super­girl sea­son 6 episode “Hope For Tomor­row” takes most of the sto­ry ele­ments from Super­man IV and builds upon the base con­cepts to cre­ate some­thing far better.Roughly halfway through the Super­girl sea­son 6 episode “Hope For Tomor­row,” Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) asked the same ques­tion as the wor­ried boy in Super­man 4: The Quest For Peace; why can’t Super­girl just take away all the nuclear weapons and throw them into the sun? Kara gave the same basic answer as Super­man in the movie, say­ing that she was “for­bid­den from inter­fer­ing in human his­to­ry.” How­ev­er, Kara fur­ther explained to her friend Lena Luthor that human nations need­ed to be free to deter­mine their own des­tinies with­out some all-pow­er­ful alien impos­ing their beliefs on them. Kara also point­ed out that even if she could get rid of all the nuclear weapons in the world, it would­n’t solve the con­flicts that lead to war. (Iron­i­cal­ly, Kara did wind up hav­ing to throw sev­er­al nuclear mis­siles into the sun before the episode’s end.)This point was dri­ven home by anoth­er scene, in which the Unit­ed States diplo­mat over­see­ing the peace talks between Kaz­nia and Cor­to Mal­tese asked J’onn J’onzz (David Hare­wood) to use his tele­path­ic pow­ers to make the lead­ers of the two del­e­ga­tions sign a peace treaty. The Mar­t­ian Man­hunter refused, say­ing that while he was glad to use his pow­ers to paci­fy the two lead­ers after Nxy­ly used the Totem of Courage to make them afraid of look­ing weak dur­ing the nego­ti­a­tions, he refused to direct­ly con­trol their actions. Both of the Super­girl scenes did a far bet­ter job of show­ing why heroes have a respon­si­bil­i­ty not to use their pow­ers than every speech Super­man made regard­ing that point in Super­man 4: The Quest For Peace.The Super­girl sea­son 6 episode “Hope For Tomor­row” fea­tured a sub­plot that cen­tered around Esme, a fos­ter child adopt­ed by Alex Danvers/Sentinel (Chyler Leigh) and Kel­ly Olsen/Guardian (Azie Tes­fai), and the Super Friends’ efforts to help the young girl get accli­mat­ed to her new home. A vic­tim of an abu­sive sit­u­a­tion in her pre­vi­ous fos­ter home, Esme was shy and fear­ful of being sent back to the group home she had been in. Restor­ing Esme’s hope in the future went beyond being a test of Super­girl’s abil­i­ty to inspire hope and became a test for the whole team, as well as a cen­tral part of the theme of “Hope For Tomor­row.” By con­trast, despite being the inspi­ra­tion of Super­man’s effort to bring an end to nuclear war in Super­man 4: The Quest For Peace, the boy who wrote to Super­man dis­ap­peared from the movie after Super­man took him to the Unit­ed Nations to hear him speak.Originally set up as a roman­tic inter­est for Kara Dan­vers in Super­girl sea­son 5, reporter William Dey (Staz Nair) has been one of the more divi­sive char­ac­ters cre­at­ed for the Arrow­verse, with many fans find­ing the char­ac­ter annoy­ing and won­der­ing what pur­pose he served after he and Kara agreed to be just friends in Super­girl sea­son 6. Com­par­isons could be drawn between William Dey and Lacy Warfield (Mariel Hem­ing­way) whose only pur­pose in Super­man 4: The Quest For Peace was act­ing as a hostage and push­ing an uncon­vinc­ing love tri­an­gle between her­self, Lois Lane and Clark Kent. How­ev­er, the Super­girl sea­son 6 episode “Hope For Tomor­row” redeemed William, who was far from a pas­sive fig­ure after being tak­en cap­tive by Nyx­ly. Indeed, it was William’s quick think­ing that enabled the Super Friends to take the Totem of Courage away from Nyxly.While Super­man 4: The Quest For Peace saw leg­endary actor Gene Hack­man return as Lex Luthor, his role in the film was far from exten­sive. Apart from cre­at­ing the mon­strous Nuclear Man, Luthor had sur­pris­ing­ly lit­tle to do with the action of the film and most of his scenes were comedic non-sequiturs. By con­trast,  the Arrow­erse Lex Luthor does not appear on cam­era in the Super­girl sea­son 6 episode “Hope For Tomor­row,” but nev­er­the­less had a major impact on the episode’s final scene.As “Hope For Tomor­row” came to a close, Super­girl elect­ed to throw the Totem of Hope into the sun, know­ing that Nxy­ly need­ed all sev­en totems as part of her scheme to defeat Super­girl and the Super Friends. Short­ly after Nxy­ly learned what Super­girl had done, a box fell through a por­tal in front of her. The box con­tained a watch and a note from a secret admir­er telling her not to “lose hope.” When Nyx­ly put on the watch, it formed one of Lex Luthor’s trade­mark armored Lexo-Skele­tons around her, reveal­ing the iden­ti­ty of her mys­te­ri­ous new ally in a clever fash­ion. It was cer­tain­ly more sub­tle than most of Gene Hack­man’s scenes trolling Super­man in Super­man 4: The Quest For Peace. This, cou­pled with the oth­er con­nec­tions through­out the episode, high­light how Super­girl was able to suc­cess­ful­ly revi­tal­ize the failed film’s sto­ry arc.

  • A Sin­is­ter Six Movie Should Copy Spi­der-Man: No Way Home & Bring In Miles
    by (Unknown) on 17. Octo­ber 2021 at 19:31

    Sony’s upcom­ing Sin­is­ter Six movie should take some inspi­ra­tion from Spi­der-Man: No Way Home and intro­duce a new ver­sion of Miles Morales. Sony has had plans for a Sin­is­ter Six film since The Amaz­ing Spi­der-Man film fran­chise was in progress. The sec­ond film, The Amaz­ing Spi­der-Man 2, end­ed with a clear set­up for the vil­lain team, with the Green Gob­lin (Har­ry Osborn) and The Gen­tle­man (Gus­tav Fiers) equip­ping allies (and pos­si­bly mem­bers) of Oscorp with advanced weapons and devices. The plans, unfor­tu­nate­ly, nev­er came to fruition, but Sony’s new vil­lain-focused Spi­der-Man uni­verse, which began with 2018’s Ven­om, has led to new plans for the icon­ic team.Miles Morales — whose com­ic debut was in 2011’s alter­nate uni­verse Ulti­mate Comics: Spi­der-Man — is his reality’s sec­ond web-slinger, tak­ing Peter Parker’s place after his appar­ent death in a final con­fronta­tion with the Green Gob­lin. Miles and his sto­ries were well-received, quick­ly grow­ing in pop­u­lar­i­ty among read­ers, and he made his cin­e­mat­ic debut in 2018’s ani­mat­ed film, Spi­der-Man: Into the Spi­der-Verse. As the star of numer­ous comics, an ani­mat­ed film, and a recent video game, it won’t be long before Miles has his long-await­ed live-action debut.With Sin­is­ter Six report­ed­ly being the endgame of Sony’s Spi­der-Man films, it’s rea­son­able to assume that the movie will be a crowd-pleas­ing epic with more than one pay­off. Sony will report­ed­ly work along­side Mar­vel Stu­dios to tie their film in with the MCU, mean­ing that Tom Holland’s clas­sic Peter Park­er Spi­der-Man may face off against the six vil­lains. Although Spi­der-Man was often on his own against the six in the comics, the film can eas­i­ly jus­ti­fy intro­duc­ing a sec­ond Spi­der-Man to even the odds and give view­ers a live-action Miles Morales simul­ta­ne­ous­ly. Not only is Sony and Mar­vel Stu­dious work­ing togeth­er on the Sin­is­ter Six film, but the mul­ti­verse will be unleashed in the upcom­ing No Way Home. While the Miles Morales who appears in the Sony film could be their iter­a­tion, he might alter­na­tive­ly be from the MCU, cre­at­ing a new kind of char­ac­ter dynam­ic for Tom Holland’s Spi­der-Man, who’s typ­i­cal­ly men­tored by char­ac­ters like Iron Man or Doc­tor Strange.The Sin­is­ter Six’s vil­lain ros­ter can be com­prised of char­ac­ters from mul­ti­ple real­i­ties as well. In addi­tion to intro­duc­ing the first live-action iter­a­tion of Miles Morales, the film can bring back actors like Alfred Moli­na, Jamie Foxx, and Willem Dafoe for yet anoth­er per­for­mance. With No Way Home bring­ing the icon­ic vil­lains back, Sony could take advan­tage of their fan-favorite sta­tus, adding to the already crowd-pleas­ing intro­duc­tion of Miles.Spider-Man: No Way Home will be the first live-action Spi­der-Man movie to use the mul­ti­verse for crossovers. In addi­tion to bring­ing back char­ac­ters from bygone film eras, they’ve also allowed for inter­ac­tion with Sony’s Spi­der-Man uni­verse. If Sony intends to make the Sin­is­ter Six film their franchise’s endgame, they’d make it an even more effec­tive grand finale by bring­ing in Miles Morales.