It’s official: I have absolutely no idea what this new entry into the shared Flash and Arrow DC TV universe is supposed to be. Last month it was announced that the CW was producing a spin-off of the superhero series’ combining characters from both shows: Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Martin Stein (Victor Garber) from The Flash, and Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) and a character TBA (Caity Lotz) from Arrow. It wasn’t too long before Captain Cold’s cohort Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell) was added to the cast with the promise of three more characters to come who have never before been portrayed on TV before, and now we know two: Hawkgirl and Rip Hunter. (more…)
The Justice League movie may seem a fair way off yet. Its official release date isn’t until 2017, that’s two full years for those of us counting on our fingers, but apparently things are moving along nicely with the script. Perhaps a little too nicely! Why, and how, could this positive script process be a problem? Well, unlike the problems with David S. Goyer‘s rather disappointing script for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, we’re hearing rumors that the main issue with the Justice League script is that it’s suffering from quite the opposite, a maze like overabundance of characters and situations. (more…)
With production and distribution rights belonging to New Line Cinema and not Warner Bros, the question remains… Is Shazam part of the DC Movie Universe, or not? New Line’s Toby Emmerich made some comments a while back indicating that the character may become a standalone franchise that sits apart from any other built up Universe. But, alas, a new post from DC has now upset the applecart, suggesting that Shazam might actually be part of the DC Universe, alongside Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. So, the ultimate question on our minds now – is if the character going to be an active group participant in The Justice League? (more…)
Marvel may be out there releasing dates and information about their up and coming movies for the next 100 years, but DC and Warner Bros. have been mum about most of their newest summer blockbusters. So much so, that it looks like despite the big announcement about bringing her to the big screen, recently announced director Michelle Maclaren says Wonder Woman hasn’t even been given an official green light yet. (more…)
When I read reports of DC going with an “older Batman” in the Warner Bros. head scratcher ‘Batman v Superman,’ the first thing I hoped for was a Nightwing appearance. It didn’t dawn on me that this caped crusader would lean more toward the Frank Miller version, immortalized in the comics series ‘The Dark Knight Returns.’ In truth, I saw the release of the Miller costume like everyone else and just didn’t put two and two together. So it kind of makes sense that, along with the more grizzled Dark Knight, female Robin, Carrie Kelley, wouldn’t be far behind. And now we sort of have proof that she’s gonna be in the movie starring our ‘World’s Finest.’
No matter how you felt about Zack Snyder’s Superman offering, Man of Steel, one thing is certain – there was A LOT of damage done to the city of Metropolis by the time all was said and done. So, when the sequel, Batman v. Superman, was announced, it was tough for audiences to see just how Metropolis would react to their new alien “protector”. Well, the folks over at Batman on Film may have the answer. (more…)
For decades, entertainment franchises have been able to share universes in both television and movies. The Twilight Zone did it. Firefly did it with Serenity. The Doctor Who series did it with the Doctor Who TV movie. The X-Files did it with big and small screens. And Marvel is doing it with surgical precision and innovation in combining their cinematic world with the ABC network’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. And then there’s Netflix’s upcoming four-series deal. That, in particular, will expand Marvel’s live action roster with the Hell’s Kitchen Heroes – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. So, not only is occupying the same universe a thing that’s worked successfully, it’s proven to be a smart move on several occasions in terms of continuity. DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns disagrees. (more…)
Short answer? Doesn’t look like it. After years of domination by Marvel where movie news is concerned, SDCC 2013‘s Hall H was utterly conquered by Warner Bros. and their pants-crappingly exciting announcement that not only was a sequel to Man of Steel in the works, said sequel would co-star BATMAN!
It’s now a year later, SDCC 2014 draws nigh, and we know much more about this film, entitled Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice–which is either a hint of the studio’s plans to finally make a Justice League flick, or WB simply hates nerds.
There was chatter recently that SDCC 2014’s Hall H would be the scene of an official announcement that Justice League is indeed happening, as well as rumors that Warner Bros. would have other announcements regarding future DC based films–but apparently, there is no solid evidence that any of this is to be: (more…)
Also, do you like details? You’re in luck! Here’s something close to that… sort of!
On the show this week, Jeremy and Jason discuss: (more…)
If you’ve been holding your breath waiting for the next solo Batman film, you’re going to want to go ahead and just exhale.