Jared Leto Sheds Some Light On ‘The Joker’ Rumors

- 11-20-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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As far as the Suicide Squad movie adaptation goes, the casting rumors have been pretty insane right? But we finally got some good news when it was announced that Margot Robbie had signed on to play the role of Harley Quinn. Now Jared Leto has finally responded to the recent revelations that he has been in talks to join the cast of David Ayers DC tentpole as The Joker. Leto has confirmed that talks have taken place, but he seems pretty laid back and diffident about the whole thing. Perhaps he is quite content after his Oscar winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club, and doesn’t want to commit to anything in movie land too soon. In fact, who knows really. (more…)

TV Review: ‘The Flash’ – S1E6 – “The Flash Is Born”

- 11-19-14Comics, reviews, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Reviewing every episode of The Flash’s freshman season is a unique opportunity.  Not only do I get to watch one of my favorite television shows and write about it, then call it “work”, but it forces me to remain completely objective about the quality of the series rather than just getting lazy and taking the ride.  For the most part, this objectivity leads me to find flaws in episodes that others may not notice or that they may just accept without a second thought.  For episodes that have several flaws, this objectivity can make my viewing experience less than completely enjoyable (I generally watch an episode twice – once as a critic, once as a fan), but for episodes like last night’s episode, The Flash is Born, watching the episode through the eyes of a critic really drives home the fact that The Flash is really one of the best shows on television right now and one of the best superhero series’ that we have ever been offered.  Warning – spoilers ahead. (more…)

‘Gotham’ Star Donal Logue Offers New Perspective On Bad Comic Book Movies

- 11-17-14Comics, TV Posted by Derek Robertson

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No disrespect to the man as he is a fantastic actor, but Donal Logue is probably someone most people will probably refer to as “that guy from that movie,” or “I know that dudes face …he was in… errrrr?!,” (there is an actual list of ‘those guys’ on imdb btw). Ultimately, most will be unable to put a face to the name. That is – of course – until now, due to his big break in DC’s bonafide hit Gotham (which airs on Fox TV). ­­In a co-starring role playing Detective Harvey Bullock, Logue excels in his role and you can tell he is relishing in the part of the corrupt, morally ambivalent anti-hero; a character that is stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to his loyalty to the force. Great performance. (more…)

Darkseid and Thanos…Will DC Play The Copycat Game?

- 11-14-14Cartoons, Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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The DC Comics and Warner Bros. associate may be Marvel’s biggest fans. Marvel paved the way for all comic book movies to take chances and bank on nerd love for movie tickets. But it didn’t stop there. DC is far behind Marvel in the cinematic game and just might bite their style in various respects. When Marvel’s ‘Age Of Ultron’ was announced, the concept of a robotic sentient then rumored the film appearance of Brainiac, the DC equivalent bad guy. Both Ultron and Brainiac are either robots or androids bent on winning at all cost. It goes further. Marvel has been quietly building on their Thanos storyline for over a decade, but his DC doppelganger Darkseid could fit into DC’s upcoming slate of Justice League movies in the upcoming years. Everybody has an opinion about this, but James Gunn is famous, so he has the top quote. (more…)

Before ‘Batman’ There Was ‘Gotham’, Before ‘Gotham’ There Was ‘Gotham Begins’

- 11-13-14Comics, Funny Videos, TV Posted by Derek Robertson

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Many people had a deep feeling of trepidation when they heard DC were producing a show about the early years of Bruce Wayne’s life as a child. Furthermore, this setting was to be used as the hub for the origins of all the classic villains of Gotham City; how they came to be. Watching Gotham, some of the characters trademarks – which will eventually become their raison détre – are done  in such an in-your-face manner and with as much subtlety as a blacksmith with a ten tonne hammer (slightly exaggerating, …but you get the idea), that it becomes slightly irritating. The Riddler riddles a lot, Catwoman has the agility to swing and climb from rooftop to rooftop, the Penguin walks like he has webbed feet. We get it! (we also actually like Gotham, … and this is just for fun) (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘The Flash’ – S1EP5 – “Plastique”

- 11-12-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Marvel may have a death grip on the box office when it comes to their cinematic universe, but WB has let them know that DC has its sights set on the production house juggernaut and is coming to take some of the wind out of their sails.  Well, at least, they plan on giving it the old college try!  While the big screen showdown won’t actually heat up until Batman v. Superman hits theaters in 2016, DC is already making its mark on the small screen and while Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has improved by leaps and bounds upon its freshman season, DC unleashed a secret weapon this season: CW’s The Flash.  Last night’s episode of the new series, Plastique, was another great example of why Marvel should be worried about DC’s future on television.  Mild spoilers ahead. (more…)

‘Suicide Squad’ Has Found Their Harley Quinn

- 11-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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There has been a lot of talk surrounding David Ayer’s Suicide Squad as far as casting rumors have been concerned, so it’s nice to finally have some concrete information on the casting of one character in particular. According to Collider, the role of Harely Quinn has been secured by The Wolf Of Wall Street beau, Margot Robbie. Harley Quinn ­ – who has rarely been portrayed in live-action features  – has become a staple in the DC Universe after her introduction on Batman: The Animated Series. This has led to a best-selling monthly comic behind DC’s monolithic dark knight series, Batman. Despite all the negativity surrounding DC’s New 52 relaunch, Quinn has since became a key part of the ‘Suicide Squad’, so it only makes sense to include her in the cinematic feature. (more…)

Additional ‘Supergirl’ TV Series Casting Call Details More Series Characters

- 11-03-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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DC continues its effort to dominate the Television Landscape when it comes to superheros by throwing yet another super powered series into the mix of Arrow, Gotham, Flash, and Constantine. The title character of Supergirl (Kara Danvers), and her sister were revealed last week and drew some heated discussion from fans. Now there’s sure to be more fuel added to the already raging Supergirl fan angst as more casting details about four additional Supergirl series regulars Cat Grant, James Olsen, Winslow ‘Wynn’ Schott and Hank Henshaw hit the Internet. Just who the hell are they and how do they fit in? (more…)

Will Lex Luthor Be Showing Up in ‘Suicide Squad’ Flick?

- 10-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Once again, we’re getting some rumors coming from the Warner Bros./DC camp of super hero films. This time around, it involves the ongoing casting for DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad movie. We’ve already heard some crazy rumors about DC trying to get some seriously big-name stars to fill out the Squad. Now it looks like audiences may be seeing a lot more of Lex Luthor (aka Jesse Eisenberg) than they first suspected. (more…)

“I’m Brick, Bitch!” ‘Arrow’ Series Casts Expected Villain!

- 10-20-14Comics, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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Now, this is what it looks like to have some concrete casting information. Oliver Queen will once again be dealing with a rogue’s gallery regular, as longtime adversary Brick gets introduced to live action villainy. For those of us who have no idea who this guy is, Danny Brickwell was a gangster who saw prime opportunity in Star City’s temporary void of underworld bosses. While most of the shady characters around town saw chaos, Danny jumped at the chance to showcase his own brand of order, mostly through drug sale. This storyline took shape after the comic storyline ‘Green Arrow: City Walls’ and established Brick as a real problem for Arrow’s ample quiver of solutions. And bringing him to the small screen is an actor who is used to playing hard-to-kill characters. (more…)