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Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment have announced a plan to release two lower-budgeted film projects per year --one in the springtime and the other in the fall-- alongside their bi-annual big-budget releases.
In terms of volume and variety, the cinematic competition between Marvel and DC has been pretty one sided up till now. That may change soon. Warner Bros. and DC studios executives having been dropping hints about upcoming movies based on their stable of comic book characters, albeit on a smaller scale.
We know that the tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman is due out in 2015, and there are semi-concrete plans to release a Justice League movie in 2017. But aside from those mega budget releases starring Superman and Batman—the only characters DC seems to have any faith in for big screen releases—DC has been reluctant to pull the trigger on some of their other characters, possibly due to »
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The Flash makes his debut on CW’s “Arrow” in the Dec. 4 episode, and don’t worry, because if you blink, you won’t miss him. That’s because the fleet-footed hero actually won’t have any powers – yet – as he’s introduced in the first of a two-part appearance on the show, in advance of what will, if all goes according to plan, turn into a regular-series gig next season.
In the good-news dept., Grant Gustin, perhaps best known for a recurring stint on “Glee,” seems like a savvy choice to play this youth-ified version of the DC Comics character, which not only dovetails with the CW’s overall profile but with the animated version of the Flash, who, as part of the Justice League, has occupied the role of youngish smartass.
Still, there’s something mildly ironic about the Flash – one of DC’s better-known second-tier players – potentially »
- Brian Lowry
Top 10 Duncan Bowles 4 Dec 2013 - 06:45
Duncan salutes his personal choice of the 2013 action movies that deserved just a little more love...
This article contains spoilers for each of the films mentioned. Not necessarily big ones, but you might want to steer clear of The World's End entry if you've not seen that.
2013 has been a great year for action. We’ve had multiple comic book heroes fighting it out on the big screen, with Thor and Iron Man continuing Marvel’s run of great movies, the return of the R-rated antics of Kick-Ass and at long last an F-bomb loaded, bloody incarnation of The Wolverine (though it’s worth pointing out that the unrated edition in the UK only comes with the 3D version of the home release, a trend I hope doesn’t continue).
From a sci-fi angle, we’ve had robots fighting monsters in Pacific Rim and »
Bleeding Cool has been dropping plenty of DC Comics stories today; we've already covered the rumoured Young Justice live-action series and potential plot details for Hourman and Gotham, and now we have something relating to Warner Bros.' DC Cinematic Universe, with the site reporting that the studio is looking to adopt the Marvel Studios blueprint of releasing two superheroes movies a year, albeit with a considerably lower budget than the likes of Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman.
According to Bleeding Cool's sources, WB is looking at "a series of lower-prominence comic books being turned into relatively lower budget movies." The report goes on to namedrop Suicide Squad as a specific possibility for a $40 million budget, while other movies could fall into the $20 million range and set up a Spring and Fall/Autumn release pattern to expand the universe "and make a decent profit in the process."
If true, »
- Gary Collinson
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Aquaman, Arrow, The Flash, Teen Titans Go! and more....
Sony has certainly made up wait, but this coming week we'll finally get our first look at The Amazing Spider-Man 2 when the first trailer arrives on Thurdsay (December 5th), but we have managed to get a sneak peek at two of the villains set to join Jamie Foxx's Electro thanks to a poster featuring Spidey (Andrew Garfield) staring down a suited up Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and glider-flying Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan or Chris Cooper... and if you look closely at the Led screens on the poster, you'll be able to tell which). Meanwhile, with »
- Gary Collinson
Amazon is offering some Incredible DVD/Blu-ray deals today, including over a dozen Blu-rays at $3.99 each and tons of others at 80% off! I haven't seen prices this low in a very long time. Like all amazing deals, they will only last for so long so do not wait to buy. $3.99: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Two-Disc Edition Blu Ray + DVD/Digital Copy Combo) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (84% off) The Sandlot [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Beetlejuice (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) - $3.99 (73% off) X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Two-Disc Edition + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Wedding Crashers [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (73% off) The Boondock Saints [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (77% off) The Crow [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (73% off) Fargo [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Kill Bill: Volume 2 [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (73% off) The Passion of the Christ (Definitive Edition) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Drive (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Limitless (Unrated Extended Cut + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Moneyball (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Fight Club (10th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Pulp Fiction [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (74% off »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Yeah. I know. I’m last on the bandwagon, yet again. But that’s Ok, kiddos. I found Nirvana well after Kurt Cobain passed away. As many of you would also note, I found Star Trek: The Original Series just a little over a year ago. Funny enough, that was one of my most popular columns. For all the nerd-rage that exists when we poke and prod one another about our loves, we’re also the first sub-culture to embrace noobies with the unbridled passion of 1000 angry Daleks. That’s joyful rage though, so it’s all good. A bit over a week ago, I became of a fan of Doctor Who. Whovians, take me into your bosom. Move the celery stalk first.
A bit of backstory to begin. Unshaven cohort Kyle Gnepper has long been an outskirt Who-fan. Unshaven cohort Matt Wright also partook of the good Doctor upon subscribing to Netflix. »
- Marc Alan Fishman
The actual 2013 Black Friday is over, but the deals aren't as Amazon is continuing the deals up through Cyber Monday and today's new schedule of sale items includes one of the best deals yet, $200 off the Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection Blu-ray, which includes Skyfall, but that's not it. Beyond that we have deals on A Good Day to Die Hard. The Last Emperor (Criterion Collection), the Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Blu-ray Collection, Friday Night Lights and "Girls". Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page with the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. Otherwise, start shopping. Bond! Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection with Skyfall Blu-ray ($99.99) Check Out These Deals Midnight in Paris Blu-ray ($6.49) Pacific Rim Blu-ray ($7.99) Epic Blu-ray ($9.96) Heat Blu-ray ($8.49) Man of Steel Blu-ray ($19.96) Moneyball Blu-ray ($3.99) 21 Jump Street Blu-ray »
- Brad Brevet
Aquaman #25 - Geoff JohnsAdmittedly, I haven't read Aquaman since Throne Of Atlantis; excluding the fantastic "Villain's Month" tie-ins. I just never had to money to commit to a book I wasn't fully invested in despite myself enjoying most of the Aquaman comics I've read over the past year and the character's badassery in Justice League Unlimited. Regardless, the reason I even read Aquaman #25 is because Geoff Johns is ending his fantastic run and if it's anything like Green Lantern: The End, it would probably be fantastic; my prediction was correct. The issue features Arthur (Aquaman) taking his last stand against the Dead King who has declared rule over Atlantis and has Mera imprisoned. To finally finish this battle, Aquaman and Vulko find an ancient scepter and use it to control "The Trench" to break Mera out of her imprisonment and vanquish the Dead King. I'm not going to talk »
Nearly two months ago Batman #24 was released and readers were treated to the first crescendo of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Zero Year arc. This astounding bumper double issue must have left many readers wondering where do we go from here? Also, could anything top not only that issue but also all that has lead up to that issue’s events? This past month saw the release of Batman #25 and the continuation of this epic saga. Though I admit a certain sense of subjectivity, the narrative looks like it still finds fresh new ways to perpetuate itself, building upon and definitely upping the odds of what has gone before.
A prior article of mine spoke of Snyder’s writing in comparison to his predecessor; Grant Morrison. Zero Year may quite possibly exemplify the maturation of and therefore stand as a defining moment in Snyder’s work as a Batman writer. »
- David Whittaker
It’s Thanksgiving at the Justice League of America household and things are just as awkward for them as they might be for your family. Join Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and more as they give thanks. Via the Nerdist: http://www.nerdist.com
Written by Joseph M Petrick and Andrew Bowser
Directed by Andrew Bowser
Wonder Woman: Valerie Perez
Batman: James Mastraieni
Superman: Ryan Stanger
Aquaman: Steve Szlaga
The Flash: Steven Meissner
Raven: Celia Sutton
Ms Marvel: Olivia Taylor Dudley
Green Arrow: Bradford Jackson
Robin: Jesse McKeil
Martian Manhunter: Charlie Sanders
Wonder Woman Cosplay Courtesy of Valerie Perez
Superman Cosplay Courtesy of William Sterling
Batman Cosplay Courtesy of Sam Schmucker
Aquaman Cosplay Courtesy of Christopher Cho
Green Arrow Cosplay Courtesy of Sam McClellan
Flash Cosplay Courtesy of Steven Meissner
Robin Cosplay Courtesy of Kelly Mark »
- Glenn Hauman
The world is much changed since Batman and Superman were created – so what qualities would define a 21st-century hero?
And so it begins. Those smart folks at Sony have worked out that it doesn't matter so much if every other Hollywood studio owns the rights to more superheroes on the big screen than you do – so long as you have the ingenuity to invent your own masked crimefighters to light up the multiplexes.
Earlier this week, the Japanese-owned company behind the Spider-Man films revealed that it is teaming up with Stan Lee, the nonagenarian comic book legend behind dozens of Marvel's best-known characters, to bring a new superhero to cinemas. Sony's Avi Arad, who produced all four Spidey outings, will take on the challenge of helping Lee transform the comic book movie landscape once again.
It all sounds rather exciting, even if Lee's contributions to the superhero pantheon in recent »
- Ben Child
"...it's Thanksgiving at the 'Justice League of America' household and things are just as awkward for them as they might be for your family. Join 'Superman', 'Batman', 'Wonder Woman', 'Green Lantern' and a whole lot more, as they give thanks..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "An Awkward Justice League Thanksgiving"...
- Michael Stevens
Amazon is offering some Incredible DVD/Blu-ray deals today, including over a dozen Blu-rays at $3.99 each and tons of others at 80% off! I haven't seen prices this low in a very long time. Like all amazing deals, they will only last for so long so do not wait to buy. $3.99: Kick-Ass (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) - $3.99 (74% off) X-Men: First Class (+ Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (84% off) Drive (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Limitless (Unrated Extended Cut + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Red (Special Edition) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) 21 Jump Street (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (85% off) Moneyball (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Fight Club (10th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Pulp Fiction [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (74% off) Conan the Barbarian [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (74% off) Kill Bill: Volume 1 [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (74% off) Dances with Wolves (Two-Disc 20th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (80% off) Green Lantern [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (74% off) Twilight [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (74% off) The Twilight Saga: New Moon [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (74% off) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse [Blu-ray] - $3.99 (74% off »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
In any comic book movie, one of the key decisions the filmmaker must make is how best to translate a superhero’s costume to the big screen. Not only must style and authenticity be considered, but practicality also becomes a huge factor. When it works (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight trilogy), it feels just right. When it doesn’t (Batman & Robin, Green Lantern) it’s an unwanted distraction.
There are few more iconic superhero costumes than the red and blue of Spider-Man. Of the live-action iterations there have been so far, Tobey Maguire’s costume is Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 is the most beloved, although Andrew Garfield’s homemade superhero attire was quite similar (if a little brighter) to Maguire’s in ...
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- Amon Warmann
There's little doubt that Alan Moore is one of only a handful of comic book writers who could legitimately be described as the greatest of all time, but in a new interview with The Guardian (via Comic Book Movie), the creator of classic titles such as Watchmen, Batman: The Killing Joke, V for Vendetta, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and From Hell has offered up some choice words for "emotionally subnormal" fans of the superhero genre.
"I haven't read any superhero comics since I finished with Watchmen. I hate superheroes. I think they're abominations. They don't mean what they used to mean. They were originally in the hands of writers who would actively expand the imagination of their nine-to-13-year-old audience. That was completely what they were meant to do and they were doing it excellently. These days, superhero comics think the audience is certainly not nine to 13, it's nothing to do with them. »
- Gary Collinson
Alan Moore has dismissed superheroes as "abominations".
The legendary writer has once again criticised mainstream comics, accusing readers of being "emotionally subnormal".
"I haven't read any superhero comics since I finished with Watchmen," he told The Guardian. "I hate superheroes. I think they're abominations.
"They don't mean what they used to mean. They were originally in the hands of writers who would actively expand the imagination of their 9-to-13-year-old audience. That was completely what they were meant to do and they were doing it excellently.
"These days, superhero comics think the audience is certainly not 9 to 13, it's nothing to do with them. It's an audience largely of 30-, 40-, 50-, 60-year-old men, usually men. Someone came up with the term graphic novel. These readers latched on to it - they were simply interested in a way that could validate their continued love of Green Lantern or Spider-Man without appearing in some way emotionally subnormal. »
In the comics, Aquaman is, more or less, King of the Seven Seas. In Hollywood, the veteran superhero is treated like a three-day-old tuna fish sandwich.
Despite his long tenure in the pages of DC Entertainment’s comics, the sea-soaked adventurer has, over the decades, seemed all wet. While Aquaman is recognized as king of the undersea country of Atlantis, writers have had problems dealing with him when he’s asked to take part in land-based adventures with the publisher’s vaunted Justice League of America, of which he’s a charter member. And despite a multitude of page-turning exploits – he’s had part of his arm amputated and, in a family tragedy rarely seen in the four-color pages of the comics, lost a baby son to villainy – Aquaman is still viewed as decidedly second-tier.
Is it his odd orange-and-green wardrobe? A writer’s fear of the water? Telepathic fish-commanding »
- Brian Steinberg
"You know, I can't confirm it, but I've been hearing that rumor too here, there and everywhere. It's definitely something to consider, because it's been a good ride. ... It was picked up, but I haven't officially been asked to come back," says Bassett, adding that working with Jessica Lange has been "wonderful" -- "She's incredible."
Bassett also played a quick-fire Q&A with host Andy Cohen about her former co-stars:
Who is a better kisser, Denzel or Taye Diggs? "I got more kissin' time with Taye. I don't know which one."
Which co-star would you listen to on a loop, Whitney, Mary J. or J-Hud: "You gotta »
Joss Whedon's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has received a mix reception from critics and fans alike. Everything ranging from "I love it," to "it's ok" to "it's not bad but it's not great" to "worst show ever." Honestly, the reception has surprised me more than anything about the show. Usually, the Cb fan community has a pretty universal response to films and television. For example, it is agreed among the entire Cb fan community that Batman and Robin and Green Lantern are utterly terrible films. But, despite the vastly differing opinions about the show, everyone agrees that there is improvement to be made. For example, one of the common consensuses is that the show should replace the character of Ward- given last week's episode, opinions about Ward have started to change a bit, but I remain unconvinced. This article, is to present an idea »
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