Don’t Worry, Warner Bros Has Plans for Harley Quinn

- 08-19-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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When Harley Quinn first appeared in the an early episode of Batman: The Animated Series called “The Joker’s Favor,” she was an instant hit with fans. Like a couple of aspects of TAS, Harley eventually made her way to the mainstream DC Comics universe where she has flourished, appearing in numerous comic book series, including her own solo book. So it should really come as no surprise that the character is so highly in demand for those working on DC properties in other media, like, say Arrow. But if you’re waiting for Stephen Amell’s archery-friendly vigilante to face off against Mr. J’s Girl Friday, you’re going to be sadly out of luck. (more…)

The Rock Said The Word: He’s In ‘Shazam!’ But Who Is He Playing? [UPDATED]

- 08-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Back in July when everybody still thought it was cute for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to tease his newest movies via Twitter, we read something about a new role with the tag “say the word.” He was still being coy about it and not really giving out much information, but the clues were there if you could spot them. Pretty much everybody spotted them and sites ran with whatever information they could find, which was little. We knew he would be in a new movie and we new he’d play a superhero and we knew it was a DC Comics property. With the semi-cryptic “say the word,” hint (the word being ‘Shazam’), guessing the answer to his puzzle was much easier than whatever Katee Sackoff thought she was doing in a similar situation. Now The Rock has come clean with the news: he’s in ‘Shazam.’ But in what role?

Update: More comments from Johnson have been added below, relating that he wanted to announce Shazam at Comic Con, and saying that he expects the official announcement to come soon.

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The RadioBastard Podcast Reveals The Terrible Secret of 2025 and Celebrate The 111th Batman Mention

- 08-19-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Welcome back to the self proclaimed nerdy podcast of record, RadioBastard. This time on the show, Jeremy and Jason warn you about multiple robot threats, reveal the forbidden love of Daryl Dixon and Herschel’s Head (I loved that show) on the Walking Dead, discuss how Aquaman will cut you for real and the french fried circle of life.

Do you crave more? Jeffrey, you are a gluton! How about… (more…)

DC Movie Announcements This Month. Place Your Bets On What We’ll See

- 08-08-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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There’s so much pressure on Warner Bros. to catch Marvel in the comic book movie industry that jockeying with them for release dates has lost its effect. Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution for WB explains, “The reality now is there really isn’t a bad week to open a movie.” Warner Bros. updated their DC Comics movie schedule this week, including dates that shoot all the way up to 2020. In a showing of superhuman confidence, the juggernaught film company listed nine as yet untitled projects. In a display of shaky insecurity, WB is still that little brother to Marvel Entertainment that’s always trying to catch up. But this move is more a sign of strength and less of a preoccupation with whatever Marvel is doing. Keep going for more, as we speculate about these mysterious movies. (more…)

‘Arrow’ to Become Deadliest Game as Manhunter is Added to Season 3

- 08-05-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

mark-shaw-manhunterDear Arrow season three. You rock! We haven’t seen a single frame of film yet with the exception of the Comic Con trailer from a couple of weekends ago, but to us, you’re already awesome! Please keep up the good work. Signed comic nerds everywhere.

Today’s love-letter to Arrow is brought to you by the letter “M,” “M” standing for Manhunter. The DC Comics villain is the latest established DC Universe character to appear on the CW series based on Green Arrow. Joining a roster of guest spots that already includes Black Canary, Huntress, China White, Deadshot, Amanda Waller, Nyssa al Ghul, and Bronze Tiger, Manhunter will take his place amongst his comic book brethren in the third episode of Arrow’s upcoming third season. But in what context will he appear, and who will be playing him? Read on… (more…)

[UPDATE] Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Admits To DC Hero Role, Kinda

- 07-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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EDITORS NOTE: This story is an update from article posted on June 21st. Scroll down for UPDATE! (Above Image Courtesy of @RadioBastard)

With the recently hot topic of Marvel posting release dates of a plethora of future flicks, everybody forgets that Warner Brothers has 11 comic book movies also in development. Like that bald-headed stepchild its parents keep ditching at the mall, DC has a habit of getting lost in the Hollywood shuffle and struggles to get attention. Today, we got a new piece of news concerning Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and his oft-reported plans of playing a superhero. No stranger to dropping hints, The Rock has a big mouth on Twitter and in interviews when it comes to donning tights on film. Problem is, he can almost never be trusted. But here he is again tossing clues like softballs about what seems like a done deal.  (more…)

Batgirl Loses Simone, Gains New Creative Team and Design

- 07-10-14Comics Posted by Leo Johnson

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Following several other recent announcements for the Bat family books, DC Comics is taking Barbara Gordon and Batgirl in a whole new direction. Though Gail Simone will no longer be writing the title, fan favorite Cameron Stewart will be co-writing with Brendan Fletcher, with Babs Tarr as artist. Along with the new creative team, Batgirl gets an entirely new costume design. Check out some concept design and some more thoughts further down. (more…)

Will ‘Batman v. Superman’ or ‘Star Wars 7′ Get any Love at SDCC 2014?

- 07-08-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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Short answer? Doesn’t look like it. After years of domination by Marvel where movie news is concerned, SDCC 2013‘s Hall H was utterly conquered by Warner Bros. and their pants-crappingly exciting announcement that not only was a sequel to Man of Steel in the works, said sequel would co-star BATMAN!

It’s now a year later, SDCC 2014 draws nigh, and we know much more about this film, entitled Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice–which is either a hint of the studio’s plans to finally make a Justice League flick, or WB simply hates nerds.

There was chatter recently that SDCC 2014′s Hall H would be the scene of an official announcement that Justice League is indeed happening, as well as rumors that Warner Bros. would have other announcements regarding future DC based films–but apparently, there is no solid evidence that any of this is to be: (more…)

DC Comics, Jeffrey Baldwin and the Value of Symbols

- 07-08-14Comics, Featured Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Symbols can mean different things to different people. The sight of the Christian cross, for example, can bring hope and peace to some and inspire a sense of dread or an eye roll from others. The Superman symbol, which is said to be the second most recognizable symbol in the world after the cross, is equally capable of possessing multiple meanings.

To DC Comics and their corporate overlords, the Superman symbol represents a cornerstone of their yesterday, today and tomorrow. As such, they guard that symbol carefully and accordingly.

Todd Boyce is a Canadian man who raised $36,000 on IndieGoGo to build a memorial statue of a five year old Superman fan in Toronto’s Greenwood Park after hearing about the boys tragic death. Unfortunately, Mr. Boyce’s request to use the Superman “S” was declined by DC. (more…)

Three Other Bad Guys Will Do Evil In ‘Batman V Superman’

- 07-03-14Comics, Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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Not only will Batman and Superman battle each other in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justicethey will also duke it out with Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). But this is superhero film, where just one bad guy isn’t enough. Hell, just one good guy isn’t enough either. So along with Luthor, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Aquaman, the film is also going to feature some more baddies.

Now which other villains will be making Bats and Supes’ lives difficult in the film? Latino-Review has a list and it’s an eclectic and believable one. Not many bigs names, mind you, but characters that definitely lend themselves to the story.

So, who’s going to be brawling with the Dark Knight and the big blue Boy Scout? (more…)