Michael Cera is no stranger to comic-related films after his starring role in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but he’ll be returning to the silver screen in a heroic role…sort of.
In the wake of the wildly popular LEGO Movie, the upcoming spiritual sequel (or spin-off, depending how you look at it) LEGO Batman has cast Cera as its Robin, as reported by Hollywood Reporter. Continue reading
Announced yesterday at SDCC, the Batman: The Killing Joke animated movie is happening! We don’t know any other details other than it’s being produced by Bruce Timm, but that alone is enough to get us excited.
Deadline is reporting that DC’s creative director, Geoff Johns, is hard at work already on a script to the first standalone Batman film in the new DC Cinematic Universe, and will likely turn in a script by this summer for Ben Affleck to direct. Affleck would then move on to creating the film after his long-standing adaptation of Dennis Lehane novel Live by Night. This would place the film after Justice League, in the large section of solo films DC is planning to release after their big team up movie, in what we can only call a “reverse Marvel.” Of course, all of this likely still stands on the idea that Batman v Superman, and Justice League, are successful enough for Warner Bros to not throw their hands up in the air and try and reboot their universe again.
Affleck loves directing tales of dark, crime stories, which should be a decent fit for the caped crusader. And Johns has written some pretty good episodes of TV, although he’s never delivered on a full feature script before. The only odd thing about this is that Johns and Affleck’s styles don’t really mesh at all – Johns is a big, four color superhero guy, and Affleck is more of a quiet, dark, angry story guy. We’ll see if, working together, they can deliver a Batman film everyone is happy with, or if they’ll just be trying to ape Nolan as hard as they can.
DC has made no secret of their new, Post-Convergence strategy: Widen the demographic. Bring more people in! Appeal to a wider variety of tastes! Have something for everyone! To this end, they’ve unleashed a host of new #1 Comics. Everything from new takes on old characters to brand new stars coming out to play.
As a former DC fan, this grabbed my interest, so I grabbed their comics! Nine of them, in fact. So, without further ado, here are nine DC comics, scored on a scale of “Glad I quit DC” to “Please take me back!”
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This morning, Entertainment Weekly released a bunch of new pictures from the follow up to Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice: Endless Subtitles. Inside, we get our first look at Diana Prince, Lex Luthor, Bruce Wayne, and of course, lots of city destruction. Take a look after the jump. Continue reading