DC really seems to know what it is doing lately when it comes to their TV properties, and the latest hero to hit the small screen is no exception. Supergirl has been both a critical and ratings powerhouse, despite the first episode being leaked a full 6 months early on download sites and has been a career kick starter for its star Melissa Benoist, but what is more important, it has given female comic fans something to really sink their teeth into, without feeling like a rehash or a low rent Superman clone. In fact the writers have gone out of the way to make sure Supergirl, while referencing and recognizing her Superman based origins, is a hero in her own right without pandering to a general female audience. (more…)
Justice League Dark is the latest property that comic publisher DC is interested in adding to their film-focused Extended Universe, and rumors are flying around like wildfire that seem to indicate that they are pushing to get the film going as quickly as possible. Yesterday brought some casting rumors that might have been more fan-fiction than anything else, but today we’re hearing word from a reliable source that the hunt for a “dark” director is on.
While many may have already gotten a glimpse of Gal Gadot in her full Wonder Woman glory, due to ‘Batman v. Superman’, there has been no images of her on-set in the heroine’s stand-alone film; which is currently in production. There is, however, photos of her co-star Chris Pine. Playing the long time man in her life, Steve Trevor, this is the very first look of him on set. The photos also raise questions about the films timeline.
The trailer for the new animated Batman move has been released- and it’s a family affair! Batman: Bad Blood’s trailer originally debuted this past weekend at New York Comic Con, and in the video below you’ll get to watch it, along with DC All-Access getting scoops from many of the major names involved in the project. Jason O’Mara, who voices Batman, sets the scene for us on what the premise of the movie is. He reveals that, long story short, Batman sacrifices himself to save Batwoman and is never heard from again. Naturally, this doesn’t sit well with the other members of the Bat family. (more…)
DC‘s DC Super Hero Girls web site is live and has the first two episodes and a music video of the theme song Get Your Cape On. The first thing that comes to mind after watching the first episode is “I am not the target audience” and I think it is important that we all remember this as we watch. Those of you NerdBastards with young daughters and nieces who are the target audience of this new web-based series, what did you and your kids think about it? (more…)
Starting with Arrow and The Flash, the CW is building quite the formidable television universe for DC comics. And they’re not done yet; this universe is set to expand with DC’S Legends of Tomorrow, a spin-off series with potential to be DC’s largest television series in scale as of yet. New and old characters will be featured, with some of the new faces belonging to Rip Hunter (Arthur Davill), Jay Jackson (Franz Drameh) and Kendra Saunders, otherwise known as Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee). The latest name to be added to the roster is Falk Hentschel, as Variety magazine has reported, who has been cast as Carter Hall, or, Hawkman. (more…)
DC is poised to continue their fantastic animated film run with an adaptation of the wildly successful, equally divisive Killing Joke. Now, arguably the most famous Joker, Mark Hamill, has expressed his intentions to be in on the Killing Joke himself, lending some real star power to upcoming animated feature. Since one of the key folks behind the incredible Batman: The Animated Series, Bruce Timm, is leading the new film, it seems more than likely that Hamill could rejoin the ranks after all. We’ve got Hamill’s enthusiastic tweet here for you to check out for yourself. (more…)