The unparalleled success of this summer’s Marvel movie The Avengers, coupled with the interest in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, has shined a bright spotlight on DC Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. If Marvel can make billions with second tier superheros like Iron Man and Thor, why hasn’t DC done the same thing?
They’re trying. The Internet rejoiced when Warner Bros. announced they were finally pushing ahead with their big superhero team up film, Justice League. At the same time writers were revealed to be working on a Wonder Woman movie and we’ve all heard about long rumored films featuring The Flash, Shazam and others.
Still, though things are in motion, the only DC character with a movie in production – or scheduled at all – is Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, a film which will have its coming out party at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. According to sources, that’ll likely be the only DC movie for upwards of three years as the company tries to line everything up. Warner Bros. film group President Jeff Robinov revealed, “”My hope is that over the next month or so we’ll be ready to lay out the plan for the next DC movies” and they’re already doing that in video games, comics and more. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, August 12th, 2011 by Angie Han
The steady stream of television news continues today with a couple of interesting announcements. After the jump, read about the “near miss” of a television adaptation of Vertigo comic book series DMZ, Rosanne Barr’s return to sitcom television, and a fifth-season renewal for True Blood.
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This almost seems like a joke. A Batman cartoon featuring everyone as teenagers? And they all went to the same school? Well, it almost happened. That photo above is Clayface, Two-Face, The Penguin, Killer Croc, The Riddler, Batgirl, Batman, Scarecrow, Catwoman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Bane and Mr. Freeze. As teenagers. It’s a promotional image from Gotham High, a show that was being developed by comic book artist/author team Celeste Green and Jeffrey Thomas based on an image they sent to DC. Ultimately, it “got lost in the sea of all the other Batman related projects in the works” but they’ve posted a bunch of images from the would-be show on their blog and they’re kind of mind-blowing. Check them out after the jump. Read More »
Most of DC Entertainment, the newly reorganized company that is comprised of a large multimedia division and the DC Comics publishing enterprise, is being moved from New York to Burbank, in the Los Angeles area. There’s a lot of musing about what this really means for the future of DC Comics and the related properties lodged at Warner Bros. Read More »
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The new structure of DC Entertainment is one that promises good things for future movies based on DC titles. DCE president Diane Nelson has been one of the forces behind the direct to DVD label that has seen some great screen translations of classic DC characters. (The recent Green Lantern animation, for example, will be a standard against which the upcoming live-action film is judged.) And by calling back characters from producers that have done nothing with them (hello Joel Silver and Wonder Woman) we might actually see some forward momentum. Now Nelson has commented, vaguely, on her plans and possible approach. Read More »