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Batman The Long Halloween Part One

This June, we’ll be getting a new Batman animated movie. This one revolves around the holiday killer but expect to see a good amount of Batman’s rogue gallery such as: Catwoman, Harvey Dent, Solomon Grundy, The Joker and Falcone to name a few! The animation of this looks really good and the art style is very crisp. Here’s the official description per credit of DC:

Inspired by the iconic mid-1990s DC story from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One begins as a brutal murder on Halloween prompts Gotham’s young vigilante, the Batman, to form a pact with the city’s only two uncorrupt lawmen (Police Captain James Gordan and District Attorney Harvey Dent) in order to take down The Roman, head of the notorious and powerful Falcone Crime Family. But when more deaths occur on Thanksgiving and Christmas, it becomes clear that, instead of ordinary gang violence, they’re also dealing with a serial killer – the identity of whom, with each conflicting clue, grows harder to discern. Few cases have ever tested the wits of the World’s Greatest Detective like the mystery behind the Holiday Killer.

Be sure to catch this when it comes to digital & blu-ray on June 22, 2021!

Warner Bros DC Film Issues

The screenwriter behind Batman V Superman and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Chris Terrio, detailed his experience working with Warner Bros. on two blockbuster films and it’s not a good one. According to him, Warner Bros. had a slate of films but was more concerned about conforming to the schedule rather than building the world. From the outside looking in, this was assumed to be the case as DC announced film after film all before Batman V Superman was even released. It would’ve been smart to have a plan set in place just in case the reception was well and wait to see how it turned out. Here is the quote from his interview with Vanity Fair below:

“…as far as I can tell, and the brass at the very top, decided the order of the films… I was not consulted on the order of the films, even though I was the person writing Justice League. They just determined that it was going to be Batman/Superman, and then Wonder Woman, then Justice League, and then Aquaman. So there was never any thought to how the world was constructed before they issued this edict. They said, ‘Conform to this schedule.’”

“The Wonder Woman script wasn’t even finished when I wrote Justice League… So I had no basis to write Wonder Woman other than Batman/Superman. Themyscira didn’t even exist. I was never shown anything on the page for it. I didn’t know whether people could talk underwater. That was a thing that I had to ask, because I didn’t know if I could do underwater scenes with Aquaman and Atlanteans. It was all just from scratch because there had been no [solo] character films.”

“So Justice League needed to establish three of the characters; it had to create a long game mythology for the DC Universe. It had to resurrect Superman because he was dead at the end of the last movie. I just don’t know how you could do all that in under two hours. Maybe the 2017 release proved that you couldn’t”.

Chris Terrio also went into how much darker the WB’s story was before he got involved.

“The studio seemed to take this position after [Batman v Superman] that my writing was too dark and this was their problem… But what they didn’t mention was that, for example, in the draft of the Batman/Superman script that W.B. ha developed — [which was] the draft I was handed when I joined the project — Batman was not only branding criminals with the bat brand, he also ended the movie by branding Lex Luthor.”

“[Batman] has to see the error of his ways and remember his better self in the course of the movie. By the end of the movie, he needs to be the Batman we know, and he has to be ready to go and create the Justice League,”.

Chris Terrio also cut Superman “raining hell upon Black African Muslim characters in the desert,” after Lois is attacked by one of the kidnappers early in the movie. “I wanted to say [to WB], ‘I’ve been saving you from yourselves!.. I’ve been working with the director to bring a voice of conscience and sanity to the almost perversely dark film you’ve been developing for years, but I’m the problem here?’” Terrio says.

Removing his name close to the film’s release day would delay or create a scandal, “So I shut up and I said nothing publicly. I’ve never said anything about Justice League since then, but the movie doesn’t represent my work.”

Finally Chris Terrio talks about the Snyder cut.

“People do have problems with this version of the film… But that I can take because that is actual critique of my work. That’s fair game, and that I’ll engage with any day. People can quarrel with the movie, but at least they’re quarreling with my version and with Zack’s version of the film.”

Here’s hoping that the management gets better within Warner Bros as well as the way they treat their minority characters. Superman killing African / Muslim characters, Joss Whedon’s removal of Cyborg, Iris West and Martian Manhunter as well as the recent news that John Stewart was removed from the movie. Nothing is looking good in terms of how they handle these characters but let’s keep speaking out to make sure that we get the characters we want with proper treatment moving forward.

#RestoreTheSnyderVerse

Both fans and celebrities are campaigning to restore Zack Snyder’s vision for the DC Comic’s Cinematic Universe. His version was a much more grittier, darker and mature take in comparison to the route that Marvel’s cinematic universe is going. Joe Manganiello is campaigning for a Deathstroke HBO Max solo project and for the the return of Snyder verse especially since he put so much time into preparing for his role as Slade Wilson / Deathstroke. It was even reported that him and Ben Affleck were studying the fan favorite Arkham Origins CGI trailer in which Batman & Deathstroke throw hands on top of the rooftops of Gotham, for inspiration into “The Batman” solo film (which Slade would be the main villain).

Not only is Deathstroke campaigning but also Dwayne Johnson who will be playing Black Adam. With the recent leak of Zack’s vision for the Justice League sequels being out in public, many want to see his vision returned to the big screen as he had a very unique and unprecedented take on the story / world of DC comics.

Justice League Variant Cover Reveals Martian Manhunter’s ‘SnyderVerse’ Look

Justice League #59 received different variant covers for the upcoming issue that tease Martian Manhunter’s look for the upcoming Snyder cut of Justice League. It was revealed that Harry Lennix portrayed an undercover, J’onn J’onzz in the Man of Steel and was unable to reprise his role due to scheduling conflicts during the filming of the original Justice League. Now with the recent reshoots, Lennix was able to be apart of the new scenes that were filmed so here’s hoping that we get to see a live action portrayal of the alien superhero.

Regarding the variant cover, we get an idea of how J’onzz will look. He has a lot more of an angular look than the rounded look many are familiar with from the cartoons. This look appears to be more comic inspired which is a welcomed surprise for many. Justice League #59 will be released on March 16 which is two days before the Snyder cut releases. Take a look at the cover below and let us know your thoughts!

Fortnite Getting The Flash Skin

Fortnite is getting another DC superhero skin for their battle royale game. This new skin is based on the scarlet speedster, The Flash. It looks to take a little bit of inspiration from the CW television series rather than the cinematic portrayal of Ezra Miller even though it’s not completely catering to the television version. More info below courtesy of Epic Games’ blog post:

From the DC Multiverse to the Zero Point and now to the Island, the one and only Scarlet Speedster is bringing a taste of the Speed Force to Fortnite. Starting Saturday, February 13 at 7 PM ET, The Flash Outfit will light up the Item Shop alongside the rest of The Flash Set! 

Included in The Flash Set are:

  • The Flash Outfit: Enter the battle as Barry Allen.
  • The Speed Force Slashers Pickaxe: Lightning strikes twice with this dual-bolt Pickaxe.
  • The Speed Force Back Bling: Display The Flash’s electrified emblem.
  • The Quick Bite Emote: Grab a light(speed) snack. 

These items will be available individually or as part of The Flash Bundle, which also includes a Flash-themed loading screen!

SPARKS WILL FLY IN THE THE FLASH CUP ON FEBRUARY 10

Want to get The Flash… faster? 

On February 10, we’re celebrating The Flash in Fortnite with a The Flash Cup, a Duos tournament. Dash into the Battle Bus with your Duos partner and play up to 10 matches in a 3-hour window. The top-performing Duos in each region will unlock The Flash Outfit and the Speed Force Back Bling before they’re in the Item Shop!

Justice League Zack Snyder Confirms “Knightmare” Batman

Zack Snyder dropped another teaser for his much anticipated cut of the Justice League movie. The tease in topic is Ben Affleck’s Batman donning his “Knightmare” attire (trench coat, cowl, goggles, etc). He also confirmed that this was taken during his recent reshoots which in total wasn’t a large amount of new footage but there are about 150 minutes of unseen footage that we haven’t seen (this is assumed to have been previously recorded before his departure).

Fans may notice that the Knightmare scene was teased in Batman V Superman during Bruce’s nightmare where he saw a post apocalyptic world where in which Superman became corrupt and Darkseid’s army has swarmed the world. The nightmare ends with Flash coming back from the future trying to warn Bruce that he was “always right about him”. Zack said this was meant to set up Justice League which is why many were disappointed to see it not pan out in Joss Whedon’s cut of the movie as it had set the bar for something that fans had wanted to see.

Joker’s New Look Teased In Snyder Cut Photo

Zack Snyder dropped a teaser of what fans can expect to see Joker look like in his upcoming cut of the Justice League movie. Check out the image below as well as the tweet!

His hair appears to be longer than what we saw in the Suicide Squad movie but one thing is clear is his trademark joker card. It’s also worth pointing out that he’s wearing scrubs or rubber gloves which might point to a hospital or chemical facility. Regardless this builds anticipation for the long awaited Snyder Cut Justice League movie!!!

Zack Snyder Discusses Superman’s Black Suit

In an interview with ComicBook Debate Zack Snyder discussed the importance of Superman’s black suit in his upcoming cut of his Justice League movie which a portion can be read below:

“I really was always a very strong advocate for the black suit… I really wanted the black suit and it made sense for me because — it’s exactly as you say — Superman, as a character, notoriously does not grow. He’s like a rock and everything just smashes against him and then we learn, by trying to change a thing that’s unchangeable so that we can learn about ourselves, (and) that’s sort of the old way, the old Superman.”

“I really felt like my Superman…has to sort of level up and sort of learn something and be something different because in the end, the idea is that, or what I had planned was that, the…final step for Superman is kind of his real return, or his real coming into, what I would consider almost the classic Superman,”

“I really was always excited about using the black suit to kind of lock us in to…when he goes from the black suit to the red and blue suit (and) what that means… You can’t just be like, ‘oh now let’s put him in the blue suit, now let’s put him in the black suit.’ It’s like, ‘no, that’s not cool.”

New Batwoman Season 2 Poster

A new poster for the upcoming season 2 of CW’s Batwoman has been released! Javicia Leslie plays Ryan Wilder who takes up the mantle of Batwoman from the previous owner, Kate Kane. Expect to see this show on CW Sunday January 17 2021.

Superman And Lois (2021) CW Trailer

The Cw’s upcoming series Superman and Lois has finally got its first trailer! The trailer doesn’t have any footage from the show but it does have great artwork that sets the tone for what the series will bring to DC’s television universe. This show will premiere next year on February 23, 2021. Below is the trailer as well as the official press release per credit of CBR.

In SUPERMAN & LOIS, after years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the world’s most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin, “Teen Wolf”) and comic books’ most famous journalist, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch, “Grimm”), come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.

Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their sons Jonathan (Jordan Elsass, “Little Fires Everywhere”) and Jordan (Alexander Garfin, “The Peanuts Movie”) could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older. Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui, “Entourage”), a local loan officer who also happens to be Clark’s first love, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez, “Graceland”). The adults aren’t the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville as the Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle’s rebellious daughter, Sarah (Inde Navarrette, “Wander Darkly”).

Of course, there’s never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois’ father, General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh, “Nip/Tuck”) looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment’s notice. Meanwhile, Superman and Lois’ return to idyllic Smallville is set to be upended when a mysterious stranger (Wolé Parks, “All American”) enters their lives. Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, SUPERMAN & LOIS is written and executive produced by Todd Helbing (“The Flash”) and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns. The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Wonder Woman 3 Greenlit!

Director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot are both set to return for a sequel to the recent Wonder Woman 1984. This upcoming third installment will be the conclusion of the Wonder Woman movie trilogy. Here’s the official statement from Warner Bros. chief per credit of Variety.com:

“As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ we are excited to be able to continue her story with our real life Wonder Women — Gal and Patty — who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy,” said Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich.

Wonder Woman 1984 released on both the HBO max streaming service as well as in movie theaters despite the delays it received due to the ongoing Covid -19 pandemic. Hopefully when the third movie releases we’ll be back to a “normal world” and be able to enjoy the finale in theaters. Let us know your thoughts!

Green Arrow Joins Fortnite

Green Arrow is joining Fortnite! In the upcoming January pack (which will be available on December 31 at 7 pm EST). Fans are getting closer to a game where they’ll be able to live out a fight between Marvel & DC. Here’s the official message from the Fortnite crew which can be found on Epic Games’ website:

  • DC’s expert archer, Green Arrow, will join the Fortnite Crew. January’s Pack features Green Arrow in his iconic look, inspired by The CW’s Arrow, as well as the Tactical Quiver Back Bling plus Style and Boxing Glove Pickaxe.
  • Green Arrow arrives exclusively for all Fortnite Crew members on December 31st at 7 PM ET. Important: To claim the January Crew Pack, you may need to login from your original purchasing platform if it has been more than 30 days since last login from that platform.
  • As always, Fortnite Crew subscribers will be granted 1,000 V-Bucks monthly* and gain instant access to the current Battle Pass. If you haven’t had a chance to drop into Chapter 2 – Season 5. Now is the perfect time to jump in.

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