Friday, April 1, 2016

Dramedy Productions' superheroes are joining DC Comics' movie universe!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in theaters now, is the first of several DC Comics movies that will be released multiple times a year, as part of the interconnected DC Extended Universe.  Well, since BvS is such a smash hit at the box office, making a ton of money, Warner Bros. (who owns DC Comics) has contracted with Dramedy Productions to add OUR superheroes to their movies!  As a matter of fact, they're even giving our heroes their own individual solo movies!  The updated list of all the DC movies coming in the next few years (including our own) is below.

In 2017, Vision Man will be released.  We've already made our own Vision Man movie, but Warner Bros. wants to give it the big budget treatment, so it will be remade, and will probably be a little longer than the 20 minutes our Vision Man movie was.  Jon Boon McNutt will reprise the role and is currently pumping iron to get back into superhero shape!

In 2018, Teddy Michael Millikan will play the role of his superhero Lightning Hawk.  Ted told Warner Bros. that he is well known in Dramedy Productions as a jack of all trades, and let Warner Bros. know that he has been an actor, writer, production designer, photographer, fight choreographer, special effects artist, voiceover artist, and the glue that has held Dramedy together all these years.  Warner Bros politely told him that acting will be all they need from him.

In 2019, Zetaman will be released.  Albert Riney, Jr. asked if he could film the role of his superhero in the summertime so that he wouldn't have to miss work teaching his kids, since he's a teacher.  He says teaching is the most important job in the world, and he shouldn't have to deprive the kids of his excellent teaching abilities.  The movie studio took one look at him and said, "You do things on OUR time, boy!" and flashed some big bucks his way.  Al said, "Whoa, look at that money!  Forget those kids, let's start filming!"

And in 2020, Jeremy McNutt will be playing the role of his superhero Darkshot.  He asked the studio if his son Tyler could be in the movie too, since Jeremy named Tyler after the first name of Darkshot's secret identity, Tyler O'Hara!  The studio thought that was cool, and happily obliged.

Not announced, but heavily rumored, is that after our characters all get the big screen treatment in their individual solo films, they will come together and form a team in a movie to be released in 2021.  Tracy Walters would play the character that brings the superheroes together, as Tracy was the gamemaster in the role-playing game.  His character would be like Maxwell Lord bringing together the Justice League International.  For more rumors about this possible team-up movie, click here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Apollo Creed & Carl Leo: partners in crime

By Tracy Walters

What do these two hunks of men have in common?

The movie Creed comes out on Blu-ray today.  It is a spin-off and sequel to the Rocky film series, and tells the story of Apollo Creed's son.  But did you know that our very own movie Vision Man: Eye Contact has a special connection to the character of Apollo Creed?

The main villain in Vision Man: Eye Contact is the local crime boss of Vision Man's hometown of Boonville.  And spoiler alert: Boss Leo winds up beating the crap out of Vision Man at the end of the movie.

While trying to think of a name for the crime boss's character, I thought of Apollo Creed defeating Rocky Balboa at the end of the first Rocky movie.  Rocky, the protagonist of his eponymous movie, and Vision Man, the protagonist of HIS eponymous movie, were both beaten at the end of their respective movies by their respective antagonists.  (In Vision Man's case, horribly so!)  So, I used an anagram of Apollo Creed, and came up with the name Carl Leo.  Go ahead, rearrange the letters of Apollo Creed and see for yourself!  When you do, you'll notice there are some letters left over.  Those letters spell another word that might give you a clue about what Leo is the crime boss of.

So is that why I had Boss Leo to put on some boxing gloves and use them as part of one segment of Vision Man's beatdown?  I'd like to say it was, but actually I didn't even think of Apollo Creed being a boxer when I wrote that part.  I was simply thinking of yet another funny way for Leo to knock the snot out of Vision Man. Later on, Jon Boon McNutt, the actor who played Vision Man, suggested that Boss Leo may have been a boxer in the past.  Makes sense, considering that he also hit Vision Man's face like a punching bag at one point.  Of course, Leo also employed the elbow drop on Vision Man in one instance, so maybe he used to be a wrestler, too.

There is also a strange coincidence to this story.  Apollo Creed was played by actor Carl Weathers.  I've always known that was the name of the actor who played Creed, but it wasn't until I was writing this article that I realized that Carl is both the first name of the actor who played Creed, and the first name of the character of Boss Leo!  Freaky, huh?

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Syfy show Face Off goes looking for the next Penzar Grat

This week's episode of Face Off on SyFy had the teams creating an alien bounty hunter.  The show mentioned that Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was one of reasons why alien bounty hunters are so popular.  Of course, we have our own Star Wars bounty hunter here at Dramedy Productions: Penzar Grat!

Penzar Grat: baddest of all bounty hunters...Star Wars or not
The teams' creations were pretty cool-looking.  None of them were anywhere as awesome-looking as Grat, of course, but they still looked good.  The picture below is of the winning team and their winning creation.  Click on the pic to see all of the teams and their creations.

Grat calls Ben Wolf a Jedibe, as in Jedi he'd probably call this dude a Gratabe

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Star Trek™ Strange New Worlds Writing Contest

Star Trek is bringing back its Strange New Worlds fan fiction writing contest.  That means that anyone can write their own Star Trek story and submit it!  So Dramedy Productions' writers need to get on the ball!  We're looking at you, Jay Chipman (main writer of Star Wars: Coruscant?), Jon Boon McNutt (co-writer of Vision Man: Eye Contact), and Tracy Walters (co-writer of the aforementioned, plus sole writer of everything else).  Oh, and we're even looking at you, Ted Millikan (writer of Star Trek: Chicago) and Dylan Kinney (writer of Star Wars: Jedi Kwan Leep), who wrote a story each for Dramedy, even though we just never did get around to producing them for some reason!

Actually, come to think of it, Tracy did submit a story to Strange New Worlds a few years ago. Well, maybe this time, Tracy and the rest of his fellow Dramedy writers will all win prizes for their winning submissions!

It's just too bad our writers can't use Dramedy Productions' own Star Trek characters; we'd be guaranteed to win spots in the contest if we could write about the awesome adventures of Captain Cobalt Ben, Commander Convor Tark, and the the crew of the Starship Excalibur!