What does David Ayer have to say about directing Batman in Suicide Squad? Who is going to die in an upcoming episode of Agents of SHIELD? What does Peyton Reed have to say about what’s in store for Ant-Man and The Wasp? What other gross things did Jared Leto send his Suicide Squad cast members? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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A big portion of the Warner Bros presentation at this year’s movie exhibitor gathering CinemaCon was dedicated to the company’s commitment to the future of the DC movie universe. Warner Bros. head Kevin Tsujihara affirmed they are still on board to release at least 10 DC Comics movie adaptations over the next five years. Additionally, he seemed to confirm rumors that Ben Affleck will be directing a solo Batman movie.
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Was there almost a Nightwing movie with Chris O’Donnell? How much Spider-Man is there in Captain America: Civil War? Is there a new Jessica Jones comic book coming soon? When can we expect a Captain Marvel casting and director announcement? What kind of car is The Joker really driving in Suicide Squad? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What’s Jonah Hex doing on the upcoming episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? What does Andrew Dice Clay have to say about Batman v Superman in a new stand-up bit? Will Jean Grey and Cyclops have some romance in X-Men: Apocalypse? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What do the executive producers of Arrow say about this week’s major death revelation? What does Jason Momoa think of the negative reviews of Batman v Superman? How much ass are the women of Civil War kicking in new featurette? Which characters do you think share a kiss in Civil War? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.
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Is romance on the way for Vision and Scarlet Witch in Captain America: Civil War? Whose side is Doctor Strange on in Civil War? Just how much gay subtext is there in the old Batman comics? How can you turn your smart phone flashlight into a Bat signal? All that and more on this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Last week, I wrote about how the Superman of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice compared to the original incarnation of the character who was introduced in the pages of Action Comics in 1938. In a nutshell, neither version lined up with the popular vision of the character. Golden Age Superman and Zack Snyder‘s Superman are not the Superman the public knows. Seeing how each depiction diverges from the norm made for a compelling personal study.
And since we’re still talking about this movie, I figured I might as well give the same treatment to Ben Affleck‘s Batman and compare his take to the original Golden Age version, who debuted in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939 via the pen of writer Bill Finger and the pencil of artist Bob Kane. As with the previous Superman article, I based all of these observations on a reading of the first year of Batman stories. And as with that previous article, the character on display here is far from the character we know and love. And also like that previous article, this is not intended to be a defense of how Zack Snyder depicts Batman (so much of it rubs me the wrong way), but rather a peek down the pop culture history rabbit hole.
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Will Luke Cage say “sweet Christmas” more in his own Netflix series? How has Batman‘s physique changed over the years? Will Black Panther put some scratches in Captain America‘s shield? Which Arrow supporting cast member just got upgraded to a series regular? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »