Course Correcting DC

DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns and production executive Jon Berg are finally in charge of the DC Films slate after the disastrous release of release Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The dynamic duo has been tasked with course correcting DC’s movie universe. Find out how they’re planning on doing it, after the jump.

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Joe Manganiello is Deathstroke

Two weeks ago Ben Affleck shared a brief video revealing Deathstroke as the villain for the star/producer/director’s Batman solo film. Later that day, fans picked up on some clues that led them to believe that Magic Mike actor Joe Manganiello might be the person under that Deathstroke mask. And now we have a confirmation that Joe Manganiello is Deathstroke.

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We’ve known since even before Batman v Superman opened that Ben Affleck‘s Batman was gearing up for his own solo movie, but as of now details about what exactly that movie will be remain sparse. And naturally, the rumor mill is more than happy to fill that void. The latest totally unconfirmed, take-it-with-a-grain-of-salt report claims Batman’s solo outing will take place in Arkham Asylum. Who knows whether this rumor will turn out to be any truer than all of the other ones, but sure, it’s fun to think about.  Read More »

Wonder Woman screenwriters

You’ll never guess who wrote the screenplay for Patty Jenkins‘ 2017 Wonder Woman film. Usually we report screenwriter news when a project is in development, not while it’s in post-production. But a new press release from Warner Bros reveals some surprising new names as the credited screenwriters for the DC Comics adaptation: Zack Snyder, Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg. Hit the jump to learn more about the Wonder Woman screenwriters and to read a new plot synopsis for the Wonder Woman movie.

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Ben Affleck Batman

Visiting the set of Zack Sndyer‘s Justice League, we were told that we would not be interviewing any of the film’s cast. And especially not Ben Affleck, whom I’ve heard typically doesn’t do press while he’s filming a movie. We were watching them film a scene that features Commissioner Gordon meeting with a few members of the Justice League (read about that scene here). As production wrapped for the day, the costume department removed his bat cowl, leaving him with a damp head and eyes ringed with black eyeshadow. On his way to his dressing room, Affleck stopped to say hello to us.

Christian [Bale] never let reporters see him with the raccoon eyes, proving that Christian is a much smarter man than I am.

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That shiny new logo isn’t the only big change coming to DC Entertainment. Following the disappointing reception to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. is reorganizing its executive team. DC chief content officer Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. executive vice president Jon Berg will now oversee the newly created DC Films division, which will handle the studio’s fledgling DC Extended Universe franchise. In other words, DC finally has its own Kevin Feige. Sorta.  Read More »

joker's true identity

There are a couple of hard facts that remain firmly in place across the comic book landscape and tampering with them feels like a sin. Even the layman is familiar with most of them: Uncle Ben is dead and will always remain dead, Batman doesn’t kill people, Superman escaped the dying planet of Krypton as an infant, and so on. One of these facts pulls double duty as an enduring mystery that has been kept up for decades: the identity of the Joker, Batman’s arch-nemesis and the most famous villain in the DC comic book canon, will always be a secret.

Well, so much for that last one. DC Comics has announced that the identity of the Clown Prince of Crime will be unveiled this summer. So there you go.

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Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice - Batman

Last summer — close to a year before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters — word got around that Ben Affleck would star in and direct a solo Batman movie with DC’s Geoff Johns co-writing. For its part, Warner Bros. has been pretty quiet about the project, perhaps because they wanted to see how Affleck’s Batman would be received before announcing anything official.

But new comments by Affleck seem to back up those earlier reports. While the actor/director doesn’t confirm outright that he’s collaborating with Johns on a solo movie, he does reveal they’re working on a mysterious “something” together.  Read More »

Ben Affleck Directing Batman

The Warner Bros. panel doesn’t begin at Comic Con until Saturday morning, but big news has already hit. Ben Affleck will star in a solo Batman film to follow the Justice League film, and he’ll also direct the movie, as rumored not long ago. The production will follow Affleck’s adaptation of the novel Live By Night, which was just formally set by Warner Bros. this week. But there’s more of a development for the project that comes in the form of a co-writer with a great deal of DC experience. Read More »

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The 700th Edition of Superhero Bits

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You read that right, this is the 700th edition of Superhero Bits! What goodies does it hold? The usual. Where can you watch all of the upcoming Marvel Studios movies on TV? Why does Geoff Johns say the DC shows won’t connect? How many of the Captain America: The Winter Soldier rumors were true or false? Who said a new Hulk TV show is coming? Want to see some great new stills from The Flash and a featurette? Which superhero cake made me break my personal rule not to post superhero food? Who was cast as Captain Boomerang on Arrow? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »