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"Metal Men" Movie

Development continues on Warner Bros. big screen feature based on DC Comics' "Metal Men", starring  'Gold', 'Iron', 'Lead', 'Mercury', 'Tin' and 'Platinum':

"Metal Men" will be live-action, with director/cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld ("Men In Black") attached.

"Metal Men" debuted in DC Comics' "Showcase" #37, created by writer Robert Kanigher and illustrator Ross Andru, introduced as advanced artificially intelligent robots, created by scientist 'Dr. William "Will" Magnus'.

The six robots were field leader 'Gold', strong man 'Iron', slow-witted and loyal 'Lead', hot-headed 'Mercury', self-doubting and insecure 'Tin' and 'Platinum', aka 'Tina' who believed she was a real woman and in love with her creator.

Each 'Metal Man' also possessed abilities that reflected the traits of their namesake metal: Gold could stretch his form almost infinitely, Iron was super strong, Lead could block harmful radiation by morphing into thick shields, Mercury could melt and pass through small spaces before reforming and Platinum could stretch,
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"Wonder Woman 2" - Enter 'Circe'

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According to reports, one of the main female villains in the developing sequel "Wonder Woman 2", will be 'Circe', a 'sorceress' that debuted in "Wonder Woman" #37 (1949), created by writer Robert Kanigher and illustrator Harry G. Peter:

In the original DC Comics continuity, Circe is a centuries-old enchantress kept young by the elixir 'vitae'. 

Gaining magical powers on the island 'Aeaea', she becomes skilled at turning men into animals resembling their personalities (ie. pigs) ...

...and for these crimes against humanity 'Hippolyta' banishes her to 'Sorca', an island planet in space "...where she can do no harm."

When she manages to return to Earth, Circe tries to destroy Wonder Woman, because an oracle said "...the daughter of Hippolyta will be her undoing." 

Despite various comic book interpretations over the years, Circe's key features include immortality, physical beauty, a command over sorcery and a delight in humiliating her foes.

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"Arrow" - Enter 'Black Canary'

From VancouverFilm.Net, Sneak Peek actress Juliana Harkavy ("The Walking Dead") as 'Dina Drake' aka costumed female vigilante 'Black Canary', as she appears in "Arrow" - Season 6, debuting October 2017 on The CW:

"She needs something tactical," said "Arrow" executive producer Wendy Mericle, about the look of Black Canary in Season 6.

"She has this 'meta power', but she also has the 'bo staff', so we just felt it was right for her to have something that was definitely more than a nod to the 'Dcu' character...

...but also something that was distinctive from what we’ve seen before.

"This really fits the bill. My favorite part is actually the subtle hint of the gold and yellow lines..."

Black Canary' was created by writer Robert Kanigher and illustrator Carmine Infantino, debuting in "Flash Comics" #86 (August 1947).

One of DC's earliest super-heroines, Black Canary has appeared in many of the company's flagship team-up titles.
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John Ostrander: Talking The Talk

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So you had a story idea and you’ve worked it up into a plot. The characters are defined, you know who is doing what, the twists and turns and even the theme.

Now you have to put words into everyone’s mouths or, more precisely, into their word balloons. For some would-be writers, that’s where the wheels come off. How do you write dialogue? More importantly, how do you write good dialogue?

Let’s start with a basic: all dialogue is action. No one just speaks: they cajole, they explain, they confirm, they deny, they confront, they exalt, they exult, they attack, they defend, they lie and so on. It is an active transitive verb. When a character speaks, they are doing something or attempting to do something. What’s important is not what the character is saying but what the character is doing or trying to do when they speak.
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"Metal Men" Movie Updates

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In development since 2007, there is still studio interest in a big screen live-action feature based on DC Comics' "Metal Men", starring the synthetic, malleable  robots 'Gold', 'Iron', 'Lead', 'Mercury', 'Tin' and 'Platinum':

"Metal Men" debuted in DC Comics' "Showcase" #37, created by writer Robert Kanigher and illustrator Ross Andru, introduced as advanced artificially intelligent robots, created by scientist 'Dr. William "Will" Magnus'.

The six robots were field leader 'Gold', strong man 'Iron', slow-witted and loyal 'Lead', hot-headed 'Mercury', self-doubting and insecure 'Tin' and 'Platinum', aka 'Tina' who believed she was a real woman and in love with her creator.

Each 'Metal Man' also possessed abilities that reflected the traits of their namesake metal: Gold could stretch his form almost infinitely, Iron was super strong, Lead could block harmful radiation by morphing into thick shields, Mercury could melt and pass through small spaces before reforming and Platinum could stretch,
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"Gotham" - Maggie Geha Is 'Poison Ivy'

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"Gotham" Season 3, currently in production has cast actress Maggie Geha to play 'Ivy Pepper', aka DC Comics super-villain 'Poison Ivy':

"...following an encounter with a monster from 'Indian Hill'...

"...'Ivy Pepper' finds herself reborn...

"...and one step closer to the DC villain she is destined to become: 'Poison Ivy'.

"Now a 19-year-old woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms...

"...she sets her sights on 'Bruce Wayne' (David Mazouz)..."

'Poison Ivy' was created by Robert Kanigher and Sheldon Moldoff, debuting in DC Comics' "Batman" #181 (June 1966).

Clandestine lab experiments originally placed a deliberate overdose of plant/animal based toxins into her blood stream...

...giving her a 'deadly touch' while boosting her immunity to poisons, viruses, bacteria and fungi.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Poison Ivy'...
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10 Amazing Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Flash

var l_ttlPages = 10; var l_url = location.pathname.replace(location.hash, ""); var qs = (function(a) { if (a == "") return {}; var b = {}; for (var i = 0; i 2 && l_page Already one of the DC Universe's most iconic superheroes, The Flash's profile has been considerably raised in recent years thanks to a hit TV show on The CW. That should continue to be the case over the next couple of years thanks to his big screen appearances in Justice League and a solo outing, but don't forget that The Fastest Man Alive's comic book history is every bit as fascinating as it is in live-action. Introduced in 1956 and created by writers Robert Kanigher and John Broome and penciler Carmine Infantino, forensic scientist Barry Allen received his
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Joker Scolds Harley Quinn in New Suicide Squad Photo

Joker Scolds Harley Quinn in New Suicide Squad Photo
With two of this year's biggest superhero adventures already in theaters, Warner Bros. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, some fans are already looking forward to the release of another long-awaited movie, Suicide Squad. The first two trailers for this massive ensemble have been well-received by fans and critics alike, but we don't know for sure when the next footage will drop. Until then, a new photo has surfaced which gives us a closer look at The Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn's (Margot Robbie) questionable relationship.

It's been quite clear from the start of production that The Joker and Harley Quinn have quite a rocky friendship, with photos and videos from the Toronto set showing The Joker hitting Harley during a confrontation in the middle of a street. Still, she was often seen riding in The Joker's souped-up sports car, but
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Suicide Squad Joker Action Figure Will Have You Screaming

Suicide Squad Joker Action Figure Will Have You Screaming
Warner Bros. has released two trailers for their highly-anticipated Suicide Squad so far, and while both videos have featured The Joker (Jared Leto), we still haven't seen a whole lot of footage of this iconic villain. We still have several months left until the August 5 release date, and while we wait for the next trailer to surface, new action figure photos have debuted which give us a unique look at the clown prince, who is sporting the unique trench coat with no shirt and shoes look. It isn't known when this action figure will go on sale, but we'll keep you posted with more details as soon as they surface.

Toy Ark discovered these photos, which showcase Mediacom's Mafex figures from Suicide Squad. Their Joker figure will include a cane and interchangeable head sculpts, standing over 6 inches tall with over 20 points of articulation. No pricing details have been released yet,
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John Ostrander: They Grow Up So Fast

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I’ve been watching DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow over on the CW. Among the characters that have been appearing on the show are Firestorm and Hawkman and Hawkgirl. Well, not so much Hawkman any more, maybe. I didn’t create those three characters but I certainly played with them a lot and, for a while, left my sticky fingerprints all over them. So it’s interesting watching manifestations of them in other media.

I’ll be experiencing that big time come August when the Suicide Squad movie hits the multiplexes. I created Amanda Waller and I defined characters like Deadshot and Captain Boomerang and it will be exciting to see how they translate for the screen. I hope.

None of the character portrayals will translate directly from the comics to movies or TV. I’m okay with that; none of them have so far. Different media have different needs.
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'Suicide Squad' Actor Calls Director David Ayer's Talent Psychotic

'Suicide Squad' Actor Calls Director David Ayer's Talent Psychotic
Suicide Squad is shaping up to be one of the most highly-anticipated superhero movies of the year, arriving in theaters August 5. Fans will get another glimpse at footage from the movie tonight during the MTV Movie Awards, but today we have new details from one of the movie's stars, Jai Courtney, who plays Captain Boomerang. During an interview with Collider, the actor was asked to describe director David Ayer with one word, which may surprise you.

"Psychotic. He is the man. He's one of the greats. I think he has an amazing future ahead of him, and I hope we get to work together again. I have nothing but admiration for him, and small amounts of fear. That about sums it up. He loves that attention to detail, and he's not interested in comfort. Nothing is about making anything easy for anyone. And that's not about making it hard, it's
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Mike Gold: Imitation Is The Sincerest Form of Thievery

The 1950s were a time of great experimentation for comic book publishers. Retail outlets were disappearing and post-war military scale-backs undermined Px sales. Superman was kept alive by its massive television exposure, but virtually all other superhero comics were either gone or in deep trouble.

Necessity being the mother of invention, comics publishers back then had no choice but to try new ideas and concepts. Western comics were hit-or-miss; those that featured top-line movie stars or characters were doing okay, the others were sort of meh. Romance comics, teevee tie-ins and some funny animal books were selling. The horror and crime comics that had been keeping publishers such as EC, Harvey and Gleason in the money were being condemned by the media, camera-hungry politicians and sanctimonious self-appointed “experts.”

So until DC and Marvel finally succeeded in rejuvenating the superhero genre, experimentation was the watchword of that decade. And that brings
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John Ostrander: Suicide Squad Rogues

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Sorta Spoiler Notes: Today I’m discussing the latest Suicide Squad reprint, Rogues, and I’ll disclose some plot points. The stories were originally published in the late 80s so a spoiler shouldn’t be needed, but just in case you didn’t read them back then and are considering catching up now, you been warned!

One of the nice side-effects of the upcoming Suicide Squad movie is that DC is pushing into Tpb print my original run. The latest volume comes out April 12 and is entitled Rogues and it’s maybe my favorite one so far. It reprints issues 17 through 25, including the Annual and a Bronze Tiger solo story by Larry Ganem and Peter Krause.

A quick rundown on the Squad. The Original Suicide Squad was created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru and debuted in 1959 in The Brave and the Bold #25. They were pretty much a version of
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'Suicide Squad' Gets a Sweet Poster, Harley's SXSW Tattoo Parlor Announced

'Suicide Squad' Gets a Sweet Poster, Harley's SXSW Tattoo Parlor Announced
It seems that Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Suicide Squad is going to leave it's "mark," so to speak, on fans who visit the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas next week. Earlier today, director David Ayer revealed a new poster, which features a candy theme, with the Q resembling a sucker, while several of the cast members took to their Twitter and Instagram pages to tease new tattoo designs. If you're in Austin for SXSW, you can get these actual tattoos at Harley's Tattoo Parlor which will be set up during the festival.

While we don't know exactly where Harley's Tattoo Parlor will be set up, stars Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Adam Beach (Slipknot), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo) and Karen Fukuhara (Katana) took to their Twitter and Instagram pages earlier today to share the tattoo designs based on their characters.
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'Suicide Squad' Wishes You a Happy Valentine's Day

'Suicide Squad' Wishes You a Happy Valentine's Day
Warner Bros. is capitalizing on the beloved Valentine's Day holiday today by showcasing a new poster for their superhero adventure Suicide Squad on the film's Twitter page. Now, while Suicide Squad might not be the perfect "date movie," it does have an unusual romance at it's core, showcasing the relationship between Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and The Joker (Jared Leto). This poster doesn't necessarily offer a traditional Valentine's Day message, but it does showcase bizarre, artistic renditions of both Joker and Harley Quinn.

The all-star ensemble cast for Suicide Squad includes Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Karen Fukuhara (Katana) Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), and Jay Hernandez (El Diablo). Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru for DC Comics in 1959, the Suicide Squad follows a group of super villains tasked by the U.
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'Suicide Squad' Toys Invade New York Toy Fair 2016

'Suicide Squad' Toys Invade New York Toy Fair 2016
New York Toy Fair 2016 is in full effect! And while we've seen some cool things today already, nothing compares to the latest merchandise about to be unleashed for DC Comics epic super villain adventure Suicide Squad. The movie doesn't open until August, but leading up to the big debut, we'll be seeing this cavalcade of dangerous characters taking over store shelves across the country.

On display at Nytf 2016 are a variety of different toys for Suicide Squad. The worst heroes ever are getting their own line of the extremely popular Funko Pop vinyl figurines. The first wave includes Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker leading the pack. We're also going to see Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flagg, Karen Fukuhara's Katana and two versions of Will Smith's Deadshot. One is masked, the other is not! Also included in this first wave is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Killer Croc,
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Harley Quinn Swings a Big Bat in New 'Suicide Squad' Posters

Harley Quinn Swings a Big Bat in New 'Suicide Squad' Posters
Many fans were disappointed to hear that Warner Bros.' didn't buy any airtime for the Super Bowl this weekend, which meant that the studio would not be releasing new footage from Suicide Squad. Then again, the news wasn't terribly surprising, since the studio released the second trailer just a few weeks ago, during a new special on The CW network. While we don't known when the third trailer will debut, Comic Book Movie has spotted two new posters, one of which features the entire team, and the second which focuses on Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.

The all-star ensemble cast for Suicide Squad includes Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Karen Fukuhara (Katana) Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), and Jay Hernandez (El Diablo). Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru for
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"The Metal Men" Movie

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Development continues on Warner Bros. big screen feature based on DC Comics' "Metal Men", starring  'Gold', 'Iron', 'Lead', 'Mercury', 'Tin' and 'Platinum':

"Metal Men" will be live-action, with director/cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld ("Men In Black") attached.

"Metal Men" debuted in DC Comics' "Showcase" #37, created by writer Robert Kanigher and illustrator Ross Andru, introduced as advanced artificially intelligent robots, created by scientist 'Dr. William "Will" Magnus'.

The six robots were field leader 'Gold', strong man 'Iron', slow-witted and loyal 'Lead', hot-headed 'Mercury', self-doubting and insecure 'Tin' and 'Platinum', aka 'Tina' who believed she was a real woman and in love with her creator.

Each 'Metal Man' also possessed abilities that reflected the traits of their namesake metal: Gold could stretch his form almost infinitely, Iron was super strong, Lead could block harmful radiation by morphing into thick shields, Mercury could melt and pass through small spaces before reforming and Platinum could stretch,
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'Sgt. Rock' and 'Easy Company'

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According to VancouverFilm.Net, the CW will continue to showcase DC Comics characters through their new time-travel series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow", with the network teasing key art of the bullet-riddled helmet of World War II comics hero 'Sgt. Rock' of 'Easy Company':

According the The CW, "...this 'G.I.' is the cornerstone of his unit. The men who follow him into battle know one thing for certain: nothin's easy in 'Easy Company'..."

The 'Sgt. Rock' character created by writer Robert Kanigher and illustrator Joe Kubert, debuted in DC's "Our Army at War" #83 (June 1959), as a dog-faced marksman...

...who served as an infantry non-commissioned officer during World War II...

...fighting in Europe, alongside a collection of disparate individuals who managed to participate in every major action in the war.

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"Black Canary" - Enter 'Dinah Lance'

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Take a look @ DC Comics' "Black Canary" #7, available January 27, 2015, written by Brendan Fletcher and illustrated by Annie Wu, with covers by Wu:

"...it's the deafening finale of the band's debut tour! 'Dinah' will have to scream louder than she ever has before.

"So loud that the walls of reality will crumble!..."

'Black Canary' was created by writer Robert Kanigher and illustrator Carmine Infantino, debuting in "Flash Comics" #86 (August 1947). One of DC's earliest super-heroines, Black Canary has appeared in many of the company's flagship team-up titles including "Justice Society of America" and "Justice League of America".

Since the late 1960's, the character has frequently been paired with archer superhero 'Green Arrow' professionally and romantically, and they eventually married.

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