While DC‘s vast creative output consistently draws the attention of audiences from all over the world, regardless of whether it’s making comics or movies or television shows, it isn’t exactly known for its sense of humour. Instead, a lot of its best known figures are known for being dark and brooding and gritty, despite their brightly coloured super-suits and general goodwill towards their fellow man. Take Batman, for instance, whose early comedic incarnatic has been replaced over the years with an ever more serious character, who voice gets more and more gravelly as time goes on. (more…)
The nerd community took a major hit with Ryan Reynold’s Green Lantern in 2011. Reynolds even took some pot shots at the flick in last year’s Deadpool, but all jokes aside, will the upcoming Green Lantern Corps be any good? It’s already coming into a questionable cinematic universe alongside DC’s lackluster releases of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad so hopes are high and fingers are crossed that the next venture into the world of Hal Jordan and company fares better than it did the last time. Fellow nerd and filmmaker Duncan Jones has gone to Twitter to share his opinions on what we should get when Green Lantern Corps hits theaters in 2020.
If there is one thing that Screen Junkies has made quite clear over the years, it is that no one is safe from ridicule, that any and every movie must be criticised to prove its worth. No matter how great it might be to the untrained eye, the Honest Trailers series will expose every flaw in all the most popular releases. In their most recent video, they’ve taken on be the baddest of the bad. The most dangerous villains in the entire DC universe have come under the critical eye of one of YouTube’s most scathing pop culture critics. (more…)
Since the Flash made his first, lightening fast appearance in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, the speedster has been a wonderfully mysterious point of discussion for fans around the world. Warner Bros‘ announcement of a new addition to the DC cinematic universe, due in 2018, while the CW television series The Flash is still going strong, has certainly piqued interests as people try to figure out what they could to do to make it feel fresh. Though a number of the big names involved in the project have already been announced – with Rick Famuyiwa directing, Ezra Miller donning the iconic golden lightening bolt and Kiersey Clemons portraying Iris – there’s still a lot we don’t know. (more…)
They say, “Hell hath no fury like an ex-Warner Bros Studios employee scorned for someone else’s incompetence” and, boy, does that old adage ring true here. An alleged former employee at the aforementioned movie studio has released an open letter to studio head Kevin Tsujihara, accusing him of recklessly steering the movie studio directly into oncoming icebergs. The legitimacy of the writer is unconfirmed, as she only gives the name “Gracie Law,” which is, of course, Kim Cattrall’s character in the movie Big Trouble in Little China, but the letter does contain many legitimate complaints against Warner Bros and is convincingly written from the point of view of someone who has been screwed over by people above her making bad decisions and allowing the crap to roll right downhill. Check out the full letter below!
DC’s ambition to craft a full-blown cinematic universe immediately after Man of Steel hasn’t exactly been working out for them. Both Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad, two films fans insisted would improve upon Man of Steel, fared even worse with critics and audiences. As of right now, a combination of studio interference and bad creative decisions are causing an unfortunate cycle for the DCEU. (more…)
Due in 2018, The Flash is lined up to be one of the new movie releases written to expand the DC cinematic universe. Joining releases such as Batman V Superman and Man of Steel, it will be accompanied by films including Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg in its broadening of the brand’s blockbuster family. The movie is set in an alternate universe to Grant Gustin’s televised incarnation of the speedster, with Ezra Miller taking up the lightening bolt mantle at the direction of Rick Famuyiwa. (more…)
Production on the fifth season of CW’s Arrow has begun, as confirmed by the show’s executive producer Marc Guggenheim, who teased fans with a shot of the script from the season’s first episode on July 5th. The episode titled ‘Legacy’ may imply some rather heavy themes not only in the sense of the story, but also the show’s production itself. During a Q&A session on June 26th at the Heroes & Villains FanFest in Secaucus, N.J., Amell was quoted as saying, “The first two episodes [of Season 5] refocuses us on what the core mission of the show should be, and that to me is very exciting,” this is in reference to the series straying from it’s ‘street hero’ roots during the last two seasons, which had some fans complaining. Now it seems season 5 will grant them their wish, and Stephen has given us our first sneak peek.
After J.K. Simmons‘ Oscar-winning performance in Whiplash, there should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that portraying a “badass” is right in his wheelhouse. However, it seems people are having a hard time connecting that term with his current role of Commissioner Jim Gordon in DC‘s new Justice League movie. Photos of Simmons going into beast mode at the gym posted by his personal trainer had fans assuming that he was merely prepping for the role, but Simmons has a different story. While in a new interview he says he does want to show “a little bit more of that badass side,” the 61 year old actor reveals his prime motivation for his workouts is really just to take care of himself. (more…)
DC Entertainment has been showcasing some serious girl power. Their DC Superhero Girls series of animated shorts following the teen versions of Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Supergirl, Bumble Bee, Batgirl, Katana, and Poison Ivy growing into their superhero status at Super Hero High has since grown into two DC comic novels, multiple product lines (including toys!), and even saw an extended special on Boomerang. Awesome, yes, but not enough for these fierce females. The next step for these girls after their series’ second season started in May is to “get their capes on” against the villain Eclipso in DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year– their very first movie. (more…)