[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…)

‘Sin City’s Devon Aoki Joins ‘Arrow’ Cast: What DC Character Will She Play?

- 07-02-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Word is making the Internet rounds that the CW‘s hit show Arrow has cast Devon Aoki (Sin City, 2 Fast 2 Furious) as a recurring guest star for season three and beyond. What DC character will she portray? (more…)

Latest Trailer Showcases the Bad Guys of ‘Gotham’

- 06-19-14Comics, TV Posted by Brandon Marcus

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Despite some lukewarm expectations, it seems that Fox’s Gotham might not be that bad. If early buzz is to be believed (and when is early buzz ever wrong?) the Batman-inspired drama isn’t a total disaster. In fact, it’s quite good.

In hopes of getting more Batman fans psyched up for the show without Batman, Fox has released another trailer packed to the gills with villains. Lots and lots of villains. We’ve got your Penguin, your Catwoman, even new bad guys like Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith).  (more…)

Warner Bros. Re-ups with Mattel for DC Toys

- 06-12-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Recently, Nerd Bastards’ own Jason Tabrys discussed whether or not toy tie-ins to blockbuster movies are still relevant. Jason landed somewhere in the middle on whether or not that’s a good or bad thing, but toys and action figures are still a valuable side of the business regardless of what Jason Tabrys thinks. (JK, love that guy!) Anyway, in toy business meets show business news today, Warner Bros has announced that they’ve renewed their 15 year deal Mattel in a new multi-year contract. (more…)

‘Justice League’ in 2017? ‘Shazam’ in 2016? Warner Bros/DC’s Super Plans Come Into Focus

- 06-12-14Comics, Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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DC and Warner Bros are still playing major catch-up with Marvel Studios but it seems like they are diving headfirst into the future of their superhero films.

If a new report is to be believed, DC and WB have a huge slate of films planned, starting with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. What follows that wildly anticipated film? A whole lot, including Shazam, Wonder Woman and even a Green Lantern and Flash team-up film.

That’s quite an undertaking, DC. Let’s take a look at how it’s laid out. (more…)

New ‘The Flash’ S.T.A.R. Labs Clip & Official Pilot Plot Synopsis

- 06-11-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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After the first trailer for the CW‘s Arrow spin-off show The Flash just about broke the Internet last month, fans have been chomping at the bit to find out more about the show. We can expect the CW marketing machine to go into overdrive soon, but they’ve decided to start slowly with a clip featuring the scientific team at S.T.A.R. Labs (Scientific and Technological Advanced Research) and a plot synopsis for the series pilot. (more…)