What are the next DC Comics stories getting the animated movie treatment? Want to see what you missed in the trailer for the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League video game? Are you ready for the return of Static Shock? Did you notice all the Easter eggs in the first trailers for The Batman and Zack Snyder’s Justice League? Which big time action director wants to take a crack at Blade? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
While the DC Extended Universe on the big screen is having some difficulty finding solid ground to stand on, the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series appears to be moving along with great success. After 11 years of adapting comic book storylines into animated movies, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics have created a cool animated universe for their superheroes. And there’s a chance one of the more revered comic book arcs might be next on the docket to become a DC Universe Animated movie.
Imagine a world where the Kryptonian baby Kal-El didn’t land on the Kent family farm in Kansas. Instead, what would have happened if Kal-El grew up to become Superman after being raised in the Soviet Union? That’s exactly what the comic storyline Superman: Red Son imagines, and now DC Universe Animated executive producer Bruce Timm hopes it will be the next story to get the animated film treatment. Read More »
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts made the jump from indie films to blockbusters with this year’s Kong: Skull Island, but if the filmmaker had his way, he’d soon be at the helm of a movie adaptation of Superman: Red Son, a popular comic from writer Mark Millar and artists Dave Johnson
and Kilian Plunkett. Vogt-Roberts revealed on Twitter that he pitched Warner Bros. his take on the Elseworlds (read: alternate reality) story, but the studio turned it down. Read more about the would-be Superman Red Son movie and the director’s thoughts on superhero cinema below.
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