Why does David Goyer defend Superman killing General Zod in Man of Steel? Who are the best queer villains in comic book history? Does a new shirt offer a glimpse of the new Captain America suit in Civil War? Is there reason to believe Doctor Strange will be the best film in Marvel’s Phase Three? How does Sam Raimi feel about Spider-Man 3 eight years later? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Krypton may be gone, but it is never forgotten. Sometimes it can even be resurrected. Just about six weeks ago word leaked out that David Goyer is developing a Krypton TV show to act as a sort of Superman prequel. That rumor has now been verified, as Goyer and SyFy have announced the development of (wait for it) Krypton, a show written by Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, FlashForward), who cracked the story with Goyer. The two will exec produce the series, which plans to follow members of the El family a generation before it gave birth to Kal-El. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
The DC universe has been all over the small screen as of late. At present there’s The Flash and Arrow at The CW, Gotham at Fox, and Constantine at NBC, with Supergirl, Lucifer, iZombie and Static Shock all in development for the near future.
And it seems there are still more DC characters coming to TV. If a new rumor is to be believed, a Krypton TV series is now in the works from Man of Steel writer/producer David Goyer. Hit the jump for more on the Krypton TV series.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
Update: Since the original publication of this article, David Ayer has been confirmed to direct Suicide Squad. Since we have no other official info right now, the original article follows.
Warner Bros. is rounding up some of DC Comics’ biggest names for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but don’t think that means they’re neglecting their lesser known characters. The studio is reportedly closing in on David Ayer to direct Suicide Squad, which teams up a bunch of supervillains.
Hit the jump for all the latest details on the possible David Ayer Suicide Squad movie.
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John Constantine is a tough character to put on screen, and the Constantine pilot constantly struggles with finding its take on the character. Matt Ryan plays the Brit magician, whose business card bills him as a “master of the dark arts,” in a way that demonstrates a clear idea of the character as a damaged but still cocky guy. That’s well and good, and a pretty direct import of the character as often seen in comics.
But the show around Ryan isn’t always so sure of itself. In fact, this pilot is frequently a bit of a mess, and even verges into incoherence. There are some logistical reasons for that latter point, but that doesn’t change the fact that multiple points of this pilot are muddled and unclear. Anyone looking for a more faithful version of the character than seen in the 2005 film will have to wait for the show to really find itself, and I’m not certain new viewers will fare much better. Read More »
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The title reveals that Batman and Superman are going to fight in their upcoming film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But with two heroes like that in the same movie, they film is gonna need some bad guys, too. We already know about the powerful Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) but if Zack Snyder and David Goyer are bringing in additional members of the Justice League (Cyborg, Aquaman, Wonder Woman) you’d think there might be some other villains, right?
According to Latino Review, that’s exactly the case. They reveal three new villains — smaller, but important ones — will be in Zack Snyder’s 2016 sequel. We’ll reveal their identities after the jump. Read More »
John Constantine is sad; all he wants is a smoke. The rain, however, is not preventing him from lighting up. Restraint comes from the standards & practices department at NBC, which is more powerful than any nicotine patch when it comes to killing off a nicotine habit.
The character, a DC Comics mainstay since his creation by Alan Moore in the mid-’80s, is coming to television via David Goyer and NBC. And despite the fact that Constantine is a serious smoker (such a dedicated smoker, in fact, that lung cancer became a major plot point in his overall story) the network has said “no smoking” to the producers of Constantine. Maybe he can vape?
After the break, pilot director Neil Marshall explains some of the no smoking reasoning. (Note: possible gross spoilers for Hannibal are below, in the form of thumbnail images.) Read More »
The new Constantine show, featuring DC’s grim and sometimes grounded British magician John Constantine, has been the subject of much discussion since it was first announced. David Goyer is spearheading the show, which features Matt Ryan as the lead character. The trailer turned a lot of heads, and public perception of the show took a new turn. Could it be good? It looks like it goes all out with magical elements, at least, but we didn’t have a Constantine premiere date.
Now it seems like the show’s broadcast home, NBC, is treating it like something fit for the Halloween season. The show won’t premiere along with NBC’s other stuff right at the beginning of the fall season, but will be held back for a few weeks. Read More »
Here’s the first trailer for NBC’s new incarnation of DC’s magician John Constantine, and it looks… pretty good! Scoring Neil Marshall (The Descent, various Game of Thrones episodes) to direct the pilot was a good move, and Matt Ryan looks properly selfish and capable as Constantine. See, while the Keanu Reeves movie directed by Francis Lawrence has its charm, and captured great facets of the DC character, it was still a pretty far cry from the stories that made Hellblazer a must-read series, once upon a time. Will this show do better? Tough to tell at this point, but it definitely gets a few points in its favor. Check out the Constantine TV trailer below. Read More »