Look, the holiday season isn’t going to be nearly as joyous as we’d like it to be. Thanks to the continued spread of the coronavirus, it won’t be a good idea to have any massive family gathers, especially in the heart of regular flu season. That’s why it might be a good idea to stock up on some massive 3,000-piece jigsaw puzzles featuring iconography from the likes of The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Marvel, DC Comics and more. Check them out below. Read More »
When HBO Max launched earlier this year and touted the huge catalog of movies, TV shows, and animated series based on DC Comics, it felt like it was only a matter of time before the DC Universe streaming came to an end. The writing on the wall came when Doom Patrol and Harley Quinn became available on HBO Max, and now it’s official: DC Universe will be no more in 2021, and it will be rebranded as DC Universe Infinite, solely a comic book subscription service.
The good news is that all the original DC Comics shows that previously called DC Universe their home will continue to live on at HBO Max. And if you’re a current DC Universe subscriber, you can easily upgrade to HBO Max for a limited time promotional price. Get all the details below. Read More »
Warner Bros. has announced that DC FanDome, its first-ever virtual convention dedicated to all things DC Comics and the films and TV shows those comics have inspired, will now be split over the course of two days.
The biggest date to keep circled on your calendar is still this Saturday, August 22 – that’s when the biggest movie panels will be taking place in the virtual Hall of Heroes, showcasing panels discussions and (probably) footage for upcoming films like Wonder Woman 1984, The Batman, The Suicide Squad, and more.
But now the smaller panels are being split off into their own day on September 12. And while the Hall of Heroes content will still be broadcast at specific times, everything on FanDome’s second day will be available on demand, so you can curate your own schedule and watch what you want, when you want it. Read More »
If you’re a fan of DC Comics, the DC Extended Universe, and/or The CW’s Arrowverse of TV shows, clear your schedule for Saturday, August 22, 2020.
DC FanDome, Warner Bros.’ upcoming event celebrating all things DC Comics-related, has released its complete schedule for the entire event, and it’s full of panels dedicated to huge movies like The Batman, Wonder Woman 1984, and Black Adam, and tons of shows ranging from The Flash to the animated Harley Quinn series. Find out how to build your own customizable, interactive schedule for the event, and see which panels we’re most interested in below. Read More »
Constantine is already aging like a fine wine. 15 years after the release of the supernatural action movie, based on the Vertigo comic book series, it’s only grown more beloved among fans. While nostalgia may play a part, the film itself is an artful and character-driven comic book that is unlike most major blockbusters. Constantine is an anomaly. A sequel to the modest hit was talked about for years, but it never came to fruition.
Nonetheless, filmmaker Francis Lawrence, Keanu Reeves, and producer Akiva Goldsman still want another crack at the chainsmoking, anti-hero demon fighter.
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HBO Max’s rollout wasn’t as notoriously bad as Quibi’s, but the team behind WarnerMedia’s new streaming service probably would have benefited from being a little clearer about the availability of certain movies and shows on the platform. That extends to its roster of DC-centric content, because while the company previously announced that movies like Justice League, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and more would be leaving the service on July 1, it has since changed course on that. Now those movies (and several others) will be available on HBO Max through December of this year. Get the details below.
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In the future, everyone will have a podcast. If there wasn’t already a plethora of podcasts available before the coronavirus pandemic, the quarantine has certainly inspired a whole swath of new audio entertainment to fight for our attention. Even media giants are getting in on the latest rise in podcast popularity, and Spotify and Audible will be adding more to the bunch.
Spotify has just struck a deal with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment that will bring the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, The Joker and many more DC Comics characters into the podcast arena with an annual slate of dramatic and comedic scripted audio programming. Meanwhile, over at Audible, a handful of new shows starring Kevin Bacon, Alicia Silverstone, Christian Slater, Yvette Nicole Brown and more have just been announced. Read More »
Your daily dose of DC Comics and DC Universe news is coming to an end. DC Daily, the daily news program that kept DC Universe subscribers abreast of DC news and content, has been canceled by the streaming service. Its final batch of episodes will air on DC Universe over the next few weeks.
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Neil Gaiman‘s comic book series The Sandman has long been one of Hollywood’s white whales — a seemingly unadaptable series following the adventures of the physical embodiment of Dreams that the industry has tried and failed to bring to the big screen for years. But while chatter of the in-development Netflix series has (unsurprisingly) died down, The Sandman will be adapted in another medium for the first time: audiobooks. A Sandman audiobook is set to debut this July, narrated by Gaiman himself and featuring a star-studded cast led by James McAvoy, who takes on the title role of Dream.
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Last year, when showrunner Damon Lindelof posted a letter to Instagram about his upcoming Watchmen series for HBO, he classified it as a “remix.” On the one hand, this was good news for fans who were trepidatious about seeing the greatest comic book story of all time receive another direct sequel or adaptation. On the other hand, remixes already dominate the dance floor in Hollywood. When creators and critics use that word now, it either feels like industry code for a thinly disguised remake (amid all the other official remakes that are currently flooding the market), or it feels like a pejorative term for the repackaged greatest hits of a beloved IP.
By way of an example, this very week, we’ve got a new Terminator movie hitting theaters, which reviewers have likened to The Force Awakens of the franchise. However, if the first two episodes are any indication, that’s not what Lindelof’s Watchmen remix is. Instead, what it looks to be is a fascinating re-contextualization: a show that sets us down on familiar ground but updates it and makes it feel different enough that its echoes of Watchmen and other past superhero tales lay submerged within a fresh story.
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