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“Zack, listen to me. This is how you direct a movie. I’m Batman.”
That’s the main focus for this August edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show. In it, our esteemed panel debate the San Diego Comic Con 2015 news, picking a definitive (well, kind of) winner of the three-day geek-fest.
There’s also a special chat with Harrison Ford, Jj Abrams, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and more about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a Suicide Squad trailer breakdown (revealing who The Joker Really Is torturing at the end of the teaser) and an exclusive interview with Nat Wolff and John Green about their new movie Paper Towns.
And, as always, the panel pick their movies of the »
- Oli Davis
Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Michael C. Hall, Tamara Taylor, Paget Brewster, C. Thomas Howell, Jason Isaacs, Dee Bradley Baker, Eric Bauza, Larry Cedar, Richard Chamberlain, Trevor Devall, Dan Gilvezan, Grey Griffin, Daniel Hagen, Penny Johnson Jerald | Written by Alan Burnett, Bruce Timm | Directed by Sam Liu
In an alternate reality, the Justice League is a brutal force that the World fears and distrusts. So when the Jl are framed for a series of murders, no-one is exactly jumping to their defence and it is up to Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman to figure this out for themselves and ultimately save the day.
Now this is more like it.
After efforts like Justice League:War, Son of Batman and Batman vs Robin. Justice League: Gods and Monsters is a real breath of fresh air and a sign that DC Animation can be as good as they used to be, which was a long while ago. »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Wonder Woman, Superman Lives, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Vixen, Supergirl, Batman: The Killing Joke, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four 2, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine 3, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Daredevil, The Punisher, Jessica Jones, Thunderbolts, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, Guardians of the Galaxy, Gods and Secrets and more…
We got another peek at Warner Bros.’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this week with the release of some new stills featuring the likes of Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), Lois Lane (Amy Adams), Perry White (Laurence Fishburne), Alfred Pennyworth (Jeremy Irons) and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) [see here, here and here], while some new rumours emerged regarding the possibility identities »
- Gary Collinson
This week's new episode of Picks From the Rack takes a look at the new Ninja Turtles, a somewhat predicatble Batgirl, Star Wars, and more! Come inside to watch the latest episode and see what you should be reading!
It was a good week for titles guys. I mean except for that crapfest X-Men '92 #2 Which Didn't Make The List!!! Sorry about that. Titles read this week:
Star Wars #7
Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Superman #1 is a must have this week. Batgirl #42 was entertaining but predictable. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #38 rehashes and old storyline but manages to do it better. And Star Wars #7 was a look at a character whom we've never seen what happened between the purge and A New Hope.
Every Wednesday is special to comic book fans, as that's when new issues hit the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jason The X)
It was a good week for titles guys. I mean except for theat crapfest X-Men "92 #2 Which Didn't Make The List!!! Sorry about that. Titles read this week.
Star Wars #7
Justice League:Gods and Monsters Superman #1 is a must have this week. Batgirl #42 was entertaining but predictable. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #38 rehashes and old storyline bu does it better. And Star Wars #7 was a look at a character whom we've never seen what happened between the purge and A New Hope. Check them out in the vid below.
Picks from the RackMARVEL Comicsdc COMICSidw publishingTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesSUPERMANBatgirlSTAR WARSObi Wan Kenobi »
- email@example.com (Jason The X)
Who’s Tao Okamoto playing in Batman v Superman? Is Jeremy Renner hinting at Hawkeye’s Civil War allegiance? Does Kevin Conroy want to join Mark Hamill in Batman: The Killing Joke? Will Daisy Johnson get a new look for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3? Which Gotham actor just became a series regular? Want a peek at a […]
- Angie Han
Though it has been rumored for quite sometime, today we get official confirmation from DC All Access that actress Tao Okamoto is playing Mercy Graves in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The character was originally created for Superman: The Animated series back in 1996. And this is the first time she has been seen on the big screen. Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad has similar origins. Instead of springing forth from a comic book, she was created for the Batman animated series back in 1992.
Tao Okamoto was personally selected by director Zack Snyder for the role after her appearance in The Wolverine. The character can be seen in the second Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer as she leads the dead body of super villain Zod through Lex Corp Industries, a hold over from Man of Steel. Early in the production process, Warner Bros. claimed that »
Eagle-eyed viewers might have spotted Tao Okamoto looking sharp as she escorted the body of Zod.
Now the official DC All Access channel has revealed that she will be playing Mercy Graves in the film.
Graves is typically portrayed as Lex Luthor's assistant or bodyguard.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25, 2016. Watch the Comic-Con trailer in »
When Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) was announced to be joining the cast of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, even though she was said to be playing a character created specially for the movie, many fans (myself included) speculated that she would be playing Mercy Graves, Lex Luthor’s ass kicking chauffeur/bodyguard who first saw the light of day on Superman: The Animated Series. Now, with a break down of that awesome trailer, DC All Access have confirmed (at 2:23) that this is indeed the case, making her the second DC Comics character created specifically for Warner Bros. animated shows to make the jump to the big screen, alongside Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Mercy Graves is a pretty bad ass character, but really her inclusion doesn’t add up to much else than her whaling on people. So, are we going see Okamoto going toe »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
And so another part of the Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice casting jigsaw is in place.
Here's the proof...
What wasn't clear is just where she fitted into the ensemble for the film. However, thanks to DC All Access, now we know.
We're guessing her role in the film isn't too big, but we'll find out for sure in March 2016, when Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice arrives in cinemas. »
A character originally created for "Superman: The Animated Series," Mercy serves as Lex Luthor's lethal bodyguard and personal assistant. Lisa Edelstein voiced the character in the animated series, whilst Cassidy Freeman's "Smallville" character Tess Mercer was heavily influenced by the role.
Warner Bros. Pictures originally claimed that "Hannibal" and "The Wolverine" star Okamoto would be playing a character created specifically for the film, but this week’s episode of DC All Access confirms Okamoto's true role.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is currently slated to hit cinemas on March 25th. »
- Garth Franklin
Villordsutch: Your name is attached in the top corner of all the Star Trek ongoing series comics Mike, and you’ve written up a lot of stories. Did you arrive at the Idw doors saying, “I have a plan for the next 5 years!” or are you part of an Idw’s current Star Trek plan for the next 5 years?
Mike Johnson: I wish I was clever enough to have five years planned out! My arrival was fortuitous, because at the time I was working for Alex Kurtzman & Bob Orci, who were in the process of writing and producing the 2009 Star Trek movie. With their encouragement I had already been writing for DC Comics, and when the »
Bruce Timm has achieved legendary status in certain circles for his contributions to Warner Bros. Animation — including the “Justice League” TV series — and returns to that niche in a dazzling way with “Justice League: Gods and Monsters,” an original alternate-universe rewrite of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman’s origins. Conceived by Timm and writer Alan Burnett, this direct-to-Blu-Ray release plays like a mind-bending fever dream, owing a spiritual debt to Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” but standing very much on its own. Clearly calibrated to wow comics aficionados, anyone who can distinguish Batman from Man-Bat will want this baby on their shelves.
In this bizarre (no, not Bizarro) world, Superman (Benjamin Bratt), Batman (Michael C. Hall) and Wonder Woman (Tamara Taylor) operate out of the Tower of Justice, working on behalf of a government that capitalizes on their talents but fears it cannot control them. When the President »
- Brian Lowry
Stars: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin, Lewis Smith, Rosalind Cash, Robert Ito, Pepe Serna, Ronald Lacey, Matt Clark, Clancy Brown, William Traylor, Carl Lumbly, Vincent Schiavelli | Written by Earl Mac Rauch | Directed by W.D. Richter
Arrow Video know their cult movies, you just have to look at the ones they’ve released to see that. If you were to ask the question, how crazy can a cult movie be? I think you just have to look at their latest release for that. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is probably one of the strangest (yet still good) Eighties movies you’ll ever see.
When Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller), the brilliant physicist-neurosurgeon-martial arts master-secret-rock star manages to use the Oscillation Overthruster to travel to the 8th dimension he draws the attention of the Red Lectroids (an alien race obviously.) Working with Banzai’s »
- Paul Metcalf
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Ausiello: Prepare not to be disappointed. “Everyone is going to be really happy with who the new captain is,” assures exec producer Mike Schur. “And the way that the [Sept. 27 Season 3 premiere] is conceived, that is far from the final surprise. It takes a lot of fun story twists and turns, in very rapid succession, »
What would Stephen Colbert look like as Galactus? Will Green Lantern come to Arrow this season? Is the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight finally getting a fix? Does Mark Hamill want to voice the Joker in Batman: The Killing Joke? Are there new behind-the-scenes photos from The Flash? Could Daredevil and S.H.I.E.L.D. ever cross over? Who’s the latest […]
- Angie Han
As part of our 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International coverage, david j. moore chats with Justice League: Gods and Monsters director Sam Liu, writer Alan Burnett and voice actors Paget Brewster and Tamara Taylor…
The DC Universe original movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters (out on DVD and Blu Ray July 28th From Warner Bros.) flip-flops DC’s stable characters by throwing them all in an alternate universe where they are not their famous, Justice-seeking selves. Instead, the characters are given vastly different identities (Batman, for example, is a vampire), and they become involved in a conspiracy that casts them in a dark, sinister light. At 2015’s San Diego Comic Con, several key members of the cast and crew were on hand to discuss their involvement with the film. Amongst those interviewed for this article are director Sam Liu (Superman/Batman: Public Enemies), writer/producer Alan Burnett (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm »
- Gary Collinson
Leonard Snart and Lois Lane are brother and sister…?!
RelatedFlash Cast Hails Patty Spivot’s Arrival, Trades Favorite Cisco Quotes
Ironside’s character, per The Hollywood Reporter, is described as Leonard and Lisa’s estranged, abusive pop, a career criminal who fresh out of the hoosegow hits Central City with a scheme that will put both of his kids in danger.
Suicide Squad is scheduled for release on August 5, 2016.
The film's Comic-Con trailer is a stunner
DC/Warners have promised to go dark with their comic book offerings, and the first Suicide Squad trailer - unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 - is just that. Black, twisted and with plenty of crazy moments, it promises to shed light on the origins of Task Force X and also tie itself further to the DC film universe.
In this (abridged) edition of The Week in Spandex, we round up all the big superhero news coming out of the San Diego Comic-Con…
Well, the curtain has fallen on the geek mecca that is San Diego Comic-Con for another year, and over the past four days we’ve been treated to a wealth of superhero movie and TV goodness, as Warner Bros. unveiled its two big superhero offerings of 2016 in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad as well as its ever-increasing roster of DC TV shows, 20th Century Fox showcased the upcoming release Fantastic Four, along with next year’s Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, and Marvel… well, Marvel decided to skip it this year, but we’ve still got some McU news, including promotional material for Ant-Man ahead of its arrival this Friday, and Wesley Snipes revealing that he’s held talks to reprise the role of Blade? »
- Gary Collinson
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