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Way back in 1989, when Jack Nicholson was cast as The Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman, the idea of a seriously huge Hollywood star playing a comic book villain in some silly comic book movie seemed a bit out there. Of course, it had been done before. Marlon Brando played Jor-El in Superman the Movie, which also featured another established star, Gene Hackman, as Lex Luthor, but Nicholson was something else altogether: Hollywood royalty. Now it’s not so uncommon. You had Robert Redford in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and up next you’ll have Michael Douglas in Ant-Man. But is the comic book movie business perhaps due for a McConaissance? According to the actor, it’s not outside the realm of possibility. (more…)
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You may recall that just a few days ago, filmmaker Michelle MacLaren walked away from the director’s chair on the upcoming Warner Bros./DC Entertainment live-action film version of Wonder Woman. Citing the ambiguous rationale of “creative differences,” which is about as old an excuse as it is mysterious, MacLaren’s departure from the project could be viewed as a black eye for a production slate of DC Comics-based films that has been struggling for years to come to fruition. With a 2017 release date etched in stone, the studios had to move quickly, and they have. Now, Wonder Woman has a new director, and she is also no stranger to trying to make comic book movies work despite “creative differences.” (more…)
While taking his latest round-up of proverbial high fives (and probably a few literal ones) with The Guardians Of The Galaxy hitting DVD/Blu Ray, Director/Filmmaker/Raccoon Enthusiast, James Gunn, had a sit down with IGN and the topic of the recently announced slate of DC Comic movies came up.
The truth is, it’s a list of titles, and if they’re done well they’ll be good. If they aren’t, they won’t be good. But I think we have a little bit more of an idea of what we’re getting with Marvel. I mean, we know the actors, we know the characters — we’ve seen movies with these characters. You have some idea of what’s going on already. We’ve told a big part of the story. With DC, they haven’t told the story yet. [via IGN]
Pretty reasonable, right? Well, reason has no place on the internet. DC adherents took to arms, Marvel purists used it as a rallying cry. Many caps-locks were used and someones mother probably had her purity put into question. Here’s one of the responses that Gunn received. (more…)
The RadioBastard Podcast Regales You With Tales Of Star Wars, The King of Burgers, And Comic Books Too!
The Justice League is goin’ dark! No, this is not another non-story about how Guillermo del Toro still wants to make a movie based on Justice League Dark in the midst of his exceptionally busy schedule, and no, this is not a reference to the Zack Snyder live-action Justice League movie that’s supposed to follow-up 2016’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Nope, in this instance we’re looking to the animated realm, and a new limited series called Justice League: Gods & Monsters Chronicles which will lead up to the 2015 release of Justice League: Gods & Monsters, a new animated film from an original script by Alan Burnett. And yes, sources say that this new JL is going to have a darker spin than past incarnations. Yay? (more…)
Rumor Central is broadcasting a doozy today, folks. Word has it that Warner Bros. is moving toward developing their own space movie now that Guardians Of The Galaxy has proven its power. Space is in now, and if you don’t copy Marvel’s every move jump on that interstellar bandwagon, no one will hear you get paid. Sure, DC Entertainment and friends can say that they’ve been planning this all along. All they had to do was drop a list of 9 unnamed projects through 2020 and fill them in with copies of whatever works for Marvel. In this case it sounds like they’re going for obscure-cosmic-ensemble-cast. Sound familiar? Well, wait until you hear what this project is! (more…)
If this actually happens, file it under “Smart Moves.” I’ve praised DC Entertainment in the past for their overwhelmingly stellar work in producing effective superhero TV. ‘Smallville’ was a success even thought it petered out near the end. They had a respectable run with ‘Superboy’ and ‘Lois and Clark’ definitely worked a niche market. The 90’s Flash was very cool but it was handled wrong because the hero never fought real supervillains until the Trickster showed up too late. But all things Superman, from way back during the George Reeves days, have stood the test of time. With the success of ‘Arrow’ and the lip-smacking anticipation of the new Flash series, a safe bet would be to capitalize on that ‘Super’ strength. That’s where ‘Supergirl’ comes in. Or, I should say, where Michael Green comes in. (more…)
Earlier this week the latest DC Universe animated feature – Batman: Assault on Arkham – released digitally and on DVD/Blu-ray. This one, however, isn’t tied to The New 52 continuity DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ Animation are building with films like Justice League: War and the upcoming Throne of Atlantis, but is instead linked with the Batman: Arkham video game universe. While at San Diego Comic-Con I participated in roundtable interviews with many of Assault on Arkham‘s creators and cast: director Jay Oliva, producer James Tucker, writer Heath Corson, voice director Andrea Romano, and voice talent Kevin Conroy, Matthew Gray Gubler, and John DiMaggio. Hit the jump for their input on making Batman: Assault on Arkham! (more…)