Toxicity in fandom isn’t limited to Star Wars. Every franchise has its trolls that people don’t like to talk about. Don’t feed them, don’t give them attention, and they’ll eventually go away. Unfortunately, even a bit of bad attention is enough for folks to thrive on. Fans are passionate, and when fans are passionate in equal but different ways, the fandom splits and near-war breaks out. Arguing is fine, it’s one of the things we as nerds do. A healthy debate helps drive things forward. If we didn’t cuss and discuss how things work, why they work, motives and histories, our fandoms wouldn’t grow to be as big as they are. But when does our passion get taken too far? When the drama around the fandom almost overshadows the hype around the things we love.
In a genre dominated by male counterparts, female sidekicks are nothing new. But after the decades we’ve seen them change and morph into strong-willed, intelligent, capable characters that can stand on their own two feet. When your female sidekick is doing most of the work, it begs the question – why aren’t they the lead? More than the super-smart hacker behind the muscle, more than the damsel in distress for the dashing hero to save, here’s a list of 5 ladies who could take over for their mentors without skipping a single beat. (more…)
Patty Jenkin‘s Wonder Woman continues to march onward and Warner Bros. knows when to back a winner even if they didn’t know it would be a winner while in production. Gal Godat‘s popularity as the Amazonian Princess Diana Prince is riding a wave and Warner Bros. is ready and willing to capitalize on it by shifting some of the Justice League focus onto Wonder Woman. Check out the latest Synopsis below. (more…)
Batman has always been considered a really rich guy with some kickass abilities to… well, kickass. He is trained in just about every method of martial arts, so it’s not like he’s just a rich guy in a suit of armor or anything, he’s truly a superhero. That being said, he has always been considered just a human, which is one of the reasons why fans loved him. He was integral in establishing the Justice League meaning he was just a man who stood with giants, but that’s all about to change now that DC is considering him a member of the metahuman community. Spoilers ahead for Suicide Squad #22…
The man who brought the world The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One (Two of the greatest Batman stories ever told), is finally gearing up to tackle the Man of Steel. For years, fans have accused Frank Miller of mishandling Superman given that he was featured as the Dark Knight’s antagonist in The Dark Knight Returns, but that could change as Miller will tell a Superman story that’s not about the Man of Steel long after retirement, but will rather be a retiling of the origin story like he did all those years ago with Batman: Year One.
Warner Bros. Animation has revealed today at San Diego Comic Con their plans for three upcoming films to take place in the DC Animated Universe and one of them will be a two-parter! The first to come out of the studio will be a Batman film followed by a new rendition of the Death and Rebirth of Superman (split into two films). Fans may recall that DC Animated and Warner Bros. already tackled the Death of Superman in their 2007 adaptation, Superman: Doomsday, but left a lot out given the 75-minute limitation of the medium. Now, that story will be told in its entirety as two separate films.
While Ben Affleck will be doing appearances and press for Warner Bros. Justice League this weekend, word is making the Internet rounds that the powers that be at WB are planning on gracefully recasting Affleck from the role for future movies. Now this isn’t to say that Affleck might still don the cowl for one more movie after Justice League, but going forward Warner Bros. is most likely already looking for another actor. (more…)
Now before you start desperately trying to invent transdimensional travel to find which wonderful alternate timeline lucked out with a mid-90’s Batman v Superman staring John Cusack and Bruce Willis, it turns out the following trailer is actually the masterwork of YouTuber Frank Ireland (under the name ChiefBrodyRules.)
Ireland really did an amazing job of this, extra points too for casting Denzel Washington as Commissioner Gordon. Check it out!
The world is bracing itself for the imminent release of War for the Planet of The Apes, but already director Matt Reeves has his eyes on his next big project; the solo Batman movie. With Ben Affleck out of the picture as director, Reeves is considering rewrites that could take the caped crusader in a bold new direction. Originally due to start shooting later this year, The Batman has been pushed back into 2018 to accommodate the director’s busy schedule. From Alfred Hitchcock to Christopher Nolan, Reeves wears his influences on his sleeve, recently outlining his plans for the world’s greatest detective. (more…)
We’ve know for awhile that we’d (sorta) see return to the much loved Warner Bros. Animation Timmverse with the Batman & Harley Quinn movie and it is starting to look like the 90’s borne fan favourite and critical darling Dark Knight defining cartoon’s return might be more than just a one-off direct to home movie. ScreenRant has just reported that the cartoons spin-off comicbook is making a return too to in the form of a prequel that will help set up the new movie. Here’s are the official details: (more…)