Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist. This week is inspired by my firm belief that there aren't enough sword and sandal movies being made anymore. With that in mind, let's imagine a film version of Warlord, Mike Grell's fantasy classic that ran from 1976 to 1989 at DC Comics.
Many of comics’ most popular heroes have been around for decades, and in the case of the big names from the publisher now known as DC Comics, some have been around for a sizable chunk of a century. As these characters passed through the different historical eras known in comics as the Golden Age (the late 1930s through the early 1950s), the Silver Age (the mid 1950s through the late 1960s), the Bronze Age (the early 1970s through the mid 1980s) and on into modern times, they have experienced considerable changes in tone and portrayal that reflect the zeitgeist of the time.
With this feature we’ll help you navigate the very best stories of DC Comics’ most beloved characters decade by decade. This week, we’re taking a look at the best Green Arrow comics.
The success of Jurassic World means that superhero movies are over! Forever! Why, we wouldn't be surprised if Fantastic Four and Ant-Man went straight to DVD and studios pulled the plug on the dozens of superhero movies already in production. Dinosaurs are the new superheroes, and in the future we expect all big-budget, would-be blockbuster films to be dinosaur movies.
Does this mean that comic books and graphic novels will lose their coveted place as the breeding ground for Hollywood's favorite source material? Not at all; there are plenty of dinosaur comics, ripe for film adaptation. Let's take a look at some of the more popular ones, and how likely it is that they may be coming to a theater near you... instead of Wonder Woman, Doctor Strange, or Justice League.
Fans attending San Diego Comic-Con this week won't have to wait until September for their first look at Arrow, the CW's upcoming adaptation of DC Comics' Green Arrow series. Instead, they can pick up a free 10 page comic prelude to the show, co-written by the show's executive producers and none other than Justice League and Green Lantern writer - not to mention DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns...
Batman's villains are unquestionably the greatest bad guys in comics. The best of them are compelling, complex characters in their own right that can work in a variety of stories, and even the second-stringers tend to be, at the very least, visually interesting...
After recently announcing the sell-out of the first title in their RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS line of comics, Bluewater is back for more with the release of their second all-star packed Harryhausen series, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS: KINGDOM OF HADES