This is another story about why it seems like Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment don’t seem to be entirely sure that they know what they’re doing so far as movies based on DC Comics characters are concerned. Today’s installment of “What are they thinking?” brings us back to the subject of Justice League Dark, the proposed adaptation of DC’s premier supernatural super-team by fan favorite filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the project, and now we can reveal why: it’s over. Well, at least for del Toro. In other news, Warners is doing some shuffling, certain comic book projects will be fronted by them, and others will be fronted by New Line. You know, the pressing stuff. (more…)
It seems that the somewhat convoluted history of DC Comics’ Green Lantern can be a blessing as well as a curse. When you say the name “Green Lantern” the exact character you might be referring to may depend on your point of reference. The most famous may be Hal Jordan, the character who’s been the center of the Green Lantern mythos since the 1960s, and was the subject of 2011 Green Lantern movie. There’s also John Stewart, the African-American Green Lantern introduced in the 1970s, and was the GL included amongst the animated Justice League. Alan Scott, Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner… So many possibilities. But now, when it comes to the next Green Lantern movie coming out in 2020 from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, the popular opinion seems to be why have one Lantern when you can have two? Or three? (more…)
It’s just over a month now till the beginning of San Diego Comic Con. It’s Nerd Christmas! Or Nerd Hanukkah! Or Nerd Eid! Whatever your religious persuasion, it’s that time of year when the nerdy amongst us get a lot of presents in the form of previews, teases, and panels for all our favorite things across comics, TV, movies, and video games. As we inch ever closer, many media companies are releasing what they have planned for this year’s Comic Con, and today’s news is courtesy of DC Entertainment, and the cable channels FX and Starz. So if you want to get all the latest on Supergirl, or the second season of The Strain, or the upcoming adventures of Ash Vs. Evil Dead, mark your calenders with the info provided below. (more…)
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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…)
Other than watching videos on the radio (which is as exciting as it sounds) this week on the show: (more…)
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…)