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…)
One of the most prolific creators in all of nerddom – not to mention, one of the most commonly spotted Easter eggs in the Marvel cinematic universe – Stan Lee has become almost as widely recognised for his quirky movie cameos as for his wealth of iconic comic creations. His impact on the comic community and industry is all but unrivalled. The worlds and characters he has written have been celebrated the world over. He was integral to the work that made Marvel ahuge multimedia corporation, from its roots as a small division of a publishing house. He spearheaded the first significant challenge to censorship in comic books. (more…)
Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.
ABOVE: Civil War by Orlando Arocena. (more…)
The trailer for NBC‘s new DC non-super-powered-super-hero series Powerless has hit the Internet. Probably a good idea to check it out quick as it is likely to be pulled down as soon as NBC’s lawyers get the call, or maybe after the pilot airs, you be the judge. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, the series focuses on an insurance company that handles many of the claims after those epic and not so epic superhero battles. (more…)
Superman is a powerful character. Enhanced by earth’s yellow sun, Superman is imbued with super strength, super breath, heat vision, x-ray vision, the ability to fly, and more. He protects the people of earth, fighting battles and having adventures that mere mortals cannot. In the midst of all his astonishing power and heroic feats, you’ve probably thought once or twice, “Hey, I wonder what Superman’s grandpa was up to a few decades ago?” Well, you may have to wonder no longer! The people at SyFy along with creator David S. Goyer sensed your ponderings and are prepared to answer just that question, as SyFy has ordered a pilot for Goyer’s television show Krypton.
Lately, Warner Bros.‘s DC Extended Universe has been plagued with rumors, some true like The Flash losing its director, some not so true like Aquaman losing its director, but today brings a more pleasant rumor for the fledgling interconnected movie universe. After the lukewarm reception for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there’s a lot of uncertainty for the DCEU’s upcoming properties. Aside from the mostly positive buzz around Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman, the most eagerly anticipated movie may be Ben Affleck‘s solo Batman film. According to today’s rumor, that movie may be taking shape.
The Internet can be a minefield of misinformation, from simple mistakes to the intentional stirring up trouble type. Another form that has been developing lately is the chain effect. Where one page reports something as a rumor or some whispers heard and another site picks that up, and then another, as the rumor is diluted until some sites start reporting those rumors as confirmed facts. Over the weekend one such story hit the Internet, that included both, a confirmed fact (Flash director Seth Grahame-Smith had left the production due to creative differences) and some whispered rumors that many took as fact, that James Wan was, “feeling a tremendous amount of trepidation about Aquaman,” which many turned into Wan’s exit from the movie. Now Wan has taken to Twitter to clear the whole thing up, and ask the Internet to lay off the guy who started the whole thing. (more…)