Many nerds view Sword And Sorcery as the weird, closet-hippie grandpa of the fantasy genre: delivered in an episodic manner, the stories of the genre featured swashbuckling adventures galore, the occasional crossover with the Lovecraft Mythos and an overall tongue-in-cheek tone that poked fun at its heroes and authors even as it made them into staples of the genre. Conan the Cimmerian (created by fantasy mastermind Robert E. Howard) is the poster-child of the genre, still recognizable even among the most cynical of nerds.
Some would argue that the only reason he even came to dominate today’s pop culture was due to his legendary silver screen debut in 1982 with Conan The Barbarian, where he was first incarnated by future California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, followed by the less-than stellar 1984 sequel, Conan the Destroyer, which pretty much killed the franchise in one fell swoop. There However, there is one last bit of really, really good news for all you old-school Sword And Sorcery fans out there…
Whew! After what was months of talking out the ass about Marvel it seems DC is reminding us why they’re the other half of the “Big Two.” We’ve heard they’re really moving ahead with a Justice League movie and it’ll supposedly be darker and more mature than we’d expect. They’re actually going to attempt a Wonder Woman movie. And now it’s being reported DC and Warner Bros. have even more super hero movies planned.
Variety‘s got the scoop on all of DC and WB’s plans, which also now include Flash, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Lobo, the Suicide Squad and Shazam movies. That’s a lot of projects lined up and it sounds pretty damn ambitious. The first thing we’ll be seeing in theatres of course in Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, but there’s been little in the way of promotion for that. I expect they’re holding back until San Diego Comic-Con, where they’ll likely be releasing the first bit of footage. In addition to Man of Steel and the half dozen other proposed super hero movies, WB will likely be rebooting Batman very soon. With so many plans for so many super hero movies you’d think WB only just remembered they owned these comic book properties at all!
Hit the jump for news on Teen Titans GO!‘s return as well as what books DC is rolling out for their third wave of the New 52.