Superman is Immortal in DC Comics Now

superman immortal

Is Superman immortal?

It’s a question that has followed the comic book character for decades. The last survivor of Krypton, Kal-El gains his strength and invulnerability from the Earth’s yellow sun. He’s in peak physical condition, and ages at a far slower rate than the rest of humanity. But does that translate to immortality?

DC Comics finally answers that question. And fittingly, it’s answered in the 1,000th issue of the comic book where Superman was first introduced: Action Comics.

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Lobo is a chain-smoking, chain wearing alien bounty hunter who has very niche appeal. So it’s screenwriter Jason Fuchs‘ job to bring the character to a wider audience.

The Wonder Woman writer has his work cut out for him when it comes to writing a Lobo movie, but he won’t try to bring the character to the masses by scrapping everything that makes him, well, him. Instead, like he did with Wonder Woman, Fuchs says he will try to capture the true essence of Lobo. And that means going back to the beginning.

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alex garland swamp thing movie

Like so many filmmakers these days, Alex Garland has had his brush with the comic book movie industry. The Ex Machina and Annihilation director was a screenwriter before he made the jump to the director’s chair, and one of the films he penned was the 2012 comic book adaptation Dredd.

But now that he’s starting to gain renown for his work as a director, comic book fans are inevitably clamoring for Garland to make a return to superhero movies. And he’s right there with them. Read More »

joaquin phoenix the joker

Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in negotiations to play the Clown Prince of Crime in Todd Phillips‘ standalone Joker movie.

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metropolis series

It seems like the preferred way to create a Superman prequel series is to name it after a place where he’s lived. Following shows like the popular Smallville and the upcoming SyFy series Krypton, here comes Metropolis, a series from Warner Bros. TV that will premiere on DC’s digital streaming service.

But here’s the catch: Superman is nowhere to be seen. Instead, Metropolis will follow the adventures of Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, inexplicable partners who “investigate the world of fringe science and expose the dark and bizarre secrets of a pre-Superman Metropolis.” Yes, you read that right.

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Harley Quinn is Getting Her Own Animated Series

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Harley Quinn is back, baby, and this time she’s getting the spotlight all to herself.

The Batman villain and Hot Topic bestseller is getting an animated series to call her own, in the form of a half-hour action-comedy on DC Comics’ untitled streaming service. The series, titled Harley Quinn, will follow the adorable psychopath after she’s rightly severed ties with her abusive and equally iconic ex, the Joker. Because there can still be a Harley without her Mistah J.

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the batman

Fresh off the critical acclaim for his stunning War for the Planet of the Apes, director Matt Reeves is set on bringing a visionary take to his next franchise project, The Batman.

Contrary to the grim, action-driven versions of Batman we’ve seen lately, Reeves says he wants to bring out the “noir” side in the World’s Greatest Detective. About time.

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Kevin Feige on Marvel vs DC Rivalry

The Marvel-DC rivalry has long spiraled out of control, and there’s probably little that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige can say to douse the flames of the ongoing online war. But hey, at least he tried.

In an extensive Facebook Live Q&A, Feige talked about how the Marvel vs. DC Comics feud doesn’t extend to the people working at the studios. He also talked about the possibility of the Marvel Cinematic Universe tackling an R-rated movie in the vein of Deadpool or Logan.

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wonder woman spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman.)

It’s astounding that in this day and age, when superheroes are either disillusioned or self-deprecating, that we can have a hero like Wonder Woman. In the bleak DC Cinematic Universe, where nihilism reigns supreme, here we have a hero who champions the ideas of hope, compassion, and goodness.

Diana (Gal Gadot) is not dissimilar from the Disney princesses, who have long been heroes of overwhelming empathy. They are aspirational figures who exist in an elevated reality — fairy tales themselves are metaphorical by nature, and rarely depict anything other than a black and white reality. This is Diana at the beginning of the film, the embodiment of the ultimate Disney princess, for all the gifts and faults that they have — though thankfully without the frequently troublesome depiction of an “evil” mother or stepmother figure commonly seen in fairy tales.

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wonder woman reviews

Anticipation is high for Wonder Woman, not simply because it is the first female superhero movie of the modern age of comic book films, but also because it is a ray of hope for the abysmally-reviewed DC Extended Universe movies, stretching from Man of Steel to Suicide Squad. With not a fresh tomato rating in sight for any of the past DCEU movies, could Wonder Woman break the trend? The glass ceiling, so to speak?

Critics have spoken: Wonder Woman is quite simply, wonderful. Director Patty Jenkins‘ first foray into the DCEU and Wonder Woman’s (played by Gal Gadot) first solo foray onto the big screen is a runaway success, presenting an earnest and thrilling superhero movie with old-school charms that everyone seems to agree is the DCEU’s best movie yet.

Find out more in our Wonder Woman reviews round-up below.

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