DC Movie Output Rumored to Increase Dramatically

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Warner Bros.’ DC Entertainment film output has been spotty, at best. The films have been successful from a financial standpoint, but critically they’ve generally been flops, and many have been fraught with delays and mishaps. Now, with the success of Wonder Woman, things finally seem to be on track once again.

Aquaman is currently filming, and Warner is expected to increase their output of DC Entertainment films dramatically. The Flash, Black Adam, Shazam, Cyborg, Gotham City Sirens, and Suicide Squad 2 are all in the works, so we should expect some pretty big announcements soon.

A lot of people have been asking me ‘What’s the next movie in 2018?’ I know for a fact that DC is trying to get three to four movies made a year going forward. If I were you, I’d make sure I’d be inside Hall H this summer.

Dark Nights Metal Preview

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The upcoming DC solicitations have revealed some pretty epic things in the near future for the line-wide DC event, Dark Nights: METAL. DC Comics has revealed that seven “corrupted versions of Batman spawned from the Dark Multiverse” will descend on the DC Universe this September. Hit the jump to check out some mysterious teasers of these seven Batmen.

METAL is the final Batman event from acclaimed writer Scott Snyder and artist collaborator Greg Capullo. The story till take threads placed by the team the last several years, and use them to delve into the true history of the Joker, and the roots of many of DC’s Crisis events that have shaped it the last several decades.

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Justice League Toys First Look

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The official marketing site for Justice League, JoinTheLeague.com, has posted a first look at the new Mattel-produced action figures for the upcoming movie, as well as a first look at the massive Batmobile toy. All of the figures look fantastic, with Flash and Cyborg being some real standouts among them.

No word on when these will hit store shelves, but Justice League hits the silver screen in November. You can hit the jump to check out full body looks at the figures moving.

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Wonder Woman 2 Details

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Wonder Woman just had the biggest female-directed opening weekend of all time, with a whopping $100.5 million domestic, and $223 million global take. It’s been given rave reviews, sitting comfortably at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, with fans and critics alike in love with the incredible film. You can read my review here.

It comes as no surprise then, that we already have a few details on Wonder Woman 2. Patty Jenkins is contracted through a second film, so she will most certainly helm the sequel. She’s also stated that her plan is to bring Diana Prince to America, in contemporary times. Most certainly taking place after Justice League, and her reveal to the world.

New Comic Books: May 24

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Today’s new comic book post is a bit late, on account of yesterday’s immense day of news, and my surprisingly busy schedule during the day with Analog and such. It’s also strictly a DC week, this week, as Marvel had no prime releases on my pull list. Good thing, then, that DC decided to bring their A-game.

WONDER

My recommended book for this week is absolutely Wonder Woman #23. Greg Rucka has closed out this arc in the most incredible fashion, retconning the origin of Wonder Woman in a way that is so fluid and seamless that it seemed like nothing had changed. The revelations about Ares, and the emotion in this book were phenomenal, and a hell of a way to get readers pumped for the film next week.

JORDAN

This smaller arc for Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps concluded in #21, and while it seemed insignificant in many ways, with the gauntlet and Sarko being so easily dispatched, the revelation about Sarko and Kyle Rayner will absolutely have a lasting impact. It will be interesting to see the dynamic between Hal and Kyle in their mission, moving forward, now that Hal has unknowingly killed Kyle’s son from the future.

 

SHADOW

I loved the first issue of Batman/The Shadow, and were it not for Wonder Woman, this would absolutely be my pick for the week. Snyder somehow crafted an even more amazing story, that moved quickly with the story taking front and center, and placing the building blocks for where this will go. The dynamic between Batman and The Shadow will definitely be shifting soon, and Snyder is clearly having a blast writing this book, which I’m sure is some sort of dream-come-true for the superstar writer.

ACTION

The further in this team-up arc between most of Superman’s classic rogues gets, the more it feels like such a classic story. Both the art, and the writing, feel like such an amazing throwback to days gone by in comic books, and it’s been so much fun to read. The stakes feel real here, and given how difficult it was for Superman to beat Eradicator by himself, it will be interesting to see how Superman deals with this immense threat.

Battle Angel Alita on ComiXology

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The classic cyberpunk manga that has inspired James Cameron for years has gotten a new English translation thanks to Kodansha and ComiXology, which is now available. The manga follows Alita, an amnesiac cyborg that becomes a bounty hunter, and journeys to recover her lost memories.

The first three volumes of the manga are available on ComiXology for $10.99 each, and are also eligible for their Unlimited service. James Cameron’s long-awaited adaptation will be directed by Robert Rodriguez and has a release date of July 20, 2018. If you’d like to read the first volume, it’s available for free on ComiXology, or you can visit Polygon to read it online. (Click Here to Read the First Chapter)

Snyder Leaves Justice League Amidst Tragedy

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It’s honestly upsetting to me, that I was unaware this happened, and it took him stepping down from a blockbuster film to make the news. Zack Snyder is officially stepping down from directorial duties on Justice League, following the March suicide of his 20-year old daughter.

Acclaimed director, Joss Whedon (Avengers), has been tapped to replace him. Whedon has written and will direct additional scenes for the film, which will shoot in London this summer.

In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was way through it, The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all consuming. And in the last two months I’ve come to the realization …I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time.