Now that filming is underway for DC‘s new Arrow Spin-off series Legends of Tomorrow, the CW must have decided to get ahead of any bystander that might capture pictures of the new costumes on set. This time around we’ve got our first look at Hawkman and Hawkgirl fully costumed sans wings, which I am guessing will be added CGI style in post production. Read on to see the full picture. (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…)
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All right, big changes are coming to DC Universe in an effort to condense their ever-so-convoluted history and attract new readers with a simple and safe, #1. A lot of characters are getting new back stories, different histories, and some might not even exist anymore! Needless to say many, many comic book fans are freaking the fuck out. Unless you only woke up from a coma, like 20 minutes ago, you haven’t heard the apocalyptic news that DC is rebooting their universe. Well, reboot might not be a fair word. Relaunch? Revamp? Shake-up? Slight alteration of everything just enough to piss off your die-hard fans? Yeah, it’s something like that.
Of course this isn’t the only time DC decided change was needed. There’s a reason we refer to certain eras in comics as ‘golden’ or ‘silver’, they predominately refer to differences in characters and stories as they reflect their time period. We’re entering a new age now and it’s exciting, thrilling and a little disconcerting.
Listed here, all in one handy post is every new #1 title beginning in September in the post-Flashpoint DCU. Their covers, their quick solicits and a few snarky comments from myself. I admit now I am no DC expert, just a fan. And there are going to be some books I’ll have little to say about, others I could probably devote an entire post to, but I’ll try an keep ’em short. If I don’t share the same concerns you do about a title or I just say little about your favorite new book please, please, please share your thoughts and feel free to contradict me in the comments section. On to the books!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS.
On sale AUGUST 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US RATED T • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee make history! In a universe where super heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World Greatest Heroes! This spectacular debut issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.
I think this sounds solid. We’re going to be introduced to our favorite heroes as younger, more inexperienced people and with the team of Johns and Lee, it’ll rock. They want to put their best foot forward with this book, this’ll be the title that introduces new fans to the core of DCU. It’s great to see Cyborg being included in such an iconic group, too. They’re starting out strong with their whole plan to diversify the DCU. We’ll just see how long that plan continues…
Hawkman has taken a lot of flak this week because of the “Toast to Green Lantern” video. It just have easily could have been Aquaman, or The Flash, or Green Arrow. Let’s face it, anyone not one of the DC Three, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman has always had trouble getting translated to theater and television screens. Wait a minute . . .better make that the DC Two considering that Wonder Woman can’t even get past filming a pilot these days without getting canceled.
Even with all that it still makes sense for DC and Warner Bros to try to make some use out of the great DC comic book heroes. Word is that Warner Brothers is moving forward on developing a Hawkman movie, the project is being farmed out to writers now, It’s On The Grid reports.
Now everyone knows that for every movie that we see on the big screen there are thousands that never get past the script stage or get stuck in developmental limbo – Think Flash! Wonder Woman and others. Would Hawkman make a good movie? If they used the Indiana Jones arceologist angle, throw in some Nazies and evil scientists and it could make a go of it. Hawkman does have a complicated and some times confusing backstory, a corny costume, but he does carry some pretty impressive weapons. Developers should stop trying to bring Hawkman into the present and keep him in the past where flying wings
Which version of Hawkman would you be interested in seeing? How would you tackle the character in a movie?
Frog Island posted a new video the other day about the behind the scenes celebration of the new Green Lantern movie. But not everyone’s happy about it…
After watching it I find that I totally agree with the portrayal of Hawkman.
Well played, way to not go for the cheap shot and use Aquaman.
I don’t know what to make of Smallville anymore. I quit regularly watching the show around season four and since then, I’ve only seen a few episodes here and there when America’s Next Top Model reruns aren’t on (Sometimes I do girly things. Shut up.). The episodes I have seen, however, have been… not very good. Mediocre. Disturbing. Confusing. And just plain stupid. It’s a shame, because Smallville could have been awesome. Alas…
The photo above doesn’t go far in changing my mind. After all the weirdness with the Green Arrow and the Wonder Twins, let’s go ahead and add Hawkman to the long list of Bad Ideas with capital letters. I mean… look at him. As ToplessRobot.com says, Smallville’s original intent was to integrate the DC universe in subtle ways. Um… I don’t think the Hawkman costume is subtle, do you? In fact, this Hawkman looks an awful lot like the Hawkman from that botched superhero show from the 1970s, no? Take a look:
The Hawkman above comes to us from a gem called “Legends of the Superheroes.” It ran for just a couple of god-awful episodes before the plug was pulled. Movie Poop Shoot brought this to my attention years ago, and a friend procured a dvd for me. I highly recommend it if you like superhero cheeeeeze. But I digress…
The point is, Hawkman, no matter where he flies, is a giant mess. Sorry, Smallville. #SubtleFail