As dour and moody as the DC films have been so far, it’s about time they throw some humor into the mix. A lot of the heroes who’ll be in Justice League haven’t been properly introduced to us yet, including Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Ezra Miller’s Flash. It’s only Superman who will have had a solo introduction before Justice League kicks off, with Ben Affleck’s Batman getting his intro in the middle of essentially the second Superman movie. Luckily, Batman and the Flash will have some quality time to get to know one another, as, according to Ezra Miller, it sounds like the two will have a more buddy comedy-style relationship.
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Just in case you were wondering: Yes, Justice League is fully committed to that whole wacky thing with the Mother Boxes and Steppenwolf — which, as you may recall, were part of that crazy Batman v Superman deleted scene featuring Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor. Although Zack Snyder recently wrapped filming on DC’s superhero ensemble, there’s one more piece of casting news to deliver: Ciaran Hinds has stepped into the role of Steppenwolf.
This December, DC Comics begins the first major event of the Rebirth-era as two of its most popular franchises go head-to-head in Justice League vs Suicide Squad. Written by Joshua Williamson with a host of A-list talent attached to the six-issue weekly miniseries, DC has released a first look at Jason Fabok's art from the first issue, his first interior work for the publisher since this summer's "Darkseid War."
It’s been an amazing year for Wonder Woman fans. Following Gal Gadot‘s on-screen debut as Diana Prince in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the trailers for her solo movie, and confirmation of the the character’s bisexuality, Wonder Woman also turned 75th anniversary this week. To celebrate her long history on the page and screen, United Nations named Wonder Woman an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls under their new global gender advocacy program. So while it’s been a bad week for women in real-life thanks to Wednesday night’s American Horror Story: The Presidential Debates, at the very least, we have a female superhero making strides.
When DC and IDW published Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles earlier this year, I honestly thought that DC Comics had hit the apex of putting out crossovers that fans have been wanting since at least 1993. It turns out that I was wrong, because in January, DC and Boom Studios are teaming up for Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a six-issue mini-series in which Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Green Lantern and the Flash team up with Angel Grove's favorite Teenagers With Attitudes for an all-new adventure.
Last week we got a look at Jason Momoa’s Aquaman trying his very best to spin his trident in new ‘Justice League’ set footage, and now we have a look at Mera, the Queen of Atlantis and Aquaman’s wife.
To commemorate the last day of shooting in the U.K., Justice League director Zack Snyder tweeted this video, which shows a surprising amount of behind-the-scenes footage from the set. Get ready to see Ben Affleck flying around on wires! Get ready to see 4/6ths of the Justice League on an elevator! Get ready to see Jason Momoa not handle his trident properly! (And no, that’s not a sexual euphemism.) Ah, what a glorious time to be alive.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a tale of two heroes and a tale of two outcomes. The film made $873 million worldwide. But it was also a deeply polarizing film, satisfying many hardcore DC fans but putting off others with its dark tone and heroes that I would characterize as, how should I put this, kinda dumb. It will lead directly into the Wonder Woman and Justice League movies, along with an entire DC Extended Universe, but the film was so dark and dour, that it made a lot of viewers less excited than nervous about all the stuff to come.
Zack Snyder likes to tweet photos from the set of his movies. They’re usually first looks at cool stuff like costumes and Batmobiles and whatnot. So it wasn’t out of the ordinary for Snyder to tweet something like this yesterday:
So far, the DC cinematic universe hasn’t had a great start. With reviews of Man of Steel, and this year’s Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad leaning towards the negative, the folks in charge are trying anything they can think of to get their next few films in development back on track. Whether those fixes will actually work remains to be seen, but at least the movies’ lackluster performance is being noticed by those on the production side.