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Last week, Ben Affleck caused online freak-outs of comic fan excitement when he revealed footage of famed DC villain Deathstroke in Affleck’s upcoming Batman picture.
The Wall Street Journal has now revealed Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday) is the face behind the mask and will play the superhuman assassin.
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Reboots are nothing new, but the recent trend of packaging them as sequels has yielded a crop of movies recently that’s reinvigorated their dormant franchises. First Creed remake Rocky, then The Force Awakens retold Star Wars. Now, the ageless man-child Pee-Wee Herman, star of two movies and a TV show back in the ‘80s, has returned with the familiar Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday.
In broad strokes, it’s a remake of 1985’s Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. As well, it functions as the first canon return of a beloved character that’s been gone for 25 years and a vehicle to introduce the character to a brand new audience. As a remake, it’s not without its flaws. As a reintroduction to the ageless goof responsible for almost every grade-school comeback of the ‘80s and ‘90s, it’s a charming success. Continue reading →