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She took in the city’s skyline, the bridges, the quays, remembering the beauty of Themyscira with a pang - and fresh determination. War had done this to this city. Once Ares was dead, it would become habitable again. “It’s hideous,” she said bluntly.

Mildly amused, appreciative of her frankness, Steve took in Whitehall - the Houses of Parliament- and St.Paul’s Cathedral. It would be difficuld for her to comprehend the sense of relief this skyline engendered in him. She had lived in an untouched Eden. But for him, this had pretty much become home - if a spy in the middle of a war actually had home. A home base,  then. Same for her, since she couldn’t return to Themyscira. She must be going through six hundreds kinds of culture shock. She had stepped into this world of her own volition, but it had to be hard for her to deal with. He felt for her.

The Get Down cast’s new projects

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac) – Abdul-Mateen co-stars in Baywatch, which dives into theaters this weekend, and he’ll share the screen with Zac Efron once again in the Hugh Jackman musical The Greatest Showman, which swings into theaters this December. Perhaps most significantly, the actor has been cast as Black Manta in James Wan’s Aquaman, which washes ashore on Dec. 21, 2018.

Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic) – He’s going to be playing Miles Morales in Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie, which comes out on Dec. 14, 2018.

Justice Smith (Ezekiel ‘Books’ Figuero) – Books booked a role alongside Chris Pratt in the Jurassic World sequel, which is slated to take a big bite out of the box office on June 22, 2018.

Mamoudou Athie (Grandmaster Flash) – He co-stars in the Sundance sensation Patti Cake$, which will make some noise August 18. He also has roles in Brie Larson’s directorial debut Unicorn Store and the upcoming Kristen Stewart thriller Underwater.

Giancarlo Esposito (Pastor Ramon Cruz) – You’ll see him next month among the ensemble of Netflix’s original movie Okja, which received mostly positive reviews out of Cannes. He also has a supporting role in the new Maze Runner movie starring Dylan O’Brien.

Yolanda Ross (Ms. Green) – She pops up all too briefly in Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch, which features Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey, and she’s currently filming Rick Famuyiwa’s Showtime series The Chi.

Shyrley Rodriguez (Regina) – You’ll see her alongside John Boyega in Pacific Rim: Uprising.

Zabryna Guevara (Mrs. Cruz) – She has a role in the Sundance hit The Incredible Jessica Jones starring Jessica Williams.

Daveed Diggs (Adult Books) – He co-stars with Jacob Tremblay and Julia Roberts in Lionsgate’s adaptation of the YA novel Wonder, and he also has a role alongside Andy Samberg and Orlando Bloom in the HBO comedy Tour de Pharmacy. Diggs also lends his voice to the animated movie Ferdinand, and he just booked the lead role in the Snowpiercer TV series.

Skylan Brooks (Ra-Ra Kipling) – Brooks has a role in the award-winning Sundance drama Crown Heights starring Lakeith Stanfield, and he’s currently filming the sci-fi thriller The Darkest Minds with Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie.

Top 10 Anime Of The Week: Winter 2017 (Not mine, didn’t make this)

Okay, so if the Wonder Woman novelization is based off an early version of the shooting script, one of the best parts of the movie was actually added in during production. Here read this:

Yes. The scene where Diana turns to the ice cream guy and earnestly praises her with: ‘You should be very proud!’ was not part of the early version!

Also, not keen about this: ‘Steve took her elbow as she climbed up. She didn’t need his help, but the pressure of his hand on her arm– the affection– pleased her.’

Not really keen on that, again, I prefer what ended up on film because, in the movie, Diana takes a second to appreciate the ice cream and even Steve seemed to be charmed at Diana’s earnest: ‘You should be proud’ and echoes it. Steve also seemed happy that Diana liked ice cream, it’s like when you introduce people to something you like and they like it too. 

And, he doesn’t take her elbow, he goes forward first, waits for her to catch up and sort of closes the distance between them to help guide her to where they were going. 

IMO, the reason why Steve/Diana worked for me was that there were no conscious efforts to make moments more romantic than they should be. 

Oh, there’s a video of this moment:

The difference of an early draft and the finished creative collaborative work. 

concept- we burn this town into the ground and dance on the embers and then we watch the stars and listen to neck deep and kiss a lot

Top 10 Anime Of The Week: Winter 2017 (Not mine, didn’t make this)

From “WONDER WOMAN: The Official Movie Novelization”

From Book 1 : AMAZON : Chapter 2 - The Island of Themyscira / In the Gods’ Own Time. 

Long ago, when time was new, and all of history was still a dream, the Gods ruled the Earth, Zeus king among them. He reigned supreme, the giver of life. The father of all.

Zeus created beings over which the Gods would rule. Beings born in his image- fair and good, strong and passionate. He called his creation ‘man.’

And mankind was good.

But one of the Gods grew envious of Zeus’s love for mankind and sought to corrupt his creation.

This was Ares, the God of War. Ares poisoned men’s hearts with suspicion, vengeance, and rage. He turned them against one another.

And war ravaged the earth.

So the Gods created us, the Amazons, to influence man’s heart with love and restore peace to the earth.

For a brief time, there was peace, even a unity among us all in the world.

But it did not last.

Novelization by Nancy Holder

Screenplay by Allan Heinberg

Story by Zack Snyder& Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs

Directed by Patty Jenkins

Based on the Character Created by William Moulton Marston.

“Let me teach you how to seduce my best friend so you can make them happy” turned out to be the worst idea that they had ever had. At least their best friend was happy. 

Without them.