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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Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
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 »
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 »
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 »
On one hand, the way in which WB and DC have been outpacing theatrical films with TV show development is surprising. Think about it for a moment, however, and it makes sense. The stakes are lower. Stories aren’t overthought. Hell, with a full season of TV to play with, shows might not be fully conceptualized from the start at all. Movies seem like monolithic artifacts; they’re juggernauts when it comes to defining pop culture. A TV series, especially one considered to be lighter entertainment, is perhaps a bit easier.
And so, despite the fact that the 2011 attempt to make a Wonder Woman show failed, and the second iteration, Amazon, has stalled, DC has managed to follow Smallville with Arrow, and will soon offer The Flash, Gotham, and Constantine on television. (We’ll see how it goes with that last one.)
Now there’s a Supergirl show in development, too. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s pretty early on, and there’s no title, with producers reportedly considering stuff such as Super and Girl. Look beyond that, however, and hope for the best. More info on the new Supergirl TV series follows. Read More »
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One of the stark differences between Marvel and DC is that the latter is just as interested in launching heroes on TV as it is on the big screen. Marvel has its forays into TV, sure, but in the wake of the success of Smallville, DC has experimented with bringing Wonder Woman and Aquaman to the small screen, had a minor run with Birds of Prey and successfully launched the Green Arrow series, Arrow, on the CW.
Now the Arrow team is putting together Flash, a new series based around (surprise!) DC speedster hero the Flash. Read More »
Want to read a damning portrayal of Marvel Studios? Which character might be cameoing in The Wolverine? Has another actor been cast in Guardians of the Galaxy? Will another Green hero appear on Arrow soon? When does Geoff Johns say we’ll learn more about DC Entertainment’s upcoming plans? Did Robert Redford spoil his role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? What is Hugh Jackman doing on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past? Does Hans Zimmer‘s Man of Steel score blend with the John Williams Superman score? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
We’re baaaaack! Yes, Superhero Bits is back and today you can find out the following. What’s the latest Justice League/Man of Steel rumor? How large is Hugh Jackman‘s role in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Does Chris Mintz-Plasse have a crazy look in Kick-Ass 2? When might we see The Wolverine teaser trailer? Which characters have been added to Injustice: Gods Among Us? Is there a new Batman: Arkham game coming out later this year? Could Guardians of the Galaxy be cast completely with the Parks and Recreation cast? Read about all this and more in today’s return of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What’s going on with the filming of Kick-Ass 2? How do some of the bad guys in Thor: The Dark World look? Which scene from The Avengers will likely end up influencing Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Is Anthony Mackie reading any specific comics to prepare for that film? Want to read quotes from both Amy Adams and Michael Shannon about their characters in Man of Steel? What are the latest rumors surrounding the Batman reboot and Justice League? Did a scene from The Avengers get digitally edited for the Blu-ray release? Has Stan Lee filmed his cameos in Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »