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Actress Devon Aoki already has experience playing a sword-wielding martial arts expert from comics with her role as Miho in Sin City, so her newest role, as DC Comics character Katana on The CW's Arrow, shouldn't be too difficult of a challenge. Deadline reports that Aoki will have a recurring role in the series' third season, which will, if the second season finale is any indication, partially take place in Hong Kong.
After months (or, really, years) of buildup, Batman: Arkham Origins is hitting store shelves today. With all the stuff we've seen from the game so far, it hardly seems to need to prove much to fans, but a set of launch-day screenshots proves something, anyway: There will be fighting. Lots and lots of fightng.
We've already gotten a look at one previously unnamed character appearing in Batman: Arkham Origins this week, but some new screenshots from the WB Games Montreal title show Firefly isn't the only surprise in store.
One of the shots depicts Batman getting ready to pummel some rabbit-masked thugs point pretty clearly to The Mad Hatter, who we actually saw in a previous image. Other images include Anarky and his thugs, much closer looks at Firefly, and a glimpse of a sword-wielding woman who looks a whole lot like she could be Katana.
I'll admit that I've had a few reservations about the upcoming Beware the Batman animated series -- mostly because Batman: the Brave and the Bold is probably my platonic ideal of entertainment -- but the more I see of it, the more excited I get. And now, Entertainment Weekly has debuted the show's opening sequence, and any lingering doubts I had have pretty much vanished. This thing looks awesome.
After 20 years in the ensemble casts of team books like Batman and the Outsiders, Birds of Prey and the upcoming Justice League, this February will see DC's Katana taking the spotlight in her own solo series with the creative team of Ann Nocenti and Alex Sanchez. It's a big move for both the character and DC -- Katana is possibly only the third
Everything is coming up Katana, as the former Outsider's look from next year's Beware The Batman animated series is teased by DC and she is also announced as the star of a new solo series launching from DC Comics next February.
Promo images from Beware The Batman have appeared in DC Nation, the mass-market kids' magazine to promote the (currently
Under normal circumstances, one imagines that the announcement of a new Justice League of America series by the creative team of Geoff Johns and David Finch would be pretty huge on its own, but as of today, DC has added an even bigger push to the new series.
As reported by MTV Geek, the launch of JL of A