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Warner Bros. Has Plans For Three Harley Quinn Movies

2016’s Suicide Squad may have received a critical response on par with finding a lump of dog shit on your shoe, but it still made a whole bunch of money. One of the few positively received aspects of the whole affair was Margot Robbie’s take on Harley Quinn, the Joker’s on again/off again girlfriend. This, perhaps, is not too surprising, though.

After all, Quinn has been a fan favorite since her debut on Batman: The Animated Series way back in 1992, before transferring to the DC Universe proper and subsequently appearing in all manner of Batman projects. Now, in the wake of the catastrophe that was Justice League, Warner Bros. are eager to capitalize on this success, and have no less than three projects in various stages of development that all circle around Robbie’s Quinn.

First up is the most obvious, Suicide Squad 2. Word is that Warner Bros.
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"Mad Love" - Enter Margot Robbie

Actress Margot Robbie, aka 'Harley Quinn' in "Suicide Squad", who signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. to produce new films, continues to develop the feature, "Mad Love" co-starring Jared Leto, reprising his role as 'The Joker' :

'Harleen Frances Quinzel' aka 'Harley Quinn' was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, debuting in "Batman: The Animated Series" (1992). 

The character later appeared in DC Comics' "Batman" comic books, debuting in "The Batman Adventures" #12 (1993)

" 'Suicide Squad', flashbacks reveal that psychiatrist 'Dr. Harleen Quinzel' fell in love with the psychopathic supervillain 'Joker', during his time as her patient at 'Arkham Asylum'.

"Joker manages to convince Dr. Quinzel to free him, and after his men take over the asylum, he gives her electroshock therapy.

"Quinzel then willingly jumps into chemicals that created Joker, at the 'Ace Chemicals' plant, bleaching her skin and completing her transformation into 'Harley Quinn'. 

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Bruce Timm is Looking To Develop Superman: Red Son as an Animated Film

Bruce Timm has been overseeing a ton of DC animated films and series since Batman: The Animated Series. He's now looking at another DC animated film project that is going to excite Superman fans!

During a Q&A at the premiere of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, Timm said the next story he would like to adapt in the fan-favorite Elseworlds Superman story arc is Superman: Red Son. The limited three-issue comic series was written by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Old Man Logan).

Red Son tells a story that shows us what would have happened if Kal-El's ship landed in the Soviet Union instead of Kansas. This brings huge changes to the DC Universe. If you've never read it, you should; it's an intriguing story.

Here's the official synopsis for Superman: Red Son:

"Imagine a reality where the world’s most powerful super-being does not grow up in Smallville, Kansas – or even America,
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When Batman: The Animated Series Finally Gave Dick Grayson His Due

Welcome to Adventure(s) Time’s thirty-ninth installment, an examination of classic animated series and their tie-in comics. This week, we’re looking back on Batman: The Animated Series‘ adaptation of Robin’s origin story. Then, an obscure issue of the Gotham Adventures series that continues the narrative.

Related: Batman: The Animated Series – Why Couldn’t Talia and Batman Find Love?
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Marvel Comic’s New Valkyrie Is Inspired by the ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Character

Whenever a movie adaptation of an ongoing property strikes a chord with the mainstream, it isn’t uncommon for the latter to start modeling itself after the former. After all, people liked the movie for a reason. And, generally speaking, the movie often exceeds the source material in reach and popularity (especially if the source material in question is a comic book). Harley Quinn actually debuted in Batman: The Animated Series in the early 1990s when the show’s staff realized that the Joker needed a recognizable, mainstay henchwoman. In the wake of the X-Men and Spider-Man movies in the early 2000s,

Marvel Comic’s New Valkyrie Is Inspired by the ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Character
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Batman: The Animated Series – Why Couldn’t Talia and Batman Find Love?

Welcome to Adventure(s) Time’s thirty-eighth installment, an examination of classic animated series and their tie-in comics. These week, we’re looking back on two stories that begin with the premise that Ra’s al Ghul is dead, with Batman and Talia paired on an adventure. (Thanks to reader Gravity Falls Poland for this suggestion. If you have any cartoon/comics pairings you’d like to see, please let me know in the comments.)

Debuting on May 9, 1994, “Avatar” is the sixty-ninth episode of Batman: The Animated Series. Introduced with a stunning title card evoking historical art from ancient Egypt, until you catch the stylized Batman emblems, Carlos Rodriguez’s score draws the audience in with pomp worthy of an old Hollywood epic. Writer Michael Reaves and director Kevin Altieri keep this theme alive throughout “Avatar,” pairing Batman and Talia on a journey across the globe.
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Young Justice Producer Confirms Late 2018 Return

Anyone who loves superheroes these days seems to have that one cartoon that resonated with them, leading to an undying love for it. Children of the 1990’s will likely wax nostalgia over Batman: The Animated Series or X-Men: The Animated Series, while others who prefer the decade that followed remember Justice League Unlimited and Spectacular Spider-Man quite fondly.

This particular decade’s biggest breakout was arguably Young Justice, a series that placed the focus on sidekicks such as Robin/Nightwing, Superboy, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Miss Martian, Artemis and others who were coming of age and ready to take their place in the limelight. But it was unfortunately cut short after only two seasons due to a lack of merchandise sales – even though not much was manufactured to begin with. It was a ridiculous Catch 22, to say the least.

Since its untimely cancellation, a very rabid fanbase tirelessly campaigned for the series’ return,
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Matthew Vaughn keen on “saving” the DC Extended Universe

Directing a film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an amazing opportunity, but of course, there’s the pressure that comes with the job. Marvel has a very successful mega-franchise so far, and expectations would be very high. However, directing a DC film — while risky — is potentially easier. During an interview with IGN, director Matthew Vaughn was asked if he’d like to direct a film set in the DC, or Marvel Universe. This is what he said:

“I do love the world of DC, and I’ve been talking to them at the moment about a few things,” said Vaughn. “It’s more fun getting involved with franchises when they’re on the down, because then it’s easier to make a good film. So if I got involved with a few of the superhero movies out there that have been disappointing, it’s going to be…
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Kingsman Director Is Ready to Save the DC Movie Universe

Kingsman Director Is Ready to Save the DC Movie Universe
Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn seems poised to direct a DC movie in the not-too-distant future. The question remains, what movie? Vaughn admits he's met with Warner Bros. to discuss a "few things," but remains vague. However, in a new interview, he says he loves DC and would rather take on a franchise that's on a bit of a downswing, for reasons that actually make quite a bit of sense. Here's what he had to say about it.

"I do love the world of DC, and I've been talking to them at the moment about a few things. It's more fun getting involved with franchises when they're on the down, because then it's easier to make a good film. So if I got involved with a few of the superhero films out there that have been disappointing, it's going to be... if I do Ok,
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Mark Hamill Had A Secret Second Role in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ You Definitely Missed

Mark Hamill Had A Secret Second Role in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ You Definitely Missed
[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “The Last Jedi” follow.]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi” features recognizable cameos from Justin Theroux and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” director Gareth Edwards, among others, but one cameo you definitely missed was from none other than Mark Hamill. The actor was front and center in “The Last Jedi” reprising his role as Luke Skywalker, but that wasn’t the only starring role he had in the Rian Johnson-directed sequel.

Read More:‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Rian Johnson on Directing the Franchise’s Most Emotional Reunion

Hamill reveals to Entertainment Weekly that he had a top-secret second role in “The Last Jedi,” one that he isn’t willing to disclose just yet. What we do know is that the character is named Dobbu Scay (an anagram for editor Bob Duscay) and appears during the Canto Bight section of the film. Hamill can’t be seen but can be heard voicing the character.
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Mark Hamill Had A Secret Second Role In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Not content with reprising Luke Skywalker after over thirty years, Mark Hamill apparently landed himself a mysterious second role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

As pointed out, amongst others, by Twitter user Doug Bowman, Hamill appears twice in the credits of the movie. If you stuck around that long for your screening, you would have seen the actor’s name listed near the end of the cast rundown, where he’s credited as a character named “Dobbu Scay.”

The big question now is: who is this enigmatic Dobbu Scay? Well, going by the other credits surrounding Hamill (e.g. Canto Cop and Stable Boy), it’s clear that this character appeared in the Canto Bight sequences, when Finn and Rose infiltrated the casino populated by the galaxy’s richest citizens.

The prevailing theory right now is that Hamill played the most memorable gambler at the casino: the little
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Ivy meets Jack the Ripper in first clip from Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

The first clip has been released from the upcoming animated adaptation of Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola’s 1989 graphic novel Batman: Gotham by Gaslight which sees Ivy meet Jack the Ripper; watch it here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Batman: Gotham by Gaslight here

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman enacts his own detective work – with the help of confident,
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"Titans" TV Series - 'Hawk and Dove'

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From TorontoFilm.Net, Sneak Peek Alan Ritchson as costumed crime-fighter 'Hank Hall'/'Hawk' and Minka Kelly as his partner 'Dawn Granger'/'Dove' from the currently shooting live-action "Titans" TV series, based on the DC Comics' characters:

Cast also includes Brenton Thwaites as 'Dick Grayson'/'Robin', the former protege of 'Batman'.

"Titans", developed by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, will debut in 2018 on DC Comics' upcoming 'direct-to-consumer' digital service.

The characters 'Hawk' and 'Dove', were created by "Spider-Man" co-plotter/illustrator Steve Ditko in 1968 .

"...the central concept of the heroes, inspired by political divides of the 1960's... 

"...followed two siblings with contrasting personalities and diametrically opposed ideologies who are transformed and granted powers of strength, speed, and agility.

"With 'Dove' representing reason and nonviolence and Hawk representing force and aggression, they complement one another and find a state of balance in order to effectively combat evil.
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"Dick Tracy" Returns

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Archie Comics has confirmed a comic book reboot of "Dick Tracy", available April 11, 2018, as actor Warren Beatty continues to hold onto the character's screen rights, despite a 'use it' or 'lose it' clause in a long-standing  agreement with Tribune Co. to produce a "Dick Tracy" movie or TV show:

The monthly comic book series will be illustrated by Thomas Pitilli...

...with the first cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Created by Chester Gould as a newspaper comic strip, the character has so far appeared in five movie serials from 1937 through 1941, six movies, including Beatty's 1990 feature, plus three TV series including animated cartoons.

Tribune Co. is "...very excited to work with Archie Comics. 'Dick Tracy' is an iconic character, who still resonates with his fan base. 

"The reboot of the franchise will keep 'Dick Tracy' and his cast of rogue villains at the forefront of heroic characters in the battle of good and evil.
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Superman: The Movie Added To National Film Registry

Even though we receive at least a half dozen superhero films on a yearly basis these days, the fact of the matter is that we owe a great debt to director Richard Donner and all involved in the production of Superman: The Movie back in the late 1970s. Before then, a blockbuster of that scale centered on a comic book character was simply unheard of, so to think that a genre was handily legitimized with such an effort is indeed commendable.

Taking that and other factors into consideration, the Library of Congress has chosen the movie that made us believe a man could fly to be among the 25 selected this year to be a part of the National Film Registry. And when you consider how many movies the American entertainment industry has produced over the years, that really puts it in perspective as to how much of an honor this is.
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Open Fan Letter to Warner Bros. Regarding Their Future of DC Films

Dear Warner Bros.,

Here we are on the cusp of a new year. Justice League (Jl) is still struggling at the box office, trying to recoup the heavy financial losses, while fans are left wondering what will happen next. WB and DC use to be at the top of the superhero genre with such great classic films like Superman (‘78) and Batman (‘89), each of which had a successful sequel...and not so successful proceeding films. If anything can be learned from these past films, chasing possible viewer trends is risky, and putting nipples on the batsuit was a horrible idea. However, as we move forward into a new year all I have to say is, hold on! Even though Jl is not the box office hit you hoped it would be there are plenty of silver linings to be found within the catalog of DC characters and the Dceu as a whole.
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Gary Oldman on His Path From Sid Vicious to Winston Churchill

Gary Oldman on His Path From Sid Vicious to Winston Churchill
On Dec. 10, when Gary Oldman accepts the Variety prize at the British Independent Film Awards for focusing the international spotlight on the U.K., his three-decade career will be bookended by two British icons: Sid Vicious and Winston Churchill. Now that’s range — though to Oldman, the punk figurehead and the prime minister share an emotional link.

“They’re anti-establishment in their very own peculiar way,” says Oldman. “They’re outsiders.” He can relate. Oldman grew up in a crumbling Victorian house on a poor block of South London that suffered the worst rocket attack of the Blitz, when 168 people were killed in a Woolworth’s. The war that Churchill persuades Parliament to fight in “Darkest Hour” had been over for 15 years, but young Oldman still played in the bombed shells of houses that no one could afford to fix.

Oldman didn’t have an indoor toilet until he was 13. Growing up, he assumed
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Golden Globes 2018 Film Predictions: IndieWire’s Anne Thompson Makes Bold Picks

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Golden Globes 2018 Film Predictions: IndieWire’s Anne Thompson Makes Bold Picks
It’s not easy to parse the idiosyncratic minds of the Hollywood Foreign Press, a motley crew of 90 veteran entertainment media who chum up with publicists and junketing stars throughout the year as they report on movies and TV for their outlets in 55 countries. Many of these folks have been covering the usual suspects for so long, they feel like friends.

And that’s one reason why they make such different choices from other critics’ groups. The relatively senior HFPA’s taste runs the gamut from sophisticated (“Moonlight”) to mainstream (“The Martian”). They do like celebrities to come to the glitzy Golden Globes Awards show on January 7 (Daniel Day-Lewis, Margot Robbie, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, and Jennifer Lawrence come to mind), which is by far the most fun party night of the year in Hollywood. So that’s another factor.

Early Friday morning, a messenger arrived at the front doors
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Batman: White Knight Reveals Insane Joker-Harley Quinn Hybrid

The thing about new comic books starring the Caped Crusader is that you never really know when the next Dark Knight Returns or Long Halloween will come around. And while Batman: White Knight certainly did impress us out of the gate, one can never be too sure if that level of quality will continue. Fortunately, not only have the first three issues been solid gold, but it looks like writer/artist Sean Gordon Murphy is most assuredly in the process of crafting the next timeless classic.

Now, there has been the obvious drawing point that is a reformed Joker running for public office and taking down Batman within the parameters of the law, but this series’ take on Harley Quinn has also turned more than a few heads. In short, Murphy has interpreted the Clown Princess of Crime as being two different people: The classic, jester-suited version that we’ve
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Holy steampunk, Batman! DC releases full Gotham by Gaslight trailer!

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DC's latest straight-to-dvd animated movie is here, and it's the classic one-off Elseworld's tale Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. Drawn by Hellboy's Mike Mignola and written by Brian Augustyn, Gotham By Gaslight told the tale of how Batman beat up and solved the Jack the Ripper case. I mean, I don't know why people say it's unsolved. Anyway, while the animation looks solid, it does unfortunately pale in comparison to... Read More...
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