Last fall, it was reported that Warner Bros. had hired The Conjuring 2 scribe David Leslie Johnson to write the screenplay for Aquaman, which would reunite him with director James Wan. It looks like that didn’t exactly work out, as WB has now tapped Gangster Squad writer Will Beal to pen the screenplay based on a story treatment by Wan and DC’s Geoff Johns.
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James Tynion IV and Freddie E. Williams II's Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover was one of the best comic books of the year, and if you doubt that, consider that there was a scene where Shredder and Ra's Al-Ghul used mutagen on Batman's enemies and turned Mr. Freeze into a polar bear. If you can think of a comic where something better than that happened, then folks, I want to hear about it.
The only downside was that it ended after only six issues. Now, though, it looks like we're going to get a sequel --- sort of. Today at San Diego Comic-Con, IDW and DC announced Batman/TMNT Adventures, a second crossover between the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-Shell --- and this time, it's set in the animated universes of both characters.
In addition to a fantastic new poster for Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. has also revealed another teaser poster for The LEGO Batman Movie, which will join Gal Gadot’s standalone film at Comic-Con tomorrow — along with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Kong: Skull Island and more. Although the latest poster for the animated Dark Knight’s new spinoff film is a little misleading, it’s still pretty cool.
There may be less movie panels at Comic-Con 2016 than in any recent year, but Warner Bros. is still bringing several of their upcoming blockbusters to Hall H tomorrow — that includes Wonder Woman, the highly-anticipated solo film starring Batman v Superman scene-stealer Gal Gadot. Ahead of her appearance in San Diego tomorrow, the actress has debuted a brand new poster for her new movie, and it is beautiful.
It's Star Trek's 50th anniversary and between the well-received Star Trek Beyond, the fact that all of Trek is available streaming basically everywhere, a new TV show coming next year, and the continued release of new novels and comics, it's a good time to be a fan of the USS Enterprise and its brethren.
Comics have been a part of Trek lore from almost the very start. Beginning in 1967, when the original Trek was wrapping up its first season on NBC, Gold Key published a series that only had two consistent features: an irregular publishing schedule, and an almost total disregard for how the characters actually looked.
DC fans are expecting some big things from both TV and movies at Comic-Con 2016, and seeing as The Killing Joke might be a little too dark, young animation fans have something to look forward to as well. See DC’s best and brightest with a first official trailer for Cartoon Network’s Justice League Action, along with new cast announcements!
DC superhero Vixen has been receviving a long overdue push in the last couple of years, led by CW Seed's animated Vixen series, a guest appearance on Arrow, and an upcoming role for a version of the character in Legends of Tomorrow. Yet for all her TV appearances, DC's best known black female hero hasn't had the same sort of support in comics. That may finally change with the news that Vixen will feature in the next arc of the digital first series DC Comics Bombshells.
Despite a soft showing earlier this year, Mattel is still committed to the DC Multiverse line. So much so in fact that there are five different waves planned through 2017, not even including exclusive waves at the likes of Walgreens, Toys R' Us and Walmart. Though the early releases haven't been terribly strong, the upcoming waves do hit some particularly interesting roster choices, which bodes well for the die hard DC fan looking for a Doctor Psycho or Reaper figure.
Multiverse definitely had the largest footprint at the Mattel boot at San Diego Comic-Con this year, but the DC Super Hero Girls were there in spirit if not in force. There was also a lot of attention paid to Mega Bloks Kubros line, which is fairly appealing in that its giving us building sets for licenses we never thought might enter that style of collectible. No matter how you stack it, Mattel definitely had a lot going on at SDCC.
Where most companies are dropping huge announcements and reveals left and right during San Diego Comic-Con, Lego was perfectly confident to rely on its existing catalog and just a smidgen of new product. The biggest news comes in the form of two spanking new sets from The Lego Batman Movie. Though not out until 2017, Lego is already well ahead of the game on what vehicles and characters will make the leap from the film to actual toys.
At this afternoon's DC All-Access Panel at San Diego Comic Con, unlettered pages were revealed from both Supergirl: Rebirth #1, the one-shot that relaunches Supergirl as part of DC's Rebirth event, and Supergirl #1, the first issue of her new ongoing series.
Both books are written by Steve Orlando, with Emmanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, and Michael Atiyeh providing art for the Rebirth issue, while Brian Ching and Michael Atiyeh handle art for the ongoing. The art in the one-shot has more of a "DC House Style" look to it, while the ongoing's art is a little more stylized and "cute." But both feature an upbeat-looking Supergirl in basically her classic costume, which is something we haven't had in the DC Universe for years. And that's exciting.